Sunday, April 29, 2007

Wisconsin River Hike.

Please let me tell you about my Wisconsin Rver Hike the other day just a remote mile downstream of the Camp Ten Ski Hill where I lived when my daughter was born.

So off we went four-wheeling it back to the so-named Whirlpool Rapid. It's actually on the map in the Delorme Wisconsin Road Atlas. I knew it was a pretty spot but had never yet seen it with a log jam that enabled us to get 3/4 of the way across the river. Nice surprise.

Here is a view looking upstream from below the rapid.

Deanta had just followed my reading glasses tube downstream for a hundred yards, after it had fallen out of my pocket, until she was able to snatch it from an eddy. So she was feeling pretty good about herself after I proclaimed her the hero.

Now she was going to survey things until the quest for adventure would overtake her and her dad and they would walk the log bridge to get to the center island.

Here's a view looking downstream from atop the log bridge.

Dad was the first one over while Deanta held the camera very steady finally for a nice clear picture.

Here's the Head guide with tummy protruding from too many chocolate Easter eggs.

Almost there.

Now here's the log between the first and second island. Pretty tame.

And then we ran out of logs and could just peer across at the opposite shore.

Here's the island.

The view upstream from center.

Upstream looking back at the log bridge.

Fun hike.


Just practicing for the next log jam over Bond Falls.


A very scenic little falls 45 minutes north of Eagle River WI.


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Awana Grand Prix Time.

One gravity hungry block of wood. I just went at it with the bench grinder and finished it with some old spray paint I had. I even had a can of enamel. I'm hooked now.

Google doesn't remember the password to my daughter's blog right now so I'll post it here. Isn't Awana grand Prix time fun? I was dreading all the time I was going to have to come up with to get a car made but it wasn't so bad afterall.
Now I have to make another one and try and get her to let me race this one in the leaders race. Otherwise I might be racing the prettiest little girly looking car in the group.