Trail Report

Wednesday January 1, 2020 7:14AM

Good overall conditions

Medium snowfall

1 general warning

11 trail warnings

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  – RECOVERY IN PROCESS

Overall trail conditions are fair to good but not much base. Recent high winds, heavy wet snow and rain do have trees coming down so be careful and stay alert. Groomer Operators have been clearing them but reports of additional fall have come in. Recent Rain also has water flowing in sections of Trail 418 just east and west of Au Train. Heavy use between the holidays with warm, un-groomable weather had the trail base blown out to dirt between moguls in some areas. The ground is still not frozen so establishing a good hard flat base has been a challenge, please be patient and hope for the weather’s cooperation. We really need a good dryer type snowfall to improve trail conditions. Do a cold weather snow dance – Enjoy the Trails and Ride Safe!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations:
Trail 8 from 7 miles North of Shingleton to Trail 7 North, Trail 7 North and South to CR440, Trail 417, 418 and 419

Today’s Forecast: Sunny, High 30ºF, Winds SW 5 to 15 mph with 20 mph gusts
Currently: Clear, 14ºF, Winds SW 8 mph

photos: Cover Trail 8  Gallery Trails 8 and 7 South.

WARNING - TRAIL 419

- We have received reports of two separate injury incidents on Trail 419. For 2 miles from Munising heading toward Christmas, underlying rough terrain is creating bumpy conditions. Combing this with a thin base, little fresh snow and ice, corners are challenging, especially the long sweeping ones. PLEASE SLOW DOWN and RIDE WITH CAUTION in that area.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Good

4 to 6 inches of heavy wet new snow and rain, Groomed good Tuesday night.

Watch for downed trees

8 West - Chatham

Good

4 to 6 inches inches of heavy wet new snow and rain, Groomed good Tuesday night from the east to Trail 7 North.

Watch for downed trees

7 South - CR440

Good

4 to 6 inches of heavy wet new snow and rain, Groomed good Tuesday.

Watch for downed trees

7 North - Christmas

Fair to Good

4 to 6 inches of heavy wet new snow and rain, Groomed good Tuesday. Two miles near Christmas groomed flat but has dirty snow from a blown out base.

Watch for downed trees

419 East - Wetmore

Fair to Good

4 to 6 inches of heavy wet new snow and rain, Groomed good Monday night.

Watch for downed trees

419 West - Munising

Fair to Good

4 to 6 inches of heavy wet new snow and rain, Groomed good Monday night. Very little base near Munising.

We have received reports of two separate injury incidents on Trail 419. For 2 miles from Munising heading toward Christmas, underlying rough terrain is creating bumpy conditions. Combing this with a thin base, little fresh snow and ice, corners are challenging, especially the long sweeping ones. PLEASE SLOW DOWN and RIDE WITH CAUTION in that area.

418 - Au Train

Fair to Good

4 to 6 inches of heavy wet new snow and rain, Groomed good Tuesday. 1 mile section west of Au Train has very little to no base, gravely with flowing water closer to Brownstone Intersection..

Watch for downed trees and flowing water just East of Au Train and again near Brownstone intersection.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Fair to Good

4 to 6 inches of heavy wet new snow and rain, Groomed good Tuesday.

Watch for downed trees and flowing water

422 - Miners Castle

Fair to Good

4 to 6 inches of heavy wet new snow and rain, scheduled for grooming within the next 24 hours.

Watch for downed trees

Wetmore Spur

Fair to Good

4 to 6 inches of heavy wet new snow and rain, scheduled for grooming within the next 24 hours.

Watch for downed trees

8 North - Shingleton

Fair to Good

4 to 6 inches of heavy wet new snow and rain, Groomed good Tuesday night. High traffic with unfrozen ground so moguls develop quickly here.

Watch for downed trees

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