Posts Tagged ‘MI Watersmeet’

Snowmobile Trail Conditions Land O Lakes, WI Boulder Jct., WI Manitowish Waters, WI Winchester, WI Marinesco, MI Watersmeet, MI

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

The trails were great today, but it ended up being a rough trip for us. We started off headed South and then West on trail 8 towards Boulder Junction. After arriving in town we got gas and then ate breakfast at the Outdoorsman restaurant. We then continued further West towards Manitowish Waters, WI. The trails were in AWESOME shape. I haven’t seen the trails this good in at least 3-4 seasons. There is hardly anyone in the area this week and the groomers have done an excellent job keeping the trails perfect! On our way towards Manitowish Waters, one of the people in our group had an accident and banged up the hood on their sled. We limped that sled back to our place and dropped it off. Then we took trail 11 North to Michigan and then trail 2 East to trail 13 South.

We stopped at Rogers Bar for a pizza and pop. After our short break we headed across the Cisco chain and made our way back to Land O Lakes. Almost every trail was in perfect condition and we couldn’t ask for anything better. If you get a chance to ride in the area any time soon, be sure to do it!

Overall Trail Rating: 10 out of 10
Distance: 167
Previous: 998
Season Total: 1,165

Snowmobile Trail Conditions Land O Lakes, WI Boulder Jct., WI Presque Isle, WI Winchester, WI Manitowish Waters, WI Marinesco, MI Watersmeet, MI

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Today we headed West for some Polaris parts. We took trail 6 West…..destination North Country Polaris in Manitowish Waters, WI. All of trail 6 West was in excellent shape. I shot a few videos, but some didn’t turn out due to some technical difficulties. After breakfast I noticed the problem and was able to correct it.

After arriving at North Country Polaris we noticed they were closed. DOH!

We turned around and went East on trail 6 back towards Presque Isle. Then we hooked up with Trail 1 North to trail 2 East. Trail 1 was a little choppy and the corners were icy mainly from the amount of traffic.

Once we hit trail 2, we were in heaven! I’ve never seen this trail so flat and perfect!

It was a 10 out of 10 with no question! After arriving in Watersmeet we took trail 3 South to Land O Lakes and then we called it a day.

Overall Trail Rating: 9 out of 10
Distance: 127
Previous: 871
Season Total: 998

Snowmobile Trail Conditions Winchester, WI Presque Isle, WI Marinesco, MI Watersmeet, MI Land O Lakes, WI

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Today we did the exact same trip as the last trip, except in reverse order. My buddy and his girlfriend are visiting and today was her first day on a snowmobile. We decided to take the easy way out and the more challenging way back to give her some time to adjust to the sled.

Playing around on the lake

(part 1) Trail 6 East from Winchester Wisconsin to Presque Isle Wisconsin

(part 2) Trail 6 East from Winchester Wisconsin to Presque Isle Wisconsin

On our way through Presque Isle, we stopped off at the Outpost Cafe and grabbed some brunch. After brunch we took trail 1 North to trail 2 East.

Trail 1 North Presque Isle, WI to Marinesco, MI

(part 2) Trail 1 North Presque Isle, WI to Marinesco, MI

Trail 2 East Marinesco, MI to Watersmeet, MI

It was pretty cold out today, the high was 4 degrees (without the wind chill). Trail 1 was in excellent shape and trail 2 was in PERFECT shape (not a bump to be found!). About 1/2 way down trail 2, we were all a little cold so we decided to make a stop at Rogers bar to warm up. After a soda and some popcorn we were back on our way to Bents Camp.

Trail 13 South From trail 2 to Rogers Bar

Normally on this trip, 1 tank of gas is plenty, but we decided to stop at the Cisco bar and get a few extra gallons to be on the safe side, especially since it was so cold today. FYI…gas at the Cisco bar is $4.50 per gallon for 93 octane. If you can avoid paying those ridiculous prices and get gas elsewhere, that will help out your wallet! So we made our way across the Cisco chain and rolled into Bents Camp. Tonight was fish fry Friday. The broiled Walleye was excellent (as usual). I’ve eaten here several times and I can honestly say I’ve never had a bad meal here. After dinner and warming up by the fire, we headed South out of Bents Camp to trail 6 West. This trail was once again thin on snow from what appears to be snow plowing for automobile traffic. This trail is pretty hard on your carbides and slides as well. The trail really didn’t improve until we got closer to the Boulder Junction trail system. The further West we went, the deeper the snow got and the smoother the trails were. We did cross paths with the Presque Isle, WI Sno Bunnie groomer. After that, the trail was perfect all the way back home.

I apologize for all of the videos! Somehow the camera got tilted so it looks like I’m riding sideways!

Overall Trail Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Distance: 88
Previous: 454
Season Total: 542

Snowmobile Trail Conditions Winchester, WI Presque Isle, WI Marinesco, MI Watersmeet, MI Bergland, MI

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

This was our first ride of 2008. We took trail 6 East through Presque Isle and then headed north on trail 1 towards Marinesco. Trail 6 was in pretty good shape (7 out of 10). Plenty of snow, it was just beat up from the weekend warriors. After we hit trail 2 we headed East and stopped at Rogers bar. Trail 2 was in awesome shape (10 out of 10). It had tons of snow and was flat as a table top! We ate a couple pizzas at Rogers and then went back West on trail 2 and took trail 13 north. 13 was in fair to good shape (6 out of 10). The snow was a bit thinner the further north we went, and 13 was also beat up from the weekend traffic. After a quick stop at the root cellar with some friends, we headed back south down 13 and hooked up with trail 100. 100 was in pretty good shape (7 out of 10). The snow depth started to pick up the further west we went. The groomer was in the area, but the trail was already beat up pretty good from the traffic. We met back up with trail 1 and took that through Marinesco and back down towards Presque Isle. Unfortunately we had some camera problems today and weren’t able to get any new video today.

Overall Trail Rating: 7 out of 10
Distance: 114
Previous: 99
Season Total: 213