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elf
03-02-2009, 10:20 AM
Over the weekend our family rode form our cabin near Finland up to Tower MN to stay at Fortune Bay Resort for a night. We left Saturday morning and came back on Sunday. It was about 100 miles each way, about right for the kids. Unfortunately on Sunday morning I checked the temp and it was -18 so it was a cold ride home. The trails were excellent all the way. The Finland area had gotten 7-8" of new snow Thursday so it was excellent riding. The area near Tower/Babbit had less snow but the trails were still very good. Forest roads north of Isabella were awesome.

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My kids had a nest in a tree
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Wife and kids at Lake Superior overlook
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Bean or Bear lake in Tettagouchee St Park
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Stopping for a trail side lunch compliments of the Hot Dogger!
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Trail conditions near babbitt
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Trail conditions in Tettagouchee}
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My son with a monster truck in Babbitt

kendrick
03-02-2009, 04:42 PM
How well does the hot dogger really work?

elf
03-03-2009, 09:10 AM
Kendrick,
It really depends on the riding style. We just had hot dogs that day and after about 2 hours of easy trail riding, they were not quite hot but really warm. One weekend I put in frozen burritos and we rode really hard that day for a couple of hours, breaking trail, running power lines, etc... and they were very hot, very well cooked from a frozen state. Also, it was about 20 degrees warmer that day. So I think if you are working your sled hard, they work great. Just trail riding on a real cold day, not as well.

jthedens
03-03-2009, 01:08 PM
Elf - great pics as usual! I will be looking for you this weekend as my wife and I will be up staying with friends on Nine Mile. Hope to run into you, and if I don't - well keep up the good work on posting info for that area. JT

samc
03-03-2009, 01:42 PM
Nice pics. Elf, do you know where you purchased the hot dogger? That would be nice to have when were back woods riding. Thanks

elf
03-03-2009, 02:49 PM
I purchased the hotdogger from Shade tree. You can go online to their website and get one.

samc
03-04-2009, 04:15 PM
Thanks - elf

canoepaddler
03-05-2009, 03:40 PM
Elf - If you head up that way this weekend, can you post a report when you get back? We're heading up next week and hoping a few warm days here doesn't mess things up too bad. Thanks.

elf
03-05-2009, 05:05 PM
We'll be in the Finland area this weekend and I will certainly post a report along with some pictures on Monday or Tuesday.

Sounds like they are already saying snow for mid week so keep your fingers crossed!

ridesafe
03-08-2009, 11:07 AM
nice pics elf! thanks for sharing.