View Full Version : 1st ride based out of KRUPP'S ALL SEASON RESORT Dec 19 20 21

12-22-2008, 12:12 PM
Man oh man, two weeks ago I stayed at John's and rode, and this past weekend I was up with the fella's, and the snow was deeper yet, and with a pretty good base underneath. We had a blast as usual.

We arrived real early Friday morning, 3 am, no, we were suppose to be there around 11 pm Thursday night, don't ask. So we were up and ready to go around 10 am, so we headed out to the secret play area, that my friends the Minnesotans ripped up a week and a half before, but, it was pretty much all snowed in again anyways. http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif




Joe's 12 year old son Emanuel on the 02 700 RMK. He can ride I tell ya! Most of the time he was right behind me, all 3 days, and he only got stuck about 3 times. Lance on the other hand...http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif


Joe's first stuck


Eman, AKA "ROOSTER". Troy from the Lac La Belle Lodge said it best after Eman roosted on my brother. "He must have used a 1/4 tank of gas on that roost!" LMAO!


Joe's first oops of the year.


Lance was leading and headed into the woods when the logging road dead ended, a true boondocker.


Kim and I waiting for the fellas to come back out.


Here comes Joe.


Here come Lance and Eman.


Break time, did not head down the powerline, a little to early in the season to head down that one, lots of stumps and such down that way.


Before we headed back to Krupp's to meet up with John, we had some small carnage, a bent shock on Joe's RMK, and my brother bent his steering arm on his M AGAIN! Lance decided he was going to take a nap while we rode with John, he worked his butt off on Thursday finishing up things so he could have Friday off. He his a sprinkler fitter. So, Joe jumped on Lance's sled, and we rode.

Break time with John.


On Saturday we headed to John's, got there later than expected, had to stop at Dan's Polaris and pick up a shock for Joe, and then Kim and Lance stopped in at M@M to get a new steering arm for the M. I tell ya what, John's shop rocks! Warm, with a kick butt stereo to listen to as we changed out the shock on Joe's sled. A lot better than doing it outside in the cold!

Gassing up at the Vansville bar.


View of the snow covered cliffs.


At the Lac La Belle Lodge, we had a quick lunch inside the Bear Belly Bar and Grill, then hooked up with Troy the owner and his son Zach for an afternoon ride. I must say, Troy's wife must be a very understanding person, the bar was full, she was waitressing, helping bar tend, and keeping an eye on the store, and Troy and Zach skip out to show us around! A big thank you to Cathy for letting that happen. LOL.

By the time we left, John's leg was hurting pretty good, so he headed home. John, as you already know, boy did you miss out! Sorry, had to rub it in a little bit. http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif You could see the dejection on John's face as we parted ways.

One of my favorite pics of the trip. Untouched logging road, and mother nature's great snowmaker in the background, perfect!


My tracks


Umm, this was a pretty common occurance for Lance this weekend. LOL. He is a lot better rider normally. Maybe it was too much sleepy time on Friday afternoon? http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif


Troy's son Zach, I think he needs the nick name of Jackrabbit. Bouncing around all over the place, jumping everything in sight, carving up the snow, he is a very good rider too.


Break time.


Picture of the trail up there. Most excellent.


It was almost dark when we parted ways with Troy and Zach, Troy and his wife had a Christmas party to attend, so we headed back down to Krupp's. Thanks Troy and Zach for giving us the "untouched tour"! Trails were awesome all the way back down I might add! We even passed Richard Krupp as he was grooming north from Twin Lakes to Toivola. He had the front blade down, and making everything as smooth as silk.

Sunday was another great day to be riding.

Here comes Joe.


Getting closer.


Joe led us up into this ravine, saweet, hill climb time. I'm up top looking down on the fells.


Rooster stuck


Here is Joe with a delay of game due to a stump infraction, he is past the stump here, and trying to fanagle his way around this tree.


Joe getting turned around


Joe on the edge of dropping off into the bottom of a ravine. If he would have ended up down there, we still be trying to get him out. http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif


As Joe was getting turned around, I led the rest of us up where Lance is parked, the two track ended. So we had to drop down into a creek bed, follow that 20-30 yards, then make a sharp 90 degree turn up hill to get turned around, through some pines. We all made it with out getting stuck. Even Lance. LOL.


Duck Joe, duck!


More untouched


Break time


Back at Krupp's getting ready to go home.


Before we got back to the truck and trailer, we had a little incident at a beaver pond. I did not take any pictures though, to worried about other things. Let's just say that Lance almost went swimming, Joe and I both fell in up to our knees, and we had to bring one sled across the top of the beaver dam. http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif Good times for sure!

