Trail Report

Saturday February 6, 2021 11:49AM

Very Good overall conditions

Medium snowfall

2 general warnings

4 trail warnings

MAKING FOR SOME GREAT RIDING!

We finally have some decent snow to work with making for some great trail grooming. Lets hope we have more coming soon so a good base can continue to build. BIG NEWS now having something to work with – the Trail 419 creek crossing between Munising and Wetmore now has it’s culvert placed for a safe and easy crossing. For now Trails are in overall Very Good Riding conditions across a majority of our trail system. Today and tonight we will be finishing up the trail system working in the new snow. Tomorrow’s report will have results of an attempt at cutting in rocky Trail 417 tonight. Just as a note, rider traffic has exploded with word of this storm coming in, our Team of volunteer Groomer Operators will be doing there best to keep it flat. There is a logging issue 7 miles North of Shingleton so ride with caution (see General Warning below). Please respect residential property owners and STAY ON THE TRAIL, No Snowmobile Signs mean just that. 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, Trail 418, Trail 419 from Trail 8 into Wetmore, Trail 419 East and West. (reference map below for trail locations)

24 hour Forecast: Chance of Snow, 12º F, Winds W 10 to 20 mph, Gusts to 25 mph
Currently: Sunny, 23º F, Winds W 8 mph, Gusts to 28 mph

Photos: Trails 8, 7 and 419 (cover: Trail 8 East of Wetmore)

TRAIL 8 NORTH LOGGING

- At the Alger SORVA / Seney intesection near the Bear Trap 7 miles North of Shingleton there is a 1/4 mile section from the intersection heading South that is dozed down to dirt. Logging trucks have recently been stuck in there so trail is very rough. Ride with extreme caution and watch for logging trucks and equipment.

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

8 to 14 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, fairly flat with minimal base. Groomed 2/5/2021

8 West - Chatham

Very Good

8 to 14 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, fairly flat with minimal base. Groomed 2/5/2021

7 South - CR440

Very Good

8 to 14 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, fairly flat with minimal base. Groomed 2/5/2021

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

8 to 14 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, fairly flat with minimal base. Groomed 2/5/2021

419 East - Wetmore

Good

Creek Crossing Culvert is in place between Munising and Wetmore, 8 to 14 inches of wet snow, minimal base, Very Good from Trail 8 North into Wetmore. Culvert at creek 2/3/2021, Rough along M-28 in Wetmore - ride with caution.

419 West - Munising

Very Good

8 to 14 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, fairly flat with a minimal base. Groomed 2/5/2021

418 - Au Train

Very Good

8 to 14 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, fairly flat with minimal base. Thin along lake Superior near Au Train, Groomed 2/5/2021

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Fair to Good

8 to 14 inches of heavy wet snow, very rocky with minimal base. Groomed 01/23/2021 Scheduled for a cutting attempt tonight 02/06/2021 - stay tunes for results.

Large Rocks, ride with caution

422 - Miners Castle

Very Good

8 to 14 inches of heavy wet snow, minimal base. 2 mile stretch along H-58 has minimal snow cover along guard rail sections. Groomed 2/6/2021

WATCH FOR CARS/TRUCKS With low snow conditions vehicles are still traveling out the the Miners Castle overlook. Stay alert for vehicles once you enter the groomed section of Miner Castle Road.

Wetmore Spur

Good

8 to 14 inches of heavy wet snow, fairly flat with minimal base. Groomed 2/4/2021

8 North - Shingleton

Good

8 to 14 inches of heavy wet snow, fairly flat with a thin base south. Watch for depressions in trail from underlying holes. Mainly near the south end. Groomed 2/5/2021

LOGGING AND BARE GROUND At the Alger SORVA / Seney intesection near the Bear Trap 7 miles North of Shingleton there is a 1/4 mile section from the intersection heading South that is dozed down to dirt. Logging trucks have recently been stuck in there so trail is very rough. Ride with extreme caution and watch for logging trucks and equipment.

Trail Reports

February 2021