Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sure thing.............

At this point, I would say that Presidents Week 2019 is going to be one to write down in the books.  Forecast looks good for the rest of the week, but we may have a bump on Sunday.  I'm hoping by Monday morning we'll be saying, what R?  Because it looks like we'll see R and then change back to snow over night.  So Monday morning we'll never even know it happened.  But like always only time will tell.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Great Weekend..........

The Holiday weekend is over, but the holiday week is still to come and those that will be in the area are going to get a great week of riding in.  We had lake effect in the area this morning and it drop about 4 inches of fresh snow for everyone to enjoy.  Sorry about no post yesterday, I ran out of hours for the day.  So I included the parking lot sweep from yesterday in the video today.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Couldn't ask.........

The warm up yesterday may of had some wondering if it was going to be a good weekend or not.  But Old Man Winter was nice to us and everything came together for a great weekend of riding.  Not much to report, besides winter has returned and everyone is having a great weekend of riding.  Except for the people that are getting in trouble for SWI.  Had a few people come in and tell me that they are doing SWI checks out on the trails.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

It's dropping.............

Temps got up to 39 today for a short time and things did get soft.  But they are dropping now, things are freezing back up and we will be in the teens overnight.   So riding will be good for the holiday weekend.  To tell you the truth, the little R we had and the warm up will make things better than it was.  Because now it's wet enough to freeze up nice and solid to make more base.

On a side note, one of my guests daughter is a young business person.  She makes soy candles, that can be custom ordered and she sent one to the north country for me to try.  I have it the office, it has a nice scent and burns nice and even. Here is a link to her site for more information.
www.nvautisticdesign.com

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Got more............

The lake effect from last night went into this morning and we picked up another 4 to 6.  It gets to a point that you really don't notice how much snow we get.  Just as long as it keeps coming to replenish what the sleds eat up.  Conditions are back to the point that people are making loop trips out of Old Forge again.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Not what they called for.............

Well we didn't see the foot plus that was called for.  We did see 6 to 7 inches of a snow/sleet mix.  Which would be equal to about a foot and a half  of lake effect if not more.  Because the stuff we got was very heavy and will pack/freeze down very nice.  We have had lake effect all night and have picked up another 2 to 3 from it.  So everything is coming together for the upcoming holiday weekend.  Hope you have some plans to enjoy our winter wonderland.

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Hope soon.........

The camera hasn't come back from it's ride for the day yet.  When it does I'll be posting.  I can tell you this.  Conditions have gotten way better and the ice has been covered up by the snow/sleet mix we got yesterday.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Warning still in place.............

The forecast is still calling for up to a foot of snow and sleet by late Wednesday afternoon.  After looking at the radar, it looks like most of the storm has passed us.  But it also looks like the winds will be setting up for us to see some lake effect Wednesday.  So between the two we could very well get the foot in the warning.  The best part of this storm is, it has been good material for building the snow pack back up on top of the ice base.  So the groomers should soon be back out doing their magic for us to enjoy.

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It started............

Around 11:45 this morning we started seeing light snow coming from the sky and the temp is 17.  Check out the radar shot below.  If all the green headed our way is snow, we're going to see a good amount of the white stuff before it's done.  I'll keep you posted.



The few...............

Got a dusting over night and with the snow we got Friday, it's enough that the few that did come to town, are out riding and having fun.  Not much else to report and I'll keep you updated as the Tuesday storm make it's way to the area.  The numbers are changing, but one thing seems to be standing out.  It's looks like it's going to be wet, good packing snow.  But a pain in the butt to plow.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

It's out there................

All the reports I'm getting are the same.  If you want to ride you can and it isn't as bad as some are making it out to be.  However it is an ice base with a coating of snow on top.  So studs and carbides are a big plus.  But it looks like that all will be changing on Tuesday with a Winter Storm Watch in place for us.  Right now it's call for a foot plus.  So like always, we'll have to wait and see.  The cam at Stillwater is down and I'm sorry to say it may be the end of the week before I can get out to fix it.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Got some in.............

The lake effect from yesterday brought things around enough that people where able to get back out and put some seat time in.  With the last round of R, there is no question that there is a solid ice base under the new snow.   So slow going was the key to todays riding.  No blasting down the trail, grabbing a hand full of break and thinking you're going to stop on a dime.  So it all depends on what you're looking for when it comes to conditions.  There is no question you can go out and get some riding in.  But if you are looking to do high mile, flat out riding you may not like what we have to offer at this time.  But it looks like that will be changing on Tuesday.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Here's what it looks like now................

When will it stop?  Your guess is good as any ones.  I'm hoping not till we see at least a half a foot or more.


It's starting...............

The winds are starting to pick up, enough that the top blew off of the fire pit.  As it stands right this second, condition aren't anything to talk about at all.  We still have a good base out there.  But we need some fresh snow on top for the cooling and so on.  So it's all going to depend on what we see from the lake effect if there is going to be any riding this weekend or not.  You'll see in the pic below that the clouds and I hope snow are moving in.

11:30 Update:  Snow has started.  Cross fingers and get dancing people!



Thursday, February 7, 2019

One is looking better............

I said yesterday that it looks like the temp and winds are setting up to maybe give us some lake effect on Friday.  One of the forecasts I look at are talking 2 to 5 on Friday.  So cross your fingers it all comes together and we see it.  It won't make it perfect, but it should be enough to make it rideable again. So keep an eye on the cams in the morning to see when the change over happens.  Also check out the link below.  You can click on different times of the day to see what is forecasted.

 https://www.wunderground.com/ndfdimage/viewimage?region=ne&type=wx&msg=21

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Down to three.............

This morning we only had three sleds left in the front yard and they packed it up and headed for home also.  Don't give up hope just yet for the weekend.  Friday temps will drop and all we need is a good shot of lake effect to get us back on the trails.  It may not be as good as it was.  But it's better than sitting at home watching TV.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Did you ever.............

Watch the TV show "How I met your mother"  Ted's grandmother always said nothing good happens after midnight.  Well she sure was right about last night.  Because at 1am we had R coming from the sky and it cost us some snow pack.  Things will be freezing back down some tonight, as we are below freezing now and will stay that way till at least noon Wednesday.  At the least, it will slow down the melt down and break the around the clock melting.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Sure wish...........

Why is it they can change the forecast to doom and gloom in a split second.  But it seems to take forever for it to turn back to what we think is good...SNOW & COLD!  Looks like some R tonight.  One good thing I see is it will drop into the teens Tuesday night and freeze things back up some.  Don't give up hope for this upcoming weekend just yet.

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Got longer.................

The warm up was only to be a few days long.  But now they are saying it is going to be longer.  How we far it is going to be the thousand dollar question of the week.  I'm hoping we don't see any or very little R over the warm up.  Because two or three days of warmth, may not do as much damage as last weeks R and we bounced right back after that.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Sleds at Stillwater tells it all...............

Lots of sled traffic and fun being had by all.  Couldn't ask for a better weekend to ride, weather or trail conditions wise.

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