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Old 12-16-2009, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default Trail Conditions 12-16-09

Well, not much changed around here. All of our trails are packed and panned down, and a decent base has been started. Most of the 12" of snow that we had was packed from the top, and melted from the unfrozen ground from below, given us a couple of inches of ice and hard packed base. There isn't much riding snow on top of that I am afraid. We have picked up between 1 and 3" since Sunday which is out there for your enjoyment. As always, the RR Grade is in the toughest, and thinnest condition. I have seen a few sleds on the trail, but not the greatest conditions out there. We are all set, all we need is a bit snow, and we will hammer it and get them in perfect condition.

So, yes the trails are ridable, no they are not in perfect condition. Very early season conditions persist, ride with caution, and be on the lookout for ice, especially on the RR Grade, and in the corners. The groomers are on a hold until we get additional snow. With even a few inches we may make another panning type run before the weekend.

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:39 PM   #2
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Thanks for the update Niel

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Old 12-17-2009, 11:10 AM   #3
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Certainly look beautiful. Terri and I hope to be in Michigan to ride middle of February. Enjoy the snow. Weather here is only getting to a high of 71.
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:55 PM   #4
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We ran the Straights trails on Friday and Saturday and found various conditions. You should avoid all trails around Trout Lake. 471 SE to #2 is not passable. There is logging trucks and recent grading down to the dirt. 473 south of Cut River is passable with about a 4" base. There are lots of moguls to the Noth. Many areas are not groomed. #2 East and West is one of the best trails as of now. Hopefully more snow is coming this week. 12/19/09 DStein Toledo OH

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