Trail Report

Wednesday March 13, 2019 6:35AM

Excellent overall conditions

Rain

1 general warning

3 trail warnings

A WET PAUSE TO THE RIDING SEASON

Prior to the warm and wet weather overall trail conditions were excellent. We will have to wait and see happens over the next few days.  The entire trail system was groomed just before this weather change. Grooming Operations are now on hold and expected to resume on Friday night. We have an excellent base with plenty of snow so it is expected to be recoverable. The best thing for trail preservation would be no snowmobile traffic during the warm rainy weather Wednesday and Thursday.
One area being watched closely is Trail 418 where we had an early season closure due to the trail turning into a deep slushy river. Soft snow and pockets of standing water are expected to develop – Stay Tuned!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations:
Trail 422 to Miners Castle – Operations are now on hold

Today’s Forecast: Rain and Fog, 41 degrees, 5 to 10 mph South wind.

Cover Photo: Operator Dave Trail 422.

PLEASE avoid riding right now to preserve the trails, if you must venture out ride with extreme caution.

WATER HAZARDS

- Warm temperatures with substantial rain are softening up the trail system and creating water hazards. Standing and flowing water areas are expected to develop, Please avoid riding at this time to preserve the trail conditions.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Excellent

Rain, groomed and set perfect Monday night. Soft spots may develop with pockets of water.

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

Rain, groomed and set perfect Monday night. Soft spots may develop with pockets of water.

7 South - CR440

Excellent

Rain, groomed and set perfect Monday. Soft spots may develop with pockets of water.

7 North - Christmas

Excellent

Rain, groomed and set perfect Monday night. Soft spots may develop with pockets of water.

419 East - Wetmore

Excellent

Rain, groomed and set perfect Monday night. Soft spots may develop with pockets of water.

419 West - Munising

Excellent

Rain, groomed and set perfect Monday. Soft spots may develop with pockets of water.

418 - Au Train

Excellent

Rain, groomed and set perfect Monday. Soft spots may develop with pockets of water.

Ride with CAUTION 1.5 miles East of Au Train, this area is expected to flood with warm weather and rain. 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

Rain, groomed and set perfect Monday. Soft spots may develop with pockets of water.

422 - Miners Castle

Excellent

Rain, groomed Tuesday morning. Soft spots may develop with pockets of water.

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

Rain, groomed Tuesday morning. Soft spots may develop with pockets of water.

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