Wow, we’re already into the last week of February! This past weekend’s Munising Winterfest was a big success and we had excellent weather the entire weekend. The Midnight Run dog sled race finished up Saturday morning and mushers said the course was excellent. The overnight temperature was near single digits so this made the snow fast and the dogs love to run in the cold temps. We’re currently going through the 300 pictures we took during the weekend and we’ll be posting them very soon.
This weekend there’s a few more events happening in the area and the weather is looking nice again. On Saturday & Sunday is the U.S.C.C. Munising 300 snowmobile race held at the Cherrywood Lodge in Wetmore. (About 3 miles east of Munising on M-28.) This cross-country race will have 5 races on Saturday and 6 races on Sunday. Check out their snowmobile race poster for race times. The racers are divided into different classes depending on their level of experience and the type of snowmobile they are riding. If you’re into racing and snowmobiles, this is definitely for you.
Also on Saturday, Feb. 27th is the 17th annual Trenary Outhouse Classic! This fun event draws a huge crowd to watch outhouse racers push their creations down Main Street. The festivities begin at noon and the outhouse racing starts at 2:00p.m. Trophies, cash and prizes are awarded for several categories including the fastest times and appearance. If you’d like to enter an outhouse, there’s still time! The competition is open to everyone (kids thru adults) and you can find building requirements on their website. So make sure to bring your camera or camcorder, for this truly unique U.P. event!
As for the weather in Munising, we’ve had great weather for the last several days. Last night the lake-effect snow kicked-in and dumped 6+ inches of new snow in the area. The kids are happy because the schools are closed today, not sure about the parents. So we hope to see you here this weekend for some excellent U.P. fun. Next week I’ll tell you about the snowmobile ice drags happening on Munising Bay on Saturday, March 6th. Have a great weekend!