Trail Report

Sunday February 21, 2021 9:15AM

Very Good overall conditions

No snowfall

2 general warnings

5 trail warnings

TRAILS HANGING ON BUT SOFT!
No new snow and Operators reporting good grooming results. Trails are staying fairly flat through the day but the snow is starting to get worn out and soft.  Because of that we are stepping back to “Very Good” overall conditions. Parts of Trails 419 and Trail 8 North of Shingleton are starting to get some icy corners. Ride with caution. Soft sugary snow is not the best for snow conditions but at least the trails are staying fairly flat with all the traffic. We really need more new snow to improve conditions so get the snow dances going again. Grooming note Trail 7/8 from Trail 7 North to Trail 7 South was not groomed last night and will be getting covered today and may be choppy this morning. 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 from Christmas South to CR440, 417, 418, 419 & 422 (reference map below for trail locations)

24 hour Forecast: Partly Sunny, 32º F, Winds S 10 to 15 mph
Currently: Partly Sunny, 10º F, Winds S 10 mph

Photos: Trails 8 and 419 (cover: Operator Chris grooming Trail 8)

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SOFT SNOW!

- No new snow is starting to create soft snow conditions and icy corners in areas. SLOW DOWN and stay alert!

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, flat with a good base. Groomed 2/20/2021

8 West - Chatham

Very Good

No new snow, flat with a good base. Groomed 2/20/2021

7 South - CR440

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a good base. Groomed to CR440 2/20/2021

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 good base, some icy corners closer to Christmas. Groomed 2/20/2021

419 East - Wetmore

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a good base. A bit choppy between Munising and Wetmore. Watch for some icy corners. Groomed 2/20/2021

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

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a good base. Watch for some icy corners. Groomed 2/20/2021

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

418 - Au Train

Very Good

No new snow, flat with a good base. Thinner along the Lake Superior Shoreline near AuTrain. Groomed 2/20/2021

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Very Good

No new snow, flat with a good base. Groomed 2/20/2021

Watch for a few large holes developing in a narrow section of trail about 1.5 miles North of Trail 8.

422 - Miners Castle

Very Good

No new snow, flat with a good base. 2 mile stretch along H-58 has minimal snow cover along guard rail sections. Groomed 2/20/2021

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

Wetmore Spur

Very Good

No new snow, flat with a good base. Groomed 2/20/2021

8 North - Shingleton

Very Good

No new snow, flat with a fair base. Some corners are starting to get icy. Groomed 2/20/2021

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February 2021