Wellston Winter Trails and Promotions Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Poor
  • Last Groomed: March 03rd, 2019
  • Base Snowfall: 0"
  • Reported On: December 14th, 2019 @ 11:07am

Groomer Report

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019     Welcome to the New Riding Season!

All gates are open and trails cleared of most tree damage from last weekends heavy snow and ice storm.  The cleanup took an extensive effort by Wellston Trails volunteers with DNR and USFS teammates.
We had received app. 8” of wet snow on unfrozen ground that resulted in poor sledding conditions.  In addition to possible remaining tree limbs there are numerous water holes.
Our tractors are parked and we will not be grooming until colder weather and we receive additional snow.
A portion of Trail # 614 between 9 Mile Bridge Rd. and 10 1/2 road has water over the trail.  That section will not be groomed until we can safely run our equipment.
No new snow has fallen. Temps were warmer. 
Please be careful if you decide to try to ride. 

NEW TRAIL MAPS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED. PICK THEM UP AT AREA BUSINESSES. SEE http://WELLSTONWINTERTRAILS.COM FOR OUR MAP SPONSORS.

                   

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU USE THE STAGING AREA AT THE BARN ON OLD HOUSE PLEASE ONLY USE THE CENTER ENTRANCE. THE SIDE ENTRANCES ARE USED BY THE GROOMING EQUIPMENT ONLY. SOMEONE GOT STUCK.

Have fun and be safe out there!!

WE WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE RIDERS THAT COME OUT TO RIDE OUR TRAILS .  WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS THAT MAKE OUR TRAILS MAINTENANCE POSSIBLE AND SUPPORTS OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES.

SEE YOU SOON!!  

Now on Facebook as well…Wellston Winter Trails and Promotions

We would like to remind riders to stay on the trails. We do have some trails that go through private properties. Recently some landowners in other parts of the state have withdrawn their permission to use their property for trails due to riders leaving the trails.  One example is the trail between East Jordon and Charlevoix. We do not want that to happen here.

Thanks for your cooperation!

Our groomers are now equipped with Collett Groomer Warning Beacons. “Collett Communicator’s of Oakbank, MB Canada Groomer Warning Beacons or GWB’s are devices that are installed on trail groomers and transmit a 900MHz radio signal ” dee-da ” …. “dee-da ” that can be received on channel #1 of all Collett ‘ 900 ‘ series Communicators. This signal warns snowmobilers that a groomer is near and they should slow down and be prepared to stop.
Tippy Dam Rd.

Tippy Dam Rd. – 9″ at 11:30am on 12/11/16

New Groomer with attached drag.

Groomer with attached drag.

Our new sign at the Groomer Barn on Old House Road.

Our sign at the Groomer Barn on Old House Road.

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Our Groomer Barn, constructed in 2014 stores our groomers and other equipment.  Both the barn and the new tractor we put into service last year will  aid us in keeping the trails in good shape in the coming season.

Our new Barn

                        OUR  BARN AND TRACTORS

Our New Groomer

Our Groomer

Another view

Another view

Come on out and enjoy the trails!  THINK SNOW!!!!

Along the Pine.

The Pine River at Norman Township Park

The Big Manistee River from the trail

The Big Manistee River from the trail

Please be sure to visit our Wellston Winter Trails site at  http://www.wellstonwintertrails.com

Wellston Winter Trails & Promotions
18151 Old House Rd.
Wellston, MI 49689
trailgroomervolunteer@gmail.com

Poor Trail Complaint