View Full Version : Planning a ride to michigan
11-03-2009, 12:10 PM
whats up everybody. my buddy and i are planning a ride to Michigan. we are looking for some advice we have been out to the U.P. once with the parents. we looking for places to ride, hotels, etc. if you have any advice that would be great. thanks
11-03-2009, 01:00 PM
What part of the UP will you be going to? We need that info to help you. I'm familiar with the western UP, but not east.
11-03-2009, 03:27 PM
were planning on going to kenawa peninsula.
"were planning on going to the kenawa peninsula".
OK, it's time you got a Nashing for that grammer!http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif "were planning" should be, we're planning as in, we are, also, it is the Keweenaw Peninsula. If you can't spell it, that is a good indicator that you will get lost either on the way here or while your here. LOLhttp://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif Whatcha lookin fer anyhow? LOL! Sorry, couldn't resist. Plenty of places for lodging, plenty of places to ride.http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif-Mezz
11-03-2009, 05:18 PM
First off, check the Northwoods Directory on the left side of this page and stay with a sponsor of this great site. You will find plenty of options, it all depends on what you are looking for. Once you look at the Directory, if you have further questions, just ask.
For trail riding, you will have to be sure to take the trail 13 loop from Twin Lakes down to Greenland, it's awesome! You will also want to head up to Copper Harbor and back one of the days and be sure to take the Brockway Mountain trail into CH and stop at the Mariner North for a bite to eat. Then take the loop back towards Houghton through Gay etc. Depending on where you stay and how far you like to ride in a day, you should also try to make it up to Lake of the Clouds near Silver City and also hit South Boundary Road, or trail 11, it's my favorite trail in the UP. Look at my profile picture, that's trail 11. If you make it that way, take trail 11 south from Lake of the Clouds to trail 102 down to Lake Gogebic. Hit the Hoop 'N Holler for something to eat, it's a classic place to stop.
I hope that helps some, and if I can help any further, let me know. Once you know where you are staying and how many days you will be up there, I can give you some more ideas. I'm sure others will chime in with more suggestions too. Do you ride mostly on trail or off? I guess I've been assuming on trail, as most people won't give up the good off trail spots. You're lucky, I was in my early 30's before I discovered the UP, it rocks! I've been going there 3-5 times a year since 1993.
11-03-2009, 06:05 PM
Are you riding to the Keweenaw or driving? skidoodude what College do you attend? http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif We need more info.
11-03-2009, 08:37 PM
I see <font color="0000ff">mezz</font> is takin' over my duties, so I can retire now? http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif
11-04-2009, 12:21 AM
thanks for all of the advice everybody. first i dont know why someone wants to know what college i go to, but whatever. my friend and i are planning to go to the keweenaw penninsula in February. we are driving to keweenaaw, because we live in minnesota. i do mostly on trial riding, but i do like to get off the trial to. again thanks if you have anything else ill be happy to listen.
11-04-2009, 12:32 AM
February should be a good time to go with a good base of snow built up by then. Have you had a chance to look at the Directory for a place to stay? If you have any questions on the various places to stay, just ask. Once we know where you will be basing out of, we can make some more suggestions. Good luck and have fun!
11-04-2009, 01:04 AM
thanks ill let you guys know more info when we start planning it more. does anyone know what trail passes cost?
11-04-2009, 07:47 AM
FRNash, don't retire. Mezz is a good sub, but nothing can beat the one, the only, the original FRNash!
11-04-2009, 08:07 AM
Franky baby is our man!
11-04-2009, 09:14 AM
I'm pretty sure trail passes are going from $25 to $35 this year and then will be $45 next year.
11-04-2009, 11:11 AM
ok thanks again
FRNash, I simply couldn't resist the opportunity on that one. No, you can't retire just yet, you are the Grammer & Punctuation Master!-Mezz
I meant Grammar & Punctuation Master! I do not use a spell check & I am only human, I should say, I don't use a spell check & I am not as good as frnash.-Mezz
11-04-2009, 04:00 PM
skidoodude, just wondering if you're an English major? http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif Thank you for at least capitalizing Michigan.
11-04-2009, 04:49 PM
Ok people I'm not a english major. you can stop flipping a tit over every little mistake.
