We groomed what we could before he snow hit. Also Saturday. The trails are in amazing shape out there. Friday night we also groomed up from the Tanglewood in Shingleton to the Beartrap spur. (Trail 419 out of Wetmore, Trail 8 East to Shingleton and West to the 8/7 intersection by christmas. Also Trail 7 down to Buckhorn.) Over all the trails are flat. Remember Today is Easter. We have confirmed the following will be closed (Tanglewood, Foggies, Buckhorn, Cherrywood) Please plan gas stops accordingly.
SPECIFIC TRAIL CONDITIONS:
Trail 8 East – Good –
Trail 8 West – Good – Gets thin closer to the West.
Trail 7 South – Good –
Trail 7 North – Good – Fair for a two mile stretch near Christmas where grooming operations have been stopped due to icy conditions. Some bare spots there too. (Ridge Rd is where we have been turning around)
Trail 419W (Munising-Christmas) – Fair, frozen moguls and water holes appearing so Ride with Caution.
Trail 422 (Miners Castle) – Fair – watch for tire ruts on Miners Castle Road and logging from H58 North 1/2 mile MUD. The Logging area has been dozed right down to dirt so ride with caution. Logging also in progress for a 1/4 mile section approx. 3 miles North of M-28, some bare spots there.
Trail 419E (to Trail 8) – Good –
Trail 419 (Wetmore-Munising) – Very rough. Grooming operations closed here due to ice conditions and safety. Ride responsibly along M-28, stay on trail and yield to traffic turning in and out of private drives.
Trail Wetmore-28 SPUR to Trail 422 – Fair. Sandy in some areas with ice. Use caution along the curve of M-28 as the trail narrows along a steep bank. /this area has some dirt showing in sections. Not being groomed.
CAUTIONS & WARNINGS – LATE SEASON RIDING. WATER, HOLES, ICE.
STAY ON THE TRAILS around Wetmore and Munising. We don’t want injuries or to lose the trail segments and there are many hidden creeks and hazards.
CAUTION FOR TRAIL 419 (Munising – Christmas)
1/ Standing and flowing water creating soft spots in wet areas of the hills closer to Munising. Stay on the trail and watch for a few small water holes along the edges. There are also a few pockets (low spots) in the trail near the crest of hills from underlying springs. We try to keep them filled but with little new snow they keep returning. RIDE WITH CAUTION.
CAUTION FOR TRAIL 422 (Miners Castle)
1/ Cars are reported running out Trail 422 to Miners Castle so ride with caution, sometimes tire ruts in the snow, RIDE WITH CAUTION.
2/ Logging has started from H58 North 1/2 mile and dozed down deep so ride with caution.
3/ Logging also in progress for a 1/4 mile section approx. 3 miles North of M-28.
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