Trail Report

Monday February 18, 2019 5:58AM

Excellent overall conditions

Light snowfall

1 general warning

4 trail warnings

LIGHT SNOW KEEPING GROOMING CONDITIONS GREAT!

Overall trail conditions are very good to excellent with light fresh snow. Both our Groomers are running full force with near perfect results. Watch for tire ruts on the last 7 miles of Trail 422 Miners Castle. Groomer had a truck pass and destroy groomed trail followed by two more vehicles that got stuck as far as the overlook  (truck photo below). Other than that the Operators are really happy with the snow being groomer friendly.

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, Trail 422 and Wetmore Spur.

Today’s Forecast: Snow, 10 degrees and 10 mph Northeast wind. 1 to 3 inches accumulation.

Cover Photo: Trail 8 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!

TRAIL 419 WARNING!

- Trail in MDOT row is currently blocked at the corner of M-28 and H-13 by snow cleared parking lot. Both groomers are out so it will not get opened by the Pisten Bully until early evening. Trail 419 access to Renze Powersports is open from the west. Alternate trail 419 route is Prospect street west to Knox street north. Ride with caution and avoid this corner.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Excellent

Dusting of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Sunday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

8 West - Chatham

Excellent

Dusting of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Sunday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

7 South - CR440

Good

Dusting of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect to Buckhorn Road Sunday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

7 North - Christmas

Very Good

Dusting of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Sunday. Light chop prior to grooming.

419 East - Wetmore

Excellent

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

419 West - Munising

Very Good

Dusting of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Saturday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

Trail 419 Warning! Trail in MDOT row is currently blocked at the corner of M-28 and H-13 by snow cleared parking lot. Both groomers are out so it will not get opened by the Pisten Bully until early evening. Trail 419 access to Renze Powersports is open from the west. Alternate trail 419 route is Prospect street west to Knox street north. Ride with caution and avoid this corner.

418 - Au Train

Very Good

Dusting of 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

Dusting of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Friday night. Light chop prior to grooming.

422 - Miners Castle

Very Good

Dusting of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Sunday. Light chop prior to grooming.

Watch for tire ruts on the last 7 miles to Miners Castle. Vehicles are ignoring groomed trail and seasonal road signs and getting stuck.

Wetmore Spur

Excellent

Dusting of fresh snow, groomed and set perfect Sunday. Light chop prior to grooming.

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

8 North - Shingleton

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