August 3rd, 2014
Montmorency County
Trail Conditions
Atlanta, Hillman & Lewiston Michigan

Trail Conditions Report

POOR for sleds

Time to get out the ORV keys.

Atlanta Gas Price
as of 4/10/14
$3.80 for 87 octane

The petroleum industry and their 
share holders thank us 
for our loyal support.
Our gift that keeps on giving!


Should this Trail Report not be updated
when you visit this page,  check out the National Weather Service site out of Gaylord for the Atlanta area 7-day forecast to see what's in the immediate forecast as well as current weather conditions. 

Update - 4/10/14..

Trailways are going into summer hibernation for the sleds so get out the ORV keys. Some snow cover still out in the Gaylord area.

Much of the snow cover has gone but in hilly, heavy wooded area's there is still a bit of wet pack. We're around a good 80% snow free with open area's about 99% bare ground with the grasses just showing some green.

The sled trails are shot and the ORV trails will have a smorgasbord of condition changes from dry to mushy to icy. 

Friday is the only dry day in the forecast as moisture moves in Friday night on in to Sunday.

The land is awakening and rain or shine it's a great show to hear and observe! 

Keep the eye's peeled on the roadways especially at dusk through dawn hours.
SLOW DOWN  One deer hit might be 3 deer killed. They're carrying the new crop of the next generation.
The deer are extremely hungry and the new grass growth just beginning along the roadways will be bringing them out like ants to the picnic basket..

Daytime Highs Friday and Saturday should reach the low 60's. The cold front moves in beginning Sunday with highs in the low to mid 50's. Monday to Wednesday temps should hover around the mid 30's. Thursday begins the bounce back with highs in the low 40's.

Nighttime Lows tonight are to drop to the high 20's, mid 30's Friday night, low 40's Saturday night.. Sunday in the low 30's then dropping to the teens Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Precipitation forecast calls for dry cloudy skies Friday then the chance for light rain moves in Friday night. Saturday the light rains continue turning to all out rain for Saturday night and Sunday. Saturday night might even bring a thunderstorm. Monday might return some snows then the skies dry up Monday night on in to the coming mid week.

Still some ice pack on the side trails that are in heavy wooded  protected area's with potentially deep frozen over puddles.  Don't let that glossy ice fool you.

Keep a bucket of traction dust and a square nosed shovel handy in case you get in a pinch out in da boonies. Even with 4wd. That is just 4 wheels spinning crazy.
It helped me on Wednesday morning while out in BFE.  

Visit NOAA's 
Winter Weather 
Briefing Page
for a bunch of info, forecasts, maps, satellite & radar and every aspect of weather and climate you can think of.

Any significant changes in conditions, the Trail Report will be updated as warranted. 

For constant Updated Animated Radar Images to see where snow clouds are headed         click HERE

(Animated image from accuweather.com)

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) 785-5281
  • Elk Velvet Antler Extract $25
  • Elk Velvet Antler Skin Lotion $20,
  • Elk Velvet Antler Sports Cream $20 
  • 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.

 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 and it is sure to send chills down the spine.

  check out the past
2013 Atlanta
Elk Pole Contest!
always the first two days of the winter hunt
December 7th & 8th, 2013

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

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

Click for Atlanta, Michigan Forecast

Snow cover and ice is disappearing quickly. 
Birds of migration are returning 
greeting the day in song. 
Each day the song grows louder.  
Everybody is simply 

For current weather and projected forecasts for the Atlanta, 
Hillman and Lewiston area, check out
Local Weather & forecast
from NOAA in Gaylord
- includes updated Snow Depth Maps of the northern  Michigan and the U.S.

County Maps
(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!


Ehlers Snowmobile Rental

* Area Snow Mobile Clubs *

Lewiston Fun-One's


Local  Lodging
Central Montmorency County
    A-Win Sands Motel

    Atlanta Motel

    Elk View Cabins
    (Elk Shed hunting and Elk tours)

    Timber Lodge Motel

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

     Food & Drink
    the Dinner Table
    a variety of cuisine's including:
    American, Italian, Mexican & Middle Eastern
    Open Daily from 7am - 10pm
    11839 M-33 North
    Atlanta, MI  49709
    (989) 785-0151

    Thunder Bay Deli 
    Downtown Atlanta on the trail easement north of M-32 before the Haymeadow Creek bridge crossing
     M-32 North / Downtown Atlanta

    -Know Good Pub & Grub
    formerly J&J's Backwater Bar & Grill
    12350 State St.  / downtown Atlanta

    - El Bo Inn -
    24300 M-33
    between Atlanta and Onaway.

    - Talley's Log Cabin
    / Downtown Lewiston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    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 


    Come to the
    Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

    Atlanta Elk Festival

    always on the last full weekend of September

    for info go to

    2013 Contest Results and Pictures COMING SOON!
    2013 Atlanta
    Elk Pole Contest
    Dec. . 2013
    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 )

    66th Annual 
    Buck Pole Contest!
     November 15th, 2012

    Downtown Atlanta
    (always opening day of season)


    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

    Higgins and Drew take the win for the 2014 Sno*Drift!


    (the last full weekend of Jaunary)
    this years Rally held on
    January 24th & 25th, 2014
    Timed racin' throughout our remote back roads of Montmorency County - Atlanta, Hillman
    & Lewiston Michigan

     Sno*Drift is sanctioned by

    Rally America
    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

    click HERE to visit ElkCapital.net
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