Trail Report

Saturday January 16, 2021 7:22AM

Poor overall conditions

Freezing drizzle

1 general warning

4 trail warnings

SPELL CAST ON OLD MAN WINTER

This is crazy, over 2 1/2 weeks of no measurable snow and it’s January. Overall Trails across our system remain Poor with dirty snow, bare spots and rocky patches. We had a light dusting of wet snow last night but Friday’s rain actually made conditions worse. The ground is still staying frozen though. Forecast is calling for rain/snow changing to snow but only an inch or so. For now Grooming Operations will remain on hold until we see a substantial amount of snowfall. While we wait the crew has continued doing upgrades on the club owned equipment and work around the shop. Please hope for the best, continue the snow dances and Stay Tuned for updates!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations: NONE, On-Hold

Forecast: Snow likely mixed with drizzle, High 33ºF, Winds N 10 mph, gusts to 20 mph, less than 1 inch accumulation
Currently: Drizzle, 34º F, Winds N 15 mph

(photo: the best we have in minimal areas – taken before Friday’s rain)

IMPORTANT National Forest Closure Notice!

- STAY ON GROOMED TRAILS in the Stevens Lake F-16 crash site area. These are Trails 7 to the North and East, Trail 2 to the South and Trail 411 to the West. Order in effect through September 30, 2021. Notice from the National Forest important for those who venture off-trail: "Just a heads up to remind riders to stay on trails especially around or near the crash site they can be fined or imprisoned if caught inside perimeter thanks" (Order and Map in images below shows area)

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Poor

Dusting of new wet snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with minimal base. Panned 12/31/2020

8 West - Chatham

Poor

Dusting of new wet snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with minimal base. Panned 12/31/2020

7 South - CR440

Poor

Dusting of new wet snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with minimal base thinning as you head south. Panned 12/31/2020

7 North - Christmas

Poor

Dusting of new wet snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with minimal base. Thin and rocky as you approach Christmas. Panned 12/31/2020

419 East - Wetmore

Poor

Dusting of new wet snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with minimal base. Un-groomable

Open Creek crossing between Munising and Wetmore. Not enough snow for culvert yet.

419 West - Munising

Poor

Dusting of new wet snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with minimal base. Un-groomable between Munising and Wetmore

Some corners are large patches of frozen water - ride with caution.

418 - Au Train

Poor

Dusting of new wet snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow and minimal to no base. Panned from AuTrain East 12/31/2020

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Poor

Dusting of new wet snow, dirty snow cover, very rocky and no base.

Extremely rocky, large rocks and un-groomable.

422 - Miners Castle

Poor

Dusting of new wet snow, some thin rocky patches, dirty snow and minimal base. 2 mile stretch along H-58 has no snow cover along guard rail sections. Panned 12/29/2020

WATCH FOR CARS/TRUCKS With low snow conditions vehicles are still traveling out the the Miners Castle overlook. Stay alert for vehicles once you enter the groomed section of Miner Castle Road.

Wetmore Spur

Poor

Dusting of new wet snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with minimal base.

8 North - Shingleton

Poor

Dusting of new wet snow, deepens to an inch or so from 2 to 7 miles North of Shingleton but still dirty and unfavorable. Panned 12/29/20

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