Thursday December 22, 2011

Greetings and welcome!

It is snowing a little in the fox Valley today, and parts of the UP too. While it isn’t expected to add up to much, snow is snow.

In search of places to ride this weekend I came across a report that Twin Lakes at the base of the Keweenaw Peninsula had rideable trails. Here is a link. The rest of the UP is showing closed trails or poor conditions. Link.

Slug Radtke sent in an update this morning that showed a little promise for areas north of here..

Lac Du Flambeau South to Rhinelander along hwy 47 snow but no riding on the trails or grooming. Going  east to Crandon along hwy 8 no riding  no grooming. east of Laona some panning of the trail crossing hwy 8 in places.  Armstrong Creek to Goodman ditches on both sides of road not panned. Looked like Goodman east was panned to Dunbar or groomed. East to Pembine also panned but south of there snow goes fast. All and all not much riding going on. Thinking some northern county’ s trails are still closed and I would call first. I also think Forest crop Roads could be fun to unload and ride but then they really don’t go that far.

There is a chance of snow about Friday night and again Sunday. Both are minor disturbances that could bring light snow or an inch. There are a few more like that on the GFS, but still no big storms are showing up.

You may have seen that the no-ethanol gas page has been put up. Leave a comment there with your sources and I will add them to the main body of the page.

Beware the ice. The weather hasn’t been that cold. While we got a good start on it a few weeks ago, the ice has not continued to thicken. I heard a rumor last night that someone had gone through on a local lake and did not make it. Be really careful.

Speaking if ice fishing, I did a web site for a local fellow this Fall for a handy gadget that holds your hook while you tie the line. I have one and it is a cool gadget. It works particularly well for those tiny little ice fishing hooks, and it beats trying to hold it with cold wet hands. They are available by mail or at local bait shops.

I don’t have a lot to add, so I am going to wrap it up for today. Have a good Thursday and thank you for visiting!