Trail Report

Thursday February 6, 2020 5:44AM

Good overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

1 trail warning

COLD WEATHER – SOFT TRAILS – MACHINE DOWN
Overall trail conditions are good. Keeping conditions at “good” because the snow is getting tired, trails are flat but snow is sugary in areas. Low temperatures are helping some areas set nicely after grooming but the high traffic areas are soft and sugary. We have a major break down with the Pisten Bully in Trail 417 with recovery going on today. Our Big Deere, Trenary Northern Trails Deere and a DNR bulldozer will be out there working the recovery so ride with caution in that area. In the mean time we will continue to groom and do our best with what we have. Keep the cold weather snow dancing going, Enjoy the Trails and Ride Safe!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations: (currently operating with only 1 machine)
Trail 7 from Christmas to CR440, Trail 8 from 7 miles North of Shingleton west to Trail 7 North, Trail 418, Trail 419 from Trail 8 to Wetmore and from Christmas to the West Bay Spur and Holiday Inn.

Forecast: Scattered Flurries, High 28ºF, Winds NW 5 mph
Currently: Clear, 8ºF, Winds S 8

photos: Cover – Trail 419 Gallery – Trail 8

MACHINE DOWN

- We have a machine down on Trail 417 near the overlook approx 1.5 miles south of Trail 418 Brownstone Junction. Please avoid this area Thursday (02-06-2020) as we will have 3 pieces of heavy equipment in there retrieving the machine. Be cautios as we will be pulling it out on Trail 8 toward Chatham. (See gallery for map with location)

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Good

No new snow, soft but flat with a good base, groomed Wednesday night. Soft snow with minimal chop between grooming runs.

8 West - Chatham

Good

No new snow, soft but flat with a good base, groomed Wednesday night. Soft snow with minimal chop between grooming runs, rougher west of Trail 7 North.

7 South - CR440

Good

No new snow, soft but flat with a good base, groomed Tuesday to CR440 and Wednesday night to Buckhorn Road. Soft snow with minimal chop between grooming runs.

7 North - Christmas

Good

No new snow, soft but flat with a good base, groomed Wednesday night. Soft snow with minimal chop between grooming runs.

419 East - Wetmore

Good

No new snow, soft but flat with a good base, groomed Wednesday night from Trail 8 to Wetmore. Soft snow with high traffic so expected to get choppy between grooming runs.

419 West - Munising

Good

No new snow, soft but flat with a good base, groomed Wednesday night from Christmas to West Bay Spur. Soft snow with minimal chop between grooming runs.

418 - Au Train

Good

No new snow, soft but flat with a good base, groomed Wedneday night. Soft snow with minimal chop between grooming runs.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Good

No new snow, soft with a good base, partially groomed Sunday night.

RECOVERY IN PROCESS - MACHINE DOWN Watch for heavy equipment - located at the top of the hill near the overlook approx 1.5 miles south of Trail 418 Brownstone Junction. Ride with caution in this area with single lane passing of the machine. (See gallery for location map)

422 - Miners Castle

Good

No new snow, soft but flat with a good base, groomed Tuesday. Soft snow near south end with minimal chop between grooming runs.

Wetmore Spur

Good

No new snow, soft but flat with a good base, groomed Tuesday. Soft snow with minimal chop between grooming runs.

8 North - Shingleton

Excellent

No new snow, soft but flat with a good base, groomed Wednesday morning. Soft snow with high traffic so expected to get choppy between grooming runs.

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