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Re: Weather change this week

Postby Ear Mountain » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:47 am

Selkie wrote:We got a nice blast. Temp this morning in Chicago is minus 1, wind chill about minus 10.
Wish I were a better XC skier. I'd love to do a winter ski trip of Glacier, Flathead, Yellowstone...

Start by booking a stay at the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex. Their guide will teach you how to ski and take you to some unique places. Mark is good and will not get you in over your head unless that's the kind of powder you like. Amtrak's Empire Builder leaves Chicago every afternoon and stops in Essex the next evening.
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Re: Weather change this week

Postby Selkie » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:53 pm

Ear Mountain wrote:
Selkie wrote:We got a nice blast. Temp this morning in Chicago is minus 1, wind chill about minus 10.
Wish I were a better XC skier. I'd love to do a winter ski trip of Glacier, Flathead, Yellowstone...

Start by booking a stay at the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex. Their guide will teach you how to ski and take you to some unique places. Mark is good and will not get you in over your head unless that's the kind of powder you like. Amtrak's Empire Builder leaves Chicago every afternoon and stops in Essex the next evening.

That's a good start, though probably for winter of 2014-2015. Might Izaak Walton also have ski rentals? If not, Sportsman's Ski Haus should, m/b Rocky Mountain Outfitters (though then I would have to transport them). I'll email the source. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Re: Weather change this week

Postby Ear Mountain » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:05 am

Selkie wrote:
Ear Mountain wrote:
Selkie wrote:We got a nice blast. Temp this morning in Chicago is minus 1, wind chill about minus 10.
Wish I were a better XC skier. I'd love to do a winter ski trip of Glacier, Flathead, Yellowstone...

Start by booking a stay at the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex. Their guide will teach you how to ski and take you to some unique places. Mark is good and will not get you in over your head unless that's the kind of powder you like. Amtrak's Empire Builder leaves Chicago every afternoon and stops in Essex the next evening.

That's a good start, though probably for winter of 2014-2015. Might Izaak Walton also have ski rentals? If not, Sportsman's Ski Haus should, m/b Rocky Mountain Outfitters (though then I would have to transport them). I'll email the source. Thanks for the recommendation!

Izaak Walton Inn has rental skis, both for backcountry and their groomed trails, they also have snowshoes and ice skates.
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Re: Weather change this week

Postby Tsmith » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:10 pm

I noticed over on Whitefish Mountain Resorts web site that Whitefish Lake is somewhat frozen. Kinda early in the season for that uh? _ :?
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Re: Weather change this week

Postby daveparker » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:00 am

Tsmith wrote:I noticed over on Whitefish Mountain Resorts web site that Whitefish Lake is somewhat frozen. Kinda early in the season for that uh? _ :?


Not really, I have seen it freeze up in early Nov before, this year was quite cold early, so there was a lot of ice forming early.
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Re: Weather change this week

Postby scott-atl » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:52 am

arctic vortex? 5 degrees in ATL this morning. the Midwest numbers are brutal. coldest weather in 20 years.
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Re: Weather change this week

Postby calicotraveler » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:23 pm

7 degrees here in South Carolina. Heat pump not made for temps this cold. :?
The mountains are calling and I must go.
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Re: Weather change this week

Postby Hockey Ref » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:17 pm

scott-atl wrote:arctic vortex? 5 degrees in ATL this morning. the Midwest numbers are brutal. coldest weather in 20 years.

It was -12 in Indy yesterday and -13 this morning, although we are up to +8 right now. Heat wave! The roads are still a mess from the 12 inches of snow we got on Sunday (on top of six inches already on the ground), very few businesses are open, and my BIL who has been visiting has had his flight canceled each of the last three days.
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Re: Weather change this week

Postby isleroyaleguy » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:04 pm

Elk River MN: HIGH today of -5 but an improvement from yesterday's HIGH of -15 with windchills at -40....but with temps this weekend near 35 it might be time to break out shorts and sandals.
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Re: Weather change this week

Postby Selkie » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:02 am

For those in upper Midwest, Northern Lights tonight! (Thursday, Jan. 9).
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