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Frederic / Gaylord Area Trail Report – Sledheads of Frederic – 01/11

Make it snow and they will come. So far no new snow in the past couple of days and only a little predicted. The good thing is that its staying cold so what we do have is staying but getting worn. Its now 12:30 on Friday and sled traffic has been slow thru town Trail is white all the way to Gaylord and I had some riders in yesterday that said the more east you go the less snow there is. Lovells to Grayling was reported as good. Still remember it is very icy underneath. Next the pic below has nothing to do with the story that I am going to paste below it. The x ray picture was a different rider that had a problem near Gaylord the other night. Look at it closely to see his issue. It doesn’t take much to get hurt. The story I am pasting below came from a guy that was in the hospital and has been there for nine days…he was getting out yesterday.

Pete -Just want to say thanks for the trail condition reports. Your the first place I look even though I am up around Otsego Lake.I want to second the “be careful, it icy underneath”. I was out after the snow on the 2nd around Gaylord and hit a huge ice chunk. Hope to get out of the hospital today. Hand came off the throttle and I grab for it back and miscalculated. I was only going 15 mph, but have spent 9 days in the hospital. Sled looks almost untouched.Thanks to the EMS folks out of Waters, the Gaylord ER and the Beaumont ICU and Orthopedic staff, I will make a full recovery, but it could have been so different.I have had this issue with the palm/thumb throttle prior. Any suggestions that is a safe solution? Looking at a finger throttle replacement. The good news is the rescue and ER folks are good. There was one trama nurse in particular who had spend several years at NorthWestern U Trama in Chicago and she was awesome. I have to do something nice for water EMS and her in particular.They thought I broke my pelvis, broke ribs, broke a vertebrae, nicked my spleen and liver. Has a puncture wound. Turned out I did have a pelvis problem, but it was not broken….I had ripped a muscle attachment point off it (Gluteus Medius off the pelvis crest). The sled did land on me and broke my nose pretty good.Chunk of ice, 15 mph, hand came off the bars, grabbed the bars and palm nailed the throttle. 2-3 seconds tops. 2014 Polaris Switchback 600 Adventure. I got really lucky

Pete here again, PLEASE RIDE SAFELY and thanks for checking in. Pete


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Thursday June 13th, 2019 - 3:48 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

No snow here. Nice and toasty. ... See MoreSee Less


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You find any good prime rib out there lol?

Ellis island cheap place to eat right behind Bailey’s

Hello from Michigan

You made it


Hey pete u got mens shirts?


Hello from Owosso

Hello from Owosso

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Sunday June 9th, 2019 - 6:46 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

Sled trail 47 just south of Grayling high school this afternoon. If you run into some of these while on your sled be sure to MOVE FAST ... See MoreSee Less


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The 2020 Yamahas are hitting the trails early I see...

lol of course theyre towing at least one M113

And they say its sledders that rip them up lol

That one being towed must be Chevy 😂

Don’t see any trail stickers in those !

FEMA Camps are taking reservations.....

Anyone see a trail permit? Lol

No doubt there is always something broken. Maintenance leads the way!

Dang miss those days but Bradley's not 113

I hope they got trail permits lol

We love having The Guard here! Thank you all for your service!🇺🇸

Hope they have ORV stickers the DNR is really cracking down in that area!

Did that "all over" Germany back in the early 70's. Early 70's? Geesh...

Michigan national guard hooyah!

They use that to get from MATES /north camp to south camp/ Camp Grayling!

Looks like the 7th tank was towing an artic cat.

Love riding in the tank trails on my sled


It's a tank trail. The sleds just get to use it.

Very cool but harsh on the rds

We was camping 2 years ago off 7 mile rd and they showed up in our camp. They said they was just field training. About crapped our pants 👖 💩

Spent many spend summer up there

This is why I love grayling so much

Brings back memories. I love seeing the tanks moving

Been there done that. I was 17 in the 1st /246th armor. From Dewagaic, Mi. Best thing my parents did was to sign so I could go into the National Guard at 15. Thank you mom and dad!!!!!

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Friday May 24th, 2019 - 10:35 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

For more information visit 9115WM72Hwy.C21.com 9115 W M-72 Hwy Grayling, MI 49738 MLS 319016 Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 Building Area: 2472 Sq. Ft. Move in re... ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday May 23rd, 2019 - 2:29 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

SOLD. New owners ready for some Lake Margrethe summer fun. ... See MoreSee Less


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Congratulations Pete!

That's why you ate that prime rib dinner.

Good job.

Good job Pete!!!

What did it sell for$$$

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Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 - 5:31 pm

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Log home on 100 feet of the east shore of Lake Margrethe ... See MoreSee Less

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Steve Lonier

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