SPECIAL NOTE: We are getting reports from a landowner and farmer on snowmobilers trespassing on their property that has wheat planted. This landowner and farmer have allowed us to have a trail cross this area which is located on Trail 4 at the corner of M 32 and M65 between Alpena and Hillman behind the new Dollar General. Some snowmobilers have decided to NOT follow the trail but cut across the newly planted field. If this continues we will lose our lease and then we have no trail. Please follow the marker trail and if see anyone cutting across please ask them to follow the rules before we lose this important section of trail.
Trails were mostly groomed yesterday and in good condition. Please be aware that hunters decided to destroy trail 464 after getting 6 trucks stuck and bringing in wrecks to help cause more damage. They have the right to be on the trail as it is a forest road but with all the snow, common sense would say if you go off trail you are done. Since we also have a drag with broken welds we are down to a single unit so please be patient until we get drag repaired. Also please give groomers room on trail as we are seeing more sledders looking for groomers to go off trail to let them pass. It is not going to happen so just pull far enough off trail for groomer to pass.
Below is our report by trail
Trail 992 to Posen: Very Good
Trail 4 from Herron Road to Hillman: Good
Trail 4 from Herron Road to Alpena: Very Good
Trail 464 between trails 4 & 992: Destroyed by hunters but watch for logging off Graham Rd along trail.
Devils Lake: Good but watch for drifting as having issues grooming a short section
Indian Reserve Trail: Good
Norway Ridge Trail: Good
Our club is a 100% volunteer club including all our groomer operators. They spend their time and money keeping our trails in excellent condition for sledders to enjoy, so if you see us on the trail a thank you would be appreciated.
Please ride safe and always stay on the trail!!!!
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