Winter Walking and Snow Removal

During our fall count of pedestrians and bicyclists with Mr. Liechty’s class, the trail by the Grand Marais Post Office was a busy thoroughfare. 49 bikers and walkers used this route over the noontime.

And on a snowy day…pedestrians are still making their way on by. Luckily, he knows there is still a trail there, hidden beneath the snow.

Kid walking on snowpack by PO

People are making their way along, even with large obstacles like snow piles in their way.

Snow by PO with arrows

Does the snow discourage you from walking to the Post Office or IGA?

And while this guy had some big piles to navigate, there were places farther along that were cleared of snow, ready for pedestrians.

Snow clearning Arrowhead Pharmacy Snow Clearing School Snow clearing 2nd St

 

Winter Biking on a Fat Tire Bike – Seminar Fri, Nov 22nd at North House

As part of North House’s annual Winterer’s Gathering, a seminar is being offered called “Fat Tire Biking for Winter Lovers.” The seminar will be at North House at 4 pm on Friday, November 22nd.

Fat Tire Biking for Winter Lovers
with Chris Gibbs / Friday, 4 pm
Snowshoes, and skis are not the only ways to travel through the winter woods. Plenty of people are turning to two wheels as a means of winter locomotion: fat tire biking opens up a whole new way to explore winter landscapes. Chris Gibbs, photographer, explorer and fat tire biking enthusiast will introduce the fat tire bike and related equipment and lead a discussion.

For those of you that are already fat tire bike enthusiasts, there is also a fat tire ride this Saturday, November 23rd. Meet at North House Folk School at 11:30, to carpool from there up the Gunflint somewhere.

For more information about fat tire biking in the winter: http://www.winterfun101.com/from-the-experts/bikes.shtml.

Moving Matters Is A Home-Grown, County-Wide Project Of The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic And Many Local Partners. We Strive To Create Safe And Accessible Walking And Biking Routes For People Of All Ages And Abilities.

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