Snow, Rain, warm temperatures, sleet, even a dog and a cat thrown in! Now temperatures in the teens for the next few days. Wow, the few inches of slop we have on the ground will freeze down and make a good base for lake effect to follow. Did you hear that Mother Nature!! Lots of lake effect! If she listened we might actually get the groomers running. Start dancing!
I am posting a special advisory for all snowmobilers using our trails. A portion of our trail to Trout Lake runs along some power lines parallel to M-123. Cloverland Electric is replacing lines and poles along this section, which is about 3 miles long. Work will not be finished until sometime in early January 2014. The area has been signed and you are cautioned to use lower speeds and caution when riding this stretch. Watch for powerline equipment and workers!
Our area has seen a lot of rain this past summer and fall. We have a couple of wet areas that will be problems for us early in the season. One is just East of the Hulbert Lake Lodge driveway and the other East of Sullivan Creek Rd. on the way to Rudyard. Snowmobiles should be able to navigate these areas but the groomer will need to bypass them until later in the season. Other areas such as Paradise and South of Sault Ste. Marie will have significant problems with wet areas because the swamps and low areas are full of water. Rev up the snow dances and hope for lots of cold weather.