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Old 01-06-2017, 08:22 PM
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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

I also know that the SkiDozer speed secret is HI-RANGE- Makes that Cat late for happy hour FAST
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:07 PM
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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

shaping up to be an great event of "epic" Proportion. (NE IA see what I did there?)
  • so rumor has it Bait Guy is out?
  • anyone hear from the tucker in Sturgeon Bay WI, (cant remember his user name)
  • +1 on the Trail coordinator!. Matt is the visionary/navigator with the patients of a monk.

I am wondering if towing a snowmobile around might help When we get to the path less traveled, when light is getting dim, and the day long, a snow machine might expedite that *which way do we go* anxiety. That anxiety for me anyway, is part of the thrill?!

Coot Bruce are you ready? Last I spoke with him, he is..... (Got that Prinoth P15 all tuned up?) I vaguely remember hearing that there may be demonstrator equipment on the hill..... Not sure if I remember correctly.

I rented a ski in ski out with beds for 14, I think we are at 10 right now, so if lodging is a concern I may have a few beds available. no promises as I invited about 40, but with most WI people, weather is such a variable as is the packers playing in the playoffs....

will have plenty of warm seats, *the Thing* cat will be there...
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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

a get a vibe that, one needs headlights...navigating by the stars adventure??? and a really good GPS
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:05 PM
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No, no, no... positive vibes all around....

We Strive for Day time outings, and regardless of what it sounds like, we are prepared.

We have the most advanced GPS, Good Pointing SKills
It operates something like this, we went up there last year right? Point point point

No no we went this way, remember trying to follow the GPS that led us to the open water, large gorge, downed tree ect..... point point point..

Hey lets go see where this one goes POINT point point.....

For some reason the GPS units we have deployed in the past struggle.

On a serious note. there is so much water shed into lake superior and storm damage from the weather that blows in off the lake we are at the mercy of luck.... and we have a lot of that. and snow.
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Can't wait to go! Almost in our backyard.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:21 AM
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a get a vibe that, one needs headlights...navigating by the stars adventure??? and a really good GPS
A non-headlight machine will be just fine .... The pics with all of the machines lined up on the snow bank was after the ride last year. We all made it back with minor bumps in the trail and plenty of light left.
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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

Mostly for the folks that are coming.

but it is great bait for the fence sitters.

The Arrowhead snow groomer company has been hosting a Groomer show for quite a few years.
manufactures and operators from around the snow belt converge and operate all the available drags and pulling equipment. at noon drags are switched between machines and the local club gets about two miles of trails groomed over and over and over.
Prototype tuckers have been in attendance, as well as vintage snow cats of years gone by.

If you have the time and interest this arrowhead event is less than 1 hr away from the clowder and is free!

If you preregister there is a great social Wednesday night.....

http://www.arrowheadgroomers.com/show.htm

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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

Hey I am for sure planning on being there, I have been so busy in my bodyshop and towing that i have not been on here for a awhile.
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Old 01-15-2017, 09:08 PM
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Hey thanks for speaking up, I was up in SB at a " ye olde opera house" I was going to go door to door looking for a tucker.

You need a hand, speak up. If you are ready get down to appleton and help me..... Giggle giggle.
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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

You went right by my place when you were up here, LOL. I am on 57 next to Quietwoods RV and Bay Marine, I live at DC Automotive.
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

Well, I figured it is time to put up a unofficial schedule of events:

Per verbal discussions it appears there is:

Wednesday 8-4 Arrow head groomer show (see flyer in post #27 for details)
5-8PM Arrowhead social Please preregister with Arrowhead.

Thursday 2/2 (9Am GTG), Thursday Clowder trail ride(s) departs copper peak shortly after.
Thursday arrowhead groomer show conclusion.

Friday, 2/3 (9 am Gtg) Friday clowder trail ride(s) departs copper peak as well different routes to lake superior.

Saturday 2/4 8:45 GTG at the clowder grounds Big Powder Horn Lodge. Cats need to stay in place with the exception of participation in snow cat games in the north grounds. give rides there.

Saturday
2/4 4pm please be near your cat for the drivers meeting, if you are participating in the BPH sunset Tour de elegance to the alpin inn. (remember both patience and attention during the photo shoot) think herding cats, with kids running around.

Saturday evening. ( best to not put it in ink ) use your imagination, try to remember the drivers meeting at this point. If you are going downtown ask around other may want to go along.

