Trail Report

Tuesday December 28, 2021 7:55AM

Fair to Good overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

2 trail warnings

No real changes, our trail system is holding up with overall fair to good conditions, poor in towns and near roadways. There are some icy corners and ice patches in the outlying areas so ride with caution.  There appears to be more snow in the forecast but no significant amount – a few inches. Grooming resumed last night with good results but we will be watching this next snowfall before running again. When out riding be conservative to reduce base damage and watch for ice. Make note that Sled traffic will most likely be high again today. Keep doing the Cold Weather Snow Dancing.  Stay Tuned for updates!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations: Trail 8, Trail 7 from Buckhorn Road North, Trail 419 from Wetmore South, Trail 418 west from AuTrain, Trail 422 North to H-58, Wetmore Spur

Forecast: Snow Showers, 33º F, Winds W 5 to 10 mph, no significant accumulation
Currently: Cloudy, 24º F, Winds SW 5

Cover Photo: Trail 418 West end
Gallery Photos: Trails 8W, 7N, 419E, 7/8, 418, 422, 419 culvert

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- Ride with extreme caution between Munising and Wetmore near the culvert crossing. The temporary culvert has two holes in the snow that developed with the warm weather. Crossable but ride with caution when doing so. We will repair as soon as we have enough snow to get a machine in there.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Fair to Good

No new snow with a decent base. Last Groomed: 12/27/2021

8 West - Chatham

Fair to Good

No new snow with a decent base. Last Groomed: 12/27/2021

7 South - CR440

Fair to Good

No new snow, thin base in open areas. Thinner as you head south toward CR440. Last Groomed: 12/27/2021 South to Buckhorn Road

7 North - Christmas

Fair to Good

No new snow with a fair base. Thinner base closer to Christmas with icy corners. Last Groomed: 12/27/2021

419 East - Wetmore

Fair to Good

No new snow with a fair base from Trail 8 North into Wetmore, Thin and and dirty snow along M28 entering Munising, may be icy and soft in water hole areas. Last Groomed: 12/23/2021

WARNING! Watch for two large holes at culvert crossing in the hills between Munising and Wetmore. It is crossable but use extreme caution. This will be present until we have more snow to fill them in.

419 West - Munising


No new snow, may be icy and soft in water hole areas. All open but the 2 mile Frog Hollow section off of Brook Street is POOR, rough with soft wet areas and very dirty mixed snow. Last Groomed: 12/27/2021 From Wetmore South to Trail 8

418 - Au Train


No 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: 12/27/2021 East end to 1 mile East of AuTrain

417 - Brownstone Jnct.


No 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

No new snow, fair base, a few large and deep water holes north of H58, 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: 12/27/2021 to H-58, 12/23/2021 to Miners Castle overlook

Ride with extreme caution on Trail 422 heading to Miners Castle about 3.5 miles North of M28. There is a very deep washout that cuts into the trail about 2 feet along the east edge. This will be present until we get more snow to pack it in.

Wetmore Spur

Fair to Good

No new snow, fair base. Last Groomed: 12/27/2021