Trail Report

Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:46PM

Poor overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

6 trail warnings

Day 4 and we are getting a freeze!
The ground is covered by a very heavy and wet snow so riding will still be hard on your machines. No grooming yet. Last night Chris and Keith had two groomers out flattening and packing Trails 7 and 8 From Shingleton West. We also ran Trail 417 and 418, both of which lack snow on the West half with very rocky and wet conditions (wheels down with no panning). Many large trees were down from Sunday’s storm. Chris took the John Deere with the Dubie Groomers 3-Point Groomer East on Trail 8 and South on Trail 7 to try it out for prepping trails and was very pleased. Overall our preparation results were excellent and as long as no trucks venture onto them we will have a hard flat base by the weekend. Best base results would be from snowmobiles avoiding use this week also.
Today’s forecast is for a sunny 29 degrees and 5 mph SW winds. Temperatures are supposed to continue to drop which will help speed up the freeze. Unfortunately only an inch of snow forecast over the next 5 days.
If you must venture out please ride conservatively and not dig holes when you you accelerate. A hard flat trail base makes for a great season of grooming and riding.
We will continue to do what we can in preparation so stay tuned for updates!
(Today’s photos are from Chris and Keith packing in and working Trails 7, 8, 417 & 418 last night)

Water Hazards

- The ground is just starting to freeze and wet areas are not frozen solid yet. Ride with caution.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Poor

3 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow with no base. Riding conditions poor with some rocky bare spots.

1/2 mile wetland section just North of Shingleton is closed until froze in. Use caution, many wet areas are not frozen along M-94 in Shingleton and heading North of Shingleton. Some of these wet areas are a foot or two deep.

8 West - Chatham

Poor

3 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow with no base. Riding conditions poor with some rocky bare spots.

7 South - CR440

Poor

3 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow with no base. Riding conditions poor with some rocky bare spots.

Logging operations near Doe Lake Road.

7 North - Christmas

Poor

3 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow with no base. Riding conditions poor with some rocky bare spots.

Logging Operations from Ridge Road as you near Christmas.

419 East - Wetmore

Poor

3 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow with no base. Riding conditions poor with some rocky bare spots.

TRAIL CLOSED leaving Munising toward Christmas from Brook Street for about 2 miles (Frog Hollow), impassable with large water and mud holes. Construction in this section is continuing as weather permits, watch for heavy equipment.

419 West - Munising

Poor

3 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow with no base. Riding conditions poor with some rocky bare spots.

418 - Au Train

Poor

3 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow with no base. Riding conditions poor with some rocky bare spots. Minimal snow cover from Scott Falls West to Brownstone Junction.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Poor

2 to 4 inches of heavy wet snow with no base. Riding conditions poor, flowing and standing water & large rocks with minimal snow cover.

Large rocks, flowing and standing water.

422 - Miners Castle

Poor

3 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow with no base. Riding conditions poor with some rocky bare spots.

Wet areas and water holes along the middle section of this trail, just south of H-58.

Wetmore Spur

Poor

3 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow with no base. Riding conditions poor with some rocky bare spots.

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