Dry House Ruins & Great Oaks

These past few nights Kati and I have been into sunset hikes!

For our first sunset hike we went around the Dry House Ruins which are all the buildings connected to the most profitable mine in the Keweenaw Peninsula, Quincy Copper Mine. It’s huge,I can even see its steam hoist from my campsite! It’s iconic in the area!

Well, we took the dogs to play around in the ruins of this now non-operational mine, don’t worry they are safe! There are no nails, it’s a tourist destination!

Gonzo had the time of his life! I have never seen him have so much energy! He had me laughing so hard I was crying! Hopping around with Coal and Chumlee! I couldn’t even get a good picture of him! They were all a blur!

We had so much fun reading all about the abandoned buildings, what purpose they once served and the lighting from the setting sun just made it all so magical!

I was the only one who got injured. Shocking! I know. I don’t think I could be any clumsier! I tripped over a leash and my leg landed on a broken branch so I scraped up my shin. Then I was climbing up a wall (not recommended and probably not actually allowed) and slammed my head into a piece of metal and cracked it open! (Now I have a nice scab on the top of my head! πŸ™„) Then after that initial shock of slamming my head into metal I brought it down quickly and slammed my cheek into a brick. I’m really a mess. Bless my heart.

For our next sunset hike we went out to Boston, MI and hiked The Great Oak Trail! So fun! It’s was a beautiful 3 miLe hike through the forest along a little river!

This trail is actually part of a very extensive trail system throughout the area called Maasto Hiihto and Churning Rapids. It’s all for the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club but in the summer when there is nothing to ski on they make perfect hiking trails!

The dogs had a blast running around and Sophie got covered in mud!

Another great night in the Keweenaw!

#34 – For this challenge. I love all the text and messages people are sending me about it! Challenging themselves to think of something they are grateful for during a time when they would otherwise be frustrated/angry/unhappy.

#35 – The beautiful weather the U.P. has been experiencing! Can’t get enough of these warm summer days and cool summer nights.

#36 – Being able to follow my natural sleep schedule. My body naturally runs best between 10 AM and 1 AM. And I am most active between about 2 PM to midnight. With no work during the summer to dictate my schedule I get to fall into this rhythm and it’s so so so nice! Most know I am not a morning person and struggle to wake up to my alarm every morning!

#37 – Houghton. I love this town! Kati, the dogs and I have so enjoyed our daily walks just exploring the town and admiring all the old houses!

#38 – Avocado toast! πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ₯‘πŸ₯‘πŸ₯‘πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

2 thoughts on “Dry House Ruins & Great Oaks

  1. Beautiful pics! I only wish I were there! I’m so jealous ❀️ Love #38! I’m also thankful you were born to me thirty two years ago! Truly a gift to be thankful for! Happy Birthday πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚ Love you😘


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