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  1. Sqwib
    January 6, 2019 @ 5:47 pm

    My 2ยข…

    I haven’t sledded NEW in at least 6-7 years (and i used to come up there each Winter when i had my own scooter back in the 90’s and early 2000’s), so i’m not sure if things changed since then… But, i remember when the ATV’s in that area were allowed on the sled trails and it SUCKED big-time……you have a nicely groomed trail, and some clown tears huge ruts into it with his ATV…. IMO, and arguably many other folks would agree: KEEP SLED AND ATV TRAILS AND/OR SEASONS SEPARATE! ATV’s do NOT belong on groomed sled trails, PERIOD. Not only does it ruin the trail, it can be dangerous—hit a rut at speed and you could find yourself careening into a tree…. As far as i can recall, ATV’s are not allowed on the Yoop sled trails, at least during the sled season…..

    As for the weather, el nino has a firm grip on northern FIB-land…. Our biggest snow was the storm just after T-giving, and almost nothing since….XC skied 5 times before it melted…. We got a nice Winter Wonderland dusting a little over a week ago just before i left for Hawaii…..and when i came back yesterday, it was in the mid 50’s, no wind and bright sunshine—literally, only about 15-20 degrees cooler than the Northshore of Kauai! No need to get re-acclimated to the Chicago Winter—shorts and a t-shirt was all i needed. I’ve pretty much come to terms this that Winter is shot—i’m actually OK with the notion of 50’s and sun all Winter long…………