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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!

Monday, December 31, 2007

TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE, YES IT IS

THE CROSS ON NEWBERRY'S TRAIL #45
About 6 years ago (possibly a bit longer), Trail Boss Bob was grooming on #45 (The Falls Trail). A group of sleds came flying past him on the trail and disappeared in a cloud of snow dust. Bob estimates that they were traveling about 60 mph at the time.

A bit further down the trail, a snowmobiler was coming towards Bob from the other direction and flagged Bob down. One of the group (who we later found out was his first time riding) had hit a tree and was in serious shape. Bob immediately called 911 and proceeded up the trail as quickly as he could with the groomer. The person that had alerted Bob to the accident was trying to keep traffic from coming upon the accident. I'm not sure what the others were doing; most likely feeling pretty helpless. Bob said that the man's helmet had blood coming out of it and the man had blood coming out of his mouth. The rescue sled and EMT's arrived and the man died on route to the hospital.

Bob erected this cross as a reminder to our snowmobilers to please be careful. Anytime anyone dies on a TASA trail, a cross is erected. Fortunately you don't see a lot of them....and we would like to keep it that way.

SLOW DOWN...TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE, GOING TO FAST IS NOT.

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