Trail Report

Thursday April 1, 2021 8:07PM

Good overall conditions

Snow Cover Surface

2 general warnings

4 trail warnings

THE ORV SEASON IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!
It’s that time of year for the ORV transition and of course we get a few more inches of snow. Where was this a month ago? While we wait for the snow to melt we will be getting our club owned John Deere 7130 ready for grading operations. As far as current conditions the trails, seasonal National Forest and County roads are still 60% snow covered with standing water and ice in areas. Gates are closed just north of Shingleton so ORV’s must take H-15 North of M-28 for .75 miles and head East to access Trail 8 North. Route “C” from Shingleton to Chocolay Twp. is again 60% snow covered with standing water and snowy/icy ruts closer to Shingleton. Stay Alert as trails are crowned and slippery in some of the snowy areas. We have also been having high winds lately so watch for fallen trees. Ride Safe and Enjoy the outdoors!

Grading Operations: None – Machines currently in preparation

Photo: Route “C” and National Forest Roads

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DEEP WATER

- Deep water holes along M94 just south of Shingleton heading north off of Route "C".

IMPORTANT National Forest Closure Notice!

- KNOW WHERE YOU RIDE in the Stevens Lake F-16 crash site area. This is located near Snowmobile Trails 7 to the North and East and Trail 411 to the West. Order in effect through September 30, 2021. Notice from the National Forest: "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" Please review Order and Map in images below so you avoid this area.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Snow Covered

Primarily snow covered with standing water and snowy ruts.

8 West - Chatham

Snow Covered

Primarily snow covered, slippery and crowned in the hilly sections.

7 South - CR440

Snow Covered

Primarily snow covered with some deep water and snowy ruts.

7 North - Christmas

Snow Covered

Primarily snow covered with some deep water and snowy ruts.

419 East - Wetmore

Snow Covered

Primarily snow covered with some deep water holes. Ride with caution as snow covered culvert is still in place between Munising and Wetmore.

Closed to ORV's along M-28 in Wetmore

419 West - Munising

Snow Covered

Primarily snow covered with some deep water holes.

CLOSED TO WHEELED VEHICLES for 2 miles heading West from Brook Street in Munising. Follow Detour signs North along Brook Street to Varnum Street West to the end and up St Martins Hill. Then left on Gage Road for .4 miles and turn left on trail at corner and follow .6 miles to Trail 419. (Reverse coming from Christmas)

418 - Au Train

Snow Covered

Primarily snow covered.

Ride with caution on AuTrain River Bridge as there is damaged railing.

417 - Brownstone Jnct. to Kawbawgam

Snow Covered

Primarily snow covered with washboard closer to Chocolay Twp. and Kawbawgam Rd.

422 - CFR and NFS Lands Only

Snow Covered

Primarily snow covered with some deep water holes.

Wetmore Spur

Snow Covered

Primarily snow covered

8 North - Shingleton

Snow Covered

Primarily snow covered with some deep water holes.

Gates are closed just north of Shingleton so ORV’s must take H-15 North of M-28 for .75 miles and head East to access Trail 8 North. Deep water along M-94 just south of Shingleton.

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