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Posted: 02/08/10 06:40am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MI Director wrote:

No deer? Looked like there were a lot of prints in the snow on the trails. From your GPS you look like you were pretty close to the National Guard Reservation. That's a beautiful area up there any time of the year.

We did see lots of deer but they definitely heard us coming a went the other way. If you're referring to Camp Grayling, yea it's not too far away and there's a trail right to Grayling from where we were.


danoren wrote:

Great post ,great adventure.
How did you keep yourself warm during the night?

As for me I had Kim, for the camper we used the propane furnace.


LanceCamper845 wrote:

Bruce,

Do you just set your generator on the snowy ground or do you have some kind of rack for it?

one time I set it on the trailer cabled to a sled and another time I set it on the ground and cabled it to the rear tire.


weymard wrote:

Nice, it seem that you had a lot a fun ! Thanks !

It was a lot of fun and we never got cold which was nice.


Klueck wrote:

Looks like fun. What a pretty area.

junmy3 wrote:

Almost makes me want to move north when I retire. Just kidding. I did enjoy the pictures though.

Wow, two folks from GA in a row, come on up and enjoy some white stuff.

~DJ~ wrote:

Great post!!! Thanks. I love snowmobiling too.

Seems strange to see short tracks. Our dealers don't even stock them anymore. If you want one they have to order one in. Of course when the long tracks first came out, they looked strange too!! [emoticon]

Do you use your water system in the winter or keep it winterized?

These sleds are older ones but new to us, we saw quite a few long tracks going by. We always use our water system, to me it's not worth having everything built-in and than not using it.


Gman240 wrote:

Looked like a great trip!! Sorry we couldn’t have gone with you. Seeing the videos really brings back some great memories. Our kids keep us busy on the weekends w/ sports and scouts so no snowmobiling for us. I still love the Michigan winters [emoticon]

It would have been nice if you could have gone and if we had found a good sledding hill, I'll let you know next time we head out and see if that works for you.


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Looks like a good time, Bruce. Thanks for posting!

Thanks and I'm looking forward to your next adventure post.


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I have been looking forward to your winter trip, how many have you posted? Is this number 3? I have been looking for one this year.

We are originally from Michigan, Lansing, and would spend a long weekend at Grayling in the winter snowmobiling, it was fun.

My grandfather had a place on the Manistee near Grayling that we would visit in the summer.

Nice country, and I too enjoy winter.

Thank for the post.

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Posted: 02/08/10 07:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boy that looks like a blast! Great video links too, loved it all there Bruce. That just shows to go that you can have fun year round with a tc, long as you have a heater...or two. [emoticon]

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Great post, Bruce. Thanks for sharing. If the little one didn't keep us busy with all her sports we'd be right there with you. Well, technically, not there in the snow and cold, of course, but out camping nonetheless[emoticon]. Thanks again, Dave.


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GOOD TO SEE PICTURES OF OUR GREAT LAKES STATE IN IT'S WINTER WONDERLAND SPLENDOR. YOUR POST INSPIRE THIS NOT SO HEARTY MICHIGANDER TO DO THE SAME. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK/PLAY/FUN.

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That sure looks like a Sasquatch track near that trail!

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Thanks for sharing your trip with us... most of us hibernate in winter.

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What???? No campfire????
Glad you had a good time, sky looks blue.

Just got dug out here, & now we got another one coming.

How much snow can the sled's handle? Depth I mean.

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luv2skyski wrote:

Great post, Bruce. Thanks for sharing. If the little one didn't keep us busy with all her sports we'd be right there with you. Well, technically, not there in the snow and cold, of course, but out camping nonetheless[emoticon]. Thanks again, Dave.


come on up dave. i keep a spare snowmobile around for friends to ride.
nice hearing from ya!

great post bruce! sorry i could not tag along. our tc is more a 3 season unit. i have camped in the winter, but i have to be winterized.

we got near a foot on the way. perhaps next weekend we can do a day trip to the thumb. ill keep ya posted. going to the camper show in novi also. if ya get bored, meet us there.


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cdl2 wrote:

What???? No campfire????


How much snow can the sled's handle? Depth I mean.


hey chuck, nice to hear from ya.

we rode in about 6 to 7ft last year. it took us most of the day to go about 40 miles. we gave up and went back to camp. we try to stay off the groomed trails to avoid the traffic. boondocking in the deep stuff on short track sleds can be tricky. 5 of us were all stuck multiple times. i had to dig out my sled. by the time i was able to get it mooving and climb out, the hole was over my head and i never reached dirt. the trails are seldom a problem cause they are packed down and groomed. i have snow coming over my hood and windshield quite often. in the deep stuf you just hammer it, and dont stop!

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