Indian River Snowmobile Grooming Club Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Good To Excellent
  • Last Groomed: February 21st, 2021
  • Base Snowfall: 6"
  • Reported On: February 23rd, 2021 @ 9:26am

Groomer Report

Sorry there wasn’t an update yesterday. It was late in the day before I got the groomer’s report. The guys were out Saturday and Sunday nights, reworking trails that got bumpy from daytime traffic. Yesterday was a quiet Monday–not many riders out. Temps have climbed into the mid-30’s the last couple days, although we did get a couple inches of snow Sunday night. Expect conditions to hold in the woods but soften on the exposed rail grade trail today. We’ve got cloud cover, which helps, but we’re already at 34 and could see 40. The good news? We’re under a Winter Weather Advisory from 11 pm tonight until 11 pm Wednesday night. Forecasts are for 3-5″! Depending on the temperature the snow could be pretty heavy-great for packing the base. PSA: Although we’re scheduled to groom 6x week (Tuesday night’s off for equipment maintenance), there are times we don’t make it out. It may be warm temperatures, an equipment failure, or a volunteer who has a last-minute issue and can’t drive. This entire operation is volunteer. You may also be out riding in the afternoon and encounter rough trails. That doesn’t mean we didn’t groom the night before. Traffic runs on the trails all day. They can get rough by late afternoon/early evening. We groom at night, which is what the DNR directs to protect you riders. Late evening is also when traffic is lightest, and cold temps harden the base after being stirred and packed by tractors. Some of our volunteers groom half the night then report to full-time jobs a few hours later. There are a lot of moving parts here. As always, we appreciate your support. To learn how you can help, visit www.justgroomit.org.

Are you interested in a volunteer officer position in our grooming club?  We need a some fresh people to come onboard and learn the ropes.  For more information visit our website and send an email.  

Visit our website at www.justgroomit.org or stop by Burt Lake Marina for details on joining the Indian River Snowmobile Grooming club with a membership donation.  Every dollar we get goes right back into the grooming operation. All our drivers and officers are volunteers. Last year we had about 65 individual members and 35 corporate (business) members.  If you know a business who’d be a great corporate sponsor please let us know. We have hats and t-shirts (short & long sleeve) for sale too.  Even when we can’t groom we still have operational expenses like insurance, two-way radio communication subscriptions,  equipment repair, utilities and more.  We store and work on the grooming in a building 100% paid for by your generous donations; our equipment is only yards from the DNR trailhead.  Thank you!

Poor Trail Complaint