Trail Report

Monday March 18, 2019 6:50AM

Very Good overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

3 trail warnings

GREAT LATE SEASON RIDING – STILL ONE BIG PROBLEM !
Overall excellent trail conditions from Trail 422 West. Trails prior to grooming are in very good condition and excellent after. Machine is still sitting on Trail 8 just East of Trail 422 until later today. Trail 8 East of Trail 422 and North of Shingleton is expected to get very rough. We are doing what we can to address the situation as soon as possible. Operators Dave, Quest and Tyler were working tirelessly on the Old Deere track system to see if it can be used as a fill-in with an old groomer. Right now we still have some issues keeping it from happening. Ride safe!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations:
Trail 419 East, Trail 8 West to Trail 7 North, Trail 7 North, Trail 422 and Wetmore Spur.

Today’s Forecast: Slight chance of Snow Showers, 35 degrees, 5 to 10 mph Northwest wind.

Cover Photo: Trail 422 prior to grooming.

PLEASE ride with caution, stay right and be respectful, stay on the trail and off the throttle when in the towns.

WARNING - TRAIL HAZARD, PISTEN BULLY DOWN

- Our Pisten Bully had a major hydraulic drive failure on Trail 8 approximately 1/2 mile East of Trail 422 intersection. The tractor and groomer are completely blocking the trail. Road Cones and Hazard Markers are in place. It is in an open area so travel around is possible with a visible path. Slow-down and ride with extreme caution in this area. (see Map picture below for location)

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Good

No new Snow, groomed and set perfect Friday night. A groomer is currently down and blocking the trail. From Trail 422 intersection East it is expected to get very rough. This is also expected for the 7 mile section north of Shingleton. (see Warning and Map picture below for location)

WARNING - TRAIL HAZARD, PISTEN BULLY DOWN Our Pisten Bully had a major hydraulic drive failure on Trail 8 approximately 1/2 mile East of Trail 422 intersection. The tractor and groomer are completely blocking the trail. Road Cones and Hazard Markers are in place. It is in an open area so travel around is possible with a visible path. Slow-down and ride with extreme caution in this area. (see Map picture below)

8 West - Chatham

Very Good

No new Snow, groomed Sunday night to Trail 7 North. Very light chop on a few inside corners.

7 South - CR440

Good

No new snow, Groomed Saturday. Small moguls prior to grooming.

7 North - Christmas

Very Good

No new Snow, groomed Sunday night. Very light chop on a few inside corners.

419 East - Wetmore

Very Good

No new Snow, groomed Sunday night. Very light chop on a few inside corners.

419 West - Munising

Very Good

No new Snow, groomed and set well Friday night. Very light chop on a few inside corners. Larger moguls between Wetmore and Munising.

418 - Au Train

Very Good

No new Snow. Very light chop. WARNING AREA - see below:

TRAIL 418 NOTICE - VERY ROUGH HAZARD Location: 1 1/2 miles East of AuTrain. Recent heavy snow melt and use damaged a 1/8 mile section of trail. Slow down and Use caution when riding this area, it is passable. DETOUR: Take Trail 417 South from Brownstone Junction to Trail 8 East.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Very Good

No new Snow, Groomed Saturday, very light chop.

422 - Miners Castle

Excellent

No new snow, Groomed Sunday. A smooth riding trail.

STAY ON TRAIL! When crossing railroad tracks near Timber Products you must go onto the shoulder of M-28. Do Not cross directly over the tracks behind the signal. Trail is clearly signed so please respect the railroad.

Wetmore Spur

Very Good

No new snow, Groomed Sunday. Very light chop near the steep bank section on East end.

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