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Old 12-30-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default Trail Conditions 12-30-13

COLD is the name of the game for the upcoming week.

After a nice mild weekend, almost too warm, forecast is pushing temps 20+d colder for the upcoming week. Things got warmer over the weekend and all the snow settled down well. We got the critical grooms done Friday and Sat night when it was warm, and the bases on all of our trails are hammered down hard and flat waiting for a great season to unfold on them.

The forecast is saying that today is the warm day, at 14d, and not over 10 for the rest of the week. Little snow here and there, with up to an inch on 3 of the 5 days should freshen things up just a very little bit. May have a mini-warmup next weekend.
Today Scattered snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 12. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tonight Occasional snow showers. Low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -11. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tuesday Snow showers. High near 11. Wind chill values as low as -12. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.
Tuesday Night A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -17. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
New Year's Day A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 6. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7.
Thursday A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 6.
Thursday Night A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.
Friday A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 12.
Friday Night A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 6.
Saturday Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 25.
Saturday Night A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 16.
Sunday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.


We had some moderate traffic over the weekend, but with the snow all over the state, overall I would say it is fairly light. With the hard base, and small amounts of snow in the forecast, along with New Years, I think we will only have to run 2 at the most 3 days this week, and will be ready for the weekend. All of our trails are in very good, almost excellent condition. There is some plowed roads for a bout a 4 mile radius in the core of the system, we are doing our best on that, but they are not working with us much.

Notice: The flowing water problem got a little worse over the weekend, as it went from 4" to 6" deep, and got about 15' wide. This are is about 5 miles South of Trout Lake on the RR Grade, a mile North of M-123. We have hazard signs up to mark the location, and you can easily drive to the side to get around if you don't want to drive through, but I don't want people to hit it at speed. Please be careful. If it doesn't improve at all, we will put up stop signs in the next day or 2.

Get on those New Years trips, and get some sledding done! Head for the UP! Why drive when you can ride, all UP Trails start in St. Ignace!
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Trail Conditions 12-30-13

See ay Friday Neil. Have a great New Year!
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:06 PM   #3
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We'll be Up this weekend too. Gonna be a cold ride Friday!
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:26 AM   #4
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Default Re: Trail Conditions 12-30-13

Neil, with the logging going on, can we get to Brevort for breakfast? Always love going there to start the day.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:52 PM   #5
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No problem getting in or out of brevort. Logging is not really an issue right now, trails are all in awesome shape!!! Thanks everyone for grooming, best new years ride in a long time
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Cory and I had a great time riding and no problems with trails. Rode 500 miles in the Eastern UP and 300 in Keweenaw. Nice way to break in Cory's new Skidoo 600 MXZ. First new sled. Be back up in Moran in 2 weeks. Jim and Cory Clifton
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:52 AM   #7
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Thanks for the trail reports, guys (especially the good ones!).
We will be UP tonight for a long weekend. Bringing up a newbie with us who has never trail rode before. He just bought a new 2013 carryover MXZ 600 Etec and is pretty stoked.
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Floyd, Hope you guys made it ok last night. Have a good ride today and we will see you tonight.
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