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NDRR 2012-2013 Meeting List

Posted by Debbie Z on November 4, 2012 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

MEETING LIST -- 2012 - 2013

All Meetings will be held at Country View Golf Course, Dover, IN

7:30 p.m.

Monday, November 5, 2012 --

      will discuss the Christmas Party at this meeting

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

The dues for 2013 are payable now.

Hope to see you at the above meetings.


NDRR Meeting

Posted by Debbie Z on October 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone

Our first meeting of the season will be on Monday, November 5, 2012

 at Country View Golf Course starting at 7:30 p.m. 

 Hope to see everyone there


Metz Farm Chicken Cookout

Posted by Ralph Johnson on August 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Metz Farm Chiken Fry   Sept. 15th 4:00pm

NDRR Cookout

Posted by Debbie Z on March 27, 2012 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone

Just a reminder regarding the cookout -- the date has been changed to TUESDAY, April 3

at 6 pm at Country View -- Club will furnish hotdog, metts & buns & condiments.

Bring  a yummy dish to share.  Hope that we'll see you there.


NDRR Meeting

Posted by Debbie Z on March 3, 2012 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Just a reminder to everyone that we will having our regular meeting

at Country View this coming Monday March 5 at 7:30 pm

Will finalize plans for the April cook out.

Hope everyone can make the meeting.


extended forcast is looking good for now! Updated 2-24

Posted by Ralph Johnson on February 15, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Copied off Johndee:

Friday, February 24, 2012


An area of low pressure brought snows to eastern SD, northern IA, far southern MN, southern WI, northern IL and into much of lower MI. Totals in most cases were in the 1-4" range, with some isolated heavier amounts in eastern SD, NW IA, southern WI, extreme northern IL.

The forecast has no major changes and the bottom line remains that the next 10 days look to be quite snowy across the northern 1/3rd to 1/2 of the Midwest and no thaws are seen for the Northwoods in that time frame as well.


The current system in the lower Great Lakes will continue to work east and snows will be winding down across SE WI and NE IL this morning, with an additional inch or so of accumulation. Snows will continue the better part of the day across much of lower MI, where an additional 3-6" will fall today. A bit of lake effect will spill into the UP today, with generally less than an inch of accumulation by sunset, and then 1-3" is possible in the western UP snow belts tonight.

Tomorrow looks to be fairly quiet, with a bit of LES bringing an inch or less to the UP snow belts. Snows with the next system will then start to spread into the Dakotas later Saturday night.

The details to the system for Sunday and into early Monday have not changed much from yesterday. It still looks to be a rather formidable storm, but not a record breaker, with totals to be in the 5-10" range across most of ND, the northern 1/3rd of MN, northern 1/5th of WI and most of the UP. Areas like central MN, the rest of the northern 1/3rd of WI, the extreme southern UP and far northern lower MI look to see a general 2-5" fall with this system.

Little to no liquid precip looks to fall to the south of the snow area with this event.

Temps for the next 4 days will run close to average and maybe even a bit below average, with all of the Northwoods to stay below freezing for highs and the freeze line pushed into the central Midwest.


Things will quiet down in most areas for later Monday into early Tuesday, with the exceptions of the LES belts of the UP and NWL, where a general 2-5" looks possible.

By later Tuesday and Wednesday, a second piece of upper energy will work out of the Plains and into the Midwest and the latest details with it call for it to be even stronger and bigger than the Sunday event. I will caution that it is still around 5 days out in the forecast, so one should not get too caught up in the exact details and while I was very tempted to use solid shading on the 5-10 day forecast map with this system, I am going to refrain and just use the area bounded by a line, which means my confidence in the details with it is still around 50-60% or less.

At any rate, the way things look right now, snows would break out across the Dakotas late Monday night into Tuesday and then spread into areas of the Midwest generally to the north of a line from around Sioux Falls SD to Escanaba, MI and then due east from there. The heaviest snows would thus occur in the southeast 1/2 of SD, the southeast 1/4 of ND, all but the far NW corner of MN, all of the UP and roughly the northern 1/3rd of WI. Snow totals as seen right now would be in the 10-15" range, with some locales in central and NE MN and most of the UP possibly seeing over 20" of snow fall.

