Posts Tagged ‘Michigan’

Snowmobile Trail Conditions Land O Lakes, WI Watersmeet, MI

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

I always enjoy days like today. I got the chance to help 3 new riders enjoy the sport. We didn’t ride very far, but it was a relaxing fun day for all of us. We started off in Land O Lakes and headed up trail 3 to Big Mamma’s restaurant in Watersmeet, MI. After a great breakfast, we hit the trail and headed North to trail 2 West. Both of these trails were in great shape (as usual for the Watersmeet club).

We arrived at Rogers bar and enjoyed a short break. Sue is always fun to talk to and makes the time fly by. We got on the sleds again and took local trail 13 south across the Cisco Chain of Lakes. There were a few challenging spots when we crossed the portages, other than that we couldn’t have asked for better conditions.

We made a stop at Black Oak and got some food. Black Oak is a great place to stop if you are in the area, you won’t leave hungry! After stopping at Black Oak we took trail 6 East back into Land O Lakes. This trail tends to get icy in the corners, so keep an eye out for that!

Overall Trail Rating: 9 out of 10
Distance: 48
Previous: 1,155
Season Total: 1,203

Snowmobile Trail Conditions Winchester, WI Presque Isle, WI Marinesco, MI Wakefield, Michigan

Friday, January 11th, 2008

We got a late start today and ended up leaving about 11am.

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

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

After eating breakfast at the Outpost cafe in Presque Isle, WI we headed north on trail 1 towards Marinesco, MI. It started snowing while we were eating and that really helped the trails. Almost every trail has a very good, solid base, but they were all very slick. With this fresh snow on top, it gives them a bit of traction. We made it to Marinesco and gassed up at the mini mart. If you are in town, be sure to stop in and tell them hello! After that we took trail 2 west towards Wakefield.

Trail 2 West

Trail 2 West (part 2)

Trail 2 West (part 3)

Trail to Bingos

We stopped in to Bingos bar and motel and grabbed a pop and a pizza. After our break we headed back on 2 east to 11 south. 11 was in much better shape than a week or two ago. They were actually able to get the groomer through there and it knocked down the bumps.

Today was our second day with the new helmet cam system. The guys at hooked us up with a VIO POV which is an awesome system! So far it’s worked great, except for when it snowed the camera picked up snow and it melted on the lense. After the camera cooled down and I got the ice off of it, it worked great!

Overall Trail Rating: 7 out of 10
Distance: 90
Previous: 279
Season Total: 369