Trail Report

Wednesday March 27, 2019 6:38AM

Good overall conditions

No snowfall

2 general warnings

2 trail warnings

LATE SEASON RIDING HANGING ON!
Plenty of snow, overall good late season trail riding with a little chop in areas. A few sections of Trail 8 and 7 are getting “Sugary” but for the most part flat underneath. There is still a good base across most of our system with a few patches of water and icy corners forming. In-town trails are getting dirty along the roadsides with some bare spots.
Grooming operations have been cut back while we play the freezing point balancing act with trail groom-ability. We are seeing snow in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday so who knows, the “official” season may close with a great ending. STAY TUNED! 😉

The Pisten Bully is supposed to be picked up this week and is still located on the side of Trail 8 right near M-94 in Shingleton so ride with caution in that area.

Past 36 hour Grooming Operations:
Trail 8 East and 7 miles North of Shingleton, Trail 7 South to CR440 and Trail 419 East.

Today’s Forecast: Showers, 46 degrees, 10 to 20 mph South wind.

Cover Photo: Trail 7 road clean-up just South of Buckhorn
Gallery: Large, icy banked corner on Trail 7 near CR440 removed.

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

SOME ICY CORNERS

- The warm weather over the last few days have created a few icy corners and patches. Slow down, stay right and ride with caution.

LOGGING

- Road clearing for logging trucks has started on the North leg of Trail 422. A short section just as you come off of H-58 is being cleared by dozers. Ride with caution in this area and watch for heavy equipment as you pass through.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Good

No new Snow, groomed Monday night. Light chop. Some gravel and bare pavement on connector through Shingleton - STAY ON TRAIL. North of Shingleton choppy with a few water holes forming.

PLEASE - STAY ON TRAIL when passing through Shingleton. DO NOT cross private properties. Ride with caution near third bridge north of Shingleton.

8 West - Chatham

Good

No new Snow, groomed Sunday night. Light chop. Groomed from 419 West to Trail 7 again Monday night.

7 South - CR440

Good

No new Snow, groomed Monday night. Light chop.

7 North - Christmas

Fair to Good

No new Snow, groomed Sunday night. Light chop. Some bare spots along last 2 miles on Christmas end.

419 East - Wetmore

Good

No new Snow, groomed Monday night. Light chop.

419 West - Munising

Fair to Good

No new Snow, groomed Saturday night. Smooth with light chop between Munising and Wetmore expected to develop with a few dirt patches. Dirty snow along sides of M-28.

418 - Au Train

Fair to Good

No new Snow. Choppy in areas.

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

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Fair to Good

No new Snow. Choppy in areas.

422 - Miners Castle

Fair to Good

No new Snow, groomed Sunday night. Fifty percent bare road and gravel along 2 mile section of trail on H-58.

Wetmore Spur

Good

No new Snow, groomed Sunday. Light chop.

8 North - Shingleton

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