Trail Report

Sunday February 17, 2019 6:49AM

Excellent overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

3 trail warnings

NEAR PERFECT CONDITIONS!

Overall trail conditions are very good to excellent with no fresh snow. Both our Groomers are running full force with near perfect results. Yesterday’s run was timed perfect with both groomers meeting on Trail 419 when returning (photos below). The Operators are really happy with the snow being so groomer friendly this season, we are sure the riders too. The UP 200 Dog Sled Race and the Munising Ice Climbing Festival are wrapping up today – Please see the General Warning below and ride with caution. 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 CR440, Trail 419 East and West, Trail 422 and Wetmore Spur.

Today’s Forecast: Scattered Snow, 21 degrees and 5 to 10 mph variable wind.

Trail etiquette – Please whenever possible move off the trail for groomers to pass. We can stop and raise a wing for snowmobiles to pass in some areas of the main trails but many areas we can’t. Groomers cannot move off the trail at all – they will get stuck in the deep snow. Preferrably, If you see a groomer coming look for the nearest spot to pull off and wait for them to pass or turn around to find one. Your cooperation with the grooming activities really helps and is greatly appreciated.

Cover Photo: Operator Chris grooming Trail 422 yesterday.

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

- 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.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Excellent

No fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Saturday 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

No fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Saturday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

7 South - CR440

Excellent

No fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Saturday. Light chop prior to grooming.

7 North - Christmas

Excellent

No fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Saturday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

419 East - Wetmore

Excellent

No fresh snow, groomed multiple times daily. High traffic trail section so may get choppy between grooming runs.

419 West - Munising

Excellent

No fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Saturday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

418 - Au Train

Very Good

No fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Friday night. Large drifts along Lakeshore and Marsh prior to grooming.

Ride with Caution just East of AuTrain along the Lake Superior shoreline. Large drifts in that area and the trail runs right along the AuTrain River.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Very Good

No fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Friday night.

422 - Miners Castle

Excellent

No fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Saturday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

Wetmore Spur

Excellent

No fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Saturday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

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

8 North - Shingleton

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