Trail Report

Saturday December 14, 2019 8:40AM

Good overall conditions

Freezing drizzle

1 general warning

3 trail warnings

NO NEW SNOW AND STILL CLEARING TRAILS!
Overall fair to good trails with no new snow. Groomed from Shingleton to CR440, Christmas and Wetmore to Munising over the last few days. Trails 418, 417 and 422 poor with downed trees. Trail 418 is getting worked on with slow progress. Trail 422 scheduled for clearing and grooming on Sunday.
The Pisten Bully was repaired again Thursday night – so we thought. The electrical gremlin returned in Munising on a groom from Shingleton to Christmas. Hopefully issue will be corrected today. The Big Deere will be out grooming today and tonight.
A BIG THANK YOU!
Alger SORVA would really like to thank Paul Eyde for his generous donation of two brand new Stihl MS271 Farm Boss chain saws, extra chains and supplies. Donations like this from trail users really help make all the voluntary trail work much easier.

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations:
Trail 8 from Shingleton to Trail 7 South to CR440, Wetmore Spur and Trail 419 from Wetmore to Munising.

Today’s Forecast: Snow Showers and Freezing Drizzle, less than 1 inch of accumulation, High 28ºF, Winds W 5 to 10 mph
Currently 28ºF, Winds calm

Cover Photo: The Big Deere on Trail 8 near Shingleton (Operator Sean)

TREES DOWN - ROUGH CONDITIONS

- Trees down. broken and/or leaning across the trails on Trails 417, 418 and 422 to Miners Castle. Ride with caution and watch for machines and volunteer crews out there clearing the trails. Areas that are being worked on are extremely rough with big holes in the trail.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Good

No new snow, Groomed Friday night.

8 West - Chatham

Fair to Good

No new snow, Groomed to Trail 7 South Friday night. Cleared and bladed but not groomed yet from Trail 7 North to Trail 417 intersection, very rough.

7 South - CR440

Good

No new snow, Groomed Friday night.

7 North - Christmas

Fair to Good

No new snow. Groomed Wednesday night, yesterdays scheduled grooming cancelled by Pisten Bully break-down.

419 East - Wetmore

Fair to Good

No new snow. Partial groom, cancelled by Pisten Bully break-down.

419 West - Munising

Fair to Good

No new snow. Bladed with back-up Bully yesterday, scheduled grooming cancelled by Alger SORVA Pisten Bully break-down.

418 - Au Train

Poor

No new snow, Trees Down, NOT cleared or groomed, very rough.

Trees down with No clearing - ride with extreme caution and watch for volunteer workers

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Poor

No new snow, Trees Down, NOT cleared or groomed, very rough.

Trees down with No clearing - ride with extreme caution and watch for volunteer workers

422 - Miners Castle

Poor

No new snow, Trees Down, NOT cleared or groomed, very rough.

Trees down with No clearing - ride with extreme caution and watch for volunteer workers

Wetmore Spur

Good

No new snow, Groomed Friday.

8 North - Shingleton

Poor

No new snow, partially groomed Thursday night. Bully only made it 2 miles north of Shingleton before electrical issues. Remaining 5 miles of the trail north is rough and scheduled for Big Deere grooming today.

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