Wednesday January 13, 2015

Greetings and welcome!

We have had some cold weather since our last visit. Tuesday morning I saw about -4 on the way to work and +9 when I was out for lunch. Last night it was about 8 or 9 below, and today I had +4 at lunchtime.

I wanted cold weather, here it is. It is cold enough to do some good and we are not getting the -30 nights that we get in January sometimes.

We saw about 1/4″ of snow Monday night, enough to cover roads, but not much more. Today we had snow on radar, but it was really tiny flakes and not many of them.

11316aAs far as future snow, the warm-up for tomorrow and Friday will be associated with a weak storm that will bring light snow for Thursday and Friday. Right now it looks like a couple of inches will be possible.

The one that I like more is the picture on the left. That is a GFS snapshot from Tuesday the 28th, just under two weeks out. We would probably see 8+ inches as shown. Now that we have the cold I’m ready for a few of these.

As far as riding, Crivitz, Crooked Lake, Chute Pond Lakewood, the High Falls Flowage area, Caldron Falls Flowage area, SilverCliff, Wausaukee, and Athelstane all need snow. Townsend is about borderline, and I don’t have an update since the weekend.

Up by Highway 8 the Dun-Good Club is reporting very good trails. Given the chance I would ride there and north and west.

In Events..

Red Arrow Bonfire in the Woods Saturday January 16th

Join fellow club members at trail location 641 just off Pickeral Lake Road east of Townsend.There will be a club ride at 10AM Riders meet at the Red Arrow Groomer building.
Vintage and antique sleds are encouraged to join the fun.
This will be about a 2 hour ride and end at the bonfire.
Contact club President Gary Wagner at 920-960-6823 or If you have questions about the ride. Free hot chocolate and hot dogs roasted over a roaring fire from noon till 3PM.
If you don’t have a sled, the bonfire is less than a quarter mile walk in to the event from Pickeral Lake Road. Park by the Ruffed Grouse sign but don’t block the trail please.
Shuttle service will be available from the parking area if needed.
Call Dave Hinkins on his cell at 920-209-3099 for pick-up
Porta-Potti on site for those who need it.

Usually there is a High Falls Radar Run this weekend, but it has been cancelled for a lack of ice.

That is news from here. Have a good Thursday and thank you for visiting!