ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS. TUES., JAN. 9, 1973 Pttg* 8 Scenic Discussion Al Ringham, left, and Dr. James Roberts discuss some of Estherville. Trailbreakers Snowmobile Club, were hosts to the scenery along the Des Moines River during a Sunday out- the Daily News photo excursion of the river and above may ing. Ringham, chairman of the Snowmobile Races for the Es- be plotting against yours truly while still getting the feeling therville Winter Sports Festival, and Roberts, president of the of his pilot trip on a snowmobile. Bubbling Brook Spots of scenic beauty prevailed on a Sunday snowmobile ride on the Des Moines River north of Estherville, such as the spring which flows into the meandering stream. A stop at the site, which usually has open water year-round, had tracks where deer had been stopping for a drink. Family Affair The Jim Ricke family, including 5-year-old son Jay, appeared to be having a ball running back-and-forth along the snow covered ice, as pictured above near the Tom and Jerry Bridge. The Rickes were also among Estherville residents visiting at Petersburg during the afternoon. F&ohti AILY NEWS Photos by Chuck Ostheimer The Busy Builders Beavers frequent the Des Moines River as evidenced by the above trees which have been felled by the dam builder in preparation for next spring. Proof that the beavers work year-round was wood chips that lay on top of the newly fallen snow. Around the Bend Although appearing stationary, snomnobiic-fc driven by Al Ringham and Dr. James Roberts round a bend in the Des Moines River at a erubing speed, used by snowmobilers who want to enjoy the scenic beauty of the river along with the ride. Ringham said that "snowmobiles have added a new dimension to winter and now you hate to see it end." Entangled Maze The spring and summer current and a recent winter thaw were responsible for the exposed roots and hanging icicles along the river bank. The result of the erosion and frozen water save the appearance of an icy Jungle.
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