I know, exciting stuff eh? Maybe we can coin this the "Leap-Year Storm"? Just remember, things can and probably will change some with the details with this system. However, I do think there is about a 65-75% chance of a major winter storm impacting areas of the Northwoods the middle of next week.

The storm will then be winding down later on Wednesday night and by Thursday, most of the Midwest will be quiet. The exceptions could be across the UP and NWL MI snow belts where additional LES could occur into Thursday.

Yet another system is seen for around Friday or Saturday of next week, but looks to be much weaker and the models are also all over the road on it's track right now, so best to just let things get figured out better before worrying too much about it- especially with so much to worry about midweek.

Temps next week look to run close to average, with the freeze line remaining on the southern edges of the Northwoods through midweek and then dropping south of that by the end of the week.


The models still indicate the pattern to remain in a position that is favorable for cold and snows across the Northwoods, perhaps even the northern 1/2 of the Midwest.




NDRR Meeting 2-6-12

Posted by Ralph Johnson on February 9, 2012 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Club meeting was held 2-6-12 at 7:30 Pm at Country View with 15 members present.  Financial report and previous meeting topics were brought up.   all club trips except for the 2/22/12  were canceled due to minimal snow on the trails. no new snow is in the forcast, but some trip plans are still a go with any snow that may fall in the next few weeks.

  Rob Seig- Bobby Timme-Jackie Sims were not at this meeting to report on thier  trip to Pickerel, Wis,( 1/24- 1/28 )        what I do know is that they road 304 miles and trails were helped out some by a small snow storm that dropped 3-4 inches of new snow the day they arrived. trails were ok but not the greatest!     Also Terry Zimmer, Gary Vorbroker and Ralph Janzen went to St. Germain,Wis during this same time period, found about the same type of trail conditions and  heavier traffic then normal for during the week riding. the trip was cut a day short because Terry Zimmers snowmobile broke down on the trail (chaincase broke).

Report on Jerry Rhea's surgery recovery:    He is doing much better now, seems to be back to his old self and looks forward to getting well enough to try and make the April Cookout. Debbie Zimmer also brought a card to the meeting for everyone to sign, will be mailed out to Jerry this week.

JUST A REMINDER:    The Club Trip to  PARADISE,MI     FEB. 22- FEB 25   is STILL ON!               Contact Jeff Muenchen if your interested in going.  ( Jeff's contact info is in the CALENDAR section of the board in the FEB 22-25 trip)

Till next meeting wish for SNOW!

Huron-Manistee decision

Posted by Ralph Johnson on February 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Stakeholder:


The Record of Decision for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) and Amendment 1 to the 2006 Land and Resource Management Plan for the Huron-Manistee National Forests was signed by the Regional Forester, Charles L. Myers, January 27, 2012.


The FSEIS document was developed at the direction of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit which identified deficiencies in how the Forest Service revised the 2006 Land and Resource Management Plan.  In the Record of Decision, the Forest Service explains how it has addressed those deficiencies.


In summary, the Regional Forester has selected Alternative 4 (the Preferred Alternative) as the Selected Alternative.  Under the Selected Alternative, the Forest Service will:


Continue to allow gun hunting in the previously designated Semiprimitive Nonmotorized and Primitive areas of the Huron-Manistee National Forests in accordance with regulations of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. 

Continue to allow snowmobiling on designated trails within the Huron-Manistee National Forests. 

Change Management Area designation of 11 of the 13 previously designated Semiprimitive Nonmotorized Areas to Management Area 8.4 (Special Areas).  The existing Standards and Guidelines for Management Area 6.1 (Semiprimitive Nonmotorized) would continue to apply to these 11 new 8.4 Special Area Management Areas as outlined in the Record of Decision. 

Change Management area designation of two previously designated Semiprimitive Nonmotorized Areas (Manistee River and Whitewater Creek) to Management Area 4.2 (Roaded Natural Sandy Plains and Hills).  The areas will be managed under the Standards and Guidelines for Management Area 4.2. 

Retain the Management Area 5.1 (Wilderness) designation for the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area. 

Change the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum classifications for all of the 14 challenged areas to match their current condition, as described in the Record of Decision. 

