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XC skiing has started in the U.P.

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XC skiing has started in the U.P.

Both Michigan Tech trails & Swedetown have been grooming a bit and skiers have been out. We're skiing a month earlier than last year and more snow is predicted!!

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1. Re: XC skiing has started in the U.P.

Wow--fantastic! You'll be burning off the Thanksgiving dinner this weekend?

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2. Re: XC skiing has started in the U.P.

I hope so. It's still "rock conditions" but I'm skiing!

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3. Re: XC skiing has started in the U.P.

Rocks and logs can have a startling effect on x-country skiing! Many years ago I had a ski go under a railroad tie that had the soil eroded away underneath it. Just a fluke accident since many people had skied over it. OUCH!

Enjoy your snow! We're gray and drab. Supposed to get up to 38 today.

Edited: 7:53 am, November 30, 2013
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Attention! WE actually have sunny skies this morning! Had to do a double take!

Enjoy X-ctry skiing, L ung!

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5. Re: XC skiing has started in the U.P.

a co-worker claims they're already sledding in the munising area..... i'm not even sure if the trails are even open yet.... heck, it wasn't that long ago we were talking about the skeeters and black flies!!

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6. Re: XC skiing has started in the U.P.

I believe that S_T. I'm seeing photos from Nature's Kennel south of Munising and they're running their dogs on what looks like foot deep snow.

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7. Re: XC skiing has started in the U.P.

Oh I think those flies are still there.....those are some bada$$ flies ;-)

Luv2, isn't that the kennel that has the fall tours with the dogs pulling atv's?

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8. Re: XC skiing has started in the U.P.

actually, i'm talking about snowmobiling.... but i have seen the dogs racing up there and it's a pretty cool sight to see!

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9. Re: XC skiing has started in the U.P.

Wench ~ I just saw that for the first time, a team of dogs pulling an ATV, this weekend. Hilarious.

It warmed up yesterday and snow is starting to melt. If it doesn't cool down and start snowing, I"m going to be back to hiking the xc trails.

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10. Re: XC skiing has started in the U.P.

Wench--I'm not sure if they do fall tours, but it wouldn't surprise me if they did. Some year I'm going to get up there for one of their winter tours. We visited in summer when they give tours of the kennel and let people play with puppies.

http://www.natureskennel.com/

S_T--yep, I knew you were talking about snowmobiles, not dog sleds. I just figured a foot of snow was a foot of snow.