Trail Report

Wednesday January 6, 2021 7:23AM

Poor overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

4 trail warnings

NO POSITIVE CHANGES and NO NEW SNOW

No new snowfall over the last few days or in the 5 Day forecast. Daytime temperatures are hovering around freezing so what little snow there is barely hanging on. We are seeing very little snowmobile traffic with Poor, dirty snow, rocky patch trail conditions across our system. Last week the best we had measured was 4 inches of groomed trail base on a hard frozen ground. About 50 percent of what we panned did have rocks exposed, especially to the south of Buckhorn Road and west of Trail 7 north. Trail 417 and Trail 418 near AuTrain and west are un-groomable and very rocky. Since then it’s been slowly deteriorating with sunny days around the freezing mark. Grooming operations are on hold until we see a substantial snowfall. Still all we can do is hope for the best and continue the snow dances. Stay Tuned for updates with this crazy season!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations: NONE, On-Hold

Forecast: Drizzle/Flurries/Mostly Cloudy, High 34ºF, Winds NE 5 mph to 10 mph
Currently: Drizzle, 35º F, Winds NW 7 mph

(photo: AuTrain River Bridge on last run 1/1/2021)

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. 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" (Map in images below shows area)

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Poor

No new snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with 1 to 2 inches of base. Panned 12/31/2020

8 West - Chatham

Poor

No new snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with 1 to 2 inches of base. Panned 12/31/2020

7 South - CR440

Poor

No new snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with 1 to 2 inches of base thinning as you head south. Panned 12/31/2020

7 North - Christmas

Poor

No new snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with 1 to 2 inches of base. Thin and rocky as you approach Christmas. Panned 12/31/2020

419 East - Wetmore

Poor

No new snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with 1 to 2 inches of base. Un-groomable.

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

419 West - Munising

Poor

No new snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with 1 to 2 inches of base. Un-groomable.

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

418 - Au Train

Poor

No new snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow and 0 to 2 inches of base. Panned from AuTrain East 12/31/2020

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Poor

No new snow, 1 to 2 inches of dirty snow cover very rocky and no base.

Extremely rocky, large rocks and un-groomable.

422 - Miners Castle

Poor

No new snow, some thin rocky patches, dirty snow and 1 to 2 inches of 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

No new snow, thin rocky patches, dirty snow with 1 to 2 inches of base.

8 North - Shingleton

Poor

Snow deepens to a few inches from 2 to 7 miles North of Shingleton but still dirty and unfavorable. Panned 12/29/20

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