Dec 26-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: December: Dec 26-08
Which way next?    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chris Gariepy
The trail ahead    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chris Gariepy
Busting a trail    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chris Gariepy

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, December 26, 2008 - 04:08 am:

With the amount of snow we've been getting UP North here lately, snowmobiles are getting more than their share of travels. The trails are groomed and the only problem is deciding which one you'll take on your ride each time. Chris Gariepy recently had his machine out on trail #3 and shared a couple of shots with us here. That second photo sure is inviting with the sun shining on the trail and the straight stretch making it seem like it goes on forever.

In Chris' third shot, his friend Craig, is blazing a trail on a logging road and from the looks of it, there's plenty of fluff to bust through. Ride on Chris and Craig!

By Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Friday, December 26, 2008 - 05:26 am:

Glad that the snow is there for the tourism industry. I think they will need all the help they can get this year. Wish I had a snowmobile here in St Helens, Oregon. Our normal 1 to 2 inches annually, turned into 2 to 3 feet in a few days. We have been housebound for ten days! No snowplow in town! When I was at Trimountain, I had an easier time of it than this Winter here. Oh well, it is pretty. Enjoy the season.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, December 26, 2008 - 06:13 am:

Great pictures.

By john mich (Johnofmi) on Friday, December 26, 2008 - 06:18 am:

Lots of lake effect snow. Lake effect (or is lake defect?) is caused by cold air blowing over warm water and some of the warmest water in the Great Lakes can, at this time of the year, be found off the tip of the Keweenaw.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, December 26, 2008 - 07:00 am:

Snowmobiling in the U.P. is the finest!! It has provided my hubby and I many,many years of wonderful snowmobile vacations!! This trail 3 is an old railroad line, one of the best trails to sled on!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, December 26, 2008 - 07:15 am:

On the way UP there from here in the winter, any time you get anywhere near Lake Superior, you can see snow. It can be clear as a bell everywhere else, but you hit Duluth and there's snow. You hit Ashland, and there's snow. And then it usually starts around Ironwood again. There are place in between that are just cloudy, but when you're close to Lake Superior, you can just count on there being snow. It's a good year for snowmobilers, even out here.

By Jackie Ogden (Jackieo) on Friday, December 26, 2008 - 08:12 am:

Looks like FUN!!!!!

By Jim and Virginia whalen (Jiniandjim) on Friday, December 26, 2008 - 09:27 am:

make the trip from pa to ironwood twice a year to ride our sleds. it's the best

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, December 26, 2008 - 04:36 pm:

Not having a snowmobile myself, I didn't know there were directional signs on snowmobile trails. Learn something new everyday. 3 more great pics!

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 01:48 am:

The last 2 pics look exactly as around our place in north Kalkaska county. Currently 4' (yes 4 FEET) there now. Snowmobile mecca of NW lower Michigan. Lake Michigan "lake effect " snow! We should be there tomorrow for a few days!

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