Michigan Trail Report


Watersmeet Trail Report – 01/12

We are grooming daily. The snow is still thin so we are seeing some rocks on the trails. Tons of traffic, guys were training one of our old drivers in the new tucker yesterday morning and headed down trail 3 to Land O Lakes it’s a 2 hour run, they were passed by 62 sleds

Trail 2 west of Watersmeet – Good condition

Trail 2 east of Watersmeet- Good with some fair spots

Trail 13 south to Cisco Chain- Good condition

Trail 3 south to Land O’Lakes- Good to fair condition, lots of traffic use caution over bridges

Trail 3 north to Paulding/Bond Falls/Bruce Crossing- Good condition, a few thin spots and some icy corners

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Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 - 7:16 pm

Running Bear Resort

Still availableHad our Great Moose cabin open up for the weekend of January 25 & 26 2 bedroom $85 per night ... See MoreSee Less

Still available

 

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We are planning to stay in one of your cabins for a week this summer

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Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 - 2:11 pm

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

Groomers report from Monday - Both drivers reported the trails are in good to very good condition except trail 3 south to Wisconsin it is good/fair because of the heavy traffic this trail gets. We've had a inch or two of new snow and a couple more in the forecast for this week. Conditions continue to improve! ... See MoreSee Less

Groomers report from Monday - Both drivers reported the trails are in good to very good condition except trail 3 south to Wisconsin it is good/fair because of the heavy traffic this trail gets. Weve had a inch or two of new snow and a couple more in the forecast for this week. Conditions continue to improve!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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I know you guys have been getting some flak but thank you for everything you do it is appreciated

I appreciate what you guys do too, but if you are responsible for grooming the trail between Land O Lakes and Watersmeet you can’t possibly call it good. Washboard would be more accurate, at least as half an hour ago.

Day 2 riding out of Watersmeet, trails have been great east west and north

Sunday January 20th, 2019 - 7:35 pm

Running Bear Resort

Beautiful moon, -4 degrees and dropping! It's going to be a cold one tonight probably below -20. Stay warm! ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful moon, -4 degrees and dropping! Its going to be a cold one tonight probably below -20. Stay warm!

 

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Beautiful stay warm !!

Beautiful

Awesome, stay warm up there guys

Sunday January 20th, 2019 - 4:10 pm

Running Bear Resort

Thought you all would enjoy this bit of history... nabbed it from someone elses page... its all new to me! lol

Who Knows the Heikki Lunta???
It is TIME!

There's a little town called Atlantic Mine about five miles away from Houghton where they hold an annual snowmobile race every winter. In 1970 the race was at risk of being cancelled because there wasn’t any snow. The race was sponsored by radio station WMPL in nearby Hancock. With no snow in sight, one of the station’s salesmen, David Riutta, composed a song called the "Heikki Lunta Snowdance Song." It took him about twenty minutes to invent the lyrics. "Heikki Lunta," it turns out, means “Henry Snow” in Finnish, and Riutta chose the name because his favorite musician was country western singer Hank Snow. Heikki Lunta was said to live in the back woods of a Finnish farming community south of Houghton, and he reportedly had the ability to do a dance which would cause snow to fall from the skies. Riutta’s song asked "Heikki Lunta" to do his dance to make it snow in time for the snowmobile race. They started playing the song on WMLP, it immediately became a local hit, and, lo and behold, it soon began snowing. According to local lore, it snowed and snowed for days. So much so that they had to cancel the snowmobile race.

Quite a few townspeople believed that Heikki’s snow dance song had caused the excessive snowfall, and there was a lot of public outcry. Riutta was chagrined when a huge lumberjack, infuriated by the amount of snow, threatened to “clean Heikki’s clock.” In an interview one of Riutta’s radio station co-workers said, “It was getting dangerous for Heikki and Dave…people started throwing rocks at them…well, not really rocks, but snowballs filled with rocks.” In response to the uproar, Riutta recorded a new song, "Heikki Lunta Go Away," and it became the flip side of the record. The song apologized for the big mess, and Heikki promised to quit dancing unless he was called upon again.

Here’s the Lyrics to the Heikki Lunta Snowdance Song (1970):

Now I’ll sing my song
To make the snow come down
And I’ll do my snow dance
Whoops! I almost lost my pants
I’ll holler and yell,
And really give it---

It’s Heikki’s snow dance song,
Heikki’s snow dance song

We gotta have some snow by the 4th of December
“Heikki Lunta, make it snow!” say all the Range Club members
The races are only three weeks away
And if I don’t make it snow, I’ll go back to making hay

It’s Heikki Lunta’s snow dance song,
Heikki Lunta’s snow dance song.

Snow, snow, snow!

Now I’ll dance some more,
And I’ll really know the score
How to make it snow,
Come on, man, go, go, go!
Don’t even slow down
till the snow starts falling down

It’s Heikki Lunta’s snow dance song,
Heikki Lunta’s snow dance song.

Snow, snow, come on, snow!

Here is the link https: audioboom.com/posts/3913273-the-original-heikki-lunta-snow-dance-song?fbclid=IwAR3jYGaRXn7NQGWN7V...

The Heikki Lunta Snow Dance Song
Written by David Riutta
(P) 1970 WMPL Radio
Hancock, Michigan#HeikkiLunta
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The south has been stealing our SNOW!

Sunday January 20th, 2019 - 8:50 am

Running Bear Resort

Good Morning! -19 Brrrrrr and about a half inch of new snow! I think it's a 2 cups of coffee morning ... See MoreSee Less

Good Morning! -19 Brrrrrr and about a half inch of new snow! I think its a 2 cups of coffee morning

 

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My bff says she will come for a visit if Running Bear actually has this coffee! I said if you have these cookies I would meet her there! Soooo... should we make plans?

I want to know how to make this coffee more than anything 🥰

Bill Bairley Michele Bairley

So cute stay warm. How is Clark doing?

Just...two??

Put another log on the fire

Oh I love the photo!! How creative!!!!

Good morning kids. Stay warm

Burrrrr!!!!! 🥶

-2 down here

How cute

Bleh,,,too cold

Ok... Where can I get that coffee and cookies? Looks wonderful!

-19 is chiillllly! -5 in downtown Twin Lakes. Gotta love da big lake!

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