Snow on the way.

Trail Conditions: Need cold and snow.

Weather: Cooler today, possible snow coming..

I have a lot of openings, check out my rental page.

Cooling off for today but into the 30’s tomorrow, then back to the 20’s for highs. 1-3 inches possible for the next 3 days and boy do we need that. We been coming up on the short end of the stick all year so only time will tell if the forecast comes true. From the riders I talked to conditions are better than they should be, trails are ridable but very thin in places.


A little chuckle for you this morning… Hope you all have a good day!

An old farmer drove to a neighbor’s and knocked at the door. A boy, about 9, opened the door.

The farmer asked, “Is your Dad home?”

The boy replied, “No sir, he isn’t; he went to town.”

The farmer said, “Well, is your Mother here?”

The boy said, “No sir, she went to town with Dad.”

The farmer said, “How about your brother, Howard? Is he here?”

The boy said, “No sir, He went with Mom and Dad.”

The rancher stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot to the other, and mumbling to himself.

The boy said, “Is there anything I can do for you? I know where all the tools are, if you want to borrow one, or I can give dad a message.”

“Well,” said the rancher uncomfortably, “I really wanted to talk to your Dad. It’s about your brother Howard getting my daughter, Suzie, pregnant.”

The boy thought for a moment, “You would have to talk to Dad about that. I know he charges $500 for the bull and $50 for the hog, but I don’t know how much he charges for Howard.”

Trail Conditions: OK?.

Weather: One more day in the warm..

I have a lot of openings, check out my rental page.

We have to get through one more day of this warm shit. Hopefully this is our January warm up and the rest of the month is going to be snowy and cold. Trails must be getting soft, Lake traffic is heavy, lots of sleds running by Mom’s house. Snow is coming in starting tomorrow. I’ll know more after talking with riders tonight at Dutches in Marenisco.

A woman went to the doctor’s office where she was seen by one of the younger doctors. After about four minutes in the examination room, she burst out screaming as she ran down the hall.

An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was, and she told him her story.

After listening, he had her sit down and relax in another room.

The older doctor marched down the hallway back to where the young doctor was writing on his clipboard.
“What the hell is the matter with you?” the older doctor demanded. “Mrs. Terry is 71 years old, has four grown children and seven grandchildren, and you told her she was pregnant?”

The younger doctor continued writing and without looking up said.

“Does she still have the hiccups?”


Warm Weekend

Trail Conditions: Good to OK.

Weather: Warm up the next 2 days.

I have a lot of openings, check out my rental page.

I’ll be at work Saturday and Sunday but until then I am not around any sledders. I can tell you the Lake is a super highway. Been sitting her at Mom’s watching all the sleds go by. Two more days of warm weather and then cooler and possible snow coming in. Traffic is going to tell the story on how much the trails get tore up this weekend. We have a pretty good icy base so we should bounce right back, just need snow.




The warm before the storm?

Trail Conditions: Good to OK.

Weather: 30’s the next few days.

I have a lot of openings, check out my rental page.

30’s the next 3 days, how much it will take a toll on the trails probably depends on traffic and that damn sun. And the good news is snow possible Sunday-Monday on the back end of the warm up. With a hard base I think the trails will hold up now Mother Nature Needs to do her job and turn on the snow machine.

Camera is uploading pics from The Little house looking at the Bergland access trail. I’m still have trouble with the Live feed.

I just won 1.2 million dollars and a Mercedes Benz from Publishers Clearing House, when the guy on the phone asked me how that made me fell I asked him why he was calling from Jamaica, he hung up before I found out what I had to do to collect. Damn I was that close to finical freedom.

Beautiful Day

Trail Conditions: Good to OK.

Weather: -3 degrees last night.

I have a lot of openings, check out my rental page.

Good riding is the general response I am getting from riders. Except for the trails up in White Pine. They usually do a good job so I am going out on a limb here by saying they must have mechanical problems going on. But reports from riders traveling others areas have been good. Last night it got down to -12 degrees for a while so I think our wet areas may be froze stiff.

The weekend looks to be in warm up mode but I don’t think it will hurt us much. We have a solid base that will be with us for a while. Snow forecast for the next week is not great, only a few inches here and there possible. But can change and we have been getting some unforecasted flurries of Lake Effect now and then.

It’s a Beautiful Day out on the Lake.

Come on up and see us, for the amount of snow we have conditions are pretty good.

One day a father gets out of work and on his way home he suddenly remembers that it’s his daughter’s birthday.
He pulls over to a Toy Shop and asks the sales person, ‘How
much for one of those Barbie’s in the display window?’
The salesperson answers, ‘Which one do you mean,
sir? We have: Work Out Barbie, Shopping Barbie, Beach Barbie, Disco Barbie, Ballerina Barbie, Astronaut Barbie, and Skater
Barbie, all of which cost $19.95 each.
And we also have Divorced Barbie, for $265.95′.
 The amazed father asks:
‘It’s what?!   Why is the Divorced Barbie $265.95 and
the others only $19.95?’
The annoyed salesperson rolls her eyes, sighs and
answers:  ‘Sir…Divorced Barbie comes with: Ken’s Car, Ken’s House, Ken’s Boat, Ken’s Furniture, Ken’s
Computer, one of Ken’s Friends, and a key chain
with Ken’s balls on it’.


