Trail Report

Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:19AM

Excellent overall conditions

Light snowfall

1 general warning

3 trail warnings

ONE WORD – EXCELLENT!

Overall excellent trail conditions with fresh snow creating excellent grooming results. A light but steady amount of riders and smooth trails across our entire system. Some of the best riding all year always seems to be in March.
We do have three days of temperatures near and into the 40’s with up to a quarter inch of rain coming. After today’s Trail 422 grooming run; operations will be put on hold. Based on the forecast we see operations resuming on Friday night. We have an excellent base with plenty of snow so rain impact is not expected to be too damaging with trails recoverable. The best thing for trail preservation would be no snowmobile traffic during the rain Wednesday and Thursday.

Right now perfect riding conditions so get out and enjoy the trails

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations:
Trails 8 East to 7 miles north of Shingleton and 8 West to Trail 7 North to Christmas, Trail 7 South to CR440, Trail 419 East and West, Trail 417. Trail 418 and Wetmore Spur.

Today’s Forecast: Sunny, 38 degrees, 5 to 20 mph South wind.

Cover Photo: Trail 7/8 as the John Deere passed by.

PLEASE ride with caution, stay right and be respectful, stay on the trail and off the throttle when in the towns.

WATCH FOR GROOMERS

- Machines are often running two shifts so please be alert and watch for groomers day and night. Please SLOW-DOWN on the corners, especially those long sweeping ones.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Excellent

Light new snowfall, groomed and set perfect Monday night.

Third Bridge approx. 5 miles North of Shingleton has been developing a pocket in the center of it as the days progress. slow down and cross it with caution.

8 West - Chatham

Excellent

Light new snowfall, groomed and set perfect Monday and Monday night. 6 miles from Trail 7 North intersection west to Trail 417 has some light chop building, more so in the corners.

7 South - CR440

Excellent

Light new snowfall, groomed and set perfect Monday.

7 North - Christmas

Excellent

Light new snowfall, groomed and set perfect Monday night.

419 East - Wetmore

Excellent

Light new snowfall, groomed and set perfect Monday night.

419 West - Munising

Excellent

Light new snowfall, groomed and set perfect Monday. Some light chop between Munising and Wetmore.

418 - Au Train

Excellent

Light new snowfall, groomed and set perfect Monday. The AuTrain drifting areas near the lakeshore have some long shallow rollers and one trouble spot (see warning below).

Ride with CAUTION near Au Train and the drifting area along the Lake Shore. Large drifts have some long rollers. There is also one deep pocket that keeps appearing just East of the AuTrain River bridge. Slow down and stay alert in this area.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Excellent

Light new snowfall, groomed and set perfect Monday.

422 - Miners Castle

Excellent

Light new snowfall, groomed and set perfect Sunday and scheduled for grooming today.

STAY ON TRAIL! When crossing railroad tracks near Timber Products you must go onto the shoulder of M-28. Do Not cross directly over the tracks behind the signal. Trail is clearly signed so please respect the railroad.

Wetmore Spur

Excellent

Light new snowfall, groomed and set perfect Sunday night.

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