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Munising 28", Grand Marais 37"

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product....dby=MQT

http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~scottb/ski.html
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I see on the SHT trail condition report they had snow depths of 24-47 inches. Looks like it will take a bit longer this year for the snow to be gone. I was there last year Memorial Day and there was still snow in some places. Going the same time this year and expect even more snow unless they get a huge heat wave.
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I was hoping to get up to Pictured Rocks for some ski camping next Friday -- looking at the long range there may be a warmup moving in then, non freezing nights.

http://wxmaps.org/pix/temp1.html

Plan B for me would be the Michigamme Highlands (perhaps McCormick) where the night time lows are typically 5 degrees cooler than near the shore (Munising). We'll see.
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Does this mean a sustained increase in Great Lakes water levels?

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HJ, not sure so I scanned and found the piece below. I do think it means a blip of colder water this spring, ice floating around Munising harbor at Mem. Day, and probably past that. I suspect the long term evaporative trends will continue tho.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140121092741.htm
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I saw a long range forecast for the Midwest and we are supposed to be above average for rain this Summer including MI.
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More snow forcast for MN and Northern WI. 8-12 inches predicted for Wednesday. Mother Nature sure likes to mess with us.
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Looks like a lot of Northern WI got dumped on with a lot of snow. I see though that the North Shore got spared though, which is good for me for doing the SHT in May and for ice out on the BWCA.
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Some pretty warm air moved into parts of the U.P. yesterday (Marquette 60's), my hoped for ski trip punted to next weekend when forecasts show good night time freezes.

Snowpack holding tho  :D    This morning's NOAA MQT report shows   Munising at 20", Mohawk (past Calumet, Keweenaw) at 28".  Mohawk's 28" reminding me of wanting to ski the summit of Mount Lookout

http://www.summitpost.org/mount-baldy-mt-lookout/492133

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I see the 7 day forecast has more snow for you. And it's in MAY.
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I see the 7 day forecast has more snow for you. And it's in MAY.

We (Gaylord area) get snow in May.  Last year on Mother's Day (May 12) we had close to five inches throughout the day.

 Gaylord is in the northern lower penninsula.

In the U.P., especially the Keewenaw, has the potential for LOTS of snow!!! :).  Smile, It's Northern Michigan (especially the U.P.) ....
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See Ken Wikgren's report from the tip of the Keweenaw below. For report, with photos, go  http://www.skinnyski.com/trails/reports.asp
Then, scroll all the way down to the Houghton area reports, U.P. section.

MTU still grooming, see    http://www.michigantechrecreation.com/trails/conditions/index

pr 21 - Lac La Belle area backcountry (Lac La Belle):
Conditions: 30F at 7:00AM, 43F at 2:00PM. Awesome crust skiing conditions. Rocket fast in the morning and sweet and soft in the afternoon sun.
I skate skied out my back door, along the shore of Lac La Belle, through the marshes, across Bete Grise, out to Point Isabelle and back. When I got home, I put on the Fischer crowns and skied back out there with my neighbors on an encore epic tour.
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I see the 7 day forecast has more snow for you. And it's in MAY.

We (Gaylord area) get snow in May.  Last year on Mother's Day (May 12) we had close to five inches throughout the day.

 Gaylord is in the northern lower penninsula.

In the U.P., especially the Keewenaw, has the potential for LOTS of snow!!! :).  Smile, It's Northern Michigan (especially the U.P.) ....

YUP! I know where Gaylord is in MI. My wife and I spend a lot of time up in MI. backpacking and canoeing. In fact will be up there again this year over in the Marquette area and over at Craig Lake SP.
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I see the 7 day forecast has more snow for you. And it's in MAY.

We (Gaylord area) get snow in May.  Last year on Mother's Day (May 12) we had close to five inches throughout the day.

 Gaylord is in the northern lower penninsula.

In the U.P., especially the Keewenaw, has the potential for LOTS of snow!!! :).  Smile, It's Northern Michigan (especially the U.P.) ....

YUP! I know where Gaylord is in MI.  My wife and I spend a lot of time up in MI backpacking and canoeing. In fact will be up there again this year over in the Marquette area and over at Craig Lake SP.
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I see the 7 day forecast has more snow for you. And it's in MAY.

We (Gaylord area) get snow in May.  Last year on Mother's Day (May 12) we had close to five inches throughout the day.

 Gaylord is in the northern lower penninsula.

In the U.P., especially the Keewenaw, has the potential for LOTS of snow!!! :).  Smile, It's Northern Michigan (especially the U.P.) ....

YUP! I know where Gaylord is in MI.  My wife and I spend a lot of time up in MI backpacking and canoeing. In fact will be up there again this year over in the Marquette area and over at Craig Lake SP.

My favorite area(s) in the U.P. are in the Keewenaw Peninsula, especially since it's the route we go to Copper Harbor and subsequently to Isle Royale.  Another favorite for me is  the Two Hearted River area (North of Newberry and primarily for Steelhead fishing).  

Speaking of the Two Hearted River and Steelhead fishing, I was planning on fishing May 7-9.  I have a funny feeling that 1) the river will be way too high and 2) the snow will still be too high although we usually snowshoe in and  fish once or twice in the winter (since the river is relatively low in the winter, we just hit the big, slow holes and usually do well enough to let a few go and keep one for a fresh Steelhead dinner!).

I certainly love the Craig Lake State Park area.  I had an ex-girlfriend whose family live in L'Anse.  Pt. Abye (sp?) is absolutely stunning!

Sorry, a little off topic.  When I write about beautiful Michigan places, I can't stop! :)


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Eric H wrote and I quote:

" Awesome crust skiing conditions. Rocket fast in the morning and sweet and soft in the afternoon sun".


Yep, perfect conditions for skiing, snowshoeing, etc.!  It's that time of year when it all comes together!

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I was talking with some exhibitors up at the Midwest Spring Expo who were from Lutsen, MN and they were still skiing too up there as they just got another 12 inches the other day.
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Motored north early Sat., packed for backcountry skiing, camping. Got to Beaver L. Rd. (Pix Rox), and didn't like the unstable mid layer (like applesauce under the crust) of the snow pack -- went to plan B, groomed nordic skiing at Valley Spur -- and had a great time. Gotta love spring skiing on 2 feet of silky corn snow, gurgling creek, sandhill cranes, pileated woodpeckers, kingfishers at the open water on the pond.

Falling Rock Cafe (Munising) had good live music, dancing Sat. nite
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Craig Lake -- We planned to stay 2 nights on our first visit, ended up staying 7.

Point Abbaye mesmerizing.
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Is that brewpub in Grand Marais any good?

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Is that brewpub in Grand Marais any good?

It's been a couple of years but it's not bad.

Edit: LSBC Reviews: http://www.pubcrawler.com/Template/ReviewWC.cfm/flat/BrewerID=1679

Just don't play "Edmund Fitzgerald" on the jukebox, lol!



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It's been a good 10 years since I've been in Grand Marais,  so I defer to others on that.
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Is that brewpub in Grand Marais any good?

I can't speak for the brewpub but the Pie Place Cafe on the main drag is magnificent.
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