At Maasto Hiihto Trails on Feb. 9, 2014, kids of all ages brave the very cold temperatures to participate in the annual Barneløpet children's ski race, sponsored by Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club, the Sons of Norway Ulseth Lodge, and the City of Hancock. (Photos © and courtesy The Trail Mutt Reports. Reprinted with permission.)
HANCOCK -- Gromit the Trail Mutt has posted on her blog some great photos of her adventures at the Barneløpet children's ski race yesterday at Maasto Hiihto Trails and at the All-Nighter Winter Carnival statue building at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Thanks to Gromit and her "pack" -- Arlyn and Sandy Aronson -- for sharing these:
Wayne Stordahl (center) of Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club and Sons of Norway, race organizer, helps children line up for the Barneløpet on Feb. 9, 2014, at Maasto Hiihto Trails in Hancock.
And they're off!
Gromit the Trail Mutt warms up with kids in the Hancock Chalet, where hot chocolate and cookies are served. All participants receive a medallion like the ones these young skiers are wearing. "My award was to be with kids," Gromit says.
Gromit helps out at All-Nighter during Winter Carnival
Last Wednesday, Feb. 6, was the All-Nighter statue competition for Michigan Tech's Winter Carnival. Here Gromit is helping the crew at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Houghton shape the snow into their creation.
Andrea Hauge-Bacon reads a story to Nouma, Malia and Gromit in the lounge at Good Shepherd. "We all had such a fun evening," Gromit writes. "Especially the statue builders who hung in there until 3:30 (a.m.)."
Click here for more photos of the Barneløpet children's ski race on Gromit's Trail Mutt Reports.
Click here for more of Gromit's photos of the All-Nighter snow statue building at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.