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Thursday, April 22, 2021

McCarthy, Carsonite, Clothesline

  We packed a ton of stuff into today. We met up with Loren and hiked six miles on the North Country Trail. We started at 3-Mile Road and hiked south past McCarthy Lake and back. This is the bridge over McCarthy Creek. The picture is actually on the return trip. The bridge was covered with snow when we were outbound. McCarthy Creek

This was quite interesting. We were in the woods at just the right time that the trees still had "snow shadows" where the sun (not that there was much) had melted all the snow except where the sunlight was blocked by the trees. Cah you see the white stripes reaching out away from the trees? snow shadow

McCarthy Lake was lovely, as always. Gray skies caused gray water when we were closer, but there was some sun and blue looking back at it from the south. We saw bufflehead ducks, but all my pictures are poor. McCarthy Lake

We continued our project to change the stickers on the Carsonite posts, and update the other stickers and labels. We did six more posts on this hike. Loren took a picture.
carsonite post

In the afternoon, our goal was more home-oriented. Last fall, after I did that huge wellpit project and also finished the roof, we had a wind storm. Of all the goofy things, one of the clothesline posts broke off at ground level. It was way too late in the year and too late in my patience for projects to do anything with it then. But last week, I got my act together and bought all the stuff to fix it. I mentioned that on the day I got it all because I didn't like the price. Today, we made it happen.

We sistered a new post alongside the good part of the old one and dug a new hole for the post. person using post hole digger

Marie removed the remains of the old worn-out ropes (they needed changing anyway) and cut new rope to the right lengths. clothesline post

We got the post in, and the new lines strung. Tomorrow... laundry! clothesline

North Country Trail miles for 2021 is at 214.

North Country Trail, Lake County, Michigan, 3-Mile Rd south for 3 miles and back.

Trust me, this is all the news. It was plenty.

See Frost Shadow


Unknown said...

wonderful day ; today we are the same age! Keep up the good work.

Ann said...

You sure know how to fit a lot of activity into a day. I have one of those post hole diggers in my basement. Wade bought it years ago.

The Oceanside Animals said...

Charlee: "Ooh, you are all very brave to be crossing that bridge!"
Chaplin: "Dennis told us so many horror stories about bridges like that!"
Lulu: "Why, what happened to him on them?"
Charlee: "Well, nothing. Because he avoided them."
Chaplin: "But he was sure something bad would have happened if he tried to cross one."

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