Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Sweetwater Challenge #2 is looking good!

The trails are all groomed - Rick ran them all yesterday with the groomer. We have a good base and a little more snow on the way. My camera died so no photos :-(

We missed out on the 12" of snow that Ludington got Tuesday night into early Weds. a.m. We only got a couple of inches in our area.

Rick is going to sand the hills on our private drive. As of today, 32nd St. is snow-covered and not icy. We're ready for a good time on good trails!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Heading to the UP 200 this week.

We had a grand weekend on the trails this past Valentine's weekend. The conditions were about perfect and so was the company. Several of us drove dogs out to the far west loop and had a campfire and lunch on the trail. I stayed the night at that location with 6 of our dogs and a sled full of gear. It was awesome to be sitting alone in the woods, listening to the coyotes' yip and howl and the sled dogs answer them. My camera died so I didn't get any photos. I would like to have a photo of the 6 pairs of green eyeballs watching me as I sat at the campfire contemplating the universe.

I will be home from the UP 200 sometime late Monday evening. I won't be on the computer again until then. GO, JOE GUTOWSKI!!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Four more inches of snow on our base.

We got four inches of snow on top of what we had - a nice base for this weekend. Rick has groomed the trails already so they should be nicely set up.
A few of us may be camping overnight Saturday with the dogs at the far west end of the trail system - come and join us for the night or for a long break by a campfire with some food to share. Send me an email if you plan on coming.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Trails holding up well.




Here's a few photos from this weekend - trails are in great shape, not hard and fast but well packed with a few inches of lake effect snow on top from last week. Several folks are coming here for Valentine's weekend to run dogs - a couple of us may camp out overnight on Saturday. I'll post a trail update on Thursday.