Click on the photos to read the descriptions. Written and photographed by Aloysia Power
Thursday's storm brought up to 14 inches of snow in Duluth, creating a heavy load for the shovelers and a pile of fun for the sledders and bikers.
Sisters Josie (middle) and Annie play outside in their winter clothes as their mom Jamie shovels their walk on East Seventh Street. "This is actually the most snow we've ever had living in this house," Jamie said. "My biggest concern is that it's all going to melt and it's all going to be in my basement." After shoveling, Jamie and the girls went out to sell Girl Scout Cookies, hoping their neighbors had shoveled their walks, too.
Annie (right) helps her sister climb up the snow covered stairs on their walk.
Andrew Grant stopped at thecorner of North 13th Avenue East and East Eighth Street to check his hydraulic brakes on his way home from work. They had frozen up and were making a lot of noise. Although he bikes to work everyday, he said his car wouldn't have made it in the snow anyway. "We have one car in the family and it's stuck in the driveway right now," Grant said. Plus, riding his Surly Fatbike is just way too fun. "It's the most ridiculous bike I own," he said. "It's hideous. It's heavy. It's slow. It makes you feel like you're about eight years old again."
John Brostrom snow-blows the driveway to his house on Park Point on Feb. 21 after the storm. He started at 8 a.m., cleared snow for an hour, did other things and then started again in the afternoon.
"It builds character," Brostrom said."I can't remember (the snow) being this high for a long, long time."
The wind off the lake piles up the snow on Park Point, he said: "The first thing it hits is me, or you, or our house as it comes across the lake."
Charlie slides down the Holy Rosary hill in East Duluth after the snow storm stopped Feb. 21. His sled is like a winter bike, he said. There are brakes where his feet ride to prevent him from hitting the fence at the bottom of the hill.