Friday February 7th, 2014

Greetings and happy Friday!

We are right on the edge of a really big weekend for snowmobilers around here. It is the biggest event weekend of the season and the trails are in great shape. Hopefully a lot of people take to the trails and get in on the fun.

Here is the event list from Tuesday..


February 8, 2014
High Falls Flowage Fish-O-Rama, Winterfest & Snowmobile Radar Runs
12 miles NW of Crivitz, Boat Landing 3 Road For more information 715-757-3511


Feb. 8, 2014
Evening Ski Along the Peshtigo River
Candlelight & Headlamp Ski/Hike from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. in the Peshtigo River State Forest.
Starting from the Spring Rapids trailhead 5 miles west of Crivitz on County W to Kirby Lake Lane – Warming fires & Hot Chocolate available for everyone. Call 715-757-3965 for more information.


There is also the Red Arrow Fish-A-Ree, the Chute Pond Drag races, and the River Road Riders winter trailside picnic/Club Feast.

It has been a cold week and the trails haven’t lost anything. I don’t think that we crossed the 20 degree mark this week, so even the sunny days didn’t matter to the trails. They are nice and flat and in great shape.

It will be a colder than normal weekend as we get the arctic push behind the big storm that hit our friends to the south. We didn’t get any snow out of it, but the cold is here.

We are expecting a little light snow Saturday, but no real accumulation. I call it winter wonderland snow. It doesn’t really add up, but it puts a nice twist on the day. Here is the NWS take on the weekend..

Today: Sunny. Highs 10 to 15. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Wind chills to 25 below zero in the morning.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 10 below zero. West wind 5 to 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the middle teens. Light and variable wind.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows zero to 5 below. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of flurries. Highs in the middle teens. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Our normal high and low for today is 26 and 1, so we will be a little below normal. That is probably a good thing, the trails develop a lot less whoopties and stutter bumps when it is cold out.

It is my weekend to work Saturday at my day job, so I will not be at Rapids bartending Saturday. I am expecting to be there after about 3 to see people and have a little happy hour, and I will bring the camera. Stop in anyway, they have a good crew there and the food is good.

Have a fun and safe weekend, and maybe I will see you at the Rapids later Saturday or on the trail Sunday.

Have a good Friday and thank you for visiting!