Hard to believe that snowmobile season is drawing to a close, but ya never know; Mother Nature may surprise us yet before April 1st. As long as there is snow and we are grooming the trails, I will continue to update the report. However, when things wind down, I'm gonna wind down too for a bit. When we close our business, Clementz's Northcountry Campground and Cabins, at the end of snowmobile season, we have about 5-6 weeks to "call our own" before we reopen in May.
Dan, my hubby, may possibly be having his other knee replaced in April (he had the left one done last April) so he'll be laid up for a while if he does. We had hoped to take a short trip downstate to visit family and friends, but even that is up in the air at this time. That will depend on what he finds out Tuesday at his orthopedic surgeon's office. I'D LIKE TO TIME A TRIP TO COINCIDE WITH CEDAR POINT OPENING!!!! I don't see that happening this year!
With snowmobile season drawing to a close, there are still a lot of accidents I'm reading about. A lot of them this week have been in Wisconsin and in Canada. There was a head on collision on Trail #45 a couple of days ago and someone else collided with the Paradise groomer on #8, North of Paradise. I read a story about a man who had been pleading with his local DNR and township to remove a stump from a lake because it was a danger during the winter season (it sticks up above the lake level). The man that had been pleading for 3 years to get it removed hit it and died. With all of that in mind, here is a short news article from Marquette;
Man, 26, killed in Marquette County snowmobile crash
CHAMPION, Mich. -- A 26-year-old man was killed when the snowmobile he was riding left a lake and struck a tree in Marquette County, the state police said.
Matt Kirchhoff, of Michigamme, was last seen Saturday morning near Champion, police said in a news release. Following a search that included help from a Coast Guard helicopter, his body was found early Sunday.
Speed was believed to be a factor in the crash, police said.
Just because there aren't as many people on the trails right now doesn't mean you want to be any less careful. I realize this person was on a lake, but regardless of where you are riding, PLEASE be careful.
Talk with ya soon!
- Cathy Clementz
- A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!