Trail Report

Sunday December 20, 2020 8:52AM

Poor overall conditions

No snowfall

2 general warnings

2 trail warnings

WE NEED SNOW!

No good news for snowmobilers. Yesterday was a damp day with freezing drizzle and the little snow we have trying to keep the ground white. So far we have only been able to pack in our 7 mile section of trail North of Shingleton last week. We really need a substantial amount of snow before groomer tractors can get out and do anything. The forecast looks promising mid to late in the week but as you all know that changes by the hour.
For now we have been working around the shop getting our club owned John Deere 7130 set-up for winter work. This year we plan on having staging it in Munising to do runs on Trail 419. With only two program machines we are stretched thin trying to keep up with traffic on busy days. Hopefully this lightens the load on our groomer operators and improves trail conditions, time will tell. The crew has also finished repairing the bridge railing damage in Autrain on trail 418 – thanks Chuck, Bill and Dave!

That’s it for now so lets dance for our Heikki Lunta Snow God and hope for the best. Stay tuned as the rideable season hopefully gets started soon.

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations: None

Forecast: Increasing Clouds, High 35ºF, Winds S 5 to 10 mph with gusts to 20 mph
Currently: Hazy, 30º F, Winds S 7 mph

Photos: Trail 418 Autrain River railing repair, 7130 Track Installation, Map of Closed Area

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 8 Large Water Holes

- Trail 8 at the M-94 crossing near Shingleton, short section running North-South along side of M-94 has very deep water holes that are not froze in.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Poor

No fresh snow, light wet snow cover with bare spots and no base

8 West - Chatham

Poor

No fresh snow, light wet snow cover with bare spots and no base

7 South - CR440

Poor

No fresh snow, light wet snow cover with bare spots and no base

7 North - Christmas

Poor

No fresh snow, light wet snow cover with bare spots and no base

419 East - Wetmore

Poor

No fresh snow, light wet snow cover with bare spots and no base

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

419 West - Munising

Poor

No fresh snow, light wet snow cover with bare spots and no base

418 - Au Train

Poor

No fresh snow, light wet snow cover with bare spots and rocky with no base

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Poor

No fresh snow, light wet snow cover with bare spots and rocky with no base

422 - Miners Castle

Poor

No fresh snow, light wet snow cover with bare spots and no base

Wetmore Spur

Poor

No fresh snow, light wet snow cover with bare spots and no base

8 North - Shingleton

Poor

No fresh snow, light wet snow cover with bare spots and no base

Water holes along M-94 just South of Shingleton.

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