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Old 05-04-2013, 07:13 AM   #2521
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I'd be up for a pancake run this Sunday, up the Gun Flint to Trail Center or something. I'll probably take the Grade to Cramer on the way home.
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I'm not sure Trail Center is open. The website says they open May 1. But the phone goes unanswered. I need to go up there to burn a brush pile. Looking forward to strapping snowshoes on the moto.
I like this idea! I just called TC, and they are open at 8AM. Meet in Grand Marais somewhere; my house or Java Moose?? Joe, you're the farthest, what time?
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:49 PM   #2522
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Looks like I'll be staying down here in Lake County - enjoy your ride, and pancakes
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:49 PM   #2523
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Ok, now I'm confused. We were planning TC, but then it was changed to an Ely ride? I'm down for either one (I've been wanting to cruise up to Ely for a while), just let me know what ya'll decide and when/where to meet.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:25 PM   #2524
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Why don't we just say "screw it" and ride south till we see people wearing shorts, t shirts and flip flops.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #2525
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That would be in my neighborhood. 76 degrees here today. Perfect riding conditions. Even our pool has opened. Oh, y'all probably do not want to hear that...
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:59 PM   #2526
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I'm not riding anywhere tomorrow. My back is killing me. I should be resting in the sun in Texas till its better.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:22 PM   #2527
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Just Sayin'...

I'm off work for a couple days. Just in time for some nice weather. If anybody North of me is itching to explore, I'd get packed up for the day and point it up the Shore. What say you ?

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Old 05-05-2013, 06:08 PM   #2528
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I'm off work for a couple days. Just in time for some nice weather. If anybody North of me is itching to explore, I'd get packed up for the day and point it up the Shore. What say you ?

Brent
IN..Free monday afternoon and early tuesday morning, bunch of stuff to explore and verify trail status.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:18 PM   #2529
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Tommy Merle- Come on down we have plenty of room for you to do your Re-hab.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:22 PM   #2530
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Very Nice !

Excellent, Ted ! Curious what time you can mount up ? I might even get to Ely earlier in the day if time allows. Otherwise I'll just tool around on my way North. Feel free to pick a time and place.

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Old 05-05-2013, 07:31 PM   #2531
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Excellent, Ted ! Curious what time you can mount up ? I might even get to Ely earlier in the day if time allows. Otherwise I'll just tool around on my way North. Feel free to pick a time and place.

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Just got a report on some of the trail/rd near Isabella. Trappers rd ,Wander rd. East Tomahawk all snow covered. Not sure what the Four mile grade status is, thought about trying that over towards Sawbill outfitters from the Trestle bar. Talked with some loggers and thought it might be doable??

Is Echo trail plowed in the winter?

Could do the Ely thing and try the Echo trail?

thoughts?
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:38 PM   #2532
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I'd be game for headin' Ely way. Echo gets plowed for sure. Paved until a bit past the North Arm Rd. if memory serves. Used to live up the Echo on Big Lake, so you'd think memory would serve a bit better Are you only free in the afternoon tomorrow? I'm wiped out from the workday and I'm just about to crash. Post up your potential start time. I could meet you in BB, SB, TH, where ever we want to start from. And if you just have the latter part of the day, we could meet in Ely. I've got all effin' day. PM sent.

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Old 05-05-2013, 10:16 PM   #2533
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Hi Ted,
We passed on HW61 as I was coming home from a ride with MikeS and Bidda. We did a Finland to Ely (via HW1) to Babbit (via CO 21) to Isabella (via Tomahawk) to Trussle Inn (wanless rd). Then MikeS and I tried to take the 4 Mile rd to the Sawbill Trail, but encountered a few feet of snow about 3 miles in. So Mike headed north on CO 7 and I followed the Cramer turn off to HW61. Below are some pictures.

We had 1 to 2 feet of snow on some of the roads that weren't plowed and had to go around. The snow we are riding in is on Four Mile Grade, we had to turn around at Toohey Lake.

Yep, those are reverse lights on the 4x4 Tacoma. Even he couldn't make it through the 1-2 feet of snow.




Wanless Rd was in great shape.




FR358 near the Trussle was still snowed in.


Forest road 166 off of the Cramer was still MIA.


Oh ya, and MikeS found a whole shelf of Farkles at a coffee shop in Ely!




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Just got a report on some of the trail/rd near Isabella. Trappers rd ,Wander rd. East Tomahawk all snow covered. Not sure what the Four mile grade status is, thought about trying that over towards Sawbill outfitters from the Trestle bar. Talked with some loggers and thought it might be doable??

Is Echo trail plowed in the winter?

Could do the Ely thing and try the Echo trail?

thoughts?
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:53 PM   #2534
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Good to know Wanless is passable..
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:56 PM   #2535
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I'd be game for headin' Ely way. Echo gets plowed for sure. Paved until a bit past the North Arm Rd. if memory serves. Used to live up the Echo on Big Lake, so you'd think memory would serve a bit better Are you only free in the afternoon tomorrow? I'm wiped out from the workday and I'm just about to crash. Post up your potential start time. I could meet you in BB, SB, TH, where ever we want to start from. And if you just have the latter part of the day, we could meet in Ely. I've got all effin' day. PM sent.

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I'm on the graveyard and will be off in the a.m. getting some sleep would be advised. How bout meeting at the Rustic for late breakfast..

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