Trail Report

Monday February 15, 2021 11:19AM

Very Good overall conditions

Light snowfall

1 general warning

5 trail warnings

GREAT RIDING CONDITIONS!

We received a dusting of fresh snow over the last 24 hours. Operators reported excellent grooming conditions which should make for some great trail riding. Trails are in overall Very Good Riding conditions across our trail system. We are finding a light chop building in the trails prior to grooming. Trail 419 was not groomed last night as our JD 7130 sprung a coolant leak that needs to be repaired today. Hopefully grooming of Trail 419 resumes tonight. Please respect residential property owners and STAY ON THE TRAIL, No Snowmobile Signs mean just that. Please DO NOT run the Powerlines off of Trail 419. 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 417, Trail 7 North from Christmas South to CR440, Trails 417, 418, 422 & Wetmore Spur (reference map below for trail locations)

24 hour Forecast: Snow Showers, 9º F, Winds NW 10 to 15 mph, Gust to 20 mph, 1 to 3 inches accumulation
Currently: Scattered Snow Showers, 3º F, Winds NW 15 mph, gusts to 28 mph

Photos: Trail 7, 8, 417, 418 & 422 (cover: Trail 8 West of Trail 7 North)

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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

A few inches of new snow, flat with a decent base. Groomed 2/14/2021

8 West - Chatham

Very Good

A few inches of new snow, flat with a decent base. Groomed 2/14/2021

7 South - CR440

Very Good

A few inches of new snow, flat with a decent base. Groomed 2/14/2021

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

A few inches of new snow, fairly flat with a decent base, some icy corners closer to Christmas. Groomed 2/14/2021

419 East - Wetmore

Good

A few inches of new snow, fairly flat with a decent base, some icy corners. This section does build moguls quickly. Groomed 2/13/2021

STAY ON TRAIL! DO NOT run powerlines. We have been fielding phone calls about trespassing. This is private property and we do not want to lose our trail.

419 West - Munising

Good

A few inches of new snow, fairly flat with a decent base, some icy corners. Groomed 2/13/2021

Watch for small water holes developing from springs in trail closer to Munising.

418 - Au Train

Very Good

A few inches of new snow, flat with a decent to fair base. Thinner along Lake Superior near Au Train, Groomed 2/14/2021

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Very Good

A few inches of new snow, fairly flat with a decent base. Groomed 02/14/2021

422 - Miners Castle

Very Good

A few inches of new snow, fairly flat with decent base. 2 mile stretch along H-58 has minimal snow cover along guard rail sections. Groomed 2/14/2021

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

A few inches of new snow, flat with a decent base. Groomed 2/14/2021

8 North - Shingleton

Very Good

A few inches of new snow, fairly flat with a decent base building - fair base south. Base is very hard, watch for depressions in trail from underlying holes. Mainly near the south end. Groomed 2/14/2021

Please be aware of the trail entrance in the middle of the Tanglewood parking lot - avoid parking in front of it.

Trail Reports

February 2021