Saturday, January 19, 2019

Saw a Cutter...............

There's a cutter in today's video and you don't see to many of them around.  Sorry about not getting the parking lot video first thing this morning.  I went out to do it, but the camera was dead. So I put it on charge and then got side tracked.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

What day is it............

With the amount of people around town today, you would of thought it was a Saturday not Friday.  You couldn't have planned this storm any better than it is.  Come into town on Friday, have storm on Saturday into Sunday and have everything cleaned up so people can head home on Monday.

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Take Note.......

Aurora's Donuts will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday this weekend.  They have a fresh made breakfast sandwich that is really good and other treats.  315 369 0225

Also the Old Mill has reopened and it's my understanding that the soup and salad is back.  I haven't been over yet.  But some of the guests have and said it was good.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hard to believe...............

Just over a week ago the riding conditions where just rideable and now they are good to great with more snow on the way.  The thousand dollar question now is, will it make it to the end of the season without a warm up.  One can only hope!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Another Day............

I'd say today was another day of above average traffic for a weekday.  We had lake effect most of the day and when it was all said and done I'd give it 3 to 4 inches.  Looks like we're going to get chilly tonight again with a low around 10 below.  Long range forecast is looking REALLY sweet.  So don't miss out on what could be some of the best riding of the season.   See if you notice my screw up in the video.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Clouds have returned.............

Was cloudy all day and we had light snow in the air.  It didn't amount to anything more than a dusting.  For a weekday there was a good amount of sled traffic around town.  If this weekend's storm comes together, like they are calling for, traffic should lighten up in the area.  As more areas will have snow to ride on.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Don't miss out............

We may not have feet of snow and you would think that conditions couldn't be all that great.  But the ice base is the key to the conditions we have.  You don't need all that much snow when you have 3 plus inches of solid ice for the base.  Forecast is looking good with cloud cover and light snow.  It was very pretty here today with the bright sun, but when it comes to holding the trail conditions together cloudy is the way to go.

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Better late than never............

Here's what it was looking like Sunday morning and some video from Saturday.  I'll be posting another video for today later on.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Stillwater at it's best..............

Today's video says it all on how the conditions are.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

First ride in Old Forge...........

Have a first time rider enjoying the trails here at Christy's today.  He'll be doing the pool loop in no time and the next thing you'll know is he'll be taking the trail to the back forty, just the big people.

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Heading North?

Please be careful this weekend.    As there will be a lot of people in the area and the ice base is still out there.  So you never know when your sled may break loose and take you for a ride you may not enjoy.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Winter has returned.................

Snowed all day and we got a good 6 to 8 so far.  Doesn't sound like much, but trust me, it did make a world of difference.  Calling for more tonight and Thursday.  Won't be long and the light for the one foot mark on the snow stick will be under snow.  Not much else to saw, watch the video it says it all.

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Winter Storm Warning

Northern Herkimer-
Including the cities of Big Moose, Eagle Bay, McKeever,
Old Forge, Atwell, Nobleboro, and Northwood
620 AM EST Wed Jan 9 2019


* WHAT...Heavy snow and some blowing snow. Total snow
accumulations of 8 to 12 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Cross your fingers............

We had some R later this afternoon.  Nothing that really did much damage and the new snow soaked it up.  Looks like the temp is going to drop later tonight with snow coming back to the area.  So things should freeze back up and this could all work out for the best.  Making the base that much harder and thicker.  Keep tuned to the cams to see what's going on.

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Monday, January 7, 2019


Northern Herkimer-Hamilton-
Including the cities of Big Moose, Eagle Bay, McKeever,
Old Forge, Atwell, Nobleboro, Northwood, Long Lake, Sabattis,
Hoffmeister, and Wells
340 AM EST Mon Jan 7 2019


* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches

* WHERE...Northern Herkimer and Hamilton Counties in the western

* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Tuesday.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sunday 11am

It's been snowing all morning.  Nothing big, got and inch or two.  But at this point I'll take whatever we can get.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Not much to report..............

Traffic was lighter today than the last few days.  Saw a few sleds at Stillwater around lunch time and a few getting gas across the street.  But besides that it's pretty quiet around here.  I'm sure most of you are watching the flip flop forecast for this week.  So let's hope it turns for the better and we get some snow, so we can get out riding again.

I reset the system on top of McCauley yesterday.  But by the time I got home it was off again.   So I'll get it back online ASAP.  It's having a connection problem with the router at the base.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

What to say..............

I really don't like it when conditions are like this.  I got many calls today wanting to know what the conditions are like. What do you say?  Stay home or come up.  It all depends on what you're looking for.  Can you ride ….yes.  I didn't go out on the trails to see first hand how they are.  But I would guess that things are thin in areas and are holding up because of the light traffic.

The cams on top of McCauley and the trail went down this morning.  I'm hoping they'll reset in the morning.  If not it's off to the top to do it in person.

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11:45am and we still have light snow coming from the sky.  Radar shows it's from Old Forge north to the top of the county.  Snow total is around 4 inches.  Not enough to ride yet in my book.  But it's a start and more to come next week by the way it looks.  More later...……...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Cross eveything you got and get dancing!!!!!!!!!!


* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches
expected, except 1 to 3 inches near and south of Interstate 90.

* WHERE...Herkimer, Hamilton, and Northern Fulton Counties.

* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Thursday.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year !

Late in the afternoon yesterday we started to see some light R  and as evening set in it got heavier. Over night the winds picked up and we had some downed trees in the area, but besides that there isn't much to talk about or report.  Forecast isn't looking all that great for the rest of the week, so dig into a project on the "Honey Do List" and win some points for when the conditions improve.

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