Tales and pictures from snowmobiling trips to the Minocqua area.
Gary – another of my nephews made it up north to snowmobile. Was a long trip from Nebraska but we sure enjoyed the time together.
Outside of Shamrock’s in Lake Tomahawk….
Stoppin’ for a quick cup of cocoa!
Panaramic view of Lake Tomahawk stop…..
Trails were in great shape….
Stoppin’ to smell the roses…..
We had to grab some steaks at the butcher shop along the trail….tasted pretty good when we got home and got the grill going!
Sisters Saloon….always a great stop….
Every once in a while, we have to start the day with biscuits and homemade sausage gravy!
Pope’s Gresham Lodge…a new stop this year…
Figuring out the next stop inside of Pope’s….
One last panaramic view and then we headed home….
Several people made the trip up north to ride the trails around Minocqua, St Germain, Sayner, and Boulder Junction. Overall the trails held up pretty well even though we didn’t have as much snow as we could have used or have had in previous years.
Sleds held up pretty well but did have to replace runners on a couple of them.
Visitors up north with Lesa and me this season included Andy and Sarah Bennett, Chuck Purdom, Mark and Sandy Lawinger, Larry Cecil, Ralph and Julie Evans, Curtis and Brenda Dinan, Steve Trimper, and Gary Evans. I really enjoyed riding with everyone. Also enjoyed catching up with Steve Osterling – a colleague from my First Chicago days. Hoping next year that Steve and I will get a chance to ride together.
Below are some pictures from this past year:
Getting the sled ready in the fall:
First shot out of the garage….!
A “selfie” along the trail….
Another pic in the Sayner corridor…..
Quick stop at Sister’s Saloon with Cher Bear…..
Getting ready to head home……
At the trail “junction”……
Enjoying the scenery along the trail….
Larry pausing along the trail……
Ralph and Curtis at Sayner Pub…..
Me, outside of Howling Dog Saloon…..
Chuck Purdom at Stillwater’s…..
Lesa and Sandy relaxing by a fire on the lake….
Some days it was pretty cold!…. -20, and that wasn’t the coldest day!
But a “palm tree” helmet kept someone warm!
Ralph and Julian figuring out where to go next…..
….smelling the roses…….
Bonding with my nephew Julian!