Trail Report

Saturday January 19, 2019 10:34AM

Very Good overall conditions

Light snowfall

1 general warning

5 trail warnings

Very Heavy Sled Traffic!
Trails are holding very flat considering the traffic. Last night trails were grooming out great and set well with the bitter cold keeping the night time riders in. The 7 mile section of Trail 8, North of Shingleton groomed out nice but is narrower so it will get rough between grooming runs. From what we see for riders heading out, this will probably be true across the trail system. Volunteer Operators will be out there running two shifts in both machines, doing their best to keep trails as flat as possible.
STAY ON THE TRAIL IN TOWNS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shingleton is really having an issue with extremely disrespectful riders not following the trail. Not only are “No Snowmobile” signs being ridden past, riders have knocked down and ridden over snow fence used to stop the trespassing. As a result the property owner has damage to building materials stored on the property. STAY ON THE TRAIL!

Today’s Forecast: Snow Showers, 14 degrees and 5 mph S wind. 1 Inch of snow forecast.

PLEASE ride with caution, stay right and be respectful, stay on the trail and off the throttle when in the towns.
Keep Snow Dancing with your friends and stay tuned for updates!

(Today’s photos of Trials 7, 8, 418 & 419)

WATCH FOR GROOMERS!

- We have machines running both daytime and nighttime grooming runs. Please stay alert for grooming equipment on the trails.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Very Good

1 inch of fresh snow. The trail is flat. The 7 mile section north of Shingleton is grooming out nice but with high traffic will get rough quickly between runs. Groomed well Friday night.

STAY ON THE TRAIL IN SHINGLETON! Please respect the welcoming residents.

8 West - Chatham

Very Good

1 inch of fresh snow. Trail is flat and groomed well Thursday night. High traffic so expect trail to get rough. The corners between Trail 7 North and Forest Lake Road are expected to build large banks and moguls as the day progresses. Groomed well Friday night.

7 South - CR440

Very Good

1 inch of fresh snow. Trail is flat and groomed well yesterday. High traffic so expect trail to get rough between runs.

7 North - Christmas

Good

1 inch of fresh snow. Trail is flat and groomed well Friday night. Icy for last two miles as you approach Christmas. High traffic so expect trail to get rough between runs.

Logging operations in effect near Christmas - watch for trucks and give right-of-way.

419 East - Wetmore

Good

1 inch of fresh snow. Groomed multiple times daily. High traffic trail so it may get rough between grooming runs.

419 West - Munising

Fair to Good

1 inch of fresh snow. Some larger hills are icy and a few icy/wet spots develop closer to Munising. Some icy corners between Wetmore and Munising. High traffic so expect trail to get rough between runs. Groomed Friday night.

Watch for a few wet spot with that may develop closer to Munising. Use caution crossing culvert between Wetmore and Munising. Logging operations also in effect near Christmas - watch for trucks and give right-of-way.

418 - Au Train

Fair to Good

1 inch of fresh snow. Trail is flat. A two mile section just West of AuTrain is thin with a gravel mix. High traffic so expect trail to get rough between runs. Groomed last night.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Very Good

1 inch of fresh snow. Trail is flat. High traffic so expect trail to get rough between runs. Groomed last night.

422 - Miners Castle

Very Good

1 inch of fresh snow. Trail is mainly flat but does get a little choppy in areas between M-28 and H-58. Grooming today. High traffic so expect trail to get rough between runs.

STAY ON TRAIL! Follow Trail onto M-28 shoulder at Railroad Crossing near Timber Products. Do not cross the railroad tracks!

Wetmore Spur

Good

1 inch of fresh snow. Groomed well this morning. High traffic so expect trail to get rough between runs.

Use Caution in areas of steep side hill conditions near East end.

8 North - Shingleton

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