Trail Report

Saturday January 4, 2020 12:25PM

Good overall conditions

Freezing drizzle

1 general warning

2 trail warnings

TIRED SNOW BUT FLAT
Overall trail conditions are good and fairly flat but snow is staring to get sugary with a rock hard, icy base. We really need a good heavy snowfall to have something to work with and tighten up the trail surface. There are a few thin areas on Trail 419 near Munising and west of Au Train on Trail 418. We also have water flowing in sections of Trail 418 just east and west of Au Train. The north end of Trail 7 is becoming “dirty” snow along with much of Trail 419 and tight corners in other areas. Please ride responsible making sure everyone arrives at your next destination.

Do a snow dance – Enjoy the Trails and Ride Safe!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations:
Trail 8 from 7 miles North of Shingleton to Trail 417, Trail 7 North and South to CR440, Trails 417, 418 and 422

Today’s Forecast: Wintery Mix, High 30ºF, Winds NW 10 to 15 mph with 20 mpg gusts
Currently: Light Drizzle, 30ºF, Winds NW 9 mph with 20 mph gusts

photos: Cover – Trail 419 showing “sugary” conditions, Gallery – Trail 422.

WATER HOLES - TRAIL 418 & 419

- First two miles of Trail 419 from Munising has scattered water holes that appear after grooming. Trail 418 also has flowing water crossings both east and west of Au Train approximately one mile each way. PLEASE SLOW DOWN and RIDE WITH CAUTION in those areas.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Good

No new snow, flat, soft sugary top with decent re-established base, groomed Friday night.

8 West - Chatham

Good

No new snow, flat, soft sugary top with decent re-established base, groomed Friday night.

7 South - CR440

Good

No new snow, flat, soft sugary top with decent re-established base, groomed Friday.

7 North - Christmas

Good

No new snow, flat, soft sugary top with decent re-established base, icy base with dirty snow further north, groomed Friday night.

419 East - Wetmore

Good

No new snow, flat, soft sugary top with decent re-established base, icy base with dirty snow close to Wetmore and toward Munising, groomed Friday night.

Ride with caution between Munising and Wetmore, sloped banks along M-28 and a culvert crossing in the hills - stay alert

419 West - Munising

Good

No new snow, flat, soft sugary top with decent re-established base, icy base with dirty snow closer to Munising with a few scattered small water holes, groomed Friday night.

For 2 miles from Munising heading toward Christmas, a thin base is opening up with a few scattered small water holes, PLEASE SLOW DOWN and RIDE WITH CAUTION in that area.

418 - Au Train

Good

No new snow, flat, soft sugary top with decent re-established base, groomed Thursday night.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Good

No new snow, flat, soft sugary top with decent re-established base, groomed Thursday night.

422 - Miners Castle

Good

No new snow, flat, soft sugary top with decent re-established base, groomed Friday.

Wetmore Spur

Good

No new snow, flat, soft sugary top with decent re-established base, groomed Friday.

8 North - Shingleton

Good

No new snow, flat, soft sugary top with decent re-established base, groomed Friday night.

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