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We had... uh............... "good"LOL.... conditions at tug hill.. The snow is so deep in places you have NO CHOICE but to stay on the trail... more pics to follow once we get unpacked and get caught up w/ work... 5 days of sledding w/o hitting a rock or bare spot...We rode till our bodies started giving out... :)
 

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The problem with the bars/eating establishments at tug hill is that the snow is so high... you can't see out the windows to check on your sled
 

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New Yorkers have a funny sense of humor when it comes to trail markings... sometimes, it wasn't so funny..
 

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nice pictures. how long did it take you to travel up to tug hill? i heard it was a nice riding spot but i would of never imagined it was that stellar!
 

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It's a 6 hour drive for us.. Last year they got skunked for snow .. This year? they got hammered. There are enough miles of trails to keep you entertained for a week... at least. Some prefer Old Forge but my understanding is that the hardcore sledders ride tug hill.
 

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A few more pics... There are 130 windmills on the plateau. The wind WHIPS across it all the time and you definetly don't want to break down there...We ate at a place called the maples and it was well worth the ride. Actually, we didn't have a bad meal all week.. Be careful if you are a slow rider though, there's some serious egos up there. We saw one really bad accident.(guy totally missed a turn on super smooth high speed goomed trail and went way off into the woods into a tree, 5 paramedics were there).. Heard of a few that went through the ice on the resevoir too.. Be careful
 

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That particular trail was indeed pretty tight,, most are wider but still I'd almost prefer to ride at night on weekends there so you can see if someone is coming the other way. I almost got nicked by some cowboy going too fast around a blind corner. Seems to be the norm.
 

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Wow tic, looks like you had a great time!! Tons of snow I see!! I take it you didnt go to GC?
 

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We went to GC for one day.. It was 40 degrees, the snow was dissapointing to say the least.. boney and bare. Instead of going home, we went north! GC got good snow but they had no base and the groomers couldn't do much with 16" of fluff. One day of warm temps wiped them out.
 

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Great pics Tic :thumbsup:
 

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A few more... These people are really suffering... Lot's of roofs caving in and stuff.. We just tried to support the local economy .. Nothing like a room where you can park your sled right in front of your window! (trail access is 50' away naturally)... I got grief from the wife for looking out the window every 10min.
 

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awesome pics.

i've seen the snow that deep in cochrane before. long time ago.

jr
 

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did you pass flat rock? i only ever go there in the sumer but geese i better go down for the winter. what a snow fall!
 

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Yeah, we did the flat rock inn.... Very cool atmosphere... Like 5 golden retrievers wandering around inside.. Every place we stopped (we tried to stop at all of them) had it's own unique atmosphere...... This pic is from the inside of "the hayloft".. GREAT FOOD and great people too. My wife was so happy she is talking about a new sled and a new vehicle to tow with!.. I lucked out finding her!. We got there on a friday before 11 am so it was pretty vacant.... but it was filling up fast when we left
 

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I must warn any rookies going to tug hill.. Have a sense of adventure!... Many times the trail will just stop at some road and you have no clue where to go.. This happened to us MANY TIMES!... We are rookies so I just figured that's part of the deal... a GPS would be very handy but when the state of NY charges 100 dollars per sled to register, they should give some back to the clubs for better signage. Either that or the clubs aren't doing a good enough job... Sometimes the trail markings are really good, other times? they are non existant!
 

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I must warn any rookies going to tug hill.. Have a sense of adventure!... Many times the trail will just stop at some road and you have no clue where to go.. This happened to us MANY TIMES!... We are rookies so I just figured that's part of the deal... a GPS would be very handy but when the state of NY charges 100 dollars per sled to register, they should give some back to the clubs for better signage. Either that or the clubs aren't doing a good enough job... Sometimes the trail markings are really good, other times? they are non existant![/b]
TELL THE N.Y. GUYS TO COME TO MICHIGAN AND WE'LL SHOW THEM HOW TO SIGN A TRAIL=EVERY TURN =EVERY STOP=EVERY DECLINE=EVERY TIME.
IF YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE-THERE'S ALSO A SIGN TO "THE BAR OF THE BOSS".
DON'T MISS THAT ONE.
I PLAN ON OPENING A BRANCH IN PA. SOON.
 

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Well, I heard it's MUCH better at Old Forge... Still, when it's getting dark and you are 50mi. away from your motel and have been riding the side of a road for 3mi. with no trail in sight.. It's a bit intimidating to say the least.. I guess you really are never "lost" until you are out of fuel though...We told people these stories and they just laugh... Seems to be common and expected... It stressed me out bigtime.
 
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