Trail Report

Tuesday February 9, 2021 6:31AM

Very Good overall conditions

No snowfall

2 general warnings

3 trail warnings

BITTER COLD GROOMING!

Still No new snow with bitter cold temps and very good trail grooming results. Trails are in overall Very Good Riding conditions across a majority of our trail system if you can stand the cold. We had two machine issues yesterday one with the Bully taking Operators Chuck and Mike on a wild ride locking a track with an instant left turn along a ridge. Fortunately the machine is working again and no injuries or damage. The other is our club owned John Deere 7130 currently down for 24 hours with a transmission cooling issue. Trail 419 grooming will resume as soon as it is back up and running.  There is a logging issue on Trail 8 (7) miles North of Shingleton so ride with caution. Please respect residential property owners and STAY ON THE TRAIL, No Snowmobile Signs mean just that. 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, Trail 417, Trail 418 & Trail 422 (reference map below for trail locations)

24 hour Forecast: Sunny, 9º F, Winds W 10 mph with Gusts to 20 mph
Currently: Clear, -12º F, Winds S 5 mph

Photos: Trails 7, 7/8, 8, 422 (cover: Trail 7 North)

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

No new snow, fairly flat with a decent base. Groomed 2/8/2021

8 West - Chatham

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a decent base. Groomed 2/8/2021

7 South - CR440

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a decent base. Groomed 2/8/2021

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 decent base. Some dirty snow to the North as you approach Christmas. Groomed 2/8/2021

419 East - Wetmore

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a fair to minimal base. Groomed 2/6/2021

419 West - Munising

Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a fair to minimal base. Groomed 2/7/2021

418 - Au Train

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with minimal base. Thin along Lake Superior near Au Train, Groomed 2/8/2021

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a fair to minimal base. Some large rocks may be slightly exposed near the north end. Cut in and Groomed 02/8/2021

422 - Miners Castle

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with decent base. 2 mile stretch along H-58 has minimal snow cover along guard rail sections. Groomed 2/7/2021

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

Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a decent base. Groomed 2/7/2021

8 North - Shingleton

Very Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a fair to thin base south. Watch for depressions in trail from underlying holes. Mainly near the south end. Groomed 2/8/2021

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