Kalkaska County Snowmobile Association Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Poor
  • Last Groomed: March 12th, 2019
  • Base Snowfall: 0"
  • Reported On: December 10th, 2019 @ 4:51pm

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

Don’t forget to 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.

 

12/10/19  It rained all day yesterday and then turned to snow in the evening.  We got close to 10″ this morning and more to come.  We are going to let the sleds run this week and hopefully we will be able to start grooming by the weekend!  RN

3/12/19 Due to warm weather and rain the Blue Bear Trail will not be groomed until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience, we will get back out there when the weather gets colder. TG

3/11/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, weather is warm and rain is predicted. Ride safe, TG

3/10/19 Blue Bear trail groomed, trail is still holding up. TG

3/9/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, with an early morning groom on the Blue Bear. Trails continue to remain in great shape with another awesome beautiful day to ride. Please ride safe and be considerate to others. TG

3/8/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails are still in great shape and the weather has been sunny but cold, which makes for an awesome day to ride. TG

3/7/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails are in great shape at this time. TG

3/6/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry trails groomed and the trails are holding out well with lots of usage. TG

3/5/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed and are holding out in great shape. TG

3/4/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails are now back into great shape, thanks again for being patient with us during our groomer breakdown. We are still getting light snow in the area with some drifting. TG

3/3/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, our main groomer is back on the trail and we are working hard to get the Blue Bear Trail System back back into shape. Ride safe, be considerate of others, TG

3/2/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed. Blue Bear Trail groomed with backup equipment due to our main groomer having a broken axel.  Thanks for your patience during the repairs. TG

3/1/19 Cranberry Trail groomed, the trail is still in good condition considering the amount of usage it has had all week. Remember to “Ride Right” to keep yourself and others safe. TG

2/28/19 Cranberry Trail groomed, trail is still in great condition. TG

2/27/19 Cranberry Trail groomed, trail is in great condition at this time with lots of new snow. TG

2/26/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, lots of new snow all week, trails are in great to awesome condition. Please remember to ride responsibly and RIDE RIGHT. Don’t forget if you see the groomer operator give him or her the thumbs up. It’s a little known fact they volunteer their time for 10-14 hours a day, 7 days a week to make your ride more enjoyable and safe. Thank you, TG 

2/25/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails were still in great shape. TG

2/24/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, we received new snow and the trails are still awesome. TG

2/23/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails were busy and  we’ve received a lot of  new snow through the week  TG

2/22/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails are holding up well. TG

2/21/19 Blue Bear and Crambery Trails groomed and the trails were still in great shape. TG

2/20/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, lots of new snow and the trails are great. Ride Safe….. TG

2/19/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails are in good to great condition. TG

2/18/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed and still holding up strong. Ride safe, TG

2/17/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails are holding out well. TG

2/16/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails are in great condition.  Ride safe, TG

2/15/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, received more snow, lots of powder and drifts. TG

2/14/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed with new snow. TG

2/13/19 Cranberry trail groomed, Blue Bear Trail groomed with a Tandem Groom due to high drifting and snow. TG

2/12/19 Cranberry Trail groomed, use CAUTION, still some water and ice on trails. TG

2/11/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails are still icy in spots under the snow. Remember to ride safe and use CAUTION DUE TO ICE ON TRAILS! TG

2/10/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails are in fair to good condition but remember to RIDE WITH CAUTION due to icy spots under the snow. TG

2/9/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, there is still hidden ice under the snow in areas of both trail systems. RIDE WITH CAUTION!! TG

2/8/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, we received about 5 inches of new snow on the trail system. Remember to RIDE WITH CAUTION because there is still ice under the snow due to the previous warmer weather. TG

2/7/19 Cranberry Trail groomed, RIDE WITH CAUTION, there is ice and water in spots under the trails due to warm weather and rain. TG

2/6/19 Received some snow during the night, Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed. Trails have some water and ICE in areas so PLEASE RIDE WiTH CAUTION!!   Think snow……. TG

2/5/19 Trails are ICY due to warm weather, RIDE WITH CAUTION!! We lost a great deal of snow due to warm weather and rain. Cranberry Trail groomed. TG

2/3/19 Due to extreme warm temperatures and rain the Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails were not groomed. TG

2/2/19 Blue Bear Groomed, day and night groom, trails are still in great shape. TG

2/1/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed. TG

1/31/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed. TG

1/30/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, we are still receiving new snow on both trail systems with lots of drifting in the open areas. The trails are holding up very well considering all of the the usage they’re getting.  Please remember to ride responsibly and if you see the groomer give him or her the thumbs up because they’re volunteering their time to make your ride safer and more enjoyable. TG

1/29/19 Blue Bear Trail groomed with a late into early morning groom. Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed during the day and the trails are still in great shape. TG

1/28/19 Cranberry Trail Groomed and is in good shape. TG

1/27/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, lots of new snow. TG

1/26/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, still good snow on the trails. TG

1/25/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, lots of new snow trails are in great shape, ride safe. TG

1/24/19 Received 10 inches of NEW SNOW, Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed but watch for ice under snow. As always please ride safe and responsibly. TG

1/23/19 Received 3-5 inches of new snow, Blue Bear Trail  groomed but watch for ice in some areas of the trail. Ride safe, TG.

1/20/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails are fair but could use more snow, Some ice under snow in areas on the trails. TG

1/19/19 Blue Bear Trail groomed, trail is in fair condition but watch for icy spots under the snow. TG

1/18/19 Blue Bear Trail groomed with a little bit of new snow, some ice underneath in spots and we’re still working on the base of the trail.  Ride safe and think snow. TG

1/14/19 Cranberry Trail Groomed, some ice on trail. TG

1/13/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails have some snirt and ice due to very heavy usage. TG

1/12/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, tons of sleds out and were still working on the base of the trails. TG

1/11/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, lots of sleds out, some shirt and ice out on trails due to usage. Ride safe,  TG

1/10/19 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, lots of sleds out on the trails.  We’re still working on our trail bases. TG

1/9/19 We received 10 inches of FRESH SNOW, Blue Bear Trail was groomed. We are still working on the base of the trail but overall trail was good. Ride safe and be courteous to others, TG

1/3/19 Due to warm weather conditions, the Blue Bear and Cranberry Trail systems will not be groomed until further notice 🙁  TG

1/2/19 The Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails were groomed, there was some snirt on the trails due to usage. Ride safe, TG

1/1/19 we received 8-9 inches of snow, lots of sleds were out and assisted us in starting the trail base for the season. Our first night groom was conducted and the trails were full of snowmobiles and fresh snow.

 

Poor Trail Complaint