RV.Net Open Roads Forum: A weekend in the Michigan snow (lots of pics)

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > A weekend in the Michigan snow (lots of pics)

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Next
Sponsored By:
Spott

SE Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 12/03/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 02/25/09 08:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This last weekend Kim Spot & I went to Michigan’s Upper peninsula to get away, do some hiking, sledding and try to see some of the water falls in their winter state. We were successful going up north, a little hiking and lots of sledding but very little water fall watching. Turns out Michigan does not maintain the parks during the winter so you really need snow shoes or a snowmobile to access the parks.

Here we’re loaded up and I realize I covered up the taillight with the toboggan.

[image]

So I added my magnetic towing lights to the steel bumper.

[image]

On the road to Manistique MI and Lake Michigan on the left

[image]

Here’s our camp spot for the weekend, the parking lot of the Thunder bowl located in the Hiawatha forest

[image]

[image]

[image]

[image]

[image]

We have the whole place to ourselves until Saturday afternoon when two couples and their kids came to sled for the day and left before dark, here’s all the women trying our toboggan

[image]

I didn’t think to measure the hills (with the GPS) but I wish I had, they were tall enough that we had to take breaks on the way back up

[image]

[image]

[image]

[image]

We drove some of the plowed forest roads on our way to see Water falls in Munising MI

[image]

[image]

This one had no clear access and we tried to hike in but with snow up to our butts (literally) we had to turn around and go to the next one

[image]

This one was right on the side of the road so we parked on the shoulder and hiked all the way to the other side of the road (boy, was I beat)

[image]

This one was the only one we found with a plowed parking lot but the path to the falls was just packed down by the foot traffic

[image]

[image]

Here’s another shot of my favorite folks

[image]

and here’s a tuckered out Spot

[image]

On Sunday we went over to Big Springs, You can ride on this large raft and look 45’ down at the bottom and see the sand dance as the water pushes out of the springs.

[image]

[image]

I even let Kim drive, the raft is held in place by a cable and as you turn the large wheel the raft travels along the cable

[image]

The fun part about the springs was that the parking lot was not plowed, but it was packed down by all the snowmobiles. We went in and could tell that it was going to be fun when it came time to leave, I tried to turn around to leave but became stuck even with four wheel drive. Out comes the snow shovel and a bit of rocking and we started to move again so without hesitation I just backed all the way out. Woo Hoo

For those of you that are really bored by now here's some clips of our sledding...

[image]

[image]

This one has a slow start but a great ending, even though you can't see it

[image]

and finally a 360 of the Thunderbowl

[image]

* This post was last edited 02/26/09 08:32pm by Spott *   View edit history


Me - Kim - Spot
2006 F-350 4x4 DRW V10 - 2005 Northern Lite 10-2000CD

What's behind the name? Screen name that is.


Trailer Trash 2

Santa Fe Springs, CA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/01/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/25/09 08:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Burrrrrr! looks like you and the family had a realy good time thanks for sharing it with us.


Don & Georgia
AKA: Trailer Trash 2
Real trucks don't have spark plugs.
2009, Dodge, 3500, Q Cab, Cum/Diesel, D.R.W.
Pulling a Super Fine Montana 2980RL


mpfireman

Cook County Il

Senior Member

Joined: 12/26/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/25/09 08:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pretty COOL photos, We were at Big Springs years ago, very interesting area. BUT winter camping is not for me.


1998.5 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Cummins
1998 Sunnybrook 27RKFS Fiver

M GO BLUE

Southgate, MI

Senior Member

Joined: 01/29/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/25/09 08:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Got to love Michigan and always have...




2005 Chevy Silverado 3500 dually CC/LB Duramax/Allison
2008 Jayco Designer 35RLTS fifth wheel
Onan 5500W Marquis Gold gas generator (HGJAB - 1038D)

DSeckt

Cedar Point , Northern Ohio

Senior Member

Joined: 10/26/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/25/09 08:53am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Geeze Bruce..That give me chills. Looks like home..Glad I'm siting here in Houston. It should be high 70's and cloudy today..Don't think we'll see much snow this week anyways.. Great Pictures.


06 Ford F350 Dually/ Crew/ PS / SB
Lance 820.......


punomatic

Pacific Northwest

Senior Member

Joined: 08/28/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/25/09 08:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What a great show! Thanks for sharing.


DW and Me
2016 Riverside White Water Retro 195
2014 Nissan Titan SL Crew Cab
Formerly, I used to work for the department of redundancy department.


Life in Black and Blue


RRUGG

Newaygo, MI,USA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/08/2003

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 02/25/09 09:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Of course, we think you're nuts. All that white stuff is why we leave MIchigan and spend the winter in Arizona. 82 yesterday, 84 the day before, and today is off to a great start.


RRUGG
2009 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ 1500 4x4 5.3L
2011 Kodiak 281RLGS travel trailer
2011 Egg Camper
2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Good Sam life members
Bob & Grace professional retirees


Camped in 49 states. Missing Hawaii.

spkncarl

That Way

Senior Member

Joined: 01/04/2007

View Profile



Posted: 02/25/09 09:26am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for taking me on a ride...[emoticon]

brings back some good memories....but I'll pass on the snow now...[emoticon]

MrPhelps

Huntsville, AL

Senior Member

Joined: 06/25/2005

View Profile



Posted: 02/25/09 09:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That toboggan ride looks like fun.. thanks for the report/photos/video. I'll add upper Michigan to my list of places to go see... (but probably not in winter)


- 2018 RAM 3500 Laramie DRW
- 2018 Host Cascade Dual Slide

swebber

Bluemont

Senior Member

Joined: 02/14/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/25/09 10:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for sharing the great pics.


Steve Webber
2013 RAM 3500 Dually, 6.7 Cummins and all the bells and whistles
2009 Jayco Eagle 324BHDS "CramalotInn III",Reese DCHP, Atwood 3500, BAL Deluxe Chocks, Weber Baby Q & Q200, Champion 2000W Inverter & 4000W gennie's
My Camping Pic's

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > A weekend in the Michigan snow (lots of pics)
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.