Trail Report

Friday January 4, 2019 5:38AM

Fair to Good overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

4 trail warnings


We had some rather heavy freezing rain yesterday that tricked us by starting off as light snow but; overall the core of our trails are still in a Fair to Good Condition. We have mixed-in gravel conditions to the Northwest and Northeast. Trail 418 from Au Train West, Trail 419 from Wetmore to Christmas and Trail 8 North of Shingleton are these problem areas. The next 2 days are supposed to be sunny and near 40 degrees so lets hope that does not hurt our limited amount of snow too much.

Operators Chris and Dave were out grooming last night and completed Trail 419 South, Trail 8 from Trail 422 West to Trail 417 and Trail 7 South to Buckhorn Road. It was a challenge but they groomed out good and set well. Grooming operations will continue to be limited based on snowfall and the current lack of.

Today’s Forecast: Sunny, 38 degrees and 10 S wind becoming N.

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

(Today’s photo’s are Trail’s 7 South, 7/8, 419 & 422)

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- Some corners are icy, ride with caution and stay right.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Fair to Good

No fresh snow, icy corners. Groomed well to Shingleton. From Shingleton North, poor trail conditions, rough with little snow to work with.

STAY ON TRAIL and off the throttle when traveling through Shingleton.

8 West - Chatham


No fresh snow, some icy corners. Groomed well last night. Expect light chop to build as traffic increases through the day.

7 South - CR440

Fair to Good

No fresh snow. Some icy corners and thin base as you head south. Groomed well to Buckhorn Road last night.

7 North - Christmas

Fair to Good

No fresh snow and icy corners. Thin icy travel for last two miles as you approach Christmas.

419 East - Wetmore


No fresh snow, thin base and icy corners. Groomed well last night.

419 West - Munising


No fresh snow, thin base and icy corners and choppy. Thin snow with gravel for two miles heading toward Christmas out of Munising. Un-groomable, icy hill snow conditions.

418 - Au Train


No fresh snow. Choppy Fair conditions East diminishing to bare gravel as you approach Au Train heading West to the Brownstone Junction (Poor).

417 - Brownstone Jnct.


Un-groomable, rocky snow conditions. No fresh snow, no base, rough with large rock areas.

Large Rocks and very rough - ride with caution.

422 - Miners Castle

Fair to Good

No fresh snow, thin base and icy corners. Rough in center section. Groomed Thursday night.

Logging Operations on North end as you make the turn onto Miners Castle road heading North. Watch for large trucks and give right of way.

Wetmore Spur

Fair to Good

No fresh snow, thin base. Groomed Thursday night.

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