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Old 02-20-2014, 11:59 AM   #1
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Default Trail Conditions 2-20-14

Just a quick update this morning as it is warm, and there is a little rain in the forecast for this afternoon and evening. I really don't expect it to effect our area much, and along with that there will be 3-4" of snow during the day tomorrow. We will be running both groomers throughout the night to get things super smooth while it is warm and workable snow, it should freeze in nicely starting at 9am tomorrow morning.

Drop down to yesterdays trail conditions for some sweet pics from forum member Kevin.

I have no specific trail candy for you today, other then this mornings pic.

What is the old saying... Red sky at night sailors delight. Red sky in morning, snowmobilers take warning?
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:55 PM   #2
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I've been in that yard before!!!!!
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Me too!
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:12 AM   #4
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Rain. We got all rain last night (along with a small amount of sleet). It took about 6" of off-trail snow out. Trails held up just fine, but are very very soft. Wayne groomed the grade this morning, bob decided it was too soft. Both tractors will run tonight to try to get things fixed up out there. In the meantime be on the lookout for drifts and trees, we had tons of winds last night, and they will be building again today. I was dark for 10 hours last night and there are lots of places still without power.
Friday is not going to be a great day to ride, but Saturday should be back to fantastic.

Drifting in Moran... Which one of the 3 choices is the trail...
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I have some reports of trees down out there so please be careful.
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It's been snowing for most of the afternoon. Coming down pretty good right now at 3:30. Heard earlier US 2 was closed.
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http://www.mackinacbridge.org/conditions-25/
OH YA, the MAC. bridge is closed. Check link above if you are heading to the bridge.
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Old 02-21-2014, 05:12 PM   #8
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ALSO, Alert...

If you come across a 3-4' long by 2' wide green chunk of plastic guard can you please turn it in at the gas station in Moran, drop it off at the groomer in St. Ignace? It will be somewhere North of Moran or West. It is the battery cover/shield off of the Brevort Groomer. It isn't a huge deal, as part of it was broke anyway, but if someone comes across it, it is better then nothing!
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Still lots of places without power. Bridge still closed. US-2 still closed due to 17 car pileup. Stronger storm then I thought it would be.
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A super beautiful day in the up. The storm left us with 6 in of fresh and drifts everywhere. Another hazard is downed trees and branches. Enjoy your ride but please be alert.
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Had a good ride today. A lot of branches and trees on the trail. Groomers pushed a lot off the trail, if it was groomed last night. We rode the Caffy and the groomer was not on the trail the night before. Spent some time cleaning branches off the trail. Here's a few pics ..
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