Michigan Trail Report


Frederic / Gaylord Area Trail Report – Sledheads of Frederic – 02/10

Perfect Weekend and if you weren’t here you missed out on some incredible riding. Everyone that came in raved about how great it was and things weren’t busy at all. There were a few that came in that they had read on the internet that there was no snow in our area. I guess that helps the saying of fake news. Things turned around after the rain ended up being really good. I rode home last night after another yummy prime rib at the Frederic Inn.

It’s only a 14 mile ride home from here and this morning I left at 7:30 and decided to take the long route here which I went thru the back of Camp Grayling to CCC Bridge road and up to the far west parking lot on 72 and had breakfast at Shirleys and then back to Frederic, got here just a little after 10 and a fantastic 50 mile ride here. Riding is what we all love to do but your sled will KILL YOU in a blink of an eye. I have heard of at least 3 accidents from yesterday along with one that was an airlift out. Well on the way here this morning on trail 679 I came up on an accident site.

Pretty easy to spot considering all the blood in the trail. I could see exactly what happened. It was 679 just south of 612, sled was heading south going way to fast for a slight curve and slammed into a pine that didn’t budge. I have preached sled safety on here for years and it just makes your heart sink to see something like that on the trail. Pieces of sled and a pamphlet from a stifneck select that was left there from the emt’s……..Think before you squeeze the throttle…… Just had riders in here again that said they couldn’t believe how few sleds there are out there on the trails………Its now sunday morning about 11:30 a.m.

Forgot to mention about the herd of deer about ten of them that were running across the road in front of me, the road was icy and the deer couldn’t get traction as they ran across. They were burning hooves and it was funny to watch them trying to get traction. Thanks for checking in and PLEASE RIDE SAFELY, AND STAY RIGHT. Pete

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Thursday August 15th, 2019 - 10:29 pm

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Chris Parsons

Bruce Barber didnt we ride through there to get to your place?

Tuesday August 13th, 2019 - 9:16 am

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Hello Pete

Bring on the snow!!

Hello

Good

Looks nice

Yes

That’s good

How u doing

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Friday August 9th, 2019 - 2:23 am

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Wednesday August 7th, 2019 - 7:54 pm

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Hi Pete! This is the guy you met at the Bear's Den who was charged $30 for a sandwich. My Dad was out to Sturgis last week. He too rode from Frederic Township. Unfortunately, it rained almost every day he was there. Didn't do much riding out there as a result. He is 81 and still rides his Harley which he bought a couple of years ago. He pulls a trailer with his tent and sleeping bag and supplies. Hope you have a great trip.

Hi there Pete

Have fun!!

Looks good

Pete

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Sunday July 21st, 2019 - 9:01 am

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I love going down with the kayaks

A couple weeks ago they did the Manistee River M-72 to CCC Bridge "Paddle Hard Challenge" and went by our place on the river. They paddle so hard that it turned the River black from all the they stir up silt for two days. Amazing to watch.

4 hrs of that oh my😎

Any footage of the finish?

what is this race?

That’s so cool

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