Spouse program and recommendations:
Ice caves
any of the state parks
shopping
Stormy Kromer factory tour
Ski Big Powder Horn.
Swim
Sauna
cross country ski

Any new comers feel free to PM for travel details lodging concerns and or help. (including airport pick ups)
Diesel plug ins abound
Wrenches and capable people are everywhere

If any past participants think of something throw it in the conversation.
Looking to shape up to be an epic event again.
In the muesum teasing department:
I have a verbal commitment from a non Forums member: (if I come up the Allis is coming along)
That conversation went on to state "stop over, you need to drive this thing"
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You went right by my place when you were up here, LOL. I am on 57 next to Quietwoods RV and Bay Marine, I live at DC Automotive.
ill make sure to stop in next time im up that way.
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quick up date, Nite-Owl is out, I think Julie should come without him, Nobody needs that kind of baggage around anyway.....

Take care up there in the wilds of beaver tails and swamps.....

Maybe MN outdoors can send a rep in his place? Maybe the tank tester could make a voyage up a ski hill, Bar hopping in something big enough to hold a band would be fun!
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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

Who's all in for the Thursday Trail Ride? Any "fence sitters", we had a ball on Thursdays ride last year.
  • Where we meeting Thursday?
  • What time on Thursday?
Thanks for the updates from everyone.
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Big Powderhorn Mountain parking lot on Thursday morning at 9 am. Shortly after we will be departing and heading towards the big lake!
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Big Powderhorn Mountain parking lot on Thursday morning at 9 am. Shortly after we will be departing and heading towards the big lake!
does event start on thursday or friday as the dates of the clowder feb 3 and 4 which is friday and satruday??
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Thursday.
Ill try to explain:
The originalClowder proper, is a Saturday event. 4 hrs of show and shine. 2 hrs of snow cat games. 2 hrs of on hill touring, with a dinner program and social time till way to late.

With that said. the clowder has grown to be bigger and more epic each year. Folks showed up as early as wednesday last year and a FF member took time to arrange outings for the group as the participants grew. (midwest people are weird, if someone makes a long tow, they are getting their snow cats out for dinner or lake running or something)

Thursday this year has an official trail ride.
Friday has an official trail ride.
Saturday is the show and games
Sunday is a get back home day for most..

Now with all that said"
Wednesday and Thursday Also is a state groomer show hosted by arrowhead groomers. (about forty minutes away) it is a separate over the snow event. Get sno, Track inc, Fendt,Case IH, Soucey, and many more bring grooming related items to be driven. Tucker prototype machines have been in attendance for comparison.

So depending on your interest there is something for everyone. I have never made a thursday trail ride. I opted last year to run a new Rabbit, and compare it to a new pisten bulley at the groomer show. I was also able to check out some unique pontoons/ carriers on a prototype tucker.
I actually ran into some ff members there and it is comical for complete stranger to walk up to you and in a quiet voice state, are you red Squirrel?

For me Thursday is my get to Powder horn day. check in relax and unload and did i mention relax day. I generally help transport snow cats and make sure to address anyones last minute repairs. ( which one year was install a transmission in a KT-4 )

So to conclude if you run late don't be surprised if some one or Ten stick around sunday and monday to make sure you or anyone have a good time.
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Copy and pasted from a face book post about the arrowhead groomer show if that trips your trigger:

Here's a list of the current registered vendors:
Camso Inc - track system
Caroline Equipment - John Deere tractors
Get Sno - Snow Rabbit and Tucker Sno Cat 2000
Kassbohror All Terrain Vehicles - Pisten Bully
Lite Trax - Lite Trax Vehicles
Lulich Implement - New Holland tractors & Zuidberg Tracks
Nortec USA
Serwe Implement - Tiger Mowers
Sno Boss Groomers
Swiderski Equipment - New Holland tractors
The Shop Industrial - Prinoth Husky & Mogul Master Drag
Vanderloop Equipment - Fendt Tractor
Arrowhead Groomers

and for sure a couple of FF members:
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so, sounds like a week of sno-catting, whenever you get there...................
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so, sounds like a week of sno-catting, whenever you get there...................
Yes... You could say that! Glad that Redsqwrl chimed in and answered your question about Thursdays trail ride. Last year we had a member come in on Tuesday to beat a snowstorm. They had a blast driving around the backroads of the UP with a snowtrac in tow
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