The specific rationale behind the Selected Alternative is fully explained in the Record of Decision.  Appendix A of the Record of Decision shows how the Selected Alternative will change the 2006 Forest Plan.


We invite you to view the Record of Decision and associated documents on the Huron-Manistee National Forests’  The published documents will be available in March and mailed to all people who previously requested a copy.  If you have not previously requested a copy, you may request a copy by calling the Forest Supervisor’s Office at

(231) 775-2421.


Once the documents have been released to the public, a Notice of Availability will be published in the Federal Register and the newspaper of record, which will begin a 45-day appeal period.  We will notify the public by news release and website posting when the Notice of Availability has been published.


If you have any questions regarding the Record of Decision or the FSEIS, you may contact my public affairs officer, Kenneth Arbogast, at (231) 775-5023, Ext. 1+8726, [email protected]


I would like to thank all of you who participated in this process, either by attending a public meeting or submitting written comments.  We received more than 11,000 comments in all.  This reflects the very high level of interest and deep concern that people have for the management of the Huron-Manistee National Forests.





Forest Supervisor



backpack/saddle bag trip plans 2012-2013 (Input)

Posted by Ralph Johnson on February 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone,  myself and Dan Puckett are going to put plans together for a multi mile saddle bag / Backpack trip for "Club Members" only sometime in January of next year!  this could be a Michigan only or a Multi State Trip. we will nail down are plans and hope to have them posted by mid April of where we plan to stay and what areas we plan to ride to.

( like usual this is very tentative with weather and plans may change, directions and states also)

   this will only be  for Current  Members of the Club that like to ride many miles and put down some suds . if you have any thoughts on joining in on something like this next season, please e-mail me here and let me know? give suggestions as we would like to see what kind of interest we may have.  as of right now it looks to be that we may stage in Wisconsin or Michigan?  and head east or west, depending on snow fall, and also this looks to be a Sunday to Saturday trip.:)

Club Meeting 1/2/12

Posted by Ralph Johnson on January 4, 2012 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

January meeting was held 1/3/12 at Counrty View Golf Course, 7:30pm with 14 members present.  Financial report and previous minutes were announced, also Club trips were planned and discussed, with a few members also talking about going to Cadillac,Mi for the weekend  (1/5-1/8 ) if the snow holds out, will be staying at the Cadillac Sands Resort.  I will have all club trips/contacts listed this evening for anyone to join in on.

    we would also like to wish Jerry Rhea a good recovery after having surgery before x-mas, he will be unable to attend any Trips this season and is expected to be back to normal by June.


***Updated Club List = DEC 2011***

Dave & Doris Aberman     Kevin & Kelly Brown     Joe Eagle


Ralph Janzen     Ralph Johnson    Don & Darlene Klapper    Gene & Marilynn Hesel

   Robert Hensley     jeff & Bobbi Koopman

Bill & Bobby Laker    Dan & Pam Lasita     Dave Metz     Don & Nancy Metz    Gary Middleton

Tom & Ruth Miller    Jeff & Julie Muenchen    Jim & Linda Muenchen     Dan & Gayle Puckett

Dave & Bev Reinhart     Jerry & Pat Rhea     Ray & Marie Robb     Leo & Joann Rolfes

Rob & Rita Seig       Jeff & Jackie Sims        Ray Suesz        Ted & Annette Suesz 


Bobby & Lisa Timme    Charley & Mary Todd    Gary Vorbroker     Paul & Carloe Weldishofer

Ron & Debbie Zimmer     Terry & Connie Zimmer 

NDRR Snowmobile Club Trips 2012

Posted by Ralph Johnson on January 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)



4 Days, 3 Nights= Depart Wednesday 01/11/12 5:00am-  Arrive back Saturday 01/14/12 evening.

Contact> Jeff Muenchen 513-678-1320


5 Days, 4 Nights= Depart Tuesday 01/24/12 12:00am- Arrive back Saturday 01/28/12 evening.

Contact> Rob Seig 812-209-9099



4 Days, 3 Nights= Depart WED. 02/08/12 5:00am-  Arrive back SAT. 02/11/12 evening.

Contact> Jeff Muenchen 513-678-1320

PARADISE, MI    ( Days INN )

4 Days, 3 Nights= Depart WED. 02/22/12 5:00am- Arrive back SAT. 02/25/12 evening.

contact> Jeff Muenchen 513-678-1320



3-4 Days, 2-3 Nights     Wednesday- Saturday

Contact> Ralph Johnson  513-200-0058

********** All Trips Subject to Change / Cancelation depending on Snow Conditions********

NDRR Meeting

Posted by Debbie Z on December 29, 2011 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone


Just a reminder that the next meeting will be held at Country View on Monday, Jan 2, 2012

at 7:30 p.m.