Happy New Year

Trail Conditions: Lower Traffic and new snow.

Weather: 3+ Yesterday.

I have openings in all the rentals, check out the calendars. 

I nice well needed snow fall yesterday. I’m saying 3+ inches but it could have been more, I haven’t been out side yet. Traffic should die down after the holiday and groomers will be out. A light snow is falling as I write, it does not get any better. Even spent New Years with Mom and Grandson.

Traffic will die down and with the groomers all out and new snow conditions should continue to improve. Extended forecast is not the best with not a lot of snow and warmer weekend temps. But it should still be good riding.

Happy New Year everyone, be safe.


A woman asks her husband at breakfast time, “Would you like some bacon and eggs,
a slice of toast, and maybe some grapefruit juice and coffee?”
He declines. “Thanks for asking, but I’m not hungry right now. It’s this Viagra,”
he says. “It’s really taken the edge off my appetite.”
At lunchtime, she asks him if he’d like something.
“How about a bowl of soup, homemade muffins, or a cheese sandwich?”
He declines. “The Viagra,” he says, “really trashes my desire for food.
Come dinner time, she asks if he wants anything to eat.
“Would you like a juicy rib eye steak and some scrumptious apple pie?
Or maybe a rotisserie chicken or tasty stir fry?”
He declines again. “No,” he says, “it’s got to be the Viagra. I’m still not hungry.”
“Well,” she says, “Would you mind getting off me?  . . . I’m starving.”

New Year’s Eve

Trail Conditions: Some problem areas but a lot of Good.

Weather: 1-4 today, below freezing for highs.

I have openings in all the rentals, check out the calendars. 

In general riders have been reporting pretty good conditions, we have problem areas like 4 miles west of the hoop on trail 8, 11S into Wisconsin I heard is closed. We still are lacking a normal amount of snow for this time of year but even with heavy traffic it seems the trails are in better shape than they should be. I think the groomers deserve a lot of credit for working with the conditions we have. The wet snows we received followed by the cold weather are creating a good base and the light snows are giving us a little here and there. Snow is in the forecast, nothing big at the moment but as long as we get a little every day or two the base will keep building and trails keep getting refreshed.

The other day three guys came into the Lodge, Tool, Super and Zippy. I know this sounds like the start of a joke. I told them I would post something the next day but when I started writing about the Lady that got killed it kind of took away the mood.

Three men, Tool, Super and Zippy walk into a bar. The barman tells them, “If you can sit in my basement for a day, I’ll give you free beer forever.” Tool walks out after five minutes and says, “It’s impossible, you got a swarm of flies in there.” So Super tries his luck, but can’t take more than an hour. Finally, Zippy goes down. When he returns a day later, the others ask him how he did it. Zippy says, “Easy! I took a dump in one corner and sat in the other corner!”

Trail Conditions: OK too Good.

Weather: 3-5 inches Monday maybe?

Mixed reports yesterday got a few saying trails were tore up but for the most part riders said we were thin on snow but the trails are not that bad to pretty good. We need snow and possibly Monday we will get our wish. Is it worth the ride up here? I think most are saying yes. Gotta run, Gogebic Lodge this morning. Have fun and be Safe.

In Memory of Jill.

Trail Conditions: OK too Good.

Weather: Not sure how much more snow yesterday, probably 3+..

When I arrived at Gogebic Lodge for work yesterday morning I was met at the door by Dave and he asked me if I heard about Jill. My heart sank as I asked him if was their group that had the casualty. I know a lot of people by face or by what they drink and don’t remember their names. When I read the article I didn’t put 2 and 2 together and associate Nebraska and Dave.

Wednesday Doug, Jill, Dave and Dave’s guest arrived at the Lodge, I shook the guys hands and gave the women a hug and we said how happy we were to see each other. I’ve probably known them going on 10 years. Not 48hours later I find out it was Jill who had the accident on Lake Gogebic early Thursday morning.

The reason I am writing this is to remind everyone bad shit can and does happen out there. Slow down, and watch the drinks when you have to drive. We are not (most of us anyway) a bunch of douche bags up here that just want your money. We get to know our customers and a lot of you become extensions of our families.

Thoughts, Prayers and whatever I can do to help Doug. A part of us that knew Jill left this week also. Please call if you need anything at all.

Talk to sledders yesterday and a huge improvement over before the fist snow hit. Still bare spots and problem areas like 8 a few miles west of the Hoop. But then with the 3 or more inches yesterday the thin areas should be getting better. More snow possible Sunday through Tuesday, conditions should continue to improve.

Be safe out there, Please.


Trail Conditions: Should have improved 150%

Weather: 3+ of wet Heavy Snow and single temps at night.

The big snows have missed us but that may not be all bad. What fell was heavy and wet and now temps have dropped drastically. That will make for a good base. Snow is in the forecast for the next week or so. We should be go to go for the next few weeks.

I appolagize for the “Get Your Asses up here” comment a few days ago, we thought we were going to get a major dumping on and it dwindled down to 5 or so inches total. But Huge snowfalls mean huge moguls also. A few inches a day is our best bet.

The Hoop’s web Cam is back online, bigger and better. Right now you can view it from or

I heard trail 13 north of trail 2 is all tore up from Loggers. The northern ends of trail 1 and trail 13 are still cut off due to logging.