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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Thursday, August 09, 2007


According to the most recent GPS, the amount burned is 18,129 acres.

Yesterday was a good day and a lot was accomplished in regards to making "fire breaks", even though the % hasn't changed, there was a lot of headway in this regard.

They will be adding more structural protection unit(s) and so far only 1 deer camp has been lost. The owners have been notified. They are not reporting any other losses or injuries due to this fire.

The wind is to be out of the SE today and the DNR already has planned on that event through what was accomplished yesterday.

All choppers are still remaining in the area as of this time.

One DNR officer put it best when he said (and I'm not quoting it word for word but this is about what I can remember) "This is aptly named the Sleeper Lake Fire but it will wake up soon". They have been spotting a few flames since the ground is drying out after the rain we had so with the wind, it could flare up again and not be "sleeping" any more.

Stay tuned...

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