February 26, 2020 – 3:50 am update: The warm up is over and trails in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula were generally able to survive the onslaught of traffic and warm weather over the weekend. The base is still strong in most areas of the Upper Peninsula and groomers are back out making them smooth. The base is a bit thinner in Northern Lower Michigan, but most trails are still in decent shape with fair to good conditions. The base is hard and icy from the return to cold weather.
THE GOOD NEWS is that there is some snow is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday along with colder weather going into the weekend. The forecast is calling for light to moderate amounts of snow, so that should be enough to improve the trails quite a bit. You’ll want to be careful, especially in Northern Lower Michigan and there will be ice underneath the layer of snow. All in all, it looks like another pretty good weekend for riding.
Another warmup arrives on Sunday with highs in the thirties and forties, but cold weather returns next week with the possibility of more snow.