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whiteout440
12-02-2009, 08:21 PM
I know asking for a specific location where its a hot spot, or your favorite spot that you dont want anyone knowing off. But looking over some picture I see, seems like everyone goes there.

The spot im talking about is in the western UP I believe, and is that giant hill everyone rides up on and has the huge overlook.

Also is the one that has people sketching theri lines up through the trees in the pictures.

Since lots of people go there I was wondering if anyone wants to spill the beans and let me know. It would be great.

Thanks

skylar
12-02-2009, 08:29 PM
The hill is called Whealkate Bluff, and is located just outside South Range. If you are on the trail coming from the Twin Lakes area, once you get through South Range you will come to a trail intersection, to the right you continue on to Houghton, if you go straight, that is the north Freda loop. At this intersection you are right under some power lines. Drop down the bank on your left, and follow the tracks to the BFH.

cuzzinolaf
12-02-2009, 11:35 PM
That is a fun area to play in but gets tracked up pretty quickly. If you decide to go up the hill don't hesitate if you're not studded or have a paddle track. It is icy at the top and you need momentum to make it... track speed won't be much help. I've been up it many times and the one time I'll always remember is the time I didn't make it. LOL.

CatsOnly
12-12-2009, 01:33 PM
Would my 2000 z440 make it up this big ___ hill? I can ride the sled the best it can go but would rather get some input on taming this thing with my sled. Can i gain enough speed to get up?

No studs, all stock

goingnorth
12-12-2009, 02:57 PM
http://www.johndee.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=12792

Go to Misc threads - What's up with the BFH?

I believe it is closed until late Jan.

saber1
12-12-2009, 02:58 PM
I Would not try it with out studs if its icy by the top.

limey
12-13-2009, 07:28 AM
Not sure, but it sounds like you are talking about the overlook just south of Rockland. There is a tiny sign near the trail and you have to ride off-trail up a hill to see this view.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j319/swiss_sledder/2009%20UP%20Bagger%20Trip/P1210042.jpg

srt20
12-13-2009, 10:27 AM
How does this hill compare to the hill near Wakefield? We arent boondockers, we only have shorty sleds with small lugs, but I am just curious.

adrenlnjunky
12-13-2009, 10:54 AM
My 06 500ss w/ stock track always made it up the BFH. Deffinatelly need to know what you are doing. Not for the novice riders...lol. Seriously.

stealthv
12-13-2009, 11:30 AM
I've seen sleds tumble down BFH.

It's just a hill.

machz120
12-13-2009, 12:21 PM
800 xp with no studs didn't make it! guy was a bit chicken of the sled though!