We have had a break in the cold for yesterday and today and fresh snow fell last night.  The Gregory crew were not wasting anytime to get out on the trails and enjoy the relative heat wave we are having at a balmy 20 degrees.  We are headed back into the deep freeze along with the rest of the mid west Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with temps warming by the weekend back to the 20’s.


Snow is piling up




I copied this list of things going on in January for anyone interested in coming up.  There are many more if you click on the and go to events.  I just copied some of the best ones

16th Annual Ice Cold Beer Fest
Downtown Minocqua –  Parking Lot C (near Post Office)
Saturday, January 11, 3:00-7:00 pm

A premier all-Wisconsin craft beer and tasting festival under a huge heated tent, featuring selections from upwards of 40 breweries, highlighting “Winter Warmer” styles of beer, endless chili

Inga Lami of the Northwoods
Minocqua Winter Park,7543 Squirrel Hill Rd,Minocqua
Saturday, January 11, 2014  5:30 pm – 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Sunday

Inga Lami is women’s retreat and fundraiser for our Lakeland Locals Learn to Ski for Free program. Enjoy quiet time with friends, yoga, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, and more on Saturday

Horseshoes & Handgrenades – Bluegrass
Minocqua Brewing Company,238 Lakeshore Dr,Minocqua
Friday, January 10, 2014 8:00 pm

Russell Pedersen: Vocals, Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar Adam Greuel: Vocals, Guitar, Dobro Dave Lynch:

Full Moon Snowshoe
North Lakeland Discovery Center
Friday, January 17, 2014 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Travel among the trees and shadows during this wonderful adventure along Discovery Center trails at night!  Your guide will engage you in observing the world in a different light.  Ages 8+ welcome.

Free Ice Fishing Weekend
Saturday, January 18 2014 1:00 pm – Sunday 11:30 pm

Held throughout the State, residents and non-residents can fish without a fishing license on all waters of the state including boundary waters for these two days. All other fishing regulations, including species season, length and bag limits, will be enforced. 715-356-5211, ext 229 or

3nd Annual Chilly Chili Challenge to Benefit NW Wildlife Center
Minocqua Brewing Company/Divano’s Lounge
238 Lakeshore Dr, Minocqua
Saturday, January 25, 2014  11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Van Vliet Old Growth Snowshoe
North Lakeland Discovery Center
Saturday, January 25, 2014  1:00 – 3:00 pm

Officially designated a State Natural Area in October 2013, explore with your guide what that means, as you enjoy an interpretive hike and stories focused on winter animal adaptations.