Trail Report

Thursday February 11, 2021 7:31AM

Very Good overall conditions

No snowfall

2 general warnings

3 trail warnings

ONCE AGAIN BITTER COLD GROOMING!

No real changes again today. No new snow with bitter cold temps and very good trail grooming results. Trails are in overall Very Good Riding conditions across a majority of our trail system if you can stand the cold. Grooming resumed on Trail 419 last night. Our Pisten Bully had the day/evening off for scheduled maintenance and will be back out working today. There is a logging issue on Trail 8 (7) miles North of Shingleton so ride with caution. Please respect residential property owners and STAY ON THE TRAIL, No Snowmobile Signs mean just that. Our Team of volunteer Groomer Operators will continue to do their best to keep trails flat so; Get out and ENJOY the Trails Ride Safe and Stay Tuned for updates!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations: Trail 8 from 7 miles North of Shingleton West to Trail 7 South, Trail 7 North from Christmas South to Ridge Road, Trail 7 South to CR 440, Trail 419 & Wetmore Spur (reference map below for trail locations)

24 hour Forecast: Snow Showers, 14º F, Winds NW 10 mph, 2 to 5 inches accumulation
Currently: Cloudy, -5º F, Winds S 7 mph

Photos: Trail 419 from JD 7130 and JD 6175 on board cameras (cover: JD 6175 on Trail 419 near Wetmore)

TRAIL 8 NORTH LOGGING

- At the Alger SORVA / Seney intesection near the Bear Trap 7 miles North of Shingleton there is a 1/4 mile section from the intersection heading South that is dozed down to dirt. Logging trucks have recently been stuck in there so trail is very rough. Ride with extreme caution and watch for logging trucks and equipment.

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. Order in effect through September 30, 2021. 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" (Order and Map in images below shows area)

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a decent base. Groomed 2/10/2021

8 West - Chatham

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a decent base. Groomed 2/9/2021

7 South - CR440

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a decent base. Groomed 2/10/2021

Just south of Doe Lake Road there is a large depression from underlying trail conditions. Keep the speed down and ride with caution in that area.

7 North - Christmas

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a decent base. Some dirty snow to the North as you approach Christmas. Groomed 2/9/2021 and from Christmas 2 miles South 2/10/2021

419 East - Wetmore

Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a fair to minimal base. Groomed 2/10/2021

419 West - Munising

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a fair to minimal base. Groomed 2/10/2021

418 - Au Train

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with minimal base. Thin along Lake Superior near Au Train, Groomed 2/9/2021

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a fair to minimal base. Some large rocks may be slightly exposed near the north end. Cut in and Groomed 02/8/2021

422 - Miners Castle

Good

No new snow, fairly flat with decent base. 2 mile stretch along H-58 has minimal snow cover along guard rail sections. Groomed 2/9/2021

WATCH FOR CARS/TRUCKS Though we have more snow vehicles still try traveling out the the Miners Castle overlook. Stay alert for vehicles once you enter the groomed section of Miner Castle Road.

Wetmore Spur

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a decent base. Groomed 2/10/2021

8 North - Shingleton

Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a fair to thin base south. Watch for depressions in trail from underlying holes. Mainly near the south end. Groomed 2/10/2021

LOGGING AND BARE GROUND At the Alger SORVA / Seney intesection near the Bear Trap 7 miles North of Shingleton there is a 1/4 mile section from the intersection heading South that is dozed down to dirt. Logging trucks have recently been stuck in there so trail is very rough. Ride with extreme caution and watch for logging trucks and equipment.

Trail Reports

February 2021