1/16/2020
The Great Dictator Speech
by Charlie Chaplin
  - YouTube 6:45 minutes
                      Awesome and with conviction -
                  from a silent TV move star who surprisingly, has a lot to say

Yuri Bezmenov
- The Art of Subversion and Demoralization.flv - YouTube

over 35 years ago,  yet still lessons to learn for us this very day


 
dated: 1/16/2020
Montmorency County  
Trail Conditions Report
Atlanta, Hillman & Lewiston Michigan


   PRIME! (Great)
Awesome  9" snowbase over an icy pak on the trails and backroads
expect below freezing temperatures through the weekend

Hazardous Outlook  
 Saturday / Sunday
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Atlanta Gas Price
1/16/2020
$2.46 for 87 octane



If this page is not updated,
check out NOAA's continually updated

24 hour weather forecast at
NOAA in Gaylord
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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!
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1/16/2020 Update

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 drifting.
Pun?
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 mark.

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.



For continual Updated Animated Radar Images to see where snow clouds are headed click HERE
(Animated image from accuweather.com)
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MDOT
interactive map

https://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/MiDrive/map#
Current  State Road Conditions from updated web cams
  an interactive state map showing road closures, accidents, construction and more things that might affect your travels



A bit of advice on Bear
 from a Montana resident a few years back


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 extra
precautions and keep alert for bears while in the field.
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.
~ author unknown


Ticks,
our new
norm

Natural tick repellent spray is available at the Atlanta Hardware in downtown Atlanta.
989-785-3351

Enjoy the woods INFORMED
Know What You're Looking At TickEncounter.org



Want to have your tick tested?
Tick Identification and Testing Form
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


ELK VELVET ANTLER EXTRACT
Nutritional Supplements
Click HERE for components of VELVET ANTLER. It's in there!

 If you are in town, stop over at the 

Atlanta Hardware 
(989) 785-3351
  • Elk Velvet Antler Extract 
  • Elk Velvet Antler Skin Lotion
  • Elk Velvet Antler Sports Cream
  • Elk Velvet Antler Pet Revitalizer (with Elk Liver)
All the above products are produced from the elk raised at the Rose Lake Elk Ranch here in the U.S.A.
(www.RoseLakeElkRanch.com)

ORDER EVA ONLINE with PayPal

 also in Hillman is the 
Thunder Bay Resort
989-742-4502
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.

Listen 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
2014 Atlanta
Elk Pole Contest!
of the winter elk hunt
December, 2014

Heaviest Elk last year was a 6x7 665lb Bull ! 
The only public 
Elk Pole Contest 
in Michigan!


    Get next to nature,
        and get next to your "self"





For pics of  critters you might see in these parts, check out our
Critters in the North East
Woods of Michigan






 


 Nature Is Speaking
www.NatureIsSpeaking.org

Latest Atlanta, Michigan, weather conditions
                    and forecast


Real time weather conditions for today and tomorrow
NWS Weather Story


For current weather and projected forecasts for the Atlanta, 
Hillman and Lewiston area, check out

Local Weather & forecast
from NOAA in Gaylord

For the outdoor enthusiast. 
Northern Michigan Trailway Routes for ORV,
Snowmobile, Biking & Hiking
http://www.UpNorthTrails.org
 


Into the Night Sky

Michigan has one of world's few 'dark sky parks' for stargazers | -Michigan Radio-

The Headlands, an International Dark Sky Park - 
-Pure Michigan Travel-


 
Automobile,
SNOW MOBILe 

& ATV/ORV SERVICE
at
Atlanta Auto Repair
12383 State Street
Atlanta, MI  49709
989-785-4647

visit their web site!
www.atlantaautorepairmi.com


 
 

* Area Snow Mobile Clubs *

Lewiston Fun-One's
989-786-5414.


.

Local  Lodging
Central Montmorency County
(Atlanta)
    A-Win Sands Motel
    989-785-2337

    Atlanta Motel
    989-785-4509

    Elk View Cabins
    (Elk Shed hunting and Elk tours)
    989-785-4896

    Timber Lodge Motel
    (989)785-3339
     


  • (Lewiston)
  • (Hillman)
    Browns North Shore Resort
    (989) 742-4166)






     Food & Drink
    Thunder Bay Deli 
    Downtown Atlanta on the trail easement north of M-32 before the Haymeadow Creek bridge crossing to Freddies Family Market
     M-32 North / Downtown Atlanta
    989-785-3700

    Susan's Roadside Diner
    on the East side of downtown Atlanta
    12656 State St, 
    Atlanta, MI 49709
    (989) 785-4678

    Atlanta Country Cafe
    11541 M-33 north
    (989) 785-2900

    - El Bo Inn -
    24300 M-33
    between Atlanta and Onaway.
    989-785-4713
    www.elboinn.com

    - Talley's Log Cabin
    / Downtown Lewiston
    989-786-2011 

    - Chauncey's Pub
    121 N. State St./ Downtown Hillman
    989-742-3282


    The Baklava Shop
    Home made Bread, Deserts,
     Pastries, sandwich wraps and more.

    12619 State St.
    (across from post office in town)
    Atlanta, MI  49709
    989-785-5438
    Call ahead for large or special orders!

    Elk Crossing Cafe´
    Downtown Atlanta
    12429 State Street (M-32)
    989-785-2233
    open at 6am

    Breakfast specials, lunch & dinner
    from donuts to Elk Burgers!



    Restaurant Listings
    from the Sno*Drift website
    click HERE
    .
    Souvenir's Gifts
    (Atlanta)
    --
    Freddies Family Market
    989-785-5723
    --
    North Woods Gallery
    & Coffee House
    989-785-4650
    ---
    Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
    (Located at the SW corner- downtown)
    (989) 785-3400.

     
    Snow Mobile  &
    Fishing Conditions 
    for the 
    Fletchers Floodwater area
    click  HERE

     
     
    Shower Facilities 
    ~
    the Laundry Basket
    Coin Operated Laundry
    ~
    Laura's Hair Salon 
    ~
     Flower Shop

    Located across from Eager Beaver Mini Storage
    just north of downtown Atlanta








    Things are looking up for the Rally!
    Some cold & snow is on the forecast
    to deliver good conditions!

    Visit the Sno*Drift website
     
    Snow*Drift Rally
    Jan 24th & 25th 2020





     

    Come to the
    Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

    Atlanta Elk Festival

    always on the last full weekend of September

    for info go to
    www.atlantamichiganchamber.com




    Atlanta
    Elk Pole Contest
    Dec. 2020
    the 1st two days of the
    Winter Elk Hunt in December

    The only 
    public Elk Contest
    in Michigan! 
    ( that we know of )


    SNO*DRIFT
    RALLY! 
    (the last full weekend of Jaunary)
    this years Rally on
    January 24-25 2020

    Timed racin' throughout our remote back roads of Montmorency County - Atlanta, Hillman
    & Lewiston Michigan

    www.Sno-Drift.org

    Pro rally teams compete on our remote
    backroads to kick off the first of many
    Rally races held nationally throughout the year. 
    View  their official website at  www.Sno-Drift.org

    Sno*Drift is sanctioned by
    www.americanrallyassociation.org

    American Rally Association
    www.AmericanRallyAssociation.com
    visit their site for pictures and results from this years Sno*Drift Rally that was held on our wintery back-roads in the Great North Woods of Montmorency County



    You gotta see this!
    Ken Block goes flat out in his Rally Fiesta
    on ice during 2010 Sno*Drift testing 
    - YouTube


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