Trail Report

Sunday January 2, 2022 9:14AM

Fair to Good overall conditions

Light lake-effect snow

0 general warnings

5 trail warnings

TRAILS OK BUT MACHINE DOWN
Last night the big John Deere could not run. A pre-groom Inspection found 3 of 4 bolts on the front track top mount sheared off. Al, Chris , Keith and Quest worked into the morning repairing. The repair is expected to be completed today for tonight’s grooming run. With that the East half of our Trail System from West M94 East to Shingleton was not groomed last night and will be choppy. Otherwise 2 to 4 inches of new snow fell again with another slight improvement to the trails. Light snow conditions and heavy sled traffic still have our trail system in overall fair to good condition, poor in towns and near roadways. There are some icy corners, ice patches and dirty snow in the outlying areas so ride with caution. Operators that were able to groom were getting better results having the new snow. We did get one East section groomed from Shingleton North 7 miles. As usual trails are expected to get choppy throughout the day so ride safe, stay right and enjoy! Keep doing the Cold Weather Snow Dancing and Stay Tuned for updates!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations: Trail 8 from West M94 West to Trail 417 Intersection, Trail 8 (7) miles North of Shingleton, Trail 7 from Buckhorn Road North to Christmas, Trail 419, Trail 422

Forecast: Lake Effect Snow Showers, 19º F, Winds N 10 to 15 mph, 1″ Accumulation
Currently: Snow Showers, 20º F, Winds N 13

Cover Photo: Trail 8 (5) miles North of Shingleton

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ROUGH TRAIL AREA - Groomer Down so East half of our Trail System from West M94 East to Shingleton was not groomed last night. Trails will be developing moguls so ride with caution.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Fair to Good

2 to 4 inches of new snow with a decent base. Last Groomed: 12/31/2021

8 West - Chatham

Good

2 to 4 inches of new snow with a decent base. Last Groomed: 1/1/2022

7 South - CR440

Good

2 to 4 inches of new snow, thin base in open areas. Thinner as you head south toward CR440. Last Groomed: 12/31/2021 from North to Buckhorn Road

Watch for Icy Corners, stay right and ride with caution.

7 North - Christmas

Fair to Good

2 to 4 inches of new snow with a fair base. Thinner base closer to Christmas with icy corners. Last Groomed: 1/1/2022

Watch for Icy Corners, stay right and ride with caution.

419 East - Wetmore

Fair

2 to 4 inches of new snow with a fair base from Trail 8 North into Wetmore, Thin and and dirty snow along M28 entering Munising and a bit choppy, may be icy and soft in water hole areas. Trail will be choppy, Last Groomed: 12/31/2021 From Wetmore South to Trail 8

419 West - Munising

Fair

2 to 4 inches of new snow, may be icy and soft in water hole areas. Choppy, All open but the 2 mile Frog Hollow section off of Brook Street is POOR, rough with soft wet areas and thin, dirty mixed snow. Last Groomed: Bladed 12/28/2021 from Christmas to Munising

418 - Au Train

Poor

2 to 4 inches of new snow, minimal base to the East. West 5 miles are very thin sand/gravel/rocky trail especially along Lake Superior near AuTrain with bare sections. Last Groomed: 1/1/2022 East end to 1 mile East of AuTrain

Watch for vehicle ruts near Au Train - a car driving down the trail late yesterday.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Poor

2 to 4 inches of new snow, minimal base on the North end which is rough and very rocky. Last Groomed: 12/22/2021

422 - Miners Castle

Fair to Good

2 to 4 inches of new snow, a bit choppy in sections, may be icy in wet areas. very little snow cover on 2 mile section of H58. Watch for ruts on Miner Castle Road as some vehicles are attempting to drive it. Last Groomed: 1/1/2022 North to Miner Castle Road

Watch for ruts from significant vehicle traffic to Miners Castle. Also watch for Icy Corners, stay right and ride with caution.

Wetmore Spur

Fair to Good

2 to 4 inches of new snow, fair base. Choppy, Watch for a few moguls developed along M28 near narrow sweeping curve Last Groomed: 12/30/2021

8 North - Shingleton

Fair to Good

2 to 4 inches of new snow, fair thin base, may be icy in corners with wet areas on North edge of Trail just East of Shinglton bridge. Dirty snow in Shingleton - M28 crossing area. Last Groomed: 1/1/2022

Watch for Icy Corners, stay right and ride with caution.

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