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Some pay price for misjudging ice

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GRAYLING -- A few nights ago, we drove into our neighborhood to see police cars and an ambulance parked on the shore of Lake Margrethe with their red lights flashing. Someone had put a snowmobile through the ice, and while the rider escaped uninjured, his machine had yet to be recovered.

Last weekend, the first of the Tip-Up Town Festival at Houghton Lake, 11 more riders put machines through the ice on that lake. Again, no one was injured, but several machines are still underwater because they went in too far from shore to be rescued by wading, and the ice isn't thick enough to support a tow truck.   more...

 



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Mild weather isn't hurting Nub's Nob

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HARBOR SPRINGS -- Where's the best terrain park in North America where snowboarders can risk life and limb? Here's a hint: It's not in the U.S. Rockies, the Canadian Rockies, the U.S. Appalachians or the Laurentians in Quebec.

According to reader results released in the October issue of Ski Magazine, Nub's Nob in northern Michigan has the best terrain park in the country. General manager Jim Bartlett said he's taking that honor "with a grain of salt."  more...

 



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Quantum Leads the Way at DN Western Regional - Gull Lake, Minnesota

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by Zack Clayton

John Dennis, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, sailed a great series and once again was crowned the DN Western Region Champion after seven great races over the weekend. The event, sanctioned by the IDNIYRA, is one of the premiere events for the DN class in the Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan areas. This event is the lead up to the North American Championship to be held in February. more...

 



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The best of times for those who love winter sports

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By Janet Ortegon
Sheboygan Press staff

As far as Sheboygan's David Nagode is concerned, this was exactly the right week to take a vacation.

Nagode, 40, who works for Richardson Industries in Sheboygan Falls, took the week off to hit the cross-country ski trails around the Midwest, including Lapham Peak in Delafield on Monday. He'll investigate the trails in Michigan later in the week, he said.

"Today was great," Nagode said on his way back from his trip. "You love that kind of snow."



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With or without dogs, ski areas are ready to go

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photoBY ERIC SHARP

Our late German shepherd, Pepper, was the smartest dog I've ever known. She trained so well that I rarely used a leash because she would respond unerringly to voice or hand signals from 200 yards away.

But when I decided to try skijoring, a sport in which people are towed on cross-country skis by everything from dogs to cars, we immediately encountered a problem.

 

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Got Snow!

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Snowboarding Adventures in Michigan 
- Courtesy of Midwest Living MagazineLet it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! Michigan is the winter wonderland of the Midwest. We have it all--world-class downhill skiing, miles and miles of cross-country trails, top-notch resorts and more than 6,000 miles of public snowmobile trails.

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Resort's new owners want to restore glory

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Joel J. Smith / The Detroit News

Shanty Creek Resort and Club in northern Michigan has been sold to an independent oil company in Missouri with experience managing ski and golf resorts.

Trinidad Resort and Club, a subsidiary of Apex Oil Co., bought the resort last week from Detroit-based Comerica Inc., which assumed ownership when the bank foreclosed on Shanty Creek's $20.3 million mortgage two years ago.

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Wis. nears record for snowmobile deaths

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By Robert Imrie
The Associated Press

WAUSAU, Wis. -- Snowmobile crashes have killed 36 riders so far this winter -- one fewer than a year ago -- with at least one more weekend of riding left in far northern Wisconsin, a state snowmobiling safety expert said Monday.

The state could break its all-time record of snowmobile deaths for a season at 39, said Gary Eddy, the Department of Natural Resources' snowmobile education administrator.   more...

 


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Wintry blast is gift to cross-country skiers

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ERIC SHARP

GRAYLING -- Don't count your chickens before they hatch or your ski trails before they melt.

A few days ago, my wife, Susan, and I got out for what we figured would be our last cross-country ski jaunt of the season. It was gloriously sunny and 52 degrees, so we opted for the Mason Tract along the Au Sable River about 15 miles east of Grayling, one of the prettiest trails in Michigan.  more...

 



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At isolated Cripple, mushers battle fatigue

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By KEVIN KLOTT
Anchorage Daily News

CRIPPLE -- Scott Smith picks up the 2006 swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, flipping through its pages, thinking of warmth, women, sand and sun.

The Iditarod checker is sitting on a blue sleeping bag. It's laid out on a cot inside a wall tent heated by a diesel fuel stove. The temperature is minus 15 -- balmy compared with last night when temperatures dipped to minus 45.   more...

 



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On a River's Frozen Falls and Twists

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Published: March 10, 2006

ON a bright and below-zero February morning, in the deep gorge of a white-water river, eight bundled figures skied downstream in a line. The Manitou River, flowing fast under thin surface ice, was in its final mad descent from the hills of Minnesota's steep North Shore. Lake Superior, a swelling, frigid mass at the river's mouth, brewed up fog and wispy apparitions in the icy morning air.   more...

 



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Iditarod dream comes true for 10-year-old

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GRANTED: Wasilla boy with cystic fibrosis rides out a wish with Brooks.

Jacob Smith, a bright-eyed 10-year-old who was born with cystic fibrosis, could have traveled anywhere in the United States.

How about a trip to Seattle to watch a professional baseball game, or Valdez to fish for mammoth halibut?

How about a limousine ride around Anchorage, or a roller-coaster ride at Disneyland in southern California?

"No way," said the Wasilla fifth grader. His ultimate adventure: riding in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.   more...

 



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The Passing of a Legend

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Violet Redington

by Jo Wood

If it is true that behind every great man stands an even greater woman, Violet Elizabeth Redington was living proof. From her birth on July 17, 1924 in Kintnersville, PA to her passing of cancer on March 4, 2006, Vi led a life of which most others could only dream.

In 1948, with her husband, Ray Redington., his brother, Joe and his family, and his father James Wesley Redington, this self-described “little Pennsylvania girl” hit the road to Alaska with no other goal than to have a life of adventure.   more...

 



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First time in Last Great Race

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photoFormer Grayling resident takes on the Iditarod

BY ERIC SHARP
FREE PRESS OUTDOORS WRITER

Face it. Cinderella only wins in the movies.

In real life, 999 times out of 1,000 she would live miserably ever after on her knees cleaning up other people's floors. Which is why former Grayling resident Bryan Bearss takes a realist's view of his chances when he starts his first Iditarod sled dog race Saturday. more...

 



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Adventure Rentals

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270From December until late March, Adventure Rentals in Traverse City provides guided tours. The 25-mile tour takes about two and a half hours to complete; or opt for the five-hour 50-mile trek. Tours are personalized to the group. Lodging and dining can be included.

Adventure Rentals is located just 8 miles south of the Cherryland Center off Garfield near Traverse City. For your convenience we have a large parking area with an indoor office and restroom. We have maps for the hundreds of miles of groomed trails you can access directly from Adventure Rental's lot. Call today and make reservations for some of the best snowmobiling in North America. Don't forget the camera!   more...

 



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