If you step out to shovel in the morning, you might hear a distant hum echoing through the ridges. Ah, yes. The snowmobilers are up and at ’em!
And not too long after that, you’ll watch them come into the town of Copper Harbor either from Trail 134 or fresh off of Brockway Mountain on Trail 3.
Whether it’s first thing in the morning because they slept in town or they’ve already put in half a day of riding north, they’ll find a restaurant and park their sleds in the neatest of rows. You might have a couple guys go for the King of the Mountain spot on a snow bank, but for the most part, they have the best parking strategy of all the sports that visit here.
Perfect front row parking at the Mariner North!
This picture was taken Thursday, January 9th. And when I walked by later that afternoon, I counted 25 sleds in the lot. They’re here! All in neat little rows.
So, how are the trails?
“Best they’ve ever been!” said a crew who took the trails all the way up from Twin Lakes this week. I got this report from Forrest at the Fuel Stop.
There goes the groomer now! Quite the beast of a machine. The groomers do nice work keeping the trails smooth for the riders. Day and night!
“The newer machines have really much better shocks these days, too,” says Tammy. She does massages at the Mariner in the winter. She hears all about the latest in sled technology and how the trails are. “People seem happy so far!” she confirmed.
The Pines Resort is doing their best to help winter lovers of all types stay the night on Saturday with live music each Saturday evening. They also like to entertain with their sandwich board sign. I found this one too irresistible not to capture.
So there you have it!
The trails are in great shape. The groomers are out. People are happy. Live music on Saturdays. The fuel is flowing at the pumps. And the parking, well, it’s just impeccable.
See you in the snow!