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Old 02-16-2015, 10:04 AM   #1
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Default Trail Conditions 2-16-15

Burrrrrrr.

Several solid day of negative temps, and Sunday the entire state of Michigan was below Zero air temperature. Brutal cold temps for sure, and at 2pm Sunday I called off the days groomer runs with an air temp of -8d, which was up from a -21d morning. Our machines do not care for that extreme cold, so wit the traffic lightening up and the trails already flat as a board, and setup like concrete, there was no harm in holding the runs for a day or two.

The coming forecast is a bit warmer temps, hovering around the teens, with an inch of snow ever couple of days. Todays big snow is going through the Tennessee Valley, Southern states are taking most of our snow this year! That is ok, our trails are in excellent shape, there is plenty to ride on, and off trail is decent too. Somewhat sugary, and it could always be deeper, but should be a good time on the powerlines and forest roads.

Groomers are running a normal schedule, with no issues on the trail to note, and I see no reason to see that change. We want to welcome New groomer drivers Tucker and Reggie to the mix. Congrats on your successful solo runs! We will still be training up a couple of new drivers over the next few weeks, so more daytime runs during the week.

Youth Pond Hockey out on Moran Bay this coming weekend, so if you are headed this direction, makes your reservations ASAP, hotels with pools fill up quickly.
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:21 PM   #2
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any new snow heading that way?
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:27 AM   #3
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Really not much in the forecast but the trails are great and will hold for several weeks without new snow at these cold temps.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:21 AM   #4
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Default Re: Trail Conditions 2-16-15

So thought it was cold when I left the house at -14. It was -22 at castle rock and -26 by carp river! !!
I am out of town today so no new update except darn cold and perfect trails. You know the trail is smooth and hard when the groomer is leaving a hard reflective ice glaze.

Gonna be nicer this weekend. Head on UP!!
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:38 AM   #5
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Quick friday update.
-18 at my house. -24 at castle rock. -29 at m134. News said sugar island by soo was -40 this morning. That is air temps. All schools are closed.

Trails are perfect. Too cold to run groomer. Gonna run on sat next.

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Too cold to run the groomers??? Come On, Man!
Should have bought Ford tractors... Those will start in any temperature, no problem, WITHOUT plugging them in :
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