Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Central Bassman

MN Mike

Recommended Posts

Hey Mitch,

Yep, we made it out in January, the snow was not too impressive this year, they had said that they picked up 4 feet of snow the weekend before we went, if that was the case, I'm glad I wasn't there before that weekend, still quiet a few stumps and rocks showing when we were out there.

Still had fun, we brought a rookie with, he was huggin' trees but we had to be carful, you could get bucked off your sled out there pretty easy with all the tracks and ruts that were put down from others. He had a rented sled so we didn't want to do too much damage.

There were some Canadians there that must have been part of the Thunderstruck crew, looks like they were more into partying than riding in the conditions that were out there, they had a stereo system in the back of that enclosed trailer like I have never heard before, they sure like to have fun!

I've been meaning to post up some pics to the '08 - '09 post but just got my pics loaded to my photobucket account. I'll try to put them up there soon, probably this weekend.

I'm hoping that they pick up a TON more snow out there in Feb and March otherwise I'll be second guessing if I go back out this year.

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There were some Canadians there that must have been part of the Thunderstruck crew, looks like they were more into partying than riding in the conditions that were out there, they had a stereo system in the back of that enclosed trailer like I have never heard before, they sure like to have fun!

Mike-

You could be right about the Thunderstruck guys cause i talked to a guy on Snowest that rides for them and they where going there in January. I have heard really mix reviews on the snow in Cook this year. My crew is leaving sunday for the big horns again. A few buddys just got back from Togwotee but i haven't talked to them yet.

Colorado seems to have some of the best snow this year smilesmile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CB....be sure to get some pics out there!!!

Mike...any pics to share. It's sucks looking at grass outside the window!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you going with to the Big Horns Mitch, if so, when are you coming back so we can hound you for some pics? grin I haven't been on Snowest's site for a while now, just too many other things going on this month, looks like Colorado is doing pretty well though and I was watching the forecast and it looks like all this week Colorado has a good chance of snow...... MAN am I bummed out, Feb. is a good time to go and I CAN'T !! If you happen to see any reports from Buffalo Pass, look for the tower readings or pictures, last year they were at 13 feet when we were there..... awesome stuff!

Hemi, yes, I do have some pics, I'll try to post them under the '08 - '09 thread here this morning, I didn't take too many this time around, the snow didn't give us too much action plus we had some cloudy mornings that kept us in the trees.

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know if that makes my day or ruins my day knowing I'm working instead of being there! crazy

According to the national weather service their chances of adding to the snow pack is very good for the next couple days.......... now I am bummed!

THANKS !

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mitch, did your crew report back in from the Big Horns?

I saw those pictures on Snowest, I see Dave posted those, he owns the motel we stayed at, if they can keep that snow for a bit longer, we might be headed that way, if they lose it, we will have to eye up Cooke instead. We're not sure on a date yet but a few guys still want to go.

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes they did and the snow was insane!!! They got about 15" of snow twice with they where out there. Good base and ALOT of powder!!! I talked to a few guys heading to cooke on sunday so will see how that goes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    •   Sounds plausible to me.  Is the thickened footing in your mind the same as pouring the perimeter of the slab thicker?  We did an 8 inch perimeter around the 4 inch slab.
    • Yes. But on a post framed building the only think I ever see is a thickened footing and not a foundation to the frost line. A major benefit of post framing is that you install the posts below the frost line so the need for a concrete foundation below the frost line is not needed. If I am understanding the question correctly. 
    • FYI driveway approaches are on the public right of way, you may not block them, or place anything that can injure someone.   May a person park their own vehicle in their own driveway approach?
    • I think they’re more looking at the footings requirement, aren’t they?  Thus the reason for getting the poles below the frost line?   Its the township’s responsibility to figure this out and you have the right to ask them to cite the code they’re following.   I used to live in Isanti County and dealt with a building inspector from my township on the construction of my detached garage.  Things weren’t very strict to say the least.     We built everything by the current UBC code, so I’d suggest first getting a copy of the current version of that since this building will actually be your home.  Don’t take unnecessary shortcuts to save a few bucks up front.  You’ll eventually regret it.   Reading your plans for the slab, it sounds pretty good.  There are plenty of slab homes out there built the way you describe.  What you don’t want is movement.     I’m not an expert by any means but I think footings on your slab wouldn’t be a bad idea and sinking your poles that deep should be a requirement.  If you don’t do footings, at least pour your slab thicker on the perimeter to hold it better.    Your local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) can be more restrictive than code, but not less.  So if it’s defined in the UBC, you have to do at least that much.
    • I’ve personally been on both sides of this.   Used to love getting as much air as possible over driveways but I never understood gunning it on the other side after crossing.  I guess some are just mild adrenaline junkies.    I quit doing that for one, because it’s illegal, and two, not safe if the homeowner happens to be leaving or getting the mail at the time.   Now that I have a posted trail going over my driveway, I find it just rude, obnoxious and irritating to deal with 4 wheelers and sleds gunning it over the gravel and making ruts and eroding my base to the point of it being an expense to either plow and pack the class 5 back in place or spend the money to pave it.  I hate having to bounce over two ruts with my trailers and whatever I’m hauling in them too.   I think that’s the worst part for me.  Either jump it or be mellow on the throttle the entire way over.   I’ve seen trail groomers go around driveways before, making me wonder if that truly is a requirement or they were simply being courteous.  But I agree with knoppers, they should not drag over the driveway.  Maybe they think they’re taking the snow off for ya.  Call the people responsible for the trail and ask them for suggestions.  
    • If you want to get through ice fast and are going to re-tool for it completely, look at a Nils before making your final decision. 
    • I am fully aware of this as are most people.
    • some people are bad apples that give the sport a bad name, I as a snowmobiler have respect for driveways. FYI driveway approaches are on the public right of way, you may not block them, or place anything that can injure someone. trail groomers actually do you a favor by knocking down the bank, to keep it level. unless your groomer was not well trained, they will not groom over your driveway.
    • If code allows post frame for residential construction then by design you don't need a block foundation. 
    • Perfect that awnsers my question. Why spend $250 when I could spend $150 on a new lazer bit and cuts faster, it’s more durable but still about same weight and a chipper but. Really a no brainer. What are you seeing for drilling time with that 8 inch lazer?
  • MWO