Looks like another warm up this week, followed by some rain towards the end of the week. It doesn’t look like it will have too much of an impact since our trails are in great shape and we survived heavy rain two weeks ago, we can certainly survive some light rain and warmer temps. As always use caution if you are out riding. Looks like we get back into some cold weather Friday night.
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Groomer was out again last night. So all our trails have been groomed since last Friday now. They are starting to shape up and with more snow today/tonight and cold temps we should continue to see them improve. Just be aware there are still some wet spots and water holes on the trails. Ride with caution as always and expect hazards to still be out there.
All the trails in our Michigan (73/74/745) area have been groomed between Friday and Saturday. This is where the best riding is. We also groomed to Rd59 last night via 100S. That is also in good condition. The rest of our trails will be groomed when possible. Many sections are in rough shape with bare spots or standing water. Use caution when riding. Weather this week looks good so we expect conditions to improve. We are lucky to be in the shape we’re in considering the number of trails we have near water and what the water did in some sections. I’ve posted some pictures below. The trail by the wall at riverside is a river. We recommend avoiding this until we can get permission to detour around or fix it.
We’re hoping the majority of wet areas on our trails freeze overnight and we have done some grooming to improve some sections that were hit hard. Grooming will continue over the weekend. Groomed sections overall are in great shape, although even the groomed sections can have unexpected hazards. As always, ride with caution.
We got out to check some of the trails today. Overall, things look pretty good – certainly better then I expected! There are some bad spots on some sections of trails though and some very wet spots on other sections. We aren’t going to change the status of the trails at this time. The wet areas need to freeze and we need to groom what we can. We’ll be grooming as soon as possible and expect many of our trails to be ride-able tomorrow. Here’s some pictures from my ride today.
Sad to post this as things looked so great just a few days ago. With the heavy rain and warm temps today, we’re going to close our trails until things freeze up again and we are able to check them out. If we lost too much snow in the valley, we may need to keep some sections closed. We’ll be updating as soon as we can assess, so please check back before riding.
The good! The trails! They are shaping up and with the snow we have coming Sunday, we’ll be in great shape. The bad? The rider who decided to ride right through at least two stakes we had up in the field across from the clear. The stop ahead sign and another stake we’re snapped in half and the tracks of a sled go right through it. Clearly intentionally (or the person who did it has no business being on the trail). These are all put up by volunteers and take a lot of time and destroying them or not abiding by them, riding on the marked trail only damage snowmobiling as a whole. Please respect our landowners and signs and stay on the trail.
Our trails are open and conditions have been improving. We have been out grooming and have groomed most of our trails. More snow is expected later this week so conditions should continue to improve. Ride with caution as we are still looking at early season conditions with open water bars and thin spots in areas.