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Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 02/27

Greetings Sledders,

Quick update. I wouldn’t ordinarily generate a report so closely behind the last one but conditions have changed and I know many of you want to come up this weekend and may be apprehensive based on my last report.

We didn’t get anything out of the system that just went through but we are now experiencing the wrap around snow in the form of Lake Effect.

It’s difficult to say how much is on the ground already or to say how much we will ultimately receive. Those are an unknown because of the wind and it’s anybody’s guess when it comes to LE snows.

We do have enough now to upgrade the trail condition slightly to fair. However, beware of the ice base on the Southern half or so of our trails as it is everywhere. The Northern half is for the most part packed snow covered by fresh.

We are scheduled to groom through Saturday night. A warm up starts Sunday and continues all week so grooming efforts may just end for the season Saturday. That’s not set in stone but it is a possibility.

The next report will be the final for the season and will be out on Wednesday or so.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy, and The Kids

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Thursday September 3rd, 2020 - 10:21 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

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Tuesday September 1st, 2020 - 10:56 am

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The keg opened back up yet or is it still just for sale

Slednecks of Hollywood how are you doing Pete good to see you

Sturgis was absolutely beautiful

Hello Pete

Pete, I thought that women that was working in the Swamp last winter was buying it.

Looking good with a shave, and haircut.

So Pete you've had 27 viewers at one particular time

I dont look like a grizzly any more!!

Look way better with out the beard. Bring on the snow.

Where my people at

Hey, Pete! Its on

Hi there Pete

My sleds are ready

Where are you???

Yeah you shaved!

Hi 👋

Hay pete

Howdy from South Texas !

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Friday August 28th, 2020 - 6:50 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

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Well I am a little disappointed to find out the most that video got cut off but that was the first time I've ate at the Frederic Inn since March and even Lona was working tonight

He pere

Going to have to make that a thing in my belly this season.....

Damn boy

Best prime rib ever!!!

Hey pete

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All that spam is taking its toll on old Pete the barbarian.

Can’t wait for the snow to start flyin up north.

Wednesday August 19th, 2020 - 9:07 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

We have sold Fay's Motel. The new owners are not operating as a motel. Thanks to everyone that visited us through the 20 years we operated it. It was fun. On now to retirement. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations !!! Going to Miss the snow Reports ! You kids ran a Great Motel !! Hope You Have A GREAT RETIREMENT !!! GOD BLESS YOU BOTH !! "Tom The Grapeman"

THANKS for all the ACCURATE Snow reports and for running a Great little Motel. Always enjoyed staying with you when chasing snow. ENJOY Retirement!!

Best of luck with retirement, and thanks for a great motel! Also, thanks for the snow reports and grooming!

That is a shame we only stayed there a few times but always were trying to get back conditions kept that from happening You can be proud of what you did Have a wonderful retirement Greg Wynn and Jane King

I will miss you and your Motel. I loved staying there and enjoyed your humor. May you enjoy a long and Healthy Retirement!!

All the best Sandy and Keith!! We are missing you guys so much this year! Dan n Barb - 1970 Olds Cutlass... old27 motor tour. Should be staying with you this week!!

Use to stay there along time ago. Then we bought a cabin in the area. I always beeped when going by. Keith thanks for grooming and always could get a reliable snow report .

We LOVED Fayes Best Motel In The NORTH!!!! ENJOY Retirement You Guys Were The BEST!!!!!!!!!!!

Going to miss going there very friendly people have fun on your next adventure

Congratulations on being “paroled” from work!!! Enjoy!!!

Congratulations. Now, onto retirement, where every day is a Saturday! Happy fishing!!

Thanks for the hospitality and honest reports. Still grooming?

Best of luck in your retirement. 😊

Congratulations!!! I should have read your post. I am so happy for you!!

Sorry to hear this congrats on the retirement

Congratulations,wish you nothing but the best !!

Thank you for all the memories

Congratulations.

❤️

Good luck

Best of luck in your retirement. Enjoy hope you still have the boat

Going to miss go ithere nice place to stay very friendly people

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Wednesday May 27th, 2020 - 6:44 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Shroomers,

It's time to end this misery. The black season in our area has been disappointing to say the least.

Neal (the tamale man) and Doug (the great mushroom killer) did team up over the week end. They picked 72 grays and yellows.

Doug will be in for the next couple weeks looking for yellows. He picked 114 yesterday. We'll see if he gets anywhere near his

2,500 (70 lbs?) from last year.

Well, everyone have a good summer and winter. Take care and we will see you next year.

