Trail Report

Thursday March 4, 2021 6:34AM

Fair to Good overall conditions

No snowfall

2 general warnings

3 trail warnings

FAIR TO BORDER-LINE GOOD TRAIL CONDITIONS!
Groomer Operators reporting fair results with no new snow. Some snow harvesting was done along Trail 8 where we could.  With that most of our Trail System is in Overall Fair to almost Good condition with some outlying areas in poor condition. Trail 8 from Shingleton West to Trail 417 is our best stretch of trail. Trail 417 to Brownstone Intersection and Trail 7 from 2 miles South of Christmas South to Buckhorn Road and Trail 418 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. Seney has one of their groomers back up and running so we have one last grooming run planned for them tonight. This is again East for 14 miles on Trail 8 from the Bear Trap intersection to the Trail 43 intersection.  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 Shingleton West to Trail 417, Trail 7 from Christmas South to Buckhorn Road, Trail 422, Wetmore Spur

Forecast: Slight Chance of Snow, 23º F, Winds N 10 mph
Currently: Cloudy, 21º F, Winds N 17 mph

Photos: Trail 8 just West of Wetmore

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ICY CONDITIONS!

- A quick freeze after warm weather has created some icy conditions in some of 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, fairly flat with a fair base. Groomed 3/3/2021

8 West - Chatham

Fair to Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a fair base. Groomed 3/3/2021

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 3/3/2021 to Buckhorn Road, grooming South of that is now on hold.

7 North - Christmas

Fair

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 3/3/2021

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

419 East - Wetmore

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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.

Fair

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

422 - Miners Castle

Fair to Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a fair base, 2 mile stretch along H-58 has minimal snow cover along guard rail sections. Groomed 3/3/2021

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, fairly flat with a fair base. Groomed 3/3/2021

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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