Old mines, snowy roads, rocky lakeshores, ghostly trees... and a little math.
I have heard the sunset song of the birches,A white melody in the silence,I have seen a quarrel of the pines.At nightfallThe little grasses have rushed by meWith the wind men.These things have I lived," quoth the maniac,"Possessing only eyes and ears.But you --You don green spectacles before you look at roses."(Stephen Crane)(You could totally frame it and hang it in your hobbit home - or castle. Whatever you decide;-))
I think I know those trees. Along the old Q&TL right of way, just before the Ripley Ski hill if I'm correct. There should of been what looked like a path down the hill through the middle of the narrow ridge on which the trees were planted. I believe it was where the old Franklin (or Pewabic I suppose) tramway use to run down the hill to the mill at the current Quincy Smelter site. Loved walking down trough those things...Of course these could be a completely different set of red pines. In that case, disregard everything I just said.
Yup, these are one of those stands of red pines along the Q&TL trail. I think that there are two stands, this is the one closer to the road.I also noticed that path you mention, though. I'd never thought that it might be a tram road, but that makes a lot of sense. The trees are planted so neatly that they must have been planted on purpose -- I wonder why?
I asked around a bit at the Q&TL presentation on Saturday, and several people believe that these stands of trees were planted by the CCC during the New Deal era.
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