Kalkaska County Snowmobile Association Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Fair
  • Last Groomed: February 24th, 2020
  • Base Snowfall: 3"
  • Reported On: February 25th, 2020 @ 7:54pm

Groomer Report

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The Blue Bear and Cranberry Trail Systems can be accessed from two different staging areas. One is the M-72 Staging area, this parking lot is located in Bear Lake Township on East M-72 between Kalkaska and Grayling, with recreational gas and food nearby. The other is located on Starvation Lake Road, East of  “The Little Country Store” and also has easy access to recreational gas, food and entertainment. TG

Check out the new alternate trail #791 that was added to the Blue Bear Trail system.  The trail is located 1/4 mile North of the new parking lot (staging area) on Starvation Lake Road. The trail runs East and West for 6 1/2 miles then connects (loops) back into the old trail on Summit Road.

Welcome to our 2019 – 2020 Trail Updates: Think snow, Stay to the right, ride safe and please remember to be considerate of others. Thanks Tammy.

Don’t forget if you see the groomer operator give him or her a thumbs up. It’s a little known fact that they volunteer their time for 10-16 hours a day, seven days a week to make your ride more enjoyable and safe. Thank you, Tammy

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2/25/20 Due to warm temperatures which created a lot of water and slush on the Cranberry Trail, it was not groomed today, neither was The Blue Bear…. Colder temperatures and some snow is in the forcast. Let’s get those SNOW DANCES going peeps. IF YOUR GOING TO RIDE IN THIS WARMER WEATHER PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND BE COURTEOUS OF OTHERS. I would expect there is some ice on the trail systems so please slow way down and enjoy the views for now. TG

2/24/20 The Cranberry and the Blue Bear Trail Systems were groomed today, some water and slush on the trails has been reported. Please slow down, ride right and ride responsibly. TG

2/23/20 The Cranberry and the Blue Bear Trail Systems were groomed today and the trails are holding up nice even with the warmer weather. Ride Right, Ride Safe. TG

2/22/20 Trails were hopping yesterday, tons of sleds out. The Cranberry and Blue Bear Trails were both groomed. Its probably going to take a couple of grooms and new snow to work the trails back into shape after this weekend but we’ll get-er-done. Please remember to ride responsibly out there, your not the only one on the trail. Be safe, ride right and have fun. TG

2/21/20 The Cranberry and Blue Bear (x’s 2) Trails were groomed today, lots of sleds out enjoying the ride and the sunshine. The trails will be busy throughout the weekend and we are expecting warmer weather too. Please ride right and ride responsibly. TG

2/20/20 The Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails were groomed and they are still in great shape. Think snow…. TG

2/19/20 WE GOT SNOW!!!! Keep up the snow dances peeps….The Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails were groomed and the trails are in great shape…. Please remember to ride right and ride responsibly. TG

2/18/20 The Cranberry Trail was groomed today and is still in good shape. The Blue Bear was also groomed and is in great shape. Please remember to ride right, ride safe TG

2/17/20 The Cranberry Trail was Groomed today and the trail is holding up well. The Blue Bear had an early morning groom and a night groom. The Trails are still holding out but the snow is pretty worn out to work with. WE NEED FRESH SNOW!! Please remember to ride responsibly… TG

2/16/20 Cranberry Trail was groomed today and the driver reports that there was tons of traffic. The Blue Bear was also groomed, lots of sleds out so the trail was rough. Both trails were ridden hard this weekend and we’re trying to keep up with them. Ride Right and think snow folks….. TG

2/16/20 Please come join us TODAY for a get aquantive Ride-In at Starvation Lake General Store from 11-3pm. We’ll even supply your lunch and a place to get warm by the fire. We’ll have hot dogs, chili, and Brunswick Stew with coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies too. A big thank you to Tom and Karen who are holding a raffle with proceeds going to KCSA.

2/15/20  The Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails were groomed today, the trails are still in good shape. Ride Right, Ride Responsibly. TG

2/14/20 The Blue Bear (X2) and Cranberry Trails were groomed they are still holding strong. Please ride Responsibly. TG

2/13/20 The Cranberry Trail was groomed, The trails are in great shape. Please be courteous to others and Ride right. TG

2/12/20 The Cranberry and the Blue Bear Trails were groomed today, they are still in good shape. New snow is expected over the weekend, get those snow dances going peeps…..  Ride responsibly. TG

2/11/20 The Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails were groomed today and they continue to be in good shape. We are still working on our trail bases but we need more snow. Please remember to ride right and ride responsibly. TG

2/10/20 WE GOT SOME SNOW!!    The Blue Bear Trail had an early morning groom and the trail is in great condition. The Cranberry Trail was also groomed and is in awesome shape. Thank you all for the snow dances, keep on rocking because we sure need more snow. Ride Right, Ride Responsibly. TG

2/9/20 The Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails were groomed today. Trails are in good shape with some icy spots. Ride responsibly and have fun……TG

2/8/20 The Blue Bear (x2) and Cranberry Trails were groomed today. Trails are still holding out but there is still some ice and snirt on them due to no new snow. Please remember to slow down and ride right. TG

