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 30 years ago,  yet still lessons to learn for us today

dated: May 9th, 2019
Montmorency County  
Trail Conditions Report
Atlanta, Hillman & Lewiston Michigan

Put the sled to bed
Bring out the ORV

Atlanta Gas Price
$2.90 for 87 octane

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

24 hour weather forecast at

  NWS Weather Story

5/9/2019  Update

Tis the season of transition. 
 Snow cover has subsided. Grass is beginning to grow
A wonderful time of the year to witness the land awakening in slow progression, eventually giving way to a rapid transition in another month or so.

This weekend should be quite nice with mild temperatures and sunny skies!

Trailways are free of snow but may be pretty sloppy in low lying area's that collected water from Thursday's rain.
Now the rain has passed, trails should be drying out nicely over the weekend from the expected sunny skies Friday though to Sunday morn.  Then a chance of rains return Sunday afternoon and Sunday night.

Temperature highs for the next week or so should hover around in the 50's & 60's

A freeze warning is posted for Friday night. Aside from that the temperature lows should bottom in to the low  30's during nighttime hours.

Birds of migration are arriving and the woodlands are exploding in song. The spring peepers and leopard frogs are singing in defiance of the chilly temps. Though the bud popping and morel mushrooms haven't started up yet,
Spring has arrived!

Don't venture out on the ice
There isn't any

Critters have had a heck-of-a-time foraging through snows in the previous depths making it extremely rough for travel, let alone obtaining food and/or water.
Now they are on the move with roaming rights to get some food for a change.  

The Doe's are not only hungry but many are carrying 1 or 2 babies inside so give 'em a break. Hitting 1 deer may be killing not just 1 but possibly 2 or 3, if she's carrying the new years crop.
 Give life a chance, eh?
They should be dropping their fawns starting late April through to June, depending on when they were sired last fall.

As the deer, the babies are popping out. Bear are coming out of hibernation. After 6-7 months of hibernation with no food and nursing new born cubs, they are hungry so bring in your bird feeders if they are portable. If not, then hold your breath that your feeding stations are spared.

Though the speed limit has been raised in some area's, please keep in mind we live in the woods are there is wild life here. Isn't that why we chooses to live here? So please, ignore the 65 speed limits and drop 'er down to a safe speed to where you can safety avoid adding to the road kill statistics. Value life.

Be aware and get a grip on the impatience and maybe lower the blood pressure too. What a concept, eh?

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

our new

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?
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

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.


 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.

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

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

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-


Atlanta Auto Repair
12383 State Street
Atlanta, MI  49709

visit their web site!


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

    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.

    - Talley's Log Cabin
    / Downtown Lewiston

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

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

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

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

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

    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

    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

    Visit the Sno*Drift website
    Snow*Drift Rally
    Jan 25th & 26th 2018

                                       January 2018
    Result highlights from last years Rally

    1st place   David Brown driver
     and Michael Brown co driver   

    #47 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS 


    Come to the
    Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

    Atlanta Elk Festival

    always on the last full weekend of September

    for info go to

    2018 Atlanta
    Elk Pole Contest
    Dec. 9 - 10 / 2018
    the 1st two days of the
    Winter Elk Hunt in December
    Prize presentation at 4pm Dec. 10th.

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

    (the last full weekend of Jaunary)
    this years Rally on
    January 25-26, 2019

    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

    American Rally Association
    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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