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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!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Listed are snowmobile fatalities in Michigan so far this season,

Dec. 5: A 14-year-old driver struck a utility pole on private property in an open field in Ogemaw County, causing fatal injuries to a passenger, a 7-year-old girl.

Dec. 5: A 20-year-old man collided with a tree in Allegan County. It is unknown whether alcohol was a factor.

Dec. 7: A 27-year-old man collided into a stand of trees in Wexford County. Alcohol was a factor.

Jan. 13: A 40-year-old man fell through the ice on his snowmobile in Alpena.

Jan. 14: A teenage girl tried to cross the road in Charlevoix and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Jan. 16: A 39-year-old man lost control in Keweenaw County while rounding a corner and hit a tree after being flung from his machine.

Jan. 17: A 29-year-old man went off the snowmobile trail in Barry County and became airborne while cresting a hill. Speed was a factor.

Jan. 18: A 44-year-old man struck a railroad signal post in Allegan County

Jan. 19: A 37-year-old woman pulled out into traffic in Wexford County at a road crossing and was struck by a tractor-semitrailer.

Jan. 20: A 43-year-old man struck a frozen bank in Leelanau County and was thrown 206 feet.

Jan. 26: A 36-year-old man was riding with a friend in Ionia County when they sideswiped each other and stuck trees, killing the 36-year-old. Alcohol was a factor.

January: A 29-year-old man and a 20-year-old female died after losing their way in Munuscong Bay in Chippewa County during a blizzard. Their sled ran off the ice into open waters.

Feb. 1: A 46-year-old man driving too fast lost control and struck a tree in Luce County.

Feb. 4: A man missed a curve in Oscoda Country and crashed into trees. Alcohol was a factor.

Feb. 8: A 44-year-old woman left a trail in Kalkaska and struck a tree.

Feb. 15: A man hit a tree in Delta County's Garden Township.

Feb. 16: A 35-year-old man failed to negotiate a curve in Alger County's Munising Township.

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