Trail Report

Tuesday March 19, 2019 7:40AM

Very Good overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

3 trail warnings

GREAT TRAILS – TWO MACHINE GROOMING!
Overall very good to excellent trail conditions. Trails prior to grooming are in good condition and excellent after. Pisten Bully is still sitting on Trail 8 just East of Trail 422 until late Thursday. Trail 8 East and North of Shingleton was groomed last night with a path groomed around the down machine. Please slow down in that area and ride with caution.
Yesterday was our lucky day. Made a phone call first thing in the morning and a loaner Tucker from Track Incorporated was just picked up from Seney. The truck was about to be passing by our place so quick coordination with our DNR Field Contact, Lansing and the S.A.W. Committee and grooming started 6 hours later.
The Pisten Bully will not be pulled out on a sled until Thursday so please slow down and ride with caution just east of Trail 442 (see map)

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations:
Trail 7 South to CR440, Trail 8 East, Trail 8 West, Trail 417, West end of Trail 418 to AuTrain, Trail 419 East and Trail 422

Today’s Forecast: Sunny, 42 degrees, 5 to 10 mph Northwest wind.

Cover Photo: Trail 7/8.
Gallery: Loaner Tucker grooming, Maintenance, Beaver work, Trail hazard and Map

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

WARNING - TRAIL HAZARD, PISTEN BULLY DOWN

- ur Pisten Bully had a major hydraulic drive failure on Trail 8 approximately 1/2 mile East of Trail 422 intersection. The tractor and groomer are completely blocking the trail. Road Cones and Hazard Markers are in place. It is in an open area so travel around is possible with a visible path. Slow-down and ride with extreme caution in this area. (see Map picture below for location)

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Good

No new Snow, groomed Monday night. A groomer is currently down with a temporary path groomed around it. (see Warning and Map picture below for location)

WARNING - TRAIL HAZARD, PISTEN BULLY DOWN Our Pisten Bully had a major hydraulic drive failure on Trail 8 approximately 1/2 mile East of Trail 422 intersection. The tractor and groomer are completely blocking the trail. Road Cones and Hazard Markers are in place. There is a groomed path around it. Slow-down and ride with extreme caution in this area. (see Map picture below)

8 West - Chatham

Very Good

No new Snow, groomed Monday night. Very light chop on a few inside corners.

7 South - CR440

Very Good

No new snow, Groomed Monday.

7 North - Christmas

Very Good

No new Snow, groomed Sunday night. Very light chop on a few inside corners.

419 East - Wetmore

Very Good

No new Snow, groomed Monday night.

419 West - Munising

Good

No new Snow, groomed and set well Friday night. Very light chop on a few inside corners. Larger moguls between Wetmore and Munising.

418 - Au Train

Very Good

No new Snow. Groomed west end from AuTrain to Trail 417 Monday night. Very light chop. WARNING AREA - see below:

TRAIL 418 NOTICE - VERY ROUGH HAZARD Location: 1 1/2 miles East of AuTrain. Recent heavy snow melt and use damaged a 1/8 mile section of trail. Slow down and Use caution when riding this area, it is passable. DETOUR: Take Trail 417 South from Brownstone Junction to Trail 8 East.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Excellent

No new Snow, Groomed Monday night,

422 - Miners Castle

Very Good

No new snow, Groomed Sunday.

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

No new snow, Groomed Sunday. Very light chop near the steep bank section on East end

8 North - Shingleton

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