March 4, 2000
It was sunny for most of
the day. A few thin clouds have moved in this afternoon.
The high temperature today was 48 degrees.
have been discussing various solutions to our telecommuting dilemma.
I think we're going to erect a yurt! The yurt is capable of
heavy snow loads and high winds. It is also energy efficient
and minimizes environmental impact. The one we're thinking
about is pictured here (photo is courtesy of Pacific Yurts).
The yurt will likely occupy the space vacated by the old mobile home
we demolished last December.
As a warm-up to the
Appalachian Trail, I am considering hiking a couple of trails close
to home. The Bay de Noc - Grand Island Trail begins near the
town of Rapid River on the shore of Lake Michigan and extends
northward for approximately 40 miles, terminating at its
intersection with Highway 94 at Ackerman Lake. From there I
could simply take Highway 94 to Forest Lake Road and finish the 50+
mile trek by hiking to Au Train. That should be enough to tell
me if I could do this for 2,160 miles on the Appalachian Trail.
The second trail is the
Pictured Rocks Lakeshore Trail. This trail follows the shore
of Lake Superior between the Munising Falls (in Munising) and the
Grand Sable Visitor Center near Grand Marais. You have to
worry about the time of year however, as the black flies will eat
you alive in late May and early June.