Sandy & Keith
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praying you all are doing fine

Pebbles Sancrant

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February 27, 2020 | Uncategorized

Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 02/25

Greetings Sledders,

The trails can only endure so many body blows by the Sun and this last round has taken it’s toll.
Here is the latest poop by segment:
Trail #7 from Grayling to Frederic is poor.
Trail #679 fared better and is snow covered from Frederic to the intersection of #79.
Trail #79 is good on the upper half, the Southern half is poor.
Trail #47 ( Lovells ) is fair to good according to the driver. The real challenge is getting to it as Lewiston Grade Rd is down to gravel from the Frederic Trail turn off to the start of the Lovells Trail.
Trail #7 South of M-72. I will groom that in the morning but I don’t expect anything better than poor. Better to have an ugly flat trail than an ugly bumpy one.
The weather forecast is calling for some snow on Thursday and Friday although it will be Lake Effect so it’s anybody’s guess as to where and how much we can expect.
Temps look to hold thru Saturday with yet another warm up on Sunday and Monday followed by more snow.

We will be grooming thru the weekend. If sledders are going to ride the trails we are compelled to groom them. Grooming school 101.

Wish I had better news but it is what it is.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy and The Kids

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At Fay’s Motel enjoy direct access to the Grayling Area snowmobile trails.

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Thursday September 3rd, 2020 - 10:21 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

Snow in the mountains ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday September 1st, 2020 - 10:56 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

The keg opened back up yet or is it still just for sale

Slednecks of Hollywood how are you doing Pete good to see you

Sturgis was absolutely beautiful

Hello Pete

Pete, I thought that women that was working in the Swamp last winter was buying it.

Looking good with a shave, and haircut.

So Pete you've had 27 viewers at one particular time

I dont look like a grizzly any more!!

Look way better with out the beard. Bring on the snow.

Where my people at

Hey, Pete! Its on

Hi there Pete

My sleds are ready

Where are you???

Yeah you shaved!

Hi 👋

Hay pete

Howdy from South Texas !

View more comments

Friday August 28th, 2020 - 6:50 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Well I am a little disappointed to find out the most that video got cut off but that was the first time I've ate at the Frederic Inn since March and even Lona was working tonight

He pere

Going to have to make that a thing in my belly this season.....

Damn boy

Best prime rib ever!!!

Hey pete

View more comments

Video image

Comment on Facebook

All that spam is taking its toll on old Pete the barbarian.

Can’t wait for the snow to start flyin up north.

Wednesday August 19th, 2020 - 9:07 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

We have sold Fay's Motel. The new owners are not operating as a motel. Thanks to everyone that visited us through the 20 years we operated it. It was fun. On now to retirement. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations !!! Going to Miss the snow Reports ! You kids ran a Great Motel !! Hope You Have A GREAT RETIREMENT !!! GOD BLESS YOU BOTH !! "Tom The Grapeman"

THANKS for all the ACCURATE Snow reports and for running a Great little Motel. Always enjoyed staying with you when chasing snow. ENJOY Retirement!!

Best of luck with retirement, and thanks for a great motel! Also, thanks for the snow reports and grooming!

That is a shame we only stayed there a few times but always were trying to get back conditions kept that from happening You can be proud of what you did Have a wonderful retirement Greg Wynn and Jane King

I will miss you and your Motel. I loved staying there and enjoyed your humor. May you enjoy a long and Healthy Retirement!!

All the best Sandy and Keith!! We are missing you guys so much this year! Dan n Barb - 1970 Olds Cutlass... old27 motor tour. Should be staying with you this week!!

Use to stay there along time ago. Then we bought a cabin in the area. I always beeped when going by. Keith thanks for grooming and always could get a reliable snow report .

We LOVED Fayes Best Motel In The NORTH!!!! ENJOY Retirement You Guys Were The BEST!!!!!!!!!!!

Going to miss going there very friendly people have fun on your next adventure

Congratulations on being “paroled” from work!!! Enjoy!!!

Congratulations. Now, onto retirement, where every day is a Saturday! Happy fishing!!

Thanks for the hospitality and honest reports. Still grooming?

Best of luck in your retirement. 😊

Congratulations!!! I should have read your post. I am so happy for you!!

Sorry to hear this congrats on the retirement

Congratulations,wish you nothing but the best !!

Thank you for all the memories

Congratulations.

❤️

Good luck

Best of luck in your retirement. Enjoy hope you still have the boat

Going to miss go ithere nice place to stay very friendly people

View more comments

Wednesday May 27th, 2020 - 6:44 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Shroomers,

It's time to end this misery. The black season in our area has been disappointing to say the least.

Neal (the tamale man) and Doug (the great mushroom killer) did team up over the week end. They picked 72 grays and yellows.

Doug will be in for the next couple weeks looking for yellows. He picked 114 yesterday. We'll see if he gets anywhere near his

2,500 (70 lbs?) from last year.

Well, everyone have a good summer and winter. Take care and we will see you next year.

Sandy & Keith
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

praying you all are doing fine

Pebbles Sancrant

<>

Visit Fay’s Motel Website >>>>

<>

Latest Trail Reports – Quick Links

<>

February 26, 2020 | Uncategorized
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