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Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

Postby anemic » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:26 am

Pretty photos thanks for sharing. So that predicted 4-6 footer became 8-10 inches?


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Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

Postby connyro » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:43 am

anemic wrote:...So that predicted 4-6 footer became 8-10 inches?


No, Porkies has 4-6 feet (and counting) up high. We (hurons) have not gotten nearly as much. We are at 20-30 inches with more on the way this week. Once the LES starts coming out of the north more than the wast, we will get ours!

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Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

Postby anemic » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:58 pm

NICE!
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Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

Postby connyro » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:36 pm

Lots of new snow up this way. It's COLD so the fresh, deep, soft snow is very slow. As a result, low-angle is not happening and there's just not enough snow for the steeps yet. Great for climbing with scales though.

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Snow gauge says it's still relatively thin.There's close to 2 feet of LES but there's no base, so it's bottomless, even on fat skis. We have a much needed warm-up expected to arrive this week followed by a good storm. That should whip things into shape for next weekend.

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Looking down towards lake Superior. There's lots of blow-downs, branches and other debris lurking just under the surface, so it's still pretty thin.

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Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

Postby Digger » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:01 pm

Simply lovely. LES is such a cool thing.

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Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

Postby connyro » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:30 pm

We had a modest warmup and rain event last week which FINALLY set up the base. Over the last couple days, we've gotten at least 12 inches of the lightest fluffiest LES I've seen in a while. Superb skiing! Another warmup for the rest of this week into the 30's and then a "Colorado Low" is expected to swing into our area. These storms usually tap Gulf of Mexico moisture and produce a shit-ton of snow. They are calling for a foot from the system and then who knows how much LES on top! It's been literally 3 years since we've had one of these storm, so it's a very welcome change.

View from porch of ski cabin:
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It was a sunny and cold day. Snow and sun was spectacular. Photos don't do it justice of course:
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Great snow and it's actually deep!
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Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

Postby fisheater » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:36 pm

Breaking out the Vectors yet Conny? If you are, is it filled in enough for the downhills? I still have a dent in my knee cap from a time I caught a tip going downhill in 2 feet of UP fresh. I hit a rock with my knee, it probably only had 2" of cover and we were playing last one to the bottom. I saw stars, but I hit it flat to flat. It hurt, but skied all day. No damage, but that dent in my knee cap is still there.
I love skiing in the UP, gouges in skis, dents in me, but a very cool place to be.

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Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

Postby t-$ » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:35 am

hey yoopers...

any recommendations on where to stay during telefest? i can always hit up the old fraternity in houghton and couchsurf, but i think it would be more fun to stay closer to the action. hopefully it's not too late to get a room/couch. any suggestions welcome, thanks!

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Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

Postby connyro » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:11 am

t-$ wrote:hey yoopers...

any recommendations on where to stay during telefest? i can always hit up the old fraternity in houghton and couchsurf, but i think it would be more fun to stay closer to the action. hopefully it's not too late to get a room/couch. any suggestions welcome, thanks!

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One page back in this thread has the info you are looking for:

connyro wrote:Fish: Midwest Telefest is Feb 9-11



Lodging is thin, unless you want to camp. This motel in Silver City is pretty much it for mainstream lodging: https://www.americinn.com/hotels/mi/silvercity

You can rent cabins/yurts from the DNR but those fill up pretty quickly (http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-15 ... --,00.html)


and

Askel wrote:Image

I suspect these numbers are slightly optimistic, but I couldn't find the bottom today. Today was as good as I'd ever expect the Porkies to be, and it's still only December.

And yeah fisheater, telefest is definitely worth the trip if you can make it.

In addition to the AmericInn, the Konteka isn't too far away (AND YOU CAN GO BOWLING TOO!!!): http://exploringthenorth.com/konteka/motel.html

I think these guys stay open year 'round too:
http://www.lakeofthecloudsresort.com/

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Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

Postby t-$ » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:17 am

sheesh, thanks connyro. obviously i have amazing observation skills and memory. hope to see you up there in a couple weeks...

so as somebody who knows these places well, what are my options for car sleeping? do you think i would get hassled if i slept in the car in the porkies, or outside of the ski area? thanks again!
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