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Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Weather & River Report on 04/14/2014 09:16:22 MDT Print View

Thanks Ken for that,

We might need to pick a different location.

Dean L
(AldoLeopold) - F

Locale: Great Lakes
Re: Re: Weather & River Report on 04/15/2014 11:53:47 MDT Print View

NOAA reports that all-time record flood levels will occur on the Manistee. Depending on how far down Hodenpyl was drawn down this winter, it will remain to be seen how levels below the dam will play out. The MRT side could be very boggy.

Different locations-The Jordan RP may not be any better, that valley could also be extremely wet. High Country/Shingle area perhaps? Maybe something on the sandy coast, Sleeping Bear or Nordhouse? Canoeing instead?

Maybe we could reevaluate by this Sat.

Dean

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Weather & River Report on 04/15/2014 12:29:19 MDT Print View

Hi Dean,

Lets look at the conditions on Sunday and make a call on a new location.

The High Country Pathway could be an optiopn also.

I really wish Michigan had decent Mountains.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Fall back plan on 04/20/2014 15:46:35 MDT Print View

Folks,

We may need to look at a fall back plan if the MRT is still flooded.

What do folk think?

Dean L
(AldoLeopold) - F

Locale: Great Lakes
Re: Fall back plan on 04/20/2014 16:13:00 MDT Print View

Hoist Lakes, Shingle Mill/High Country? I'm thinking that if the MRT is a washout it's likely the JRP would be pretty boggy also, especially the north half. The Manitous aren't open yet. Sleeping Bear? Any one else have some ideas?

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Fall back plan on 04/20/2014 16:18:58 MDT Print View

The High Country could be an option.

I was flying from Chicago to Saginaw today and could see a lot
of flooding.

Kyle Tayler
(recover1) - F - M

Locale: Michigan
MRT... on 04/20/2014 17:21:21 MDT Print View

I'm looking around online and it appears that flood waters are receding or have already. Waters are below flood stage in Sherman but levels are still classified as 'Near Flooding'. We would be much closer to Mesick than ShermanWater level forecasts are predicting further decline.
I'm wondering if this is because the MRT is downstream of the Hodenpyl Dam?
The gauge in Wellston (just south) is also below flood stage.

I went for a little wander last night on a portion of the Midland-Mackinac trail that was under water a few days ago. It was surprisingly muck free and I wound up sleeping out there. I know that it is a completely different watershed but it was confidence inspiring.

EDIT*- Just noticed my picture is useless, - it is supposed to show that there is no flooding reported on the Manistee river @ Hopendyl Dam, the north end of the MRT.

Edited by recover1 on 04/20/2014 17:48:05 MDT.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: MRT... on 04/20/2014 17:30:22 MDT Print View

Hi Kyle,

Thats good to know.

I am not too worried about camping on the MRT as a lot
of the sites are high up, but a lot of the trail is very close to the river.

Fingers crossed it will be fine for next weekend.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: MRT... on 04/21/2014 18:40:45 MDT Print View

Folks,

Can whoever is still up for going let me know.

Cheers,

Stephen

Kyle Tayler
(recover1) - F - M

Locale: Michigan
I'm in. on 04/21/2014 21:57:39 MDT Print View

Sounds like fun to me, I sent you a PM with my contact info.

Sumi Wada
(DetroitTigerFan) - F

Locale: Ann Arbor
Re: Re: Re: MRT... on 04/22/2014 08:31:11 MDT Print View

It's on my calendar and I'd really like to go... BUT I'm not a winter camper and I'm a total weenie about the cold. They're forecasting below freezing temps for Saturday night. If that improves, I'm in. Otherwise, I'm on the fence...

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: MRT... on 04/22/2014 08:47:46 MDT Print View

Hi Sumi,

Thats no bother at all, I personally love the cold as it keeps the bugs at bay.

Hopefully will see you this weekend,

Stephen

Edited by stephenm on 04/22/2014 09:33:21 MDT.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
PM me your email address on 04/22/2014 09:34:58 MDT Print View

Folks,

I have emails for Sumi and Kyle already, can anyone else who is interested PM me yours, it will make for easier organisation.

Andy Berner
(Berner9) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: PM me your email address on 04/22/2014 15:06:49 MDT Print View

I will not be able to make it.

For some reason it won't let me pm you back.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
next time on 04/22/2014 16:03:04 MDT Print View

Hi Andy,

We might see you next time :-)

Nathan V
(Junk) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lake State
Re: Re: Re: MRT... on 04/22/2014 16:22:17 MDT Print View

Like Sumi, I'm on the fence because of the forcasted low temps. I don't do well with the cold ( poor circulation from heart issues, I'm always cold unless it's 60 degrees or more ). Hopefully it will warm up a bit.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: MRT... on 04/22/2014 16:40:56 MDT Print View

Hi Nathan,

The forecast is down to freezing at the weekend, but could easily warm up, as I take the forecast with a pinch of salt.

Thats a shame you are restricted to warm weather outings.

Hope to see you their.

Stephen

Sumi Wada
(DetroitTigerFan) - F

Locale: Ann Arbor
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MRT... on 04/23/2014 07:36:38 MDT Print View

Forecast is improving! :)

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MRT... on 04/23/2014 07:52:02 MDT Print View

It sure is :-)

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Anyone else intersted? on 04/24/2014 14:05:16 MDT Print View

Folks,

If anyone else is intersted drop me a PM.