12-22-2008, 12:28 PM
Forgot this kick arse picture. AWESOME!


12-22-2008, 12:48 PM
sweet pics looks like you had a blast

did the same thing last year was standing on a beaver dam holding a ski to keep motor out of water ended up getting the sled on top of dam and rode it off good times for sure!!!

12-22-2008, 01:35 PM
Sweet pics again. Looks like fun was had by all!

12-22-2008, 01:49 PM
Skylar, where is that last pictre taken? By Lac LaBelle, Cliff Drive or down by Twin Lakes?. I sure would like to have that picture blown up and framed.

12-22-2008, 02:07 PM

The last shot was from one of the roads in Keweenaw County that they are not plowing. It is a little north of Mohawk.


12-22-2008, 02:17 PM
Wow, we were at Krupps too! Cabin # 6. We found some untouched areas that we had a blast on too! I was on the red 600 Pol IQ. Wow what a storm leaving UP on Sunday. Had my first Pasty! Good stuff! First time staying anwhere east of Bessemer. Gotta get back soon! Peace out!

12-22-2008, 02:28 PM
Thats what i'm talkin bout!

12-22-2008, 02:56 PM
Oh yeah!!!!!Sweet pics...I can't wait 45 more for me :-)

12-22-2008, 03:14 PM
Skyler- great pic's!
Wasn't me at your playground!
Haven't been there this year yet! Plus you always seem to get there B4 me and butcher the crap out of it anywho!
Scottiking OUT

12-22-2008, 03:19 PM
I can't beleive that Zach Still has no seat! met him up at bearbellys when I was with john!
He should just put a boat cushin on that thing!lol!

12-22-2008, 05:38 PM
Ouch! Flogged again. &#42;lol&#42; I just tried to do a good thing by matting it down a bit for Lance so he wouldn&#39;t get stuck, and you wouldn&#39;t have to use that sno bunje on him again..., and again......, and again.<font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font>&#42;

Did ya get back to check out that other one we went to last year?

Pics are awesome. Can&#39;t believe how good things look up there this early in the season. Can&#39;t wait for the next trip.

12-22-2008, 06:02 PM
Scottiking, nope, wasn&#39;t you! Zach&#39;s seat is still at the upholstery shop.

Kris, you would have laughed your butt off at Lance this past trip, and he now has a 2&#34; paddle on there! Did not get down to the other place you showed me, ran out of time, plus, there is a lot of rock in there, it needs a little more base to it yet. It is getting REALLY nice and deep in the woods now. http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif Are you guys heading up before the Ride In?

12-22-2008, 06:56 PM
awesome pic&#39;s indeed.. What a blast to be the one&#39;s laying the tracks down.


12-22-2008, 08:01 PM
I&#39;m speachless.




12-22-2008, 08:35 PM
Skylar - Planning on it. Erik, Dave, and Ryan are for sure headed up on the 4th. Not sure if I&#39;ll make that one as the wife, boys, and I will be coming back from New Years vacation on the 2nd. If I don&#39;t make that one, I&#39;m gonna try and swing a quick weekend in sometime between then and the ride in.

12-22-2008, 10:29 PM
Great pics Skylar, looks like you guys had a blast. I can&#39;t wait to get up there next month!


12-23-2008, 07:19 AM
Great pics Skylar!! looks like I missed a good one...I&#39;ll swing by after work so ya can fill me in on the beaver pond incident..lol!!

Kris.. not only should Lance have sno bunge&#39;s incorporated into his skies.. sounds like he needs flotation devices as well.

12-23-2008, 10:41 PM
Sweet looking pics!

12-24-2008, 04:37 PM
Great pics. Looked like fun was had by all.

12-24-2008, 05:18 PM
Looks like you guy had a great time. Are you sure Joe is not a tree trimmer.LOL Looks like your trip was a good one. Will be up there on the 1st. Cant wait

12-26-2008, 06:49 PM
My first big trip is Jan 9th to 12th &#39;09, thanks for the kickin pix! Got me droolin to get my 700 ripping through the pow! Just picked up a touring sled for my 2 daughters to come up and boondock a little with me Jan 2nd, I think. Maybe run a little fresh gas through the 700&#39;s and hook up my heated visor plug... Psyched Royal. Scoop and side kick bubba headin from Amasa.....
Indy5xc BIG Thanks to John Dee for this site

12-28-2008, 10:27 AM
Awesome pics, I hope there is some left for us.Sounds like you guys had the same situation as Rusty last year, Chittin bricks.

Team Ring Ding

01-02-2009, 08:03 PM
it was great cant wait to get back.