Memorial Day                  
- for good reason   


updated:
May 25th, 2017
Montmorency County  
Trail Conditions Report
Atlanta, Hillman & Lewiston Michigan

Dust levels moderate to high on the trails and backroads

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Ticks,               
our new norm

Atlanta Gas Price
5/25/2017
$2.50 for 87 octane


5/25/2017  Update

Spring has sprung
SO HAVE THE TICKS!
We've had a good soaking the passed couple of days but Friday and Saturday should be free of precipitation and sunny

Rains are expected to return for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. No gully washers expected. Saturday night might bring in a good rain then it turns to scattered showers for Memorial Day Monday.

Winds should be on the light side which is a nice break. '

Daytime high temps should hang in the high 60's to mid 70's. Nighttime lows should fall around the low 50's to high 40's.


Daytime highs for the weekend should peak between the mid 50's to high 50's over the weekend. Friday should prove a beautiful day with Saturday following suit after a brief overnight snow shower Friday night.

Memorial Day Lions Pancake Breakfast is Monday (5/29/2017)
 morning before the parade at noon. Rain or shine.

The woodlands are exploding in the colors and smells of spring. Critters are cruizing about everywhere and some bozo's up'd the speed limit. Refrain from the need for speed and keep it down to safely break for that little critter of big beast. You'll be toast hitting an elk or deer at 65mph.

Deer are just beginning to drop their spring fawns but many are still carrying. Give 'em all a chance at life.  Hitting (1) deer may be actually 2 or 3 if she's carrying.

Keep the speed down and your eye's peeled especially during your travels from dusk to dawn.


A bit of advice from Montana last year:

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
  
Keep your food and garbage out of the range for the hungry bear that may be poppin' out of hibernation. 3-4 months without eating can make more than a stomach growl.


MDOT
interactive map

Current  State Road Conditions from updated web cams
in an interactive state map with road closures, accidents, construction and more things that might affect your travels


 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
in your insecticide/tick repellent products. It just keeps on killing. Not only the insect but things that feed on the insect too. Like so many chemicals, this stuff just doesn't decompose.

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


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 $25
  • Elk Velvet Antler Skin Lotion $19
  • Elk Velvet Antler Sports Cream $19
  • Elk Velvet Antler Pet Revitalizer (with Elk Liver) $20 
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 derived from the Red Deer raised in New Zealand.. 

      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!
always the first two days of the winter hunt
December, 2014

Heaviest Elk last year was a 6x7 665lb Bull ! 
The only public 
Elk Pole Contest 
in Michigan!
www.ElkCapital.net/events/elkpole2013


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

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



Latest Atlanta, Michigan, weather conditions
                    and forecast

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-


County Maps w/ Trailways
available at the 
Montmorency County Tribune
989-785-4214
and many business's in town

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.


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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
     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

    - 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 CafeŽ
    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


     

     Nature Is Speaking
    www.NatureIsSpeaking.org






     
     

    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



    2013 Contest Results
                    and Pictures COMING SOON!
    2014 Atlanta
    Elk Pole Contest
    Dec. . 2014
    the 1st two days of the
    Winter Elk Hunt in December
    Prize presentation at 4pm Dec. 9th.

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


    Atlanta's
    66th Annual 
    Buck Pole Contest!
     November 15th, 2012
     

    Downtown Atlanta
    (always opening day of season)

    www.elkcapital.net/events/buckpole2010

    SNO*DRIFT
    RALLY! 
    (the last full weekend of Jaunary)
    this years Rally held on
    January 27-28, 2017

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

    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

    Rally America
    www.rally-america.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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