ATV Trails or Bust

Weather: Nice today and Tomorrow

Trail Conditions: Mud hole on the P trail north of the Norwich use VC trail

I have the little house open for rent this winter. $100 a night for up to 3 people, $125 a night for 4-5 people with a 3 night minimum.

Headed to Calumet tomorrow after church.  Becker and I are going to drive up there and go ATVing from there a little. We are only going to have a few days away so leaving from Bergland on the SxS was out of the question.  I was kind of disappointed in the trail conditions around here this year, they did some work, like bulldozing the lower half of the P trail and running a grader down the rail grade from Bergland to Sidnaw. But the beaver dam by US2 and the IRM trail and the big mud hole up on the P trail really sucked. Especially in the year that they just raised the trail permits drastically. But what I was told is that the money collected from this years trail permits will not be available until next year. So time will tell but I think we are on the right track, it should get a lot better in the years to come.  Not what we all want to hear, but that is life.

We all want everything right now, and I know to a lot of you don’t understand why out ATV trail system is not as good as our snowmobile trail system. A few things I have found out are that unlike Wisconsin who’s forest lands are either county or state owned, most of the UP’s Forest land is Federal owned. What that means is a tree hugging group out of California can object to the Ottawa National Forest putting in an ATV trail in Bergland.

Another big obstacle we face is there are a lot of wet lands up here you don’t see when snowmobiling. A lot of the places the snowmobile trails go through would be either too wet or it would be too expensive to build bridges to go over them.

The private timber companies up here also own a lot of land, but they are warming up letting us put trails through their properties. We are building a better trail system and years to come should show what people have been working on for over 20 years. I just hope we all live to see it.

A cabbie picks up a Nun in San Francisco. She gets into the cab,
and notices that the VERY handsome cab driver won’t stop staring at her.

She asks him why he is staring. He replies: ‘I have a question to
ask, but I don’t want to offend you.’

She answers, ‘My son, you cannot offend me. When you’re as old as
I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to
see and hear just about everything. I’m sure that there’s nothing
you could say or ask that I would find offensive.’

‘Well, I’ve always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me.’

She responds, ‘Well, let’s see what we can do about that: #1, you
have to be single and #2, you must be Catholic.’

The cab driver is very excited and says, ‘Yes, I’m single and Catholic!’
‘OK’ the nun says. ‘Pull into the next alley.’

The nun fulfills his fantasy with a kiss that would make a
hooker blush.

But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying.
‘My dear child,’ said the nun, ‘Why are you crying?’

Forgive me but I’ve sinned. I lied and I must confess; I’m married and I’m Jewish.’

The nun says, ‘That’s OK. My name is Kevin and I’m going to a Halloween party.’

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