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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Carnie View Post
    I didn't make the first Woodstock but I sure am looking forward to dropping some acid and having fun at this one.
    Holy Mackinaw! None of the brown stuff though!

    Seriously, it will be great to have you Canadians on board. Not only for your rousing good humor and ability to consume mass quantities of beer either. Your superior Canadian Dollar will be most welcome at the local establishments.

    Thanks Bob. I'll be getting that info out today. There will also be a newsletter going out to all that have registered so far.

    Bill

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    Wilderness State Park has three cabins on the north shore, one in the interior (Nebo Trail), and one on Sturgeon Bay. All are very secluded, and usually are booked up well in advance. Check availability now if your considering these options. If the weekend is booked, check days during the week, quite often you can get a day or two there.To drive out from the cabins to Bill's would probably take a good hour or more.
    If you follow the road west through the park to it's terminus, there is a small parking area. This is the eastern end of Waugachance Point. It extends a couple of miles out into Lake Michigan. The north shore is sandy, but usually access is closed to protect the nesting area of the piping plover. For those able to backpack their equipment and are of the hardy sort, the southern shore is very rocky with many large boulders protruding (depending on current water levels of the lake). Bear in mind that walking this route can be very difficult, but the photo ops can be worth the effort. Best bet is to walk down the center of the point and then walk south to the shore line. I fished this area for more than 20 years on foot so am somewhat familiar with it.
    As to O'Neil Lake, it's small enough to row or paddle around. I would suggest this method as it helps to maintain the serenity of the area and is non polluting as well. The lake is actually the floodwater of a small creek, as such, a motor runs the risk of a nasty encounter with a hidden stump.
    Last year I stayed at the Levering Motel (www.leveringmotel.com.) in Levering. Nothing fancy but very clean and functional. I like to stay at the Mom and Pop places, they work hard and aim to please. A restaurant right across the street. It worked well for me because it is 10 miles to the bridge which is where I headed to shoot the north shore of the sraights area. It's 12 miles to Cross Village and about 15 minutes to Bill's.
    Dennis (Ernie51)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ernie51 View Post
    A restaurant right across the street.
    Ahhh... The Levering cafe or "Big Chicken" as it is known. One of our favorites. The Levering Motel is a decent place for sure. I think Jim Russell has stayed their in past years as well. Glad to see they have a Website now. I'll add them into the links.

    Thanks Dennis, Bill
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    Well, my wife will be there, probably camping. Can't wait to leave behind this snow and rain, and get back outside!

    - Jeff

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    Just a note to say the first gathering newsletter has gone out. If you've registered, you should have had it. Anyone that missed, either let me know or you can see the newsletter online HERE.

    Heading up this week to open the place for the season. I too can't wait to leave this snow and rain behind!

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Light Press View Post
    Just a note to say the first gathering newsletter has gone out. If you've registered, you should have had it. Anyone that missed, either let me know or you can see the newsletter online HERE.

    Heading up this week to open the place for the season. I too can't wait to leave this snow and rain behind!

    Bill
    Bill, hold up! My folks sent me this shot yesterday. Maybe it'll melt by June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbill View Post
    Bill, hold up! My folks sent me this shot yesterday. Maybe it'll melt by June.
    OMG Vinny! I was going to call Diane in Pellston tomorrow to see if I can drive in to my place yet. Looks like it might be tough!

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    My friend Christine in Marquette emailed a pic from the current storm. Brrrr. The weather there:

    Statement as of 1:48 am EDT on April 12, 2008

    ... Record daily precipitation and snowfall set at the Marquette
    National Weather Service office for April 11th...

    A record precipitation of 2.22 inches was observed at the Marquette
    National Weather Service office yesterday April 11th. This breaks
    the old record of 1.14 set in 2002. Also... a record snowfall of 13.6
    inches was observed. This breaks the old record of 2.4 set in 2000.

    04/12/2008 0800 am

    3 miles ENE of Negaunee, Marquette County.

    Snow m11.1 inch, reported by official NWS obs.

    In 24 hours. 17.1 inches storm total. Snow depth of 32
    inches.



    Ain't too bad in CV:

    04/12/2008 0800 am

    Cross Village, Emmet County.
    Snow m5.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.
    12 hour total thru 9am. Snowdepth 5 in.


    Don't forget your mukluks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smieglitz View Post
    Don't forget your mukluks...
    Man... loooong Winter. It sounds like I shoud still be able to drive in with 4WD.

    I'll leave my bathing suit at home this trip.


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    I'm happy to report an addition to the presentations this year. Cynthia Motzenbecker from the Michigan Photographic Historical Society will be presenting a slide and print show from her vast, historical photographic collection. I have to say that in addition to her knowledge and love of the subject matter, Cynthia is really a great person to have around a party.

    She also added this... "I'm presuming these will all be adults there? I have some "naughty" stuff... But I'll keep it tame... "

    The only request she has is that we all keep the bears away.

    Bill

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