Category Archives: Winter

Snow Rollers

On January 30th, 2009 we saw our first day above freezing for the winter season 2008-09 when the temperature hit near 40 degrees. We also had high winds with gusts in Detroit Lakes area reported at 50mph. Since we had no days before that to “transform” the snow, the snow was still dry and fluffy. A combination of high winds and the snow sticky at the surface but light enough to form a ball when pushed by the wind, snow rollers formed in a few select open areas. This is a phenomen not seen very often. Photos below taken in Roy’s field which is the field Skaters Waltz extension loops around.

Snow Rollers in Roy's Field off of Skaters Waltz extension taken on February 5th, 2009.

 

 

Looking through the middle of a snow roller.

Looking through the middle of a snow roller.

One of the larger snow rollers in Roy's Field surrounded by smaller ones

One of the larger snow rollers in Roy's Field surrounded by smaller ones

 

 

South end of Roy's field. Check out the amazing distance on the roller in bottom left.

South end of Roy's field. Check out the amazing distance on the roller in bottom left.

Probably the largerst roller in Roy's Field.

Probably the largerst roller in Roy's Field.

Inside the middle.

Inside the middle.

Moosejaw 2009

March 13, 2009toMarch 15, 2009

Moosejaw 2009: Clogging and Old Time Music Weekend

Once again the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers will be hosting MooseJaw. This
will be the 14th year of this popular dance and folk music weekend at Maplelag and the 26th running of Moosejaw, featuring
Appalachian Clogging, as well as instruction in Square, Contra, and Couples
Dancing . “Old Tyme” musicians provide live music for toe tapping excitement.

There are workshops to teach the basics to beginners as well as advanced
classes for the more experienced dancer. Then, try out your newly acquired
skills at the dances on both Friday and Saturday nights, with guest bands
playing until the wee hours of the morning. And, if you still have the
energy, you may sit in on one of the jam sessions or just listen to tunes
played by fiddlers and banjo pickers who never seem to sleep; drinking
coffee and eating cookies from Maplelag’s bottomless cookie jars while
watching the sunrise with bleary eyes and a satisfied soul.

Bring your dancing shoes, cross-country skis, instruments and lots of
enthusiasm. Plan to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, dance all
night and just plain have fun! For more information visit

Wild Goose Chase Cloggers
web site