Tom groomed Monday and reports trails have snow and are in good shape but icy in corners.
Note: I didn’t update this on Tuesday. As of today, 2/15/18 the warmup turned our trails to toast. Crazy winter this year.
Jim groomed our trails last night and reported they are in decent shape. I am upgrading the trails goid. I woke up today and was surprised to see it snowing. It looks like a couple of inches so far and is still coming down. We will take it.
We got 4-6 inches of semi fluff snow. I rode some of our trail yesterday. You can ride but trails are thin and very icy. Not enough to restart grooming yet. With cold temps, the big lakes are freezing up quickly which is bad for the lake effect snow machine.
Due to poor conditions, the trail stop for Saturday 1/27/18 is cancelled. Another warm up on the way! What started great in December, turned lousy for almost the whole month of January. NEED SNOW!
Trail stop for tomorrow is canceled due to lack of snow. Another warm up is here.
Jeff groomed last night and reports trails are smooth and good but we need snow, warm up coming with rain in the forecast.
Jim just finished grooming our trail and reports trail is in good shape, but very good with plenty of snow the further west you go. He said snow is thin south of the 6-7 split toward Houghton Lake. He ran into some club members out riding and they said they rode to Fife Lake and reported great trails. We will be grooming on our regular schedule as long as we have enough snow to work with.
Bob groomed last night and reported trail are smooth but there are some bare spots. We need more snow. He rated the trail as “fair”
Jeff did the first groom last night. Said trail condition is good but it needs more snow. No new snow today.
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- Following is our regular grooming schedule. Weather and snow conditions permitting, we will groom our trail on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Also, as long as we have no equipment break downs.
We have out trail stops planned for both Saturdays during Tip Up Town, 1/20/18 and 1/27/18 at the 6-7 split. We will have hot dogs and hot chocolate to give away starting around 11:00am. Our grooming equipment will be on site for everyone to see what keeps the trails smooth. kids, both young and old, can get in and sit in the seat and take pictures . So stop by and get some dogs and hot chocolate and meet some of the guys who volunteer to maintain the trails for your enjoyment.
Trail 482 (Charlie’s Country Corner to Grayling) -good
Trail 7 (Charlie’s south to Trail 6 and Trail 6/7 intersection aka “Split”) -good
Trail 6 – (‘Split’ west to Horseshoe Lake (marker 06-023) -good
Trail 6/7 – (‘Split’ south to South Higgins Staging Area) -good
We have 2 staging area’s on our trails. Those are 1) “Stratford Staging” which is located at Moorestown Rd and Oil Well Rd. 2) South Higgins Staging Area which is located just west off US27 at the South Higgins Lake exit, which is specifically located at Co. Rd. 104 and Deadstream Rd. Both areas have DNR Outhouse facilities.