Sled Dog Superstar

BAYFIELD, WI- For the third year in a row, Martha Schouweiler won the Beargrease Mid-Distance Race in northern Minnesota. She’s the first person to ever do so. This year, she won it by only five seconds.

Winter Weekend

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The snow cancelled my original weekend plans so instead I took advantage of the warm weather and went hiking around northern Wisconsin.

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Holmboe Conifer Forest State Natural Area

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Copper Falls State Park

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The Alphabet Collector

EAGLE RIVER – When you meet Adam Lehl, he skips the handshake in lieu of a pen and paper.

“They look at you kind of strange,” said Lehl.

The Wisconsin native asks random people to write their alphabet in his notebook.

“Pick a page, write your alphabet and whatever you’d like to call yourself,” said Lehl.

But that’s just the start of it. Lehl uses it as way to break down barriers and get people to open up to him.

Early Tree Tapping

ATHENS– Maple syrup season usually starts about three weeks from now.

But this unusually warm weather has maple sap flowing and maple syrup producers hard at work.

The early start has potential for a great season, but that’s mixed with concern for producers.

Winter Camping

MARATHON COUNTY – Summer in Wisconsin doesn’t last long enough for a lot of people. Those of us who love to hike and camp are left trying to squeeze in those adventures in a short time frame.
But some UW-Stevens Point students don’t let the seasons or the snow stop them from enjoying the outdoors.

USA Pond Hockey Tournament

EAGLE RIVER – Skates, hockey sticks, and lots of beer–hockey players showed up with all the essentials. The USA Pond Hockey tournament brings hundreds of people to Eagle River every year. Bill Hermes and Dave Cavanaugh have journeyed from Grays Lake to Eagle River for the last 12 years.

And they don’t come alone.

Alina & Dave Tie the Knot

Alina & Dave got married October 8 at Alina’s parents place in Upper Michigan. The two met in Alaska. That’s also where Dave proposed to Alina.

“Finally in March of 2016 Dave came up with a bulletproof plan to ask Alina to walk beside him on the adventure of life. The plan involved asking “the question” on top of Donnelly Dome in a wind and snow storm and negative temperatures, assuming she would be too cold and disoriented to say no. The plan worked, and the rest is history.”

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Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Luce. I wish you both every happiness.

Abandoned Things

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Sneak Peak: Alina & Dave’s Wedding

I was so excited to photograph Alina and Dave’s wedding this past weekend in the U.P. It was held at Alina’s home on Rice Lake. There’s a lot of photos to go through, but I wanted to share a few.

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Weekend Fun

Spent the weekend out on the water in Tomahawk.

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