May 1st, 2016
Atlanta, Hillman & Lewiston Michigan
POOR Sledding Trail Conditions
Plenty of elbow room on the trails
Update - 5/1/2016
A light rain hit the area Monday growing some of the raised water
levels in many ditch's, swamps and ponds. We have fair skies Monday and
the first part of Tuesday before some forecasted rains may give the land
another drink for that springtime dance.
Temps have been a bit below the average for daytime highs and the low
nighttime temps have been flirting with the freezing mark.
A notable increase in campers and trailers this weekend. All beckoned
by the call of Spring.
Grass is greening up along the roadsides and open area's and alot of
buds on the trees and bushes are plumping up, but no leaves popping
out yet on the trees. Waiting for that explosion of growth.
Temperature highs strive for the mid 60's on Tuesday, high 50's on Wednesday
then into the high 60's - mid 70's from Thursday on in to the coming weekend.
Sunshine comes along with that order.
Nighttime lows should be above the 40º mark so it may entice the
morel mushrooms to pop their ugly but tasty selves. Last year was
rather sparse so let us hope this year will be a bounty!
The woods have come alive in song from the happy feathered friends welcoming
the mild temps after a last jab by Old Man Winter.
Critters are venturing out with the tease of spring in the air so please
take it easy from dusk to dawn so to avoid taking out a pregnant doe or
other furry critter.
Give life a chance.
Bears too are now out of hibernation with bird seed on the menu. Venturing
out in to the woods, Bear Bells are said to stave away the curious critters.
Word of Advice
Road Conditions from updated web cams in an
interactive map with road closures, accidents, construction and more things
that might affect your travels
our new norm
It's Tick Season!
Natural tick repellent spray is available at the Atlanta
Hardware in downtown Atlanta.
Enjoy the woods INFORMED
Know What You're Looking At TickEncounter.org
Want to have your tick tested?
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)
VELVET ANTLER EXTRACT
Click HERE 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 the U.S.A.
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
EVA ONLINE with PayPal
also in Hillman is the
Thunder Bay Resort
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
always the first two days of the winter
Heaviest Elk last year was a 6x7 665lb Bull !
For pics of critters you might see in these parts,
check out our
in the North East
|| Get next
and get next to your "self"
Word of Advice
light of the rising frequency of human/grizzly bear
the Montana Department of Fish and Game
advising hikers, hunters, and fishermen to take extra
and keep alert for bears while in the field.
advise that outdoorsmen wear noisy little bells on
clothing so as not to startle the bears that aren't
them. We also advise outdoorsmen to carry
spray with them in case of an encounter with a
is also a good idea to watch out for fresh signs of bear
Outdoorsmen should recognize the difference
black bear and grizzly bear poop. Black bear poop is smaller and contains
a lot of berry seeds and squirrel fur.
bear poop has little bells in it and smells like pepper spray.
For current weather and projected forecasts for the Atlanta,
Hillman and Lewiston area, check out
Weather & forecast
NOAA in Gaylord
For the outdoor enthusiast.
Northern Michigan Trailway Routes for ORV,
Snowmobile, Biking & Hiking
the Night Sky
has one of world's few 'dark sky parks' for stargazers | -Michigan Radio-
Headlands, an International Dark Sky Park -
(with some trail marks)
available at the
Montmorency County Tribune
and many business's in town
Atlanta Auto Repair
12383 State Street
Atlanta, MI 49709
visit their web site!
* Area Snow Mobile Clubs *
Central Montmorency County
A-Win Sands Motel
Elk View Cabins
(Elk Shed hunting and Elk tours)
Timber Lodge Motel
North Shore Resort
Thunder Bay Deli
Downtown Atlanta on the trail easement north
of M-32 before the Haymeadow Creek bridge crossing
M-32 North / Downtown Atlanta
- El Bo Inn -
between Atlanta and Onaway.
- Talley's Log Cabin
/ Downtown Lewiston
- Chauncey's Pub
121 N. State St./ Downtown Hillman
Home made Bread, Deserts,
Donuts, Pastries, sandwich wraps
12619 State St.
(across from post office in
Atlanta, MI 49709
Call ahead for large or special
Elk Crossing Cafe´
12429 State Street (M-32)
open at 6am
Breakfast specials, lunch & dinner
from donuts to Elk Burgers!
from the Sno*Drift website
Freddies Family Market
North Woods Gallery
& Coffee House
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
(Located at the SW corner- downtown)
Snow Mobile &
Fletchers Floodwater area
Located across from Eager Beaver Mini Storage
just north of downtown Atlanta