Trail Conditions Report
Atlanta, Hillman &
Awesome 9" snowbase over an icy
pak on the trails and backroads
expect below freezing
temperatures through the weekend
Saturday / Sunday
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$2.46 for 87 octane
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If this weather pattern holds,
the county back roads should be a good 'ol
northern challenge for the upcoming SNO DRIFT RALLY on Jan. 24 & 25th / 2020!
Trails had an unexpected boost from the carry-over
of the Lake Michigan Lake Effect. We were due for
maybe an inch for the day's snow showers but instead
we got a nominal 4 - 5" of ultra fluffy snow, thanks
to the plummeting temperatures. Thursday evening and
it's about 18º. The next time we are to be at
freezing or above (32º+) is possibly Thursday of the
next week. Bundle up = "no such thing as bad
weather, only bad clothing" I must note, this
report is typed 15 feet from the wood stove.
After todays surprise snowfall there is a nominal
8-10" inches of snow off trail.
Trail Groomers should have been out yesterday
(Wednesday) which was good timing as to make a nice
base for todays snowfall which may be added to on
Friday when there's a potential storm that may pop
us another winter punch of cold & snow.
There is a Winter Storm Watch
posted by NOAA posted with a potential storm posted
with the particulars.
Should the storm watch materialize, Friday
starts off the weekend with some sunshine.
Friday night through Saturday snows from the storm
should leave us another 2-7" of snow atop the
9" (+/-) that is currently on the ground.
Saturdays snow may be wet heavy snow with
strong 25 mph wind gusts to make some snow
Yup. Imagine that.
Temperatures stay below freezing on
through the coming weekend before taking another
drop on Monday Jan 20th, Martin Luther
King Remembrance Day when the daytime highs peak
in the high teens. Nighttime lows expected in
the single digits with a presumed below zero's
to poke out too.
This trend sound remain through to Thursday when
daytime highs may hover around the freezing
No significant snowfall expected through to
Thursday of the new coming work week.
Should you see ice on the waterways,
Use CAUTION and do
not venture on the ice just yet!
The new ice of the season got zapped
from the thaw and rains. If you see any ice, look at
it and stay off. Keep heed.
Especially after the weekend's snow cover.
Looks may be deceiving.
Stay safe, Stay alive, Stay dry,, and warm
Ease up on the gas peddle on your
travels and lower the blood pressure. Imagine
momma deer and the kids trying to run across the
snowy road ,,, in heels.
Bag your deer with the
rifle, not your car or truck.
to see where snow clouds are headed click HERE
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State Road Conditions from updated
an interactive state map
showing road closures, accidents, construction and
more things that might affect your travels
bit of advice on Bear
from a Montana resident a few years
In light of the rising frequency
of human/grizzly bear conflicts, the
Montana Department of Fish and Game is
advising hikers, hunters, and fishermen to take
precautions and keep alert for bears while in
We advise that outdoorsmen wear noisy little
bells on their clothing so as not to
startle the bears that aren't
expecting them. We also advise outdoorsmen to
carry pepper spray with them in case of an
encounter with a bear.
It is also a good idea to watch out for fresh
signs of bear activity. Outdoorsmen should
recognize the difference between black
bear and grizzly bear poop. Black bear poop
is smaller and contains a lot of berry seeds
and squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear poop has little bells in it and
smells like pepper spray.
our new norm
Natural tick repellent spray is available
at the Atlanta Hardware in
Enjoy the woods INFORMED
Know What You're Looking At TickEncounter.org
Want to have your tick tested?
Tick Identification and
Offered at no charge by MDARD (Michigan
Dept of Agriculture and Rural Development)
Stay clear of Permethrin
for tick prevention
Do your own research to know why
for components of VELVET ANTLER. It's in there!
If you are in town, stop over at the
All the above
products are produced from the elk raised at the Rose Lake Elk Ranch here in
Velvet Antler Extract
Velvet Antler Skin Lotion
Velvet Antler Sports Cream
Velvet Antler Pet Revitalizer (with Elk
ORDER EVA ONLINE with PayPal
also in Hillman is the
Thunder Bay Resort
They keep a selection of Antler Velvet supplements
Consider all the
minerals and nutrients the elk uses to get those
antlers so flippin' huge and strong in a manner of
mere months. These minerals and nutrients help the
body cope with arthritis, sore joints and muscles,
growth factors for bone and muscle health.
From those living with aches and pains to body
builders and sports junkies, it's in there!
Side effects of Elk Antler Velvet usually appear
in Autumn which may include growing antlers, an
urge to bugle, scrape the ground and head butt any
thing or any body that comes near your
harem. A slight inconvenience but they do
fall off in the spring.
to an Elk Bugle -
If you hear this in the woods , it'll be sure
to send chills down the spine.
check out the past
Elk Pole Contest!
of the winter elk hunt
Heaviest Elk last year was a 6x7 665lb Bull
The only public
Elk Pole Contest
Get next to nature,
get next to your "self"
For pics of
critters you might see in these parts, check out our
in the North East
Nature Is Speaking
weather conditions for today and tomorrow
NWS Weather Story
For current weather and projected forecasts for the
Hillman and Lewiston area, check out
Local Weather & forecast
from NOAA in Gaylord
For the outdoor enthusiast.
Northern Michigan Trailway Routes for
Snowmobile, Biking & Hiking
Into the Night Sky
Michigan has one of world's
few 'dark sky parks' for stargazers | -Michigan
The Headlands, an
International Dark Sky Park -
-Pure Michigan Travel-
Atlanta Auto Repair
12383 State Street
Atlanta, MI 49709
visit their web site!
Snow Mobile Clubs *
A-Win Sands Motel
hunting and Elk tours)
Food & Drink
Thunder Bay Deli
Downtown Atlanta on the
trail easement north of M-32 before the
Haymeadow Creek bridge crossing to Freddies
/ Downtown Atlanta
on the East side of
12656 State St,
Atlanta, MI 49709
11541 M-33 north
El Bo Inn -
between Atlanta and
Talley's Log Cabin
State St./ Downtown Hillman
made Bread, Deserts,
sandwich wraps and more.
from post office in town)
ahead for large or special orders!
Elk Crossing Cafe´
12429 State Street (M-32)
open at 6am
lunch & dinner
from donuts to Elk
from the Sno*Drift
& Coffee House
Chamber of Commerce
(Located at the SW
the Laundry Basket
Laura's Hair Salon
Located across from Eager Beaver Mini
just north of downtown Atlanta
Things are looking up for the Rally!
Some cold & snow is on the forecast
to deliver good conditions!
& 25th 2020