Archive for November 29, 2013

Snowmobile crosses Lake Gogebic

Weather: Cold
Trail Conditions: Need cold and snow

We had a very nice Thanksgiving at the bar.  What a day to be a Lions fan, I don’t think a super bowl win would have made the fans in the bar an happier than a 40-10 win over the Packers on Thanksgiving.  Most of the people up here are Packer fans, but they stuck around most of the night having a good time.

If you tuned into the webcam yesterday you may have seen Danny’s sled sitting by the fire hydrant.  It looks like a few tracks were heading from the Bergland dock over towards the hoop.  There are tracks coming off the Lake by the Hoop so it appears someone crossed the bay.  I wouldn’t advise it yet, the ice is still pretty thin.  Snow is in the forecast along with freezing temps, so get ready I think our season is going to start ontime………..

More snow, page views way up




November 27th 10:00am
Weather: 4-5 more inches, more in other areas
Trail Conditions: snow is piling up

We didn’t get a lot of snow, but I have heard Ironwood got a lot more than we did.  That’s the way it happens around here though.  I even see a big difference in snowfall from Merriweather to Bergland sometimes.  But I am not jealous, our whole area needs snow, and our time will come.  Hopefully up by Rockland got a dumping on, they don’t call it rockland for no reason, there are some huge rocks out there on the trails.  If you ever been here in the summertime, you sure wouldn’t go boon docking in the winter.

Over 16,000 page views in the last 2 days.  Almost like you guys never seen snow LOL.  Or maybe you just miss it that much.  Well it seems as though the season may start on time this year, but it is still early, we still need cold and a lot more snow.  B ut so far, so good……

Will the snowmobile trails be rideable December 1st?

November 26th 10:00am
Weather: About an inch so far, possible 11 more inches on the way
Trail Conditions: snow covered

About an inch of snow on the ground, snowing now and possible 11 more inches on the way today. We may see a December 1st opener here. I took a ride with my granddaughter to Ewen on the side by side last night. It was cold but it was fun. One of those just had to do’s I guess. By tonight the snow on the trail might be a little too deep for an ATV. Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Bar, stop on by if you are in town.

We have some cool bandanas at the Bar that Mary Beth from the Walleye Lodge made up. They have the snowmobile map on them with phone numbers of businesses.

Keep an eye on the web cams today, instead of the shit getting deep up here, the snow might be………..

11-24-13 10am

Test posting for new report

Fricken Cold

Weather: Fricken Cold
Trail Conditions: not good for sled or atv

Over 4000 page views yesterday, a little bit of snow sure gets you guys and gals looking in. All we got was a dusting but it looks like we may have some snow on the way later this week. Colder temps look like they may be moving in too. We need cold, and lots of it.

I got a few reports of people getting deer, some camps even got 2 or 3. On the news last night they said 7 wolves were killed. The limit that the DNR set was 43. This is the first year Michigan had a wolf hunt, lots of controversy over that, Wisconsin started having one last year.

Fricken Cold and windy

Weather: Fricken Cold and windy
Trail Conditions: see above

Unsticking my truck was pretty uneventful. The tow truck winched it out with the 35′ trailer hooked up. Busy again yesterday, more beers than deers going down in Bergland. The hunters are getting a few though.

Fricken wet

Weather: Fricken wet
Trail Conditions: see above

Holy shit……. We were busy at the bar yesterday. Probably the busiest we have been since back in February sometime. I am not sure where everyone came from but I am glad they came here. Kristie was running her ass off. I was kind of beat, got to the bar to open up at noon so I didn’t have a chance to write anything this morning. I brought my mom’s trailer down so I could move it to storage sometime today but………. Well if you check out the webcam you can see my truck along with the trailer stuck in the mud across the street. Tune into the web cam at 11am est tomorrow and you can watch the tow truck pulling my ass out. Hey I haven’t done anything stupid for a while so I think I was over due. See ya tomorrow.

Sunshine and warm

Weather: Sunshine and warm
Trail Conditions: muddy

Happy Hunting, opening day of deer season today. Wahoooo Word is the deer herd is down because of the long winter last year. Hopefully the hunters out there will find a buck or two. Beef sandwiches were flowing out of the kitchen, a few beers were sold too. Hunting has been declining, I have seen the decline in the 7 deer seasons that I have had the bar. It is mostly older guys coming up, you don’t see the kids or grand kids taking up hunting. I guess most of them are deer hunting on the x-box. The ones that are here will have fun, beef and beer.

Too warm!

Weather: Warm up here
Trail Conditions: muddy

I guess I owe a couple of apologizes out there. Becker worked Tuesday and said there were a couple of groups in wanting beef sandwiches, I was supposed to work Tuesday but our schedule got turned around and I worked Monday and Wednesday instead. I forgot I put it on the website that I was going to cook Tuesday. So there I was with beef ready on Wednesday and no one showed up for dinner. LOL I had to eat it all by myself. I’m still full this morning. Sorry to anyone that stopped by on Tuesday.