Trail Report

Sunday April 12, 2020 5:23PM

Very Good overall conditions

Snow Cover Surface

2 general warnings

3 trail warnings

GOOD TRAILS FOR LOCAL RESIDENT RECREATION!
Trails are rideable for, as the MI DNR says, “local opportunities to get outdoors”. Overall trail conditions are good to very good. All of the trails are still mainly snow covered with some ice covered wet spots and bare muddy areas. Slight ruts have developed in small areas and can get a bit squirely with the slippery trails. Current snow storm may impede on ORV use if we get the amounts forecast. Trails are not being maintained at this time per DNR orders so please ride with caution and stay alert. (see Executive Order warning below) Be Safe!

Forecast: Winter Storm Warning, Snow, 5 to 9 inches, 44º F, Winds N 15 with 25 mph gusts (9 to 17 inches of snow over next 48 hours)
Currently: Winter Storm Warning, Snow, 32º F, Winds N 15

Photos: Trails 8 and 418 (Marquette to Manistique Route), Trail 417 and 419

DNR COVID-19 NOTICE

- PER MI DNR: State-managed trails, including ORV trails, remain open. However, grooming and other maintenance operations have ceased temporarily. State parks and recreation areas, trails, boating access sites, forests and other public land currently remain open to provide residents with local opportunities to get outdoors. The governor’s "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order states that nonessential travel is not permissible, including travel to outdoor destinations outside your local area. Traveling outside local communities could unintentionally increase the spread of COVID-19. We are asking all park and trail users to stay local and not travel far distances for any activity, including ORV riding, fishing, boating, hiking or other outdoor recreation activities. Effective social distancing is required so that unsafe conditions do not develop and state-managed lands can remain open. An an emergency order issued April 2 sets a civil penalty of up to $1,000 for not complying with executive orders banning gatherings and nonessential businesses, including social distancing (not keeping at least 6 feet between individuals). Criminal penalties for violation will remain an option for prosecutors.

MAINTENANCE SUSPENDED

- Per the MI DNR Trails are NOT being maintained so ride with caution and stay alert watching for debris and washouts.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Snow Covered

Snow and ice covered with left-over winter base, scattered wet and slushy areas.

Deep water along M94 in Shingleton.

8 West - Chatham

Snow Covered

Snow and ice covered with left-over winter base, scattered wet and slushy areas.

7 South - CR440

Snow Covered

Snow and ice covered with left-over winter base, scattered wet and slushy areas.

7 North - Christmas

Snow Covered

Snow and ice covered with left-over winter base, scattered wet and slushy areas, especially closer to Christmas.

419 East - Wetmore

Snow Covered

Snow and ice covered from Wetmore South to Trail 8 (Marquette to Manistique Route) with left-over winter base, scattered wet and slushy areas.

419 West - Munising

Snow Covered

Snow and ice covered with left-over winter base, scattered wet and slushy areas. Closed to ORV's through Frog Hollow - from Munising two miles West. Follow posted Detour.

Closed to ORV's through Frog Hollow - from Munising two miles West. follow posted Detour.

418 - Au Train

Snow Covered

Snow and ice covered with left-over winter base, scattered wet and slushy areas.

417 - Brownstone Jnct. to Kawbawgam

Snow Covered

Snow and ice covered with left-over winter base, scattered wet and slushy areas. Large wet area 1 mile North of Trail 8 intersection.

422 - CFR and NFS Lands Only

Snow Covered

Snow and ice covered with left-over winter base, scattered wet and slushy areas.

Wetmore Spur

Snow Covered

Snow and ice covered with left-over winter base, scattered wet and slushy areas mid-way along trail segment.

8 North - Shingleton

Snow Covered

Snow and ice covered with left-over winter base, scattered wet and slushy areas. Some deep water holes. Gates closed North of Tanglewood Inn, take H15 North 8 tenths of a mile and turn right to access the trail North.

Gates closed North of Tanglewood Inn Take H15 North 8 tenths of a mile and turn right to access the trail North.

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