11-04-2009, 06:34 PM
SKIDOODUDE, relax a little. You must be new to this site. It is a running joke with nash and co. Hang around a little while and you will laugh about it just like everyone else. This is the most friendly site but you need to be here a while to understand the "family". I have stayed in the gogebic area the last two years and will be doing so again. I have a really nice place to stay with a big group other wise just book the super 8 in houghton if it just 2 of ya. You will have a blast. Where at in mn?? I plan on heading 3-4 times this winter from se mn. Later
Peace skidoodude, it is all in fun & not necessarily entirely at your expense. frnash or Nash, is a long time member of this site & is our human spell check & thesaurus master, the corrector of all punctuation & grammar, basically, your worst english teacher like nightmare.http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif(Just Kidding Nash!) I saw an opportunity to have some fun with it & took advantage of the moment. As slimcake said, this type of banter is a running joke on the site & hope you are on here long enough to grow to realize this. Welcome to the site & enjoy everything it has to offer, even the playful banter.-Mezz
11-05-2009, 08:47 PM
ok sorry people for freaking out. i didn't realize you guys were havening fun.
11-05-2009, 09:34 PM
Can I add some playful banter to? I am making a trip to Ann Arbor to watch my Buckeyes beat the U of M at the big house . I think 5 years in a row to. GO BUCKEYES MAKE THEM BLUE lol sorry guys I am from Ohio and had to <font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font> Think SNOW to
11-05-2009, 09:36 PM
Skidoodude... Go to Krupps Resort. They are in Twin Lakes and they are right on the trails. You get good riding in any direction and they have everything you will need right there. They are easy to get to as well. Plus its a good price to. Go there every year, cant beat it!
Spellcheck has made everyone lazy. How about everyone actually proofreading their posts before clicking the post button? By the way, any mistakes I have made, I will blame on lack of time or too much Windsor.
11-06-2009, 02:44 PM
ya that would be a cool place to go ive been there in the past, but only to check it out.
11-07-2009, 09:19 AM
Understand skidoodude, that as any good website there needs to be an "orderliness" in the process, and believe me when I say that when you just flail away on the keyboard, (if you are like me and the thumbs are numerous) then mistakes are constantly occurring.
With that in mind, Ole Nash, finds them like a hound hot on the trail of a bunny rabbit, and since it is similar to him (and I confess, me too...perhaps others, who have actually paid attention in English class instead of noticing the protuberances on Sally's sweatshirt...) having a child scratch a chalk board with fingernails. So he roots them out and corrects them IN <font color="0000ff">BLUE</font> (as any good prof would do, eh) and sends them on their way....and as we can see on here, if we can get MEZZ to find issues with grammar and spell'n...then Ole Nash has been effective, and he can depart this planet someday know'n he made a difference even if it might only be recognized by the members of the JD Society....(even if'n it's only an honorable mention, don't yeah know...)
Now...back on topic...skidoodude....ole buddy...only part of the fun is blasting down the trails going hither and yohn....a rightfully bigger part of "do'n" the kewee, is the fun surrounding the ride. Places like Krupp's resort and others on here, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO ADVERTISE on this website understand this process and hold snowmobiling close to their hearts, mak'n sure by going out of their way that you have not just a good time, but a great time so that you will come back year after year.
This is only one of the many reasons the Upper Penn. tis such a nice place to haul your sled to; along with the friendly people, they actually partake in de sport themselves and they actually encourage yous to become one of the fraternity of the order of "Snowmobiling at it's finest" with membership to that group. Even the rags that get passed around in the fall, figure this out and spell this all out in their articles (with close to passable diction..I might add) which makes it rival places that have perhaps deeper snow, but can't surpass the WHOLE package that a trip to dah UP --would & should-- include.
So it really does matter if you are coming up dar to stay at a place that not only appreciates your business, but welcomes you as a sledder and who will take that extra step to be sure you are having fun, avoiding a bad section of trail, or just fixing a sled that broke by driving you to get the parts.
This effort puts them over the top in terms of making you a member of dah UP sledd'n society.
Do yourself a favor and find a place that caters to sledders and you won't be disappointed. There are places to stay and then there are places that leave you with "DAH EXPERIENCE" and dats all I got to say about it! (and dats enough anyways, eh?)
11-08-2009, 12:56 AM
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