Trail Conditions: Very good..

Weather: Low temps and more snow in the forecast.

Conditions are great and temps are going to warm up a bit for the weekend. Snow the next few days too.

Snow report from the UP’s Dr. Phil

NOAA is predicting 10.5 inches next 48 hours.

Weather Underground predicts 6-11.

* From NWS, Bergland Dam

Mike must have been pulling my shirt up.

I found myself in a pub  in Cork, Ireland.   A group of American tourists came in.

One of the Americans said, in a loud voice, “I hear  you Irish think you’re great drinkers.  I bet $5,000 that  no one here can drink 20 pints of Guinness in 30 minutes.”

The bar was silent, but the  American noticed one Irishman leaving. No one took up the  bet

40 minutes later, the Irishman  who left returned and said, “Hey Yank, is yer bet still  on?”

“Sure”  said the American,  “20  pints in 30 minutes for a bet of $5,000 .”

“Grand, ” replied the Irishman,  “so pour the pints and start the clock.”

It was very close but the last  drop was consumed with 2 seconds to spare.

“OK Yank, pay up.” said the  Irishman.

“I’m happy to pay, here’s your  money”  said the American. “But tell me, when I first offered the  wager, I saw you leave. Where did you go?’

“Well sir”, replied the  Irishman, “$5,000 is a lot of money to a man like me, so I went to  the pub across the road first to see if I could do it.