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Aubrey Drew Wagner, 6 lb 4 oz, 19″ long. Happy birthday to both of us! Kristie had her baby on my birthday, How fricken cool is that.
Hey people i need your help. Today is the second time since I have been doing this trail report that I really do not give a shit about trail conditions or trying to entertain those of you that read my site. I guy I know from Iowa, Dave Fisher, was the person who was hit by a truck on Military Hill Monday night. He was sitting on the trail waiting to cross the hwy. A truck left the roadway and hit him head on in the snowmobile trail. He was air flighted to marquette where he had surgery to repair a tear to his aorta in his heart. He remains in ICU there. The family is asking to keep Dave in your prayers as he is going to have a long recovery.
This is the part of owning the bar and becoming friends with you people that really sucks. It really hurts when I hear of one of you getting hurt.
Be careful out there and please keep Dave and his family in your prayers.
December 10th 9:30am
Weather:Real Ficken Cold
Trail Conditions: Fair in places very good in others
Snow on the way maybe? There are LES warnings for our area, hopefully we will get some of that. Most of the groups I have had in have said it was ok to decent out there, the further north you go the better it gets snow wise, but snow might be headed our way now too. From what I have heard the wet areas are frozen. So bring on the snow. Keep watching, the snow is on the way.
Michigan DNR sent this bulletin at 11/27/2013 12:35 PM EST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 27, 2013
MDOT approves ORV connector routes in 12 Upper Peninsula locations
The first connector routes proposed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to allow off-road vehicles (ORVs) to travel in the rights of way, including some shoulders of state highways, have been approved by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
Twelve routes in the Upper Peninsula were chosen as pilot locations where ORVs are allowed to operate within MDOT rights of way. The routes were established under new rules signed into law in 2013.
Eleven of these routes are signed and open, with a seasonal closure in place starting Sunday, Dec. 1. The 12th route will be signed and opened with the initial 11 locations beginning May 1, 2014, when the seasonal closure ends. The pilot project will include follow-up review of safety and environmental impacts, impacts to the rights of way and easements, and property owner issues.
ORV operation on the shoulders of state highways is initially limited to these 12 pilot routes, although more routes may be approved in the future. The new law does not open up all state highway rights of way to ORV traffic.
ORV right-of-way rules for the connector routes include:
- 25 mph speed limit
- Riders must be single file
- Obey annual seasonal closure of Dec. 1 to May 1
The new connector routes will provide ORV riders a legal point of access to communities, attractions and services near existing ORV trail networks.
“This change will allow increased cooperation between the DNR, MDOT, ORV clubs and municipalities as we work to create a safe, interconnected trail system linking ORV trails and riders with local communities,” said DNR recreation specialist Ron Yesney.
Clubs, chambers of commerce or other entities seeking to apply for an ORV connector route must work with the local unit of government, which may draft a request and submit it to MDOT. Requests will be reviewed by MDOT and DNR on a case-by-case basis, with safety and connectivity being primary factors evaluated during the approval process.
For more information about riding ORVs in Michigan, visit www.michigan.gov/orvtrails.
The Michigan Department of Transportation provides the highest quality integrated transportation services for economic benefit and improved quality of life. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/mdot.