Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Looks like the next wave.........

The first wave of snow has stopped and has left behind a half a foot of snow.  The radar looks like the next wave is about to hit us and who knows how much this one will bring us.  All the forecasts are calling for winter and snow the rest of the week.  So forget about the spring time conditions, winter has returned to the north country, at least for this week.  The one and only guest I have in, just came in from riding, he put on 70 miles in two and a half hours.

Today's Video for................

40 comments:

  1. Damn.....thanks for the great video Steve!

    I'm psyched....heading up in a few hours. Drive may suck but it looks like it'll be worth it. Anyone around to ride tomorrow-Friday let me know....

    Woo-Hoo

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    1. Tim i'll be up tommorow (wed) at around 12:00 staying at Chrsty's. Give me a call if you want to ride. Bill 631-235-9458. I'll be on the road at 5 am.

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    2. I text you already Bill. Count me in - noon, 1PM, 2PM don't matter. I'm just going to bed now at 5:45AM.....long drive up with the white-out conditions the last 25 miles up 28. Talk to ya in 6 hours or so....

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  2. Is gate to Brantingham still closed?

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    1. Not sure which gate you are asking about. Where is it?

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    2. No gates were closed going to or from Brantingham from any direction....there's TON'S of snow out there but OF got much more last night and today than Brantingham.

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  3. Looks great! Amazing to think there is a good chance for riding in April!?! Weekend is gonna be fun.

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  4. I'd be up for one more ride if my wife wasn't due with are 2nd Child on Monday. Had a great season the best season in the last couple years last time i rode in march this late was 08 i believe. Any way have a great end of the season!

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  5. Trails are not bad today, we went to Indian lake from old forge..Snow was thin around Inlet area and the groomers in Inlet where parked!! Old forge barn had an awful lot of drags sitting not being used and there where one maybe two groomers out. It is currently snowing again, trails need some grooming outside old forge

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  6. Steve, different type of question...we are thinking about coming up this weekend but have never been up this late in the season. Do you know if any of the restaurants are open this late in the season around town and surrounding areas for riding destinations(such as Glenmore, Stillwater, etc.) or would the info center be able to help us with this info? I understand that Big Moose Inn and Seventh Lake House closed after last weekend. We truly appreciate all your snowmobile reports...thank you!!!

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    1. Red Dog closed last saturday. Had a great meal on friday.

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    2. Glenmore said there gonna open friday and saterday

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  7. Trails r shot. Stay home! :p

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    1. Look at cams! I don't think so. Maybe you don't want to share. Seeeyaaa, on the trails.

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    2. Hahaha sno jet u may or may not be right. was up this past weekend and just couldnt help myself!

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  8. I just called Stillwater, they will be open and my guess is Beaver River will be open. I had a guest tell me the other day that Big Moose Station plans on being open on weekends. Around Old Forge there will be some open and some closed. But you will be able to find somewhere to eat. Slickers, Walt's, Tony Harpers and the Steak House are ones that are almost always open and I would guess that Billy's and Frankies will be open to. Over towards Brantingham I would guess that Pine Tree will be open. Hope this helped.

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    1. Yes, thank you very much Steve! Now just hope the snow keeps coming...

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  9. Planning on trip through Brantingham over through confusion flats to Tug Hill. Was wondering if it would be good. If someone could let me know that would be great. Thanks. Let it snow.

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    1. Stoney Lake trail to Brantingham was ridiculously sweet today. We were the 3rd and 4th sleds through and it was flat with 12-18" of fresh powder on top. No open water and nothing but brap, brap, brap....

      At the Pine Tree Inn the road towards 10 miles crossing looked bare and sketchy (we had just came from Stoney Lake way) but just past the intersection it was very ridable and we went home through Kovach's trail to 10 mile crossing - all mint!

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  10. Just rolled back into Eagle bay for a long long weekend after towing the sleds outta oldforge last week.. We got alot more then 6" of snow since the weekend. It looks like Mid Feb around here.. Its lake effects now so Let the groomers roll in the morning and thurs/Friday should be Mint

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  11. Came back from stillwater tonight and went by the groomer barn to see a disappointment of one groomer operater only tonight...WTF....

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    1. And your point is? Do you know what the schedule is for them? If it hasn't changed from years ago it goes something like this:

      Sun 3 groomers
      Mon 2
      Tues 1
      Weds 1
      Thur 2
      Fri 3
      Sat 3

      Which works out to each person working a 5 day work week. But I could be wrong as things do change over time.

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    2. Steve, with all due respect there is no way there were 3 groomers out last friday saturday or sunday!
      I rode all weekend. It did not happen.

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    3. I think that all the groomers should be out so people who have paid get in that last ride today thru sunday. Some times bending the rules for the groomers schedule is good for the entire money aspect for the area as opposed to negative feedback from no grooming.

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    4. The groomers are out in full force now because there's snow....how difficult is it to understand last weekend there was shit out there to groom?

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  12. Steve... Just played your video for the wife and she laughed.... Thanks for giving us a good laugh to show the women... Mine doesnt ride and said to get outta town so I am NorthBound thursday... I stayed in your place for many years and almost 10 weekends straight when i was building my house 8 years ago... Thank for everything you do to keep us Long Islanders in the know... cant wait for a Friday... ill try not to have to many cocktails thursday night.

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  13. Hey mr. 7:26am The groomers were OUT both Friday and Sat and Sunday. With all due respect moron... I don't think you were up here riding. Maybe in your mind. Its people like you that piss people off. Shoot your mouth off and give Steve a hard time.

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    1. Ok boy and girls. Let's not get into a drag down fight over this. Here is something to think about. Walmart at Christmas time has every lane open or at least you hope they do. But on a Wednesday night, in March at 11:30 pm there is only one lane open. When there are thousands of sleds in town, yes the whole fleet is out grooming. But when there are only fifty or a hundred sleds running around, why would you send them all out. With just one groomer and light traffic, like it's been, you are getting better coverage than when thousands of sleds are in town and three groomers. Bottom line is.....We have over a foot of new snow on the ground. Let's just get out there and enjoy it. Because it won't be around long and that is for sure!

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    2. Bingo, Steve hit it on the head. If you are complaining about riding March 20th you are a moron and there is other places to ride. NO ONE is forcing you to ride here. Get lost!!!!

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  14. Snowmobile riding Opportunities like this..March 20-
    Priceless.

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  15. I guess it doesn't matter anyway. To groom or not to groom. I can't make it up to ride. Thanks for the explanation steve, it does make sense. I enjoy the videos. Everybody likes to get on a freshly groomed trail.

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  16. How is trail 5 doing?

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  17. Is that a good thing?

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  18. Steve,
    Do you know when the last time was that OF had March snow like this?

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  19. 14 + " A storm on March 14-15 2006

    50 + " for the month of March 2001 .

    All time recorded for March may have been 1892 @ 60+".

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    1. Most snowfall in 24 Hours:
      23+ (March 13, 1993 & March 3, 1994)

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  20. My ex-jersey friends are keeping Stillwater open...Great.

    Its late March and we are playing with "house"(money)snow!~

    An Open face Prime Rib AND Rocky mt. snow conditions = March madness:
    Perfect together.!

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  21. For the record - you all missed one of the best days of riding this area has seen in the last 3 years today.....hahaha SUCKA'S!!!

    Breaking trail on the inner loops, snow over the windshield, flat and fun, fun, fun.

    Thanks Bill - nice 100 mile day bud.

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