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Porcupine Mountains Snow Report – 04/08

Due to last nights warm temps and rain we are sorry to announce that we will not be open today and that our season is over.



Our closing date for the 2018/2019 season is Sunday April 7th


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Friday October 25th, 2019 - 7:31 pm

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies

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Haha! Leah Strain and Emilie Cole! Last summer Fishermans Island and hammocks and you two and a porcupine! Good times! The best!

I know what they do in the winter. They chew through cables and on the sides of sheds and outhouses.

Had no idea that they live that long!


Sierra Quesada

Shell L Miller look they do exist

Chris Hendrickson , Kyle Hendrickson

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Wednesday October 23rd, 2019 - 8:43 am

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies

Nature knows.... #MiDNR #miparks #puremichigan #natureAccording to folklore, the amount of black on the woolly bear in autumn varies proportionately with the severity of the coming winter in the locality where the caterpillar is found. The longer the woolly bear's black bands, the longer, colder, snowier, and more severe the winter will be.

Even though it is widely believed that the woolly bear caterpillar can predict the upcoming winter's severity, the truth is that this caterpillar can't predict what Old Man Winter has in store for us in the upcoming winter. The woolly bear caterpillar's coloring is based on how long caterpillar has been feeding, its age, and species.
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This was the first year that I ever saw a wooly bear in my yard. And I'm going with it's Mild Winter prediction! πŸ˜€

I saw an all black one in my back yard!

We must be doomed! This guy was on my porch πŸ˜–πŸ˜±

I just took this on Saturday in Escanaba.

I heard the color band size is due to the amount of moisture in their system, not a prediction.

Hmmm Mother Nature is going to do what it wants with or without the wooly wormπŸ˜‚

I’ve seen a few all black ones 😬

When is projected opening? πŸ™‚

SE Michigan

Rick, we are going to have the last one. Mild start, harsh end.

10 Oct. ‘19 SE MI 🀷🏻‍♂️

Found one yesterday that was all black. Guess we’re screwed.

I don't know, seems like a bunch of crap to me!

I have seen all these this year.... ol’ neighbor and I joke when we see one the latest forecast lol

Haven’t seen any so who knows

What does it mean when it's all black?πŸ˜‚


Tom Hinken

Lee Pravechek


Ronda Redmond

Nicole Humphrey

Donna Vandenberg we were just talking about this!

Amanda Breasbois-Schulz

David Wisniewski

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Saturday October 19th, 2019 - 9:42 am

Porcupine Mountain Winter Sports Complex

Due to rain the fall color rides will not be running today. Tomorrow looks like a beautiful day and we will be open 12 to 6 ET ... See MoreSee Less

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