Summer went fast, but that means our club has started with trail maintenance! Crews have been out severall times. We have a new brush cutter, so it is working well!
3-31- Well guess it is over. Season officially ends tonight at midnight! Now a great season, but those are the cards dealt to us!
Gates are closed and locked! Please respect our private land owners and stay off trail. Encourage your ATV friends to do the same.
See you next year!!!!!
3-20-We still have snow on the ground, but thinking the trails will be getting bare, especially where out in the open. Am thinking this will be my last post as the season is officially over in 11 days. Road grader with wing out has gone down both sides of Rogers City connector-Co. Rd. 646 (trail 996) and has destroyed the groomed trail, but has left a flat surface that looks like it could be ridden on!
3-8-Guess some of club members went riding and had trouble going up hills because of the ice and the snow isn’t great for grooming and the temps in high 20’s and 30’s, won’t be grooming like they would like to be doing!! We didn’t get the 11 inches of snow that was predicted.
3-7-Snow back on trails. See where club has groomers going out. Will report where they go when I get their report. Supposed to get more snow tonight. Guess someone was doing the snow dance!!!!!!
3-6-Getting snow today, but sadly not enough to help the trails
3-2 No snow since I don’t remember when!! Our trails are pretty well shot! Stay tuned.
2-20 Woe is me!!!. We are having rain off and on today as well as the freezing drizzle we had earlier this am! Trees are covered in ice, but weatherman predicts temps later in 40’s!!!!! Our poor trails-what the rain doesn’t change, the warmer weather will. Stayed tuned!!!! Am guessing on the snow base> Some places it may be gone and others may still have a few inches. Ride accordingly.
2-15-Looking at blue skies and sunshine, with temp at 42 degrees. Yesterday at out place north of Rogers City, it got up to 49 degrees. Can’t be good for our trails, so be alert when riding, some spots may be getting down to dirt!! Bad Mother Nature!!!!!!
2-13 At the end of today, all our trails will be groomed except for Rogers /City connector.
2-11 Report from club president that all trails were groomed in the last few days. We are getting some snow now, not very heavy and is a fine snow!
2-8 Black Mt. (trail 994 and 99) was groomer yesterday (2-7). Driver said there was maybe 6″ of base, but as you get closer to Ocqueoc E.on 99, snow gets thinner. So base will go from 3-6″ along the way.
2-7 Grade (trail 9) groomed yesterday (2-6) and trail 996 was groomed yesterday as well.
2-6- Had snow on Sat. and Sunday, Trails were good on Sunday, not a lot of traffic. Groomer went out Mon. (1-5) and groomed from Millersburg to Posen on rail grade -trail 992. At our club meeting last night, groomers said they are going to groom Rogers City connector today.
2-1-Getting few inches of snow now and again-not always in the same area. Groomer went out yesterday afternoon from Millersburg north on rail grade (trail 9) to Mann Rd. Said snow got thinner to the north. Still icy in spots. Need a good storm with packing snow
Rogers City area did get freezing rain Mom-Tues am! Today (1-26) temp is 37 degrees, so hopefully the freezing rain that coated everything with ice will melt or at least start to melt!! Temps sure won’t help the trails though. Where is our snow????!!!!!!!
1-22-Good news/bad news-we are getting snow, just don’t know now how much and if it will help the trails. We must have had some freezing rain and/or sleet during the night sometime. Is a crust on snow. Stayed tuned for condition changes!
1-16-Had may e2-3 inches of sn0w north of Rogers City. Don’t know how far inland it went. News tonight says we are going to have temps. in 30’s later this week and into next week! Guessing riding will be at a standstill in our area!!
1-14-18 Still not grooming-not enough snow. Where the trail softened up, there are ruts that are now icy!!
Snow dance needed!!!!!!
1-11-18-Grooming has stopped until weather changes and we get snow!!. It is 42 right now, north of Rogers City.
Must be our February thaw!!
1-7-18-Groomer out on Black Mt. (99 & 994) also part of Silver Creek (99).
1-6-18-Rogers City connector done.
Groomer was out on rail grade from Mann RD. North (9) south to Posen (992). More snow toward Posen.
Groomer was out today on 990 and 99 N. to Cheboygan Plains Rd.
Groomers were out yesterday (1-2-18) and did 990,99 and 994 which is east side of Black Mountain.
Groomers have been out on railroad grade (9) from Millersburg north to Mann Rd., Big Cut (trails 990 and 99).
Also on Rogers connector (trail 996). Not quite enough snow to completely fill ditches yet.
We got snow!! At least north of Rogers City. Haven’t heard from any groomers yet. (12-30).
A little late in reporting but have to get drivers in the habit of reporting in a timely manner!! New drivers, new season.
On Wed. (12-27) all trails had been groomer! A reminder trails are in early season condition. Need more snow to get them in tip top condition.
Railroad grade-trail 992 from Millersburg to Posen and Sliver Creek-trail 99, to Black Mountain were groomed today. (12-26)
MSA has had many calls about trespassing over the last weekend, December 15-16-17. This is way too many for the first good snowmobiling in many Decembers!
Farm fields are not open unless permission has been granted by the land owner.
Contrary to some beliefs snowmobiles are not allowed on power lines, gas lines or other utility corridors unless it is a marked groomed trail! If that is the case, the Grant Sponsor has been granted permission to have the trail there.
In some instances, if the land is owned by the State of Michigan, you can ride there, but don’t assume if it is owned by the National Forest that applies also. It DOES not, and you will be ticketed.
We know that boondocking has become a big hit with many snowmobilers, but if you are going to boondock, it’s your responsibility to KNOW WHERE YOU ARE! Trespassing will hurt the program. If you want to insure a place to ride other that your backyard or a loop on state property, “KNOW BEFORE YOU GO.” Just because you see a track do not assume that you are legal to ride there!
In this early season stay off any ice, and please don’t drink and ride!
Thank You- MICHIGAN SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION
Boy, mother nature is sure playing with us!! It is 40 out as I write this and snow is melting!!! 🙁 What snow we had on trails will be down to nothing. Think snow is in forecast and colder temps., so maybe things will change.
Watch out for changing ice conditions!! Ice will be getting thin!!
You may be finding more ATV’S, ORV’S and side-by-sides on the trails. We don’t necessary like it, but it may be happening!! Could be making dangerous conditions on the trail.
Our guys are still out clearing the trail from downed trees!! have been having snow, but not packing snow. Be patent with the tree clean-up!!!!
Be on lookout for downed trees! Club members went out for 8 hrs., found MANY trees down. Haven’t done the entire trail system, so if you come up on a downed tree and you can move it, help the club out by taking it off the trail. Thanks Trails are officially open, but snow iffy!!
Another reminder, our club now has a website- hover over our club patch and you will go to our site or type in presqueislesnotrails.com.
GROOMER HAS RIGHT OF WAY!!!! There are still sledders out there that think a groomer should get off trail so they can pass!! Just look at the size of these rigs and know they can’t and remember, they are out there so that you can have good trails to ride on! Give them a THUMBS up when you pass!!!!!