Trail Report

Thursday March 14, 2019 6:10AM

Very Good overall conditions

Rain

1 general warning

3 trail warnings

THE RAIN CONTINUES

A wet start to the day today with a noticeable decrease in snow depth. Not to worry though as there is still plenty of snow to make a trail recovery.  Prior to the warm and wet weather overall trail conditions were excellent. The entire trail system was groomed just before this weather change. Grooming Operations are on hold and will resume on Friday night. Snow is forecast starting very early Friday which will help in the grooming recovery work. 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!

With the down time we are doing some groomer maintenance. One thing not helping is a hydraulic line break on the Bully that is used to raise the cab. We have to rig-up a lift to tip it forward, not only for service work but to change the line itself. Always something keeping the team voluntarily busy.

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations:
Operations are currently on hold

Today’s Forecast: Rain Showers and Fog, 47 degrees, 10 to 20 mph South wind. Up to 1/2 inch of rain.

Cover Photo: Wet start to a warm morning

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

Very Good

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

Very Good

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

7 South - CR440

Very Good

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

7 North - Christmas

Very Good

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

419 East - Wetmore

Very Good

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

419 West - Munising

Very Good

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

418 - Au Train

Very Good

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.

Very Good

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

422 - Miners Castle

Very Good

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

Very Good

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

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