Trail Report

Wednesday March 3, 2021 7:14AM

Fair to Good overall conditions

No snowfall

2 general warnings

3 trail warnings

FAIR TRAIL CONDITIONS!
We had a limited grooming attempt last night with operators reporting fair results with no new snow, trails set rock hard and mostly un-workable.  With that our most of our Trail System is in Overall Fair Condition with some areas poor condition. Machines can only get the tops cut off the rock hard moguls and snow is soft and not setting so trails remain choppy in areas. Trail 8 from Shingleton West to Trail 417, Trail 417 to Brownstone Intersection and Trail 7 from 2 miles South of Christmas South to Buckhorn Road are in Fair condition and a bit choppy. Trail 8 from Shingleton North for about 5 miles, Trail 7 South of Doe Lake Road and Trail 419 from Wetmore to about 2 miles Northwest of Munising are in poor condition. In the towns and along highways you will be finding dirty snow and bare spots. We continue grooming East for Seney on Trail 8 from the Bear Trap intersection to the Trail 43 intersection with fair results improving with more snow as you head East.  Day-by-Day changes this time of year so Keep snow dancing, get out and ENJOY what is left of the Trails, Ride Safe and Stay Tuned for updates!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations: Trail 8 from H-13 in Wetmore to Trail 43 intersection 21 miles Northeast of Shingleton

Forecast: Sunny, 30º F, Winds N 15 mph, Gust to 25 mph
Currently: Clear, 22º F, Winds S 5 mph

Photos: Trail 8 from H-13 in Wetmore to Trail 43 East of Shingleton

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ICY CONDITIONS!

- A quick freeze after warm weather has created some icy conditions, especially in the corners. Ride with Caution.

IMPORTANT National Forest Closure Notice!

- STAY ON GROOMED TRAILS in the Stevens Lake F-16 crash site area. These are Trails 7 to the North and East, Trail 2 to the South and Trail 411 to the West. Order in effect through September 30, 2021. Notice from the National Forest important for those who venture off-trail: "Just a heads up to remind riders to stay on trails especially around or near the crash site they can be fined or imprisoned if caught inside perimeter thanks" (Order and Map in images below shows area)

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Fair to Good

No new snow, choppy in areas with a fair base. Groomed 3/2/2021

8 West - Chatham

Fair to Good

No new snow, choppy in areas with a fair base. Groomed 3/1/2021

7 South - CR440

Fair

No new snow, fair to poor conditions from Trail 8 South to Doe Lake Road. Rough with minimal to no base south of Doe Lake Road, bare patches, standing water and dirty snow. Groomed 3/1/2021 to Buckhorn Road, grooming South of that is now on hold.

7 North - Christmas

Good

No new snow, choppy with a fair base, some icy corners and dirty snow and a few bare patches and minimal base for two miles closer to Christmas. Groomed 3/1/2021

SLOW DOWN in Residential area of Christmas. PLEASE respect the residents and stay of the throttle, especially with loud pipes.

419 East - Wetmore

Good

No new snow, choppy with a minimal base. Watch for icy corners and ice near top of large hills. Dirty snow along M-28 with a few bare spots. Groomed 2/28/2021

419 West - Munising

Good

No new snow, choppy with a minimal base. Watch for some icy corners and ice near top of large hills and a few bare spots. Groomed 2/28/2021

Watch for ice patches and small water holes developing from springs in trail closer to Munising.

418 - Au Train

Good

No new snow, choppy with a fair to no base. Thinner trail with gravel mix along the Lake Superior Shoreline near AuTrain. Groomed 3/1/2021

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Good

No new snow, choppy with a fair base. Some rocky areas starting to get exposed. Groomed 3/1/2021

422 - Miners Castle

Good

No new snow, choppy with a fair base, 2 mile stretch along H-58 has minimal snow cover along guard rail sections. Groomed 2/28/2021

WATCH FOR CARS/TRUCKS Though we have more snow vehicles still try traveling out the the Miners Castle overlook. Stay alert for stuck vehicles or possible trail damage once you enter the groomed section of Miner Castle Road.

Wetmore Spur

Fair to Good

No snow, choppy with a fair base. Groomed 2/27/2021

8 North - Shingleton

Poor

No new snow, rough with minimal to no base along the south 2/3's of this trail segment, thin bare patches, and dirty snow. Groomed 3/2/2021

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