We watched a Rough Legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) as he followed the ridge of Elk Mountain northward toward his home in the Tundra.
This hawk is characterized as being ‘uncommon’ in this area, and is startlingly tame as it rarely encounters humans in its home in the far north.
The incarnation of the Hill Dog transits our lives.
In her wake we are,
Kinder to each other,
Richer in love,
Stronger in faith,
Brighter in spirit.
A relatively warm dry winter, that ended cold and damp, gives way to Spring.
An anonymous skier enjoys the secret “Deer Skull Trail”. An expert cross-country ski trail tucked away in one of the valleys somewhere in the Elk Mountain Area.
Snow came soon! About as much as the Blizzard of ’93 (24″+), but no wind.
A Tree Lighting Party was held on December 8th with caroling, photos with Santa, door prizes, and refreshments.
The event was sponsored by the Clifford Merchants Associaton.
Oliveri’s Crystal Lake Hotel, and Chets Place were just two of several area businesses mentioned in a recent issue of Ski Magazine.
The roar of the snowguns was unmistakable last night.
It’s been a long dusty summer in the barn, and the boards are eager to slide.
The twelve ladies who comprise the Elk Mountain Tea Party, along with their guests, attend their monthly social meeting.
Meetings are hosted by the members at their home, or their locale of choice. The November 2001 meeting was hosted by “Aunt” Eleanor Hunter at Chets Place, one of the groups’ favorite meeting places.
The ladies have been meeting in the Elk Mtn Area continuously for the past 43 years.
Cool nights, warm sunny afternoons, a bed of fallen pine needles, mums in full bloom – it’s October.