Tag Archives: winter

Vol XXI – #48- Pierce Stocking and Windy Hill Moraine Hike

A couple inches of snow fell overnight replacing what we lost yesterday. My goal was to hike Leelanau Conservancy trails Shauger Hill and Windy Moraine, but ended up hiking up Pierce Stocking to the N Bar Lake and Lake Michigan overlooks first instead (having completely missed the Shauger Hill trailhead at the entrance to the parking lot). Pierce Stocking Drive… Read more »

Vol XXI – #47- Big City on the Bay

The sun finally came out and stayed out all day. I needed a 16″ water supply hose today and the only place open was in Traverse City, so I headed south, stopping by some scenic views along the way. I headed first to the Lake Leelanau Narrows bridge, then to get the hose, then up to where the Schooner Manitou… Read more »

Vol XXI – #46- Merry Christmas from Mud Lake

Merry Christmas from the Leland Report and the Burnhams. Took a hike with the John Burnham family up to Leelanau State Park and around Mud Lake. Saw my favorite tree which might not be around very much longer based on all the trees down from the last storm. Thanks to everyone who has supported our project throughout the years. We… Read more »

Vol XXI – #45- Warming Up

We made a Snow-Keith, Snow-Joanne, and a Snow-Biscuit in the morning and then I hiked up around Kehl Lake in the afternoon. Sun peeked out briefly in the morning, but never saw it again. Hope everyone is having a warm and safe Christmas Eve night. Thanks to everyone who has supported our project throughout the years. We all know how… Read more »

Vol XXI – #44- A Little Bit More Snow

If you were driving up through Michigan today for the holiday, like my brother and family did, you were greeted with a dumping of snow and ice across the state. Doesn’t look like anyone was spared, and we got three inches of it up here. One poor soul was laboring with a soil compactor at the Carlson Fishery plot, probably… Read more »

Vol XXI – #43- A Little Bit of Snow on the First Day of Winter

For a brief second last night, I could have sworn I saw moon shadows splayed out from the large Ash tree on the hill. When I went back to make sure I wasn’t imagining things, they were gone. That would have meant the clouds broke for only that minute and I missed it. But it was dark, windy, and 20… Read more »

Vol XVI – #286 – Meggen’s Monday

gWhat a difference a week can make! Northwest winds over the weekend blew the ice balls back to our shoreline, creating a gigantic Lake Michigan slushie.   Profits from any upcoming sales of the 2017 Leland Report Calendar will go towards the Harbor Dredging fund.   http://www.artistasylum.com/specialty-items/e5b7837c1    The Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge Contest has closed. Good luck to everyone… Read more »