Weather: Below freezing and snow in the forecast.
I do not like giving bad trail reports, and worse I hate when people sugar coat conditions. So please don’t think that is what I am trying to do. I am telling you what riders tell me. The problem comes in that people’s expectations are completely different.
What I am hearing is the trails are not too bad, if fact some even say they are good. Sleds are showing up at the bar and trailers are at the area motels. People I have talk to said 1N to White Pine, 13S down to Marenesco, 3S to Watersmeet and 3N to Rockland are all decent with some even saying good. Temps are below freezing with snow in the forecast for the next ten days. We should continue to improve.
Last night I was asked to put a warning out about Lake Gogebic because of high winds and rough ice. I believe the high winds with the warm temps knocked the snow down and when temps fell the slush froze up. With the snow in the forecast the Lake should flatten out. It is not my “get your asses up here” kind of conditions, but it sounds like conditions are getting a lot better from what they were.
Besides the Little House on the Trail I have 2 other house for rent this year, Bert’s Nest is right on the north shore of the Lake and Skip’s Place is 1 block north of M-28 and M-64. I have a 3 day minimum on rentals. Click here to see Openings
In the year 2016, the Lord came unto Noah,
who was now living in America and said:
“Once again, the earth has become wicked and over
-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me.”
“Build another ark and save 2 of every living thing
along with a few good humans.”
He gave Noah the blueprints, saying:
“You have 6 months to build the ark before I will
start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights.”
Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah
weeping in his yard – but no ark.
“Noah!,” He roared, “I’m about to start the rain!
Where is the ark?”
“Forgive me, Lord,” begged Noah, “but things have changed.”
“I needed a building permit.”
“I’ve been arguing with the boat inspector
about the need for a sprinkler system.”
“My neighbors claim that I’ve violated the
neighborhood by-laws by building the ark in my
back yard and exceeding the height limitations. We had to
go to the local Planning Committee for a decision.”
“Then the local Council and the electric company demanded a shed load of money for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions,
to clear the passage for the ark’s move to the sea.
I told them that the sea would be coming to us,
but they would hear none of it.”
“Getting the wood was another problem.
There’s a ban on cutting local trees in order to save
the Greater Spotted Barn Owl.”
“I tried to convince the environmentalists that I
needed the wood to save the owls – but no go!”
“When I started gathering the animals
the ASPCA took me to court.
confining wild animals against their will.
They argued the accommodations were too restrictive
and it was cruel and inhumane
to put so many animals in a confined space.”
“Then the Environmental Protection Agency
ruled that I couldn’t build the ark until they’d conducted an environmental impact study
on your proposed flood.”
“I’m still trying to resolve a complaint with
the Human Rights Commission on
how many minorities I’m supposed to
hire for my building crew.”
“The Immigration Dept. is checking the
visa status of most of the people who want to work.”
“The trade unions say I can’t use my sons. They
insist I have to hire only Union workers with
“To make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets, claiming I’m trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species.”
“So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least
10 years for me to finish this ark.”
“Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine,
and a rainbow stretched across the sky.”
Noah looked up in wonder and asked,
“You mean you’re not going to destroy the world?”
“No,” said the Lord.
“The Government beat me to it.”