Snowkiting Flop House in NW Michigan

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Snowkiting Flop House in NW Michigan

Postby Rorke » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:58 am

Is it too early to even discuss snowkiting? Hope not.

Would anybody be interested in renting a room/bed/couch in a lake house for a weekend or whatever at one of the best launches up here?

There are summer houses up here that normally get winterized in the next few weeks. However, they could be rented for the entire off season instead.

While there is no way I could afford to do this solo, I think it is doable if guys are interested in paying to stay.

Sweet 25 mile downwinders on the snow.
Ends at a bar with $2 burgers and $2 beers.
Houses considered are very close to the launch and on the water.
There are 2 old, closed down ski hills that are sweet for poaching.
There is a lift access place too.
There are other secret spots that I may be shared depending on whether or not you are cool or weak.
15 minutes (10 miles) to TC.

What do you think?

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Re: Snowkiting Flop House in NW Michigan

Postby noabacca » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:25 am

Sign on the line which is dotted...

...and there will be no wind and the lake won't hardly freeze solid during the entire winter 12/13

My guess.
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Re: Snowkiting Flop House in NW Michigan

Postby Rorke » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:55 am

noabacca wrote:Sign on the line which is dotted...

...and there will be no wind and the lake won't hardly freeze solid during the entire winter 12/13

My guess.


:roll:

I have had some amazing experiences due to cockamamie schemes like this.

If conditions look good for a weekend, would anybody shell out $30-$50 to stay in a house at the launch?
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Re: Snowkiting Flop House in NW Michigan

Postby West » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:41 am

sounds like a good idea Rorke, just one sesh is worth all of dat, the more the better........

can't attribute the warm weather to global warming tho, probably just normal cyclying of temps, :roll: ......wouldn't mind kiting Betsie year-round that's for sure!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Snowkiting Flop House in NW Michigan

Postby grimace » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:07 pm

do you have a location that you can give out? There a few free places to stay that I found in the keweenaw peninsula... and its usually windy and have plenty of snow.
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Re: Snowkiting Flop House in NW Michigan

Postby Rorke » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:28 pm

South end of south lake leelanau. Leelanau county, MI.
Super long from north to south. Very narrow so it freezes.

Keweenaw is sweet. And "free" is sweet. So that sounds pretty good too.
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Re: Snowkiting Flop House in NW Michigan

Postby Bryce FLK » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:20 pm

I would be in for this... what kind of price are you thinking?
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Re: Snowkiting Flop House in NW Michigan

Postby V » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:00 pm

Hmmmmm......
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Re: Snowkiting Flop House in NW Michigan

Postby kitekid21 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:14 am

While it depends on if I'm in the area or not this winter, I'd be interested for sure.
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