2/7/20 The Blue Bear had a day groom and a latenight groom. The Cranberry Trail was also groomed, both trails are still in decent shape with some ice and snirt so please ride with care…..  EVERYBODY NEEDS TO DO THE SNOWDANCE,L. TG

2/6/20 The Cranberry Trail was groomed, its getting icy and thin in some areas. Please ride safely and ride to the right. TG

2/5/20 Cranberry Trail was groomed and it’s still in decent shape. The Blue Bear was groomed today and there is some ice on the trail.  Please ride responsibly. TG

2/4/20 The Cranberry Trail was groomed today and is still in decent shape for riding. TG

2/3/20 The Cranberry Trail was groomed today, the trail is still in good condition besides some snirt by the C.C. Bridge and Military Road. The Blue Bear had a late evening groom and the trail is still in good shape. There is some snirt in the corners where the snow has been washed out by usage and there is some water on the trail by Goose Creek. We need more snow!! Ride safe and stay to the right….TG

2/2/20 The Cranberry Trail was groomed, the trail is in good condition with a little snirt by Military Road and the C.C. Bridge. The weather has warmed up again. TG

2/1/20 The Blue Bear was groomed twice today and the trail is still holding on. The Cranberry was also groomed and has some snirt and water but is still in good shape. TG

1/31/20 The Blue Bear and The Cranberry Trails were groomed this afternoon, the trails are still holding out with some snirt (snow and dirt) on the Cranberry. The Blue Bear also had a late night groom. We need more snow to continue working on the bases. Ride responsivly and stay to the right. TG

1/30/20 The Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails were both groomed today, trails are in good shape but we could use more snow. Remember to ride to the right. TG

1/29/20 The Blue Bear Trail had an early morning groom and is in good shape. The Cranberry Trail was groomed today, there is some water on the trail but overall it’s in good shape. Please remember to stay right and be considerate to others. TG

1/28/20 The Cranberry Trail was groomed today and the Blue Bear had a late evening groom. The weather turned cold again so the trails are holding out. There is some snirt (snow and dirt) and some water in spots on the Cranberry. Trails are good to fair at this time but we need snow. Please remember to ride to the right at all times for your safety and others. TG

1/27/20 Blue Bear Trail groomed, trail is fair to poor. We need more snow. Please ride responsibly. TG

1/25/20 Due to weather conditions the Cranberry and Blue Bear Trail System will not be groomed until weather permits. Think Snow!! TG

1/24/20 Blue Bear was groomed with a late night groom and is still in good shape. Due to warm weather the Cranberry Trail will not be groomed until weather conditions permit. TG

1/23/20 The Blue Bear Trail was groomed late evening till early this morning and the Cranberry Trail was groomed this morning. Trails are still in good shape, with some snirt (snow and dirt) on the Cranberry Trail. We are currently experiencing some warmer weather so please ride safe and THINK SNOW! TG

1/22/20 the Cranberry and Blue Bear (late evening groom). Trail Systems were groomed and the trails are in good condition. The Cranberry does have some snirt (snow and dirt). The weather service says that we’re expecting warmer temperatures over the next few days so please be aware of the changing trail conditions at all times. Ride safe. TG

1/21/20 The Bluebear and Cranberry Trails were both groomed and are in good shape. Think snow…. TG

1/20/20 Both the Cranberry and the Blue Bear Trail Systems were groomed. Trails are in good shape and the bases are still being worked on. Ride safe, TG

1/19/20 We recieved new snow over the weekend. The Cranberry and Blue Bear Trail Systems have both been groomed and are in good shape. TG

1/18/20 Blue Bear Trail had an early morning and late evening groom, base is still being worked on but trails are in good shape. Cranberry Trail groomed. Think Snow……TG

1/17/20 Both trails were groomed today and are in good shape.  We are still working on the trail bases. RN

1/16/20 6″ of new snow with more expected this weekend.  The Blue Bear was groomed today.  We expect to have the drag for the Cranberry back after some repairs and should be back out for the weekend.  RN

1/12/20 We received about 6 inches of new snow on Saturday, Blue Bear Trail was groomed in the early morning hours then again on Sunday late afternoon. Cranberry Trail was groomed with ice and standing water on the trail. If you must ride then please RIDE WITH EXTREME CAUTION……Both trail systems have some ice under the snow so ride responsibly. We are still working on the trail bases. TG

1/11/20 Due to weather conditions the Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails have not been groomed. Grooming will continue when weather permits. TG

1/9/20 Cranberry Trail groomed, trail has ice and some dirt.

1/8/20 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails are fair with some snirt (snow and dirt.)       The Blue Bear has some wet spots so please ride safely. TG

1/7/20 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed today. Blue Bear is in fair shape with some snirt in areas and the Cranberry is in fair shape with some thin spots of snow and snirt.  TG

1/6/20  The Cranberry was groomed today!  There are some thin spots but it is in pretty good shape  Have fun, be safe.  RN

1/5/20  The Blue Bear was groomed last night.  We got about 6 inches of new snow and the trail is in good shape.  We still need Mother Nature to start cooperating with us, upper 30’s forecast for the end of the week.  Be safe, ride right! RN

1/1/20  Trail 76 South of M-72 (Cranberry) was groomed today.  There are a number of wet areas so be careful.  It is in pretty good shape for the amount of snow we have received. RN

 

 

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