Hope to see everyone then.





Merry X-Mas & Happy New Year

Posted by Ralph Johnson on December 16, 2011 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Seems to be a slow start to winter this year with no real threat of snow anywhere in the upper mid-west,  with the lack of snow and the unpridictability of when it will occur, trips dates have not been scheduled and are hard to set at this time. hopefully after the new year / next meeting the outlook will be better.   anyone that has anything scheduled for rides this winter can post them here or on the forum.  I have also been in contact with a club from Potter Cty, PA - with enough snow I may put a trip together and have it planned for FEB.   more info to come later on this.



12/5/11 meeting

Posted by Ralph Johnson on December 7, 2011 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Meeting was held Monday 12/5 at Country View with 15 members present.   discussion was mainly on the up coming X-mas Party on Saturday night 12/10 at 6pm.  Trip schedule for the main club trips were not ready yet, but Rob Seig has one scheduled for Jan 24-28 for Couples or Singles at Walleye Lodge in Pickerel,Wi.  He has the whole Cabin rented out Up-stairs & Down-stairs for anyone that would be interested in this trip.  also seems a few small trips were talked about in the lower Michigan area, but no dates set as of yet.

Dearborn County Officals are ok with the use of snowmobiles on SR 46 bridge over I-74 as in the past, county roads are open for use and a updated list of Club members will be sent to the Sheriffs office for Emergency use again this winter.

Think Snow and see everyone Saturday Night.

Michigan Trail Permits

Posted by The Johnsons on December 7, 2011 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Anyone riding in Michigan this winter season will notice that the trail permits went up from $35.00 to $45.00 and will stay at that price for the next 5yrs.  these permits can also be bought at Greenfield Motorsports if your in their area.

11-7-11 meeting

Posted by Ralph Johnson on November 9, 2011 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Meeting was held 11-7-11 with 15 members present.   pervious minutes from March and Oct were reviewed and club elections were held also. Ralph Johnson was voted in for new President and Dave Metz as Vice President,

  A list of club trips were not made as of this meeting but would be ready for the Dec. meeting.  Rob Seig is looking into a backpack trip in the UP during late Jan or early Feb. for interested members or non-members, he will have more info at our next meeting also.    the X-mas party date was discussed and  the tentative date is for Saturday  Dec.-10, we may combine the next meeting with the X-mas party, so keep an eye out for updates or reminders. 

also brought up at the meeting was a petition to help out the Michigan Snowmobile Assoc. with efforts to keep snowmobile trails open in the Huron-Manistee National Forest in Cadillac,Mi.  all members singed it and it will be mailed out this week. for anyone interested in helping that did not make the meeting, you can go to the MSA website to do so.

see everyone next month.

NDRR Meeting List for 2011-2012

Posted by Debbie Z on November 1, 2011 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Meeting List for the upcoming 2011-2012 Season --

Meetings held at Country View Golf Course

at 7:30 pm on the following Mondays

November 7, 2011

December 5, 2011

January 2, 2012

February 6, 2012

March 5, 2012

Hope to see everyone then


NDRR meeting 10-4-11

Posted by Ralph Johnson on October 7, 2011 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

NDRR meeting was held 10/4/11 at Country View Club house with 13 members present. since this was a early meeting no new business was brought to the table, except meetings will move back to the 1st Monday of every month at 7:30. any club trips, new business or if new elections will take place for President & Vice President will be discussed at the November meeting. see everyone in Nov.

NDRR Meeting

Posted by Debbie Z on September 28, 2011 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Wed. Sept. 28, 2011

Hello Everyone -- it's that time of year again for the meetings to begin.

The next meeting will be at Country View on Tuesday, Oct.4, at 7:30 pm

Hope to see everyone then.