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  • Location
    Mid- Mi
  • Main Riding Area
    Mi & D13
  • Sled
    '11 F8 EXT, Wife's '11 T570
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    ‘98 ZL 500, Wife’s ‘99 Indy 500
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  1. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    Well, Looks like if one more trip is possible, it won’t be until the w/e of the 23-25 due to things going on at home. Hopefully the trails will still be good from Searchmont north in a couple weeks!!!
  2. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    YW!!! Hopefully you find it!!! They said they looked, but didn’t see anything.
  3. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    Dan, No one found your gps at the lake. Sorry.
  4. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    Definitely interested in a weather/trail update as a buddy and I (possibly another buddy) are kicking around the crazy idea of heading up probably next w/e. Doubt it will be this w/e. Not sure if we would stay the night in the Soo or Searchmont, but considering riding to WaWa from there the next morning. Riding around WaWa for a day, then ride back to the truck. What is the mileage from Searchmont to Halfway Haven? From HH to WaWa? Or maybe stay at Halfway??? Any suggestions on staying at HH or WaWa? We’ve never been north from the Soo toward HH. At this rate I should just start buying an extra early season permit!!! Lol TY!!!
  5. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    Dan, TY!!! I missed your post earlier somehow, sorry!!! We did have a good trip, even with the secondary mishap of my buddy’s sled. But it all worked out!!! You mentioned possibly the landing on Patten Lk, are you referring to the boat launch? Or coming off Chipman Lk? Could it be anywhere along the trail between Patten and Aubrey Falls? Or was there a spot on the way there you noticed it was gone? I will try to send a text to a couple of the guys who are still up there asking them to keep their eyes open. Cell service is very iffy, so hopefully it will go through.
  6. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    AC+YA We would consider leaving a truck with some gas cans in Searchmont, but I would guess it’s at least 2 hours from the cabin depending on the road conditions. We are out in the bush near Bass Lk and Carpenter Lk, and it takes at least 1 hour to get from the Soo to the cabin, longer if the roads aren't the best. I finally have my jerry can set up set up on my sled. Think this is V3 (lol), and I think it’s the winner. Adapting it to the tunnel rails of my F8 EXT worked out great!!! Easily removed if needed. So I’m set, just need to convince other to carry some fuel. TY for the idea though!!! And it sounds like you guys are all over the place up there which is awesome!!! I have been only going up a handful of years now, but the older guys who still trail ride don’t like to go as far as they used to. They are happy with 100-150 miles in a day, and back in camp for a nice dinner. I like to joke that we go up to eat, and snowmobiling is a bonus!!! It seems the jerk from the tssa shut down a lot of mom and pop stations!!! The hoops that Black Creek said they had to jump through was ridiculous!!!
  7. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    So true!!! I still haven’t rode the new(ish) Aubrey Falls/ Searchmont loop as a result of the lack of fuel in Searchmont. It’s about 55 miles to AF from the cabin, and 40 to Searchmont from the cabin, so the last thing guys want to do is possibly run out. I honesty would guess I can just make it from AF to Searchmont, and back to the cabin, but it would be close. That’s not counting the 3gal in my jerry can in case someone else needed fuel.
  8. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    Thank you!!! We definitely hope to!!!
  9. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    Thank you and your welcome!!! Thank you, it’s my in-laws cabin.
  10. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    We had a great time on the guys trip!!! Got to cabin about 11pm Thu night. Fri took a ride up to Black Creek after hauling all the dry goods and a few other things across the lake. We can’t just drive up to the cabin, no road access. Then Sat it was back up to Aubrey Falls. Sun we did the Heyden, GR, Searchmont loop. Buddy had some clutch issues so I towed him into the Soo and ended up leaving his sled at the house of the owner of Batman Plumbing. An awesome guy for helping a few crazy Americans out!!! Then after having a mishap with my other buddy’s doo jerry can when we dropped my one buddy’s broke down sled off, he found it on the trail and took it back to his house!!! Had made it to the Zone before noticing the gas caddy was gone. So back to the soo we went after filling up. We finally finished the loop, getting back to the cabin about 11pm I think it was... due to having my buddy in the back of my sled. Mon my buddy was able to have Northshore Sports fix his sled, and out of there by 12 or 1ish!!! Absolutely awesome customer service!!! I stayed and rode, up to Horner Lk, then we off trailed it back down south, towards Bruce Mines. Tue was a quick ride up to a Searchmont and back. Then loaded up and pulled out of the parking lot by 4pm for the trip back to “reality”. The trails were awesome!!! It was my one buddy’s first time riding in D13. We got on the 106 from the cabin, and when we got down to the stop sign where you turn left to head toward Carpenter Lk, I asked what he thought so far.... He ask: “ Is this the trail??? It’s awesome!!! It’s so smooth!!!” And the look on his face was priceless!!! We didn’t head further south to Bruce Mines,Iron Bridge, Thessalon area due to the trails possible being marginal and the weather being warmer. With the mishap journey on Sunday, I ended up with 684 miles for the trip. Thank You to all for the trail uodates!!! And a Huge Thank You to all the groomers and volunteers!!!
  11. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    Figured the river station was still closed. The furthest north we venture is Searchmont. We have a camp near the Bass Lk/ Carpenter Lk area. Hopefully we will finally ride the Aubrey Falls / Searchmont trail. Some in our group has, but I still haven’t rode it yet!!! The lack of fuel in Searchmont has stopped us. Hopefully the trails hold up with the current warm up. Looks like the Thessalon/ Iron Bridge area is yellow now.... TY again and Thu evening can’t get here quick enough!!!
  12. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    Dan, A huge Thank you for the update!!! There is fuel now in Hayden also, correct? If so, we’ll probably fill up there compared to trying to trying to fill up in GR. Unless the station just off the river in GR has reopened. We leave this Thu evening to head up for the guys trip!!! Can’t wait!!!
  13. How bad did the weather hurt your area ??

    Dan, TY for the update!!! I sent you a message.
  14. How bad did the weather hurt your area ??

    Awesome!!! TY!!! And let’s hope there aren’t any more issues with Mother Nature before at least Mid April for you guys north of the border, and April 1 for us south of the border in Mi!!!
  15. How bad did the weather hurt your area ??

    Does anyone know if the Soo area trails (D13) held up from this garbage weather we had? TY!!! And A Huge Thank You to all who make the awesome trails possible!!!