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Winter 2016....El Nino
« on: February 05, 2016, 09:43:57 PM »

Anyone having to reroute their trips on account
of this warmer winter weve been experiencing?
possibly sticking to smaller lakes and or travelling further north?

research from friends local to
areas i have visited in past has shown non stellar conditions.




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Re: Winter 2016....El Nino
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2016, 09:48:33 PM »
Hello fisherman:  I just got back from a trip last Wed.  I would have camped in the backcountry, but about 11 days prior to heading out, I was told that the lakes were not frozen over, and that grooming on  the dog sled trails hadn't even started.  I ended up camping at Mew Lake for eight nights.  As it turned out, the dog sled trails were up  and running shortly before I started my trip.  There is less snow in Algonquin for this time of the year. 

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Cousin Pete
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Re: Winter 2016....El Nino
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2016, 10:00:06 PM »
Hey cousin Pete;

We are heading in to Bluebird and further north next week. We are contacting Craig McDonald to see if the trails are more passable now. Are you heading up that way later in the season?

MIKE

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Re: Winter 2016....El Nino
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2016, 10:47:26 PM »
Other than very little snow this year, and a warmer winter, we are still below freezing every day...

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Re: Winter 2016....El Nino
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2016, 11:20:12 PM »
Hi CP,

while its unfortunate you didnt get to
your initial choice of location, you look like you had a great trip.


still cant get over the 16 degrees we had earlier in wk down
in Southern Ontario... good weather i suppose for a full day
outside with tools changing my cars spark plugs. :-\ ??? :-[ :o :( ;D


Hi AunNorduNord, am so very envious.

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Re: Winter 2016....El Nino
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2016, 11:24:44 PM »
Even though winter is here, I go north to get away from people.
Twin Cities area to Ely area, at least when I see people up there they are more like-minded.
Warmer winter means less wood to cut. ;D

Oops, I see this was posted in the CA edition. :-[

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Re: Winter 2016....El Nino
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2016, 03:57:23 PM »
The super El Nino this year has given us Brits the most tedious winter I remember, and that's saying something after last year.  :'(

2015 was wettest on record, 2016 is well set be the warmest and likely to end up the wettest too. It's a non-stop 'train' of depressions winding up over the atlantic and we've had widespread flooding for months.  Rivers are uncrossable, bridges widely washed away.  We haven't had an ice day now for 2 years.

Enjoy your winter guys over the pond, it could be much worse.   :)

Pete. :)

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Re: Winter 2016....El Nino
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2016, 04:29:22 PM »
Hello Wooley:  The dog sled trail was up and going about 4 days before I started my trip.  I am certain that the dog sled trails are still up and running.  I'll be heading to the dog sled trail on the Wed just after the Family Day weekend.  I have never visited Bluebird Lake.  I hope you have a great trip.

Take care,
Cousin Pete
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