Trail Report

Sunday December 30, 2018 9:51AM

Fair to Good overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

5 trail warnings


Both groomers were out again last night with favorable results. Grooming was completed on Trail 8 from 7 miles North of Shingleton West to Trail 7 North, Trail 422 to Miners Castle and Trail 7 from the Buckhorn to Christmas.
Overall the core of our trails are in a Fair to Good Condition. Lacking snow to work with, we have gravel conditions to the Northwest and rough wet conditions to the Northeast. Trail 418 from Au Train West, Trail 419 from Wetmore to Christmas and Trail 8 North of Shingleton are these problem areas.
Grooming operations will continue to be limited until we see more snow.

Today’s Forecast: Cloudy, 28 degrees and 10 mph S winds. Looks like 2 to 4 inches of snow possible for New Years, let’s hope so.

If you must venture out please ride with caution and conservatively and PLEASE be respectful, stay on the trail and off the throttle when in the towns. Do your best to be easy on the trail base.
Keep Snow Dancing with your friends and stay tuned for updates!

(Today’s photo’s are Trail’s 7, 7/8, 8, 418, 419 and 422 Saturday night. Included are water hole north of Shingleton and gravel area of Trail 419.)

Alger SORVA Photo Tip:
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- Wet areas opened up around and North of Shingleton. Some of these are deep so ride with caution.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Fair to Good

No fresh snow with icy corners. Groomed well Saturday night heading East to Shingleton. From Shingleton North, poor trail conditions, rough with little snow to work with. There is an open water hole about 5 miles North of Shingleton and a deep depression about 6 miles North - ride with caution.

STAY ON TRAIL! Ride with caution in 1/2 mile wetland section just North of Shingleton. A few wet areas opened up and not frozen solid heading further North. Large hole at Trail 8 / Trail 41 Intersection (M-94 crossing in Shingleton)

8 West - Chatham

Fair to Good

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

7 South - CR440


No fresh snow, groomed well to Buckhorn Road Saturday night. Some icy corners and thin base as you head south.

7 North - Christmas

Fair to Good

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

419 East - Wetmore

Fair to Good

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

419 West - Munising


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

Open Stream crossing between Munising and Wetmore.

418 - Au Train


Flat with good conditions East diminishing to bare gravel as you approach Au Train heading West to the Brownstone Junction (Poor). Groomed well to 1/2 mile East of Au Train Friday night.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.


Un-groomable 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 with wet areas. Groomed Saturday 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


No fresh snow, thin base. Groomed Saturday night.

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