The Middle Bridge replacement project

KNSC salutes the many people who willingly give their time and talent in behalf of the trails. Volunteers – you’re our heros!

middlebridgeIIIPlanning for this project, the biggest undertaking in club history, began following the spring washout of 2013. In the summer of 2015, the boots finally hit the ground. Our volunteers put their shoulders to the wheel starting on May 14th, and wrapped up on October 16th. This $30,000 project was funded by KNSC and the City of Hancock, with grants from Keweenaw Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of the U.P., and Plum Creek Foundation.

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The bridge was built with 930 hours of volunteer labor.

When you cross the Middle Bridge, you may thank:

middlebridgeIIBridge Master Mark Roberts -262 hours hands on and countless extra hours planning, coordinating, researching. The brains behind the project!
Arlyn Aronson – 347 hours hands on plus many hours in helping out with all the details. The project’s second in command and Chief Bottle Washer.
Pete Loubert – 49 hours
Ken Rubin – 36 hours
Andre LePleume – 28 hours
Sandy Aronson – 26 hours
Don Arkin – 15 hours
Rich Kriznarich – 19 hours
Jay Green – 9 hours

And also many more hours of help from:

CMU/MTU Physical Therapy students, Adam Wellstead, Bryan Lagalo, Candi Silvola, Clare Rosen, Greg Booth, Danielle Foertsch, Dave Watkins, Debbie Hart, Donna, Donna, Drew, Emanuel, Janis Wilkins, Jeff Bolte, John Diebel, Joyce Koskenmaki, Kathy Roberts, Larry Truel, Mike Schreiber, Rich Featherly, Steve Wright, Sue Collins, and many guys of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

 

 

 

  • Barnelopet Children's Ski Races February 12, 2023
    February 12, 2023 1:00 pm

    Barnelopet Children's Ski Races February 12, 2023

    FREE for all. Kids and families, join in on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 at the Four Seasons Chalet, Hancock. Registration drop off begins at 1 pm, open to classic skiers aged 3 - 17. Due to COVID-19 we ask that you print off the Registration form on this page, fill it out and bring it with you.  Once you arrive at the Chalet Parking Lot you will be directed to the proper station for you race group.  All ages line up to race beginning at 2:00. First out are the 6K racers, and at intervals after that, 4K, 2K, then 1K. Questions: Wayne Stordahl  (906) 482-0292

     

    Download a registration form here: Barne registration_2022_V1

    Download an event flyer here: Barne Flyer 2022_V1.pdf

     

     

  • Glide 'n Gorge
    March 4, 2023 12:00 pm
    Glide 'n Gorge March 4, 2023

     

    The date for this event is March 4th 2023. 

    The 15th annual Glide N Gorge begins at noon on Saturday, March 4th, 2023

    This year's event will feature appetizers in Swedetown Gorge and desserts offered at the Chalet trailhead for finishers. See the event page for details.  Registration is free though donations are always welcome.

    Glide on!  We look forward to seeing you!