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Old 02-13-2018, 09:44 AM   #1
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Default Trail Conditions 2-13-18

Short and sweet.

Trails are in very good condition. Snow is quite thin on the grade from Castle Rock Rd, North to Moran. And they have plowed Castle Rock Road, so it is kinda icy. Everything else is several inches of packed, over ice base.

Groomers are running every couple of days to knock down the stutter bumps.

Weather has a little warm-up on Wednesday, and then back to cold, with no major snow on the horizon. Trails will be fine.


Pond Hockey: All the rinks are made, the beer is being shipped in, and most of the hotel rooms are booked. Should be a busy weekend around Iggy.

Mackinac Island: Ice bridge treeline is up. Some sleds are crossing. Check ice conditions before crossing at your own risk. AND Mackinac Island instituted a fee to ride your sled on the island several years ago, but there has not been an ice bridge since. I have heard they are collecting, and no I don't have any other details.

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Old 02-13-2018, 01:58 PM   #2
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I'm riding up from the lower and getting dropped of by the bridge authority. What' it like getting over to the Mackinac grill from the drop off point?
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They will drop you at the US-2 Shell. You have a mile of roadside riding heading North to get to the main trail. It currently is not too bad, but some pavement will show up tomorrow. You should be OK though.

Ride North along second street, past the small lake to get to the main trail #2, and instead of heading West, turn East under the I-75 Bridge. Then loop back South and through town along the old RR grade to the town Shell station. Cross main street there to the Mac Grill, and the treeline starts there.

I forgot to put in my main report that I did have some time to groom town, and it is in pretty good shape. Trail slong service drive is good, and along second street is a bit thin. Good through town and thin behind Bentley's, but I did plant a trail behind the pharmacy right to the Shell.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. We're riding up from Houghton Lake Thursday. If it's too thin there we might have to load up and start a bit farther north. I hope it doesn't get to warm Wednesday Do we head north on first street or second?

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Second.
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