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Old 01-24-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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Saturdays temps really hurt around here. Many yards are now showing grass. Believe it or not, there still is an ice base on the trails. Sunday at noon, it is starting to rain here. It has been raining since about 11, and is going to hurt things pretty bad I think. The ice on the bay is taking a serious beating too, pond hockey is going to have to start thinking about plan "B"

The rain looks OT be about 1/2 way through and no sign of changing to snow yet. I will update again this evening.
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:18 PM   #2
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I just want to thank you for your honest and detailed weather conditions updates. I also enjoy knowing when I arrive here, there will be a new update. Keep up the GOOD WORK!

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Saturdays temps really hurt around here. Many yards are now showing grass. Believe it or not, there still is an ice base on the trails. Sunday at noon, it is starting to rain here. It has been raining since about 11, and is going to hurt things pretty bad I think. The ice on the bay is taking a serious beating too, pond hockey is going to have to start thinking about plan "B"

The rain looks OT be about 1/2 way through and no sign of changing to snow yet. I will update again this evening.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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6PM. The rain has stopped, the damage done. We did loose some snow, everything is just soaked. When/if the trails re-freeze, they are going to be total ice. We were supposed to get 4-8" of snow today, and I had groomer runs scheduled all this week. I fear the majority of the state is done for the time being.
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:43 PM   #4
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Well, no more rain for now, but the temps climbed all day. Started at 34d, and went up from there, peaked at 38d about 8, and is down to 37d now.

It is January correct?
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34d this morning, and it never went below freezing for the last several days. Fri/Sat/Sun really hurt around here. Lots of grass showing, other places are flooded. Trails are either ice, or gravel - they are done until we get some more snow. No grooming for the last 2 weeks, and non expected until we get some more snow.

Trails I know are shot: RR Grade from Iggy to Moran, and the Pipeline portion of trail #473

Things are not looking good.
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11pm Monday night, and it still has not dropped below freezing. Radar says it is snowing in Grand Rapids. This is just wrong.
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It's snowing here. Thinking about having a "group ride" in my back yard. Sort of a low mileage, high alcohol kind of thing.
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FINALLY below freezing this morning. 28d and snowing a decent wet-type snow. Only got about 1/4 inch though, but at least the grass is covered again. Some forecasts for us are good, but if you really read them, the EUP may miss this weeks activity. Going to run the groomers tomorrow anyway for a cleanup maintenance groom. Gotta get some miles on- we have not run in like 2 weeks.
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It's snowing here. Thinking about having a "group ride" in my back yard. Sort of a low mileage, high alcohol kind of thing.
Free ice cold Labatts at the Winkeljohn tavern tonight? And is this the first or last stop on the ride? I need to plan out my itinerary.
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Free ice cold labatts? I will be there. When , where and what time?

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[quote=Floyd;6499]Free ice cold Labatts at the Winkeljohn tavern tonight?

Easy to find, right at the corner of walk/ and don't walk!
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JohnDee's forecast looks good. Let's hope and.....
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Total new snow was less then 1". At least is it cold today 18d, and going to be colder tomorrow and Friday. Some ice has returned to the bay. Everything has tightened up for the weekend. I am planning on groomer runs tomorrow to see how things are out there with a first hand report from the entire trail. It may not be posted until Friday, but I will get something up for you die hards.
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Neil, (or anyone else that knows)

I was suppose to leave Monday from Brevort on a bag trip to Copper Harbor... how are the trails coming out of Brevort headed in that direction?

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Old 01-27-2010, 11:10 AM   #15
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The only help I can offer Pat, is Don and Diane in Seney are roporting poor conditions until you are 3 or 4 miles north of town(Seney).
Check thier report @ foxrivermotel.com Don is in charge of the Seney grooming and current past Pres. of MSA. Hope this helps
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Thanks!

I am getting mixed reports so I guess at this point...pray for snow!

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I wouldn't be surprised that it is pretty bad getting out of seney. The trail has been routed next to the road till you get out to the staging area, which I think its a couple miles out of town. It's pretty narrow there along the road and with hardly any snow its probably pretty beat up. Anything beats going through the swamp, where the trail normally runs.
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Just talked to Don and they were blessed with 3 to4 inches in Seney and 6 inches 4 miles north of town all the way up to Grand Maria. To swamp is frozen solid and the forecast is calling for more snow today and tonight.Lets hope it makes its way south to Iggy.
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I wouldn't be surprised that it is pretty bad getting out of seney. The trail has been routed next to the road till you get out to the staging area, which I think its a couple miles out of town. It's pretty narrow there along the road and with hardly any snow its probably pretty beat up. Anything beats going through the swamp, where the trail normally runs.
The road trail (M77 bypass of the swamp) is in good shape. There is plenty of snow there (was there a few weeks ago). It is ~ 5-6 miles to the staging area. They are grooming it (usually groom it when grooming the swamp trail) so there will not be any bumps. I don't recall it being narrow or beat up in all my years up there. I guess I am comparing that to getting into Grand Marais and other towns in low snow conditions.
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The road trail (M77 bypass of the swamp) is in good shape. There is plenty of snow there (was there a few weeks ago). It is ~ 5-6 miles to the staging area. They are grooming it (usually groom it when grooming the swamp trail) so there will not be any bumps. I don't recall it being narrow or beat up in all my years up there. I guess I am comparing that to getting into Grand Marais and other towns in low snow conditions.
I was up two weekends ago, the trail did look ok and they were grooming. Why I think its narrow is becuase all of the guy wires off of the telephone poles. it is comfortable for two way traffic but its one sled width each way. I was just agreeing with the report of poor conditions getting out of town.
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I was up two weekends ago, the trail did look ok and they were grooming. Why I think its narrow is becuase all of the guy wires off of the telephone poles. it is comfortable for two way traffic but its one sled width each way. I was just agreeing with the report of poor conditions getting out of town.
Agreed. The bypass should be good to go. I am used to riding in IN (when we get snow) so poor and thin conditions in the UP means excellent conditions to me.
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Agreed. The bypass should be good to go. I am used to riding in IN (when we get snow) so poor and thin conditions in the UP means excellent conditions to me.
Dang Bryan, 11 posts, you're getting to be a regular "post whore".
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