Trail Report

Monday March 1, 2021 7:41AM

Fair overall conditions

Light lake-effect snow

2 general warnings

4 trail warnings

FAIR TRAIL CONDITIONS!
Late season riding conditions for sure with most of our trail system still groomable. We received about an inch or so of visible new snow on top of a mess made from a few days of warm sunny weather. Our Trail System is in Overall Fair Condition with some areas in now un-groomable poor condition. We are currently seeing on and off Lake Effect snow bands passing through which should help those sections of trail still holding on. Trail 8 from Shinleton West to Trail 417, Trail 417 to Brownstone Intersection and Trail 7 from 2 miles South of Christmas South to Buckhorn Road are in Fair condition. Trail 8 from Shingleton North for about 5 miles, Trail 7 South of Doe lake Road and Trail 419 from Wetmore to about 2 miles Northwest of Munising are in poor condition and un-groomable. In the towns and along highways you will be finding dirty snow and bare spots. With Trail 8 just North of Shingleton being as bad as it is we most likely did our last run helping neighbors to the East. This was done last night grooming East on Trail 8 from the Bear Trap intersection to the Trail 43 intersection with decent late season results.  Keep snow dancing, get out and ENJOY what is left of the Trails, Ride Safe and Stay Tuned for updates!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations: Trail 8 from Shingleton West to Trail 7 North, Trail 7 from Christmas South to CR440, Trail 419, Trail 422 to Miners Castle Road and Trail 8 for 21 miles North/East from Shingleton. (reference map below for trail locations)

24 hour Forecast: Lake Effect Snow, 14º F, Winds NW 20 to 25 mph, Gust to 40 mph, 1 to 2 inches accumulation
Currently: Lake Effect Snow, 17º F, Winds NW 18 mph, Gusts to 31 mph

Photos: Trail 8

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TRAIL HAZARDS!

- Late season riding conditions so stay alert for occasional standing water holes, icy patches and bare ground.

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

Fair to Good

An inch or so of new snow, flat with a fair base. Groomed 2/28/2021

8 West - Chatham

Fair to Good

An inch or so of new snow, flat with a fair base. Groomed from Trail 7 South to Trail 7 North 2/28/2021

7 South - CR440

Fair

An inch or so of new snow, fair conditions from Trail 8 South to Doe Lake Road. Rough with minimal to no base south of Doe Lake Road, bare patches, standing water and dirty snow. Groomed 2/28/2021 Grooming South of Buckhorn Road is now on hold.

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

Fair

An inch or so of new snow, fairly flat with a fair base, some icy corners and dirty snow and a few bare patches and minimal base for two miles closer to Christmas. Groomed 2/28/2021

SLOW DOWN in Residential area of Christmas. PLEASE respect the residents and stay of the throttle, especially with loud pipes.

419 East - Wetmore

Fair

An inch or so of new snow, fairly flat with a minimal base. Watch for icy corners and ice near top of large hills. Dirty snow along M-28 with a few bare spots. Groomed 2/28/2021

419 West - Munising

Fair

An inch or so of new snow, fairly flat with a minimal base. Watch for some icy corners and ice near top of large hills and a few bare spots. Groomed 2/28/2021

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

418 - Au Train

Fair

An inch or so of new snow, fairly flat with a fair to no base. Thinner trail with gravel mix along the Lake Superior Shoreline near AuTrain. Groomed 2/26/2021

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Fair

An inch or so of new snow, fairly flat with a fair base. Some rocky areas starting to get exposed. Groomed 2/26/2021

422 - Miners Castle

Fair

An inch or so of new snow, flat with a fair base, 2 mile stretch along H-58 has minimal snow cover along guard rail sections. Groomed to Miners Castle Road 2/28/2021

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

Fair

An inch or so of snow, choppy with a fair base. Groomed 2/27/2021

8 North - Shingleton

Poor

An inch or so of new snow, rough with minimal to no base along the south 2/3's of this trail segment, bare patches, standing water and dirty snow. Groomed 2/28/2021 Grooming this area is now on hold.

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