Wednesday 2-24-16

Greetings and welcome!

There is a big storm in the neighborhood, but we are watching from a distance. I was hoping that it would back up a few hundred miles and hit us, but it was not to be. Our next real chance at snow comes late Sunday, with a possible 2-4″.

Around here we need snow. Driving Hwy C out of Wausaukee I was seeing a lot of grass between there and Athelstane. A rider report had Crivitz pretty bare. Closer to home there were tracks that showed the icy base less than an inch under the snow. It was passable but not nice. Roads are mostly bare.

Iron Snowshoe Trails remain closed south of C. Web site reports have Lakewood, Townsend, and the Dun-Good Trails in much better shape than they are here in Silver Cliff. If I were to ride I would probably start up by Benson Lake Rd near Goodman Park and go north.

There is a storm to look forward to just over a week out. As shown tonight on the GFS it would be a good one. At 8 days out the exact path, the rain/snow line, the timing, and the strength of the storm are all pretty variable, but it is good to see that we have a chance.

This Saturday is the Richard Schmidt Memorial Ride from Thunder Lake Lodge to Crooked Lake With the NEW Low Buck Vintage Riders. They will be doing a poker run, drawings and have a great collection of antique snowmobiles there. One problem, the trails are closed. The show will go on though.

UPDATED INFORMATION RE: The Ride / Event Scheduled for Sat. 2/27/16. The event is still on. Snow or no snow. Go in your car to support the local fire dept. This information was sent to me by Lee Schmidt today. (Misfire)

“Just to let you know this event will happen with or without snow. It is a fund raiser for the town of Stephenson fire dept and I’m still looking for all the contributions I can muster for them. I know mother nature is not doing us any favors ( currently the trails south of Cty Hwy C are closed ) but we still have a few days. Snowed lightly last night and snowing lightly now. We can always hope. We will go by vehicle for the poker run part of the day if we can’t ride sleds.
Thank you. Lee Schmidt”

Here is a link to the event page-

That is news for tonight. Have a good Thursday and thank you for visiting