TRAIL REPORT: 10:00 p.m. Thursday 1/5/17
Still Snowing on the North End with Trails Improving.
GROOMING OPERATIONS: Trails 8, 7 South to CR440 and 422 to Miners Castle Road groomed today.
TRAIL CONDITIONS: Good to Fair to Poor with base improvement. We do not have a deep frost yet with some soft spots and hidden holes in the wet areas of the hills, use extreme caution riding.
Trail 8 – Good its full length with a 5 to 6 inch base.
Trail 7 South – Good to Poor as you head South from Trail 8.
Trail 7 North – Still a few brown areas with rocky spots near Christmas.
Trail 419W (Munising-Christmas) – Poor, rocky and some water crossings.
Trail 419 (Wetmore-Munising) – To be re-opened soon, in preparation process with signage installation. Official opening will be announced.
Trail 419E (Wetmore-Trail 8) – Good
Trail 422 Miners Castle – Good to Fair with some soft spots.
WEATHER: Currently 4 degrees, Lake Effect Snow, 15-20 mph Winds.
CAUTIONS, WARNINGS and UPDATES:
CAUTION FOR TRAIL 419 & 422:
Standing and flowing water creating some hidden holes in areas of these trails. RIDE WITH CAUTION.
CAUTION FOR TRAIL419 (Munising Wetmore Connector) – currently does not exist between the Alger County Road Commission and Wetmore. MDOT Approval has been received and the trail is in preparation progress so watch for workers and groomers in the area. Official opening will be announced once signing is completed.
We had a warm up and the snow has settled. The groomed trails are in pretty rough shape, and grooming is suspended for now. The forest roads are still pretty good riding. We currently have around a foot of snow on the ground. It’s back below freezing now but it’s supposed to hit the 40’s tomorrow. Then the cold and snow returns.
Ride safe and best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season.
UPDATE TRAIL 419E (WETMORE) – Flooded area froze in and open to traffic. Very little snow cover with a frozen dirt mixed base – use caution.
CAUTION FOR TRAIL 419W (FROG HOLLOW)
Frog Hollow, leaving Munising’s Brook Street headed toward Christmas. Preliminary Trail restoration work will be done next week. Please avoid this area until further notice and use caution if riding 419 between Christmas and Munising. Please be aware of construction equipment in the area and give them right of way.
TRAIL 419 (Munising Wetmore Connector) – currently does not exist, in progress with MDOT review and may open this weekend.
GROOMING OPERATIONS: On Hold – waiting for more snowfall
TRAIL CONDITIONS: Poor to Fair with very little base – Trail 8 and 7/8 West of Trail 7 South are in fair condition. Trail 7 from ridge road to Christmas is Poor with rocks. Trail 8 East of Trail 7 South is poor with rocks. Trail 422 is poor with very little snow.
WEATHER; Currently 5 degrees, partly cloudy with 25 mph West wind. Continue to use caution if riding the trails.