Trail Report

Friday February 15, 2019 5:47AM

Excellent overall conditions

Light snowfall

1 general warning

3 trail warnings

WOW – WHAT A SEASON!
  Overall trail conditions are very good to excellent with more fresh snow and a Winter Storm underway. Both our Groomers are running full force and out on the trails making perfect ribbons of snow. Well almost full force, still waiting for blade parts on the John Deere. The Dubie Groomer is doing pretty good at working a little harder to make up for it though. The UP 200 Dog Sled Race and the Munising Ice Climbing Festival are both this weekend – Please see the General Warning below and ride with caution. This is the busiest weekend of the year for snowmobile traffic. We will be out doing our best to keep the trails flat as possible. Enjoy your riding, stay right and stay safe!

Past 24 hour Grooming operations:
Trails 8 East to 7 miles north of Shingleton and 8 West, 7 North to Christmas and south to Buckhorn Road, Trail 419 East and West, Trail 417, Trail 418, Trail 422 and Wetmore Spur.

Today’s Forecast:  WINTER STORM WARNING Blowing Snow, 23 degrees and 30 to 40 mph Northwest wind. 2 to 4 inches of accumulation.

Cover Photo: Operator Tyler grooming Trail 418 last night.

PLEASE ride with caution, stay right and be respectful, stay on the trail and off the throttle when in the towns.
Keep Snow Dancing with your friends and stay tuned for updates!

DOG SLED RACES - ICE CLIMBING FEST - TREES

- This weekend we have the UP 200 Dog Sled Races - This affects trails from Marquette to Grand Marais, Please WATCH for crossing signs and SLOW DOWN. We also have the ice climbing festival - this affects Trail 422 to MIners Castle. Tracked vehicles with sleds are transporting climbers. Watch for the vehicles and ride with caution. The sled leaves grooves in the groomed trail (see pictures at bottom of report). Also watch for fallen trees, operators are reporting clearing a few from the trails with the high winds.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Excellent

About 4 inches of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Thursday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

1 Mile West of the Doty Bridge a large depression and bump keeps appearing as the day progresses - RIDE WITH CAUTION!

8 West - Chatham

Excellent

About 4 inches of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Thursday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

7 South - CR440

Good

About 4 inches of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect to Buckhorn Road Thursday night. Light chop prior to grooming. Scheduled for a CR440 grooming run today.

7 North - Christmas

Excellent

About 4 inches of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Thursday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

419 East - Wetmore

Excellent

About 4 inches of fresh snow, groomed multiple times daily. High traffic trail section so may get choppy between grooming runs.

419 West - Munising

Very Good

About 4 inches of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Thursday and again Thursday night. Light chop prior to grooming and tends to build moguls between Munising and Wetmore.

418 - Au Train

Excellent

About 4 inches of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Thursday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Excellent

About 4 inches of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Thursday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

422 - Miners Castle

Very Good

About 4 inches of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Thursday. Light chop prior to grooming.

Ice Climbing Festival - Tracked vehicles with sleds are transporting climbers, watch for the vehicles and ride with caution. The sled leaves grooves in the groomed trail (see last picture at bottom of report).

Wetmore Spur

Excellent

About 4 inches of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Thursday.

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

8 North - Shingleton

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