Trail Report

Sunday January 5, 2020 10:36AM

Good overall conditions

Light snowfall

1 general warning

3 trail warnings

TIRED SNOW BUT GROOMING FLAT
Overall trail conditions are good and fairly flat but snow is starting 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. Last nights grooming allowed us to completely cut out the moguls with them softened up a bit. Results were flat but soft in some areas. 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 west of Au Train. The north end of Trail 7 is becoming “dirty” snow along with much of Trail 419. 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

Today’s Forecast: Snow, High 32ºF, Winds S 10 with 20 mpg gusts, 1 to 2 inches of snow
Currently: Cloudy, 26ºF, Winds S 7 mph

photos: Cover – Trail 8 Gallery – Trails 7, 8 and 418.

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 a flowing water crossing west of Au Train approximately one mile. PLEASE SLOW DOWN and RIDE WITH CAUTION in those areas.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Good

Dusting of new snow, flat, soft sugary top with hard flat base, groomed Saturday night.

8 West - Chatham

Good

Dusting of new snow, flat, soft sugary top with hard flat base, groomed Saturday night.

7 South - CR440

Good

Dusting of new snow, flat, soft sugary top with hard flat base, groomed Saturday.

7 North - Christmas

Good

Dusting of new snow, flat, soft sugary top with hard flat base, dirty, sugary snow closer to Christmas with icy base. groomed Saturday night.

419 East - Wetmore

Good

Dusting of new snow, flat, soft sugary top with hard flat base, dirty snow and rough between Munising and Wetmore, 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

Dusting of new snow, flat, soft sugary top with decent re-established base, icy base with dirty snow with a few scattered small water holes closer to Munising, 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

Dusting of new snow, flat, soft sugary top with hard flat base, groomed Saturday night.

Flowing water with bare gravel just east of Brownstone Junction (Trail 417 Split). Passable path of snow, slow down and ride with caution.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Good

Dusting of new snow, flat, soft sugary top with hard flat base, thin 1 mile west of Au Train with flowing water just west of that, groomed Saturday night.

422 - Miners Castle

Good

Dusting of new snow, flat, soft sugary top with hard flat base, groomed Friday.

Wetmore Spur

Good

Dusting of new snow, flat, soft sugary top with hard flat base, groomed Friday.

8 North - Shingleton

Good

Dusting of new snow, flat, soft sugary top with hard flat base, groomed Saturday night.

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