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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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Sunday May 10th, 2020 - 8:44 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

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What lake are you at?

Hey Pete....let's ride....πŸ‘

Good morning mr peet

Good morning

Hey Uncle Pete!!!

Morning Pete

Morning Pete

Oh the lake is so beautiful. Loved this video.

crazy. i do remember back when we had the frederic cabin 25’ish years ago, riding side trails on mother’s day weekend.

Is Keith gonna pan ??

Hey Pete.

Trails look a little thin.

Hey deak

Another half inch. I'll be on my way

84 here in Florida today! πŸ˜‰

This weather sucks It was in the 60s

Get the sled out for one last rip braaaap!!

Morning Pete !

Good morning Pete!!

Remember when it snowed that much in the winters?

Morning Pete!

Rough ride.

Hi pete

Morning from burton

Not enough to ride Pete

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They wanted some beer😜

Where's their masks

Hope they stay there

May 9th 2020 πŸ™‚

Winter's over for them!

Colleen Marie Corcoran Lantz you might know where this is.

Kevin Michael Marr. Here are the bear!

Robert A Frankowski

Cynthia Nevin

Madeline Feick

Heather Marie Murton

Shea Johnson

Sandy Wilk Peetz

Alex Young Lori Young-Rowlison Kelly Grinnell

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Tuesday May 5th, 2020 - 10:42 am

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Eager Shroomers,

Hope everyone is well and avoiding the the virus.

A quick update on the local fungus. Keith and I took a drive Sunday to check out a few of our usual spots. Nothing!! Not even one of Keith's babies.

Just to keep with the strangeness of this year, no leaves, no catkins but the tiger lilies and Dutchman's breeches are blooming and trillium are up and setting buds. Go figure!!

The weather man is calling for a cool week (40-50) and freezing at night with not much rain. Not sure what this will do for the harvest.

We have decided we will be open for contactless reservations only. We will take reservations over the phone with credit card info (cash can be left in the room) and keep the office closed.

We will not take walk-in reservations. Call us if you have any questions.

As always we'll keep you informed.

Stay well.

Sandy & Keith
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Monday April 27th, 2020 - 6:39 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Fellow Quarantined Mushroomers,

First off we hope all of you are well and have avoided the virus and will continue that way.

As of this date we are well also. However due to said virus Fay's will NOT be open for this mushroom season. We do plan on sending out our report. By sending this report we are in no way advocating disobeying any Stay at Home directives for your area.

Okay, enough with viruses on to fungus!! A much happier topic!

Keith and I took a drive (recreating) yesterday. Sad to say we didn't have to get out of the truck. Not much going on. No leaves (buds only), no catkins, tiger lilies just poking through. We haven't been above freezing overnight yet. Temps look to break starting tonight with some rain throughout the week. Warmer nights and rain will start the fungus growing season. How it turns out is anyone's guess. If you have any questions please give us a call.

We'll keep you all informed,

Sandy & Keith
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Thank you for the reports! You guys rock!

Hi Aunt Sandra pray this ends soon glad you all are fine we are all fine here

HI Aunt Sandra love you

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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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Visit Fay’s Motel Website >>>>

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Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

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Sunday May 10th, 2020 - 8:44 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

What lake are you at?

Hey Pete....let's ride....πŸ‘

Good morning mr peet

Good morning

Hey Uncle Pete!!!

Morning Pete

Morning Pete

Oh the lake is so beautiful. Loved this video.

crazy. i do remember back when we had the frederic cabin 25’ish years ago, riding side trails on mother’s day weekend.

Is Keith gonna pan ??

Hey Pete.

Trails look a little thin.

Hey deak

Another half inch. I'll be on my way

84 here in Florida today! πŸ˜‰

This weather sucks It was in the 60s

Get the sled out for one last rip braaaap!!

Morning Pete !

Good morning Pete!!

Remember when it snowed that much in the winters?

Morning Pete!

Rough ride.

Hi pete

Morning from burton

Not enough to ride Pete

View more comments

https://frederic-mi.com/snow-saturday-may-9-2020/

Comment on Facebook

They wanted some beer😜

Where's their masks

Hope they stay there

May 9th 2020 πŸ™‚

Winter's over for them!

Colleen Marie Corcoran Lantz you might know where this is.

Kevin Michael Marr. Here are the bear!

Robert A Frankowski

Cynthia Nevin

Madeline Feick

Heather Marie Murton

Shea Johnson

Sandy Wilk Peetz

Alex Young Lori Young-Rowlison Kelly Grinnell

View more comments

Tuesday May 5th, 2020 - 10:42 am

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Eager Shroomers,

Hope everyone is well and avoiding the the virus.

A quick update on the local fungus. Keith and I took a drive Sunday to check out a few of our usual spots. Nothing!! Not even one of Keith's babies.

Just to keep with the strangeness of this year, no leaves, no catkins but the tiger lilies and Dutchman's breeches are blooming and trillium are up and setting buds. Go figure!!

The weather man is calling for a cool week (40-50) and freezing at night with not much rain. Not sure what this will do for the harvest.

We have decided we will be open for contactless reservations only. We will take reservations over the phone with credit card info (cash can be left in the room) and keep the office closed.

We will not take walk-in reservations. Call us if you have any questions.

As always we'll keep you informed.

Stay well.

Sandy & Keith
... See MoreSee Less

Monday April 27th, 2020 - 6:39 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Fellow Quarantined Mushroomers,

First off we hope all of you are well and have avoided the virus and will continue that way.

As of this date we are well also. However due to said virus Fay's will NOT be open for this mushroom season. We do plan on sending out our report. By sending this report we are in no way advocating disobeying any Stay at Home directives for your area.

Okay, enough with viruses on to fungus!! A much happier topic!

Keith and I took a drive (recreating) yesterday. Sad to say we didn't have to get out of the truck. Not much going on. No leaves (buds only), no catkins, tiger lilies just poking through. We haven't been above freezing overnight yet. Temps look to break starting tonight with some rain throughout the week. Warmer nights and rain will start the fungus growing season. How it turns out is anyone's guess. If you have any questions please give us a call.

We'll keep you all informed,

Sandy & Keith
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for the reports! You guys rock!

Hi Aunt Sandra pray this ends soon glad you all are fine we are all fine here

HI Aunt Sandra love you

Load more

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Visit Fay’s Motel Website >>>>

<>

Latest Trail Reports – Quick Links

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February 26, 2020 | Uncategorized
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