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Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 03/05

Greetings Sledders,

The trails are currently in very good condition and should stay that way until we start warming up this weekend. The forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies and high temps in the low 30’s on Friday which shouldn’t take the trails out but could be a start in that direction depending on traffic. Saturday looks to be more of the same followed by rain on Sunday.

We will groom until we are sidelined by wet snow which we can’t process. We hope to groom early in the morning and then again after the Sun sets, at least that’s what the plan looks like right now. We’ll see what nature has to say about our plans.

Just a reminder the Lovells trail will be closed Thursday at 8 am thru Monday at noon due to military training.

Next report will be later this week.

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

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Friday December 13th, 2019 - 11:06 am

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Kyle MacEachern 🤔🤔🤔

Thursday December 5th, 2019 - 11:48 am

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

I know I'm late getting this off the ground this year and all I can do is beg for forgiveness, well maybe not beg, it's more like an ask. I'm hoping that as time passes my tardiness will be forgotten.
For those of you that are new to this, it is actually a trail report and I am getting around to the trail part.

My name is Keith and the lady standing behind me making sure that my grammar and punctuation are correct is Sandy. After all we want this thing done good.

Together we own Fay's Motel located a mile and a half north of Grayling. We have an acre of parking out back for your tow vehicle and trailer. Park it and leave it, you can ride right from the motel and park your sled by your motel room door when you get back.

This is the year of the 20. Twenty years of owning the motel, 20 years of producing this report and this is the 20th year that I've been in the groomer. After 19 full seasons of grooming I have finally passed my probationary period and I've become fully vested in the elusive groomer's pension. Retirement is just around the next corner.

Alright on to the trail conditions.

We got around 6" of heavy wet snow last Sunday. Not enough to start the base building process which is the bad news part. The good news part is that the ground is frozen and the snow is adhering right nicely, and the trails are snow covered. However, that doesn't mean that you should run out and hook up the trailer just yet, unless of course you don't mind banging off the rocks here and there or cutting through to the sand there and here.

That said or in this case written, we suggest you hold off until we get another shot of snow and we get the chance to start building a base.

Not sure when that will be because there's not much in the forecast. But we are off to a good start nonetheless.

Next report when we start panning.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,

Keith, Sandy and The Girls and Boys
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We will be there on Monday, the 9th of Dec. and I am praying for No Snow. LOL Sorry, but I hate snow.. Good Luck and see you then.

You Both have done an AWESOME Job for your 20 Years ... Congratulations !!! Hope for Many More Years to come !!!

Congrats on 20 years and always appreciate ya’ taking the time to post the trail updates! Looking forward to sledding soon!!!❄️❄️❄️

Happy 20th anniversary

Thanks for the update!!

Hi

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Tuesday June 11th, 2019 - 12:18 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Shroomers,

Just a quick final update.

Our guest from from Indiana (the great mushroom Picker, Doug) left on Sunday. He picked a grand total of 2, 415, 60 LBS +.
What A GREAT shroomer (and customer)!!!

Talk to you all next year.

Sandy & Keith
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March 6, 2019 |

Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 02/26

Greetings Sledders,

We weathered all of the weather, good and bad. The rain was minimal in it’s overall effect in fact it may have helped in the long run as the snow that you were riding on and we were grooming was just beginning to show signs of fatigue. About a nano second after the rain decided to stop the wind decided to blow and then the snow kicked in. It was snowing horizontally for hours and I have no idea how much we actually ended up with, it wasn’t a huge total but the drifting in spots was impressive.

I couldn’t get a report out until now because I wanted to groom and get a first hand look and we couldn’t groom yesterday as everything needed a day to freeze up. All in all I was pleased with today’s effort. I was pulling good snow basically all of the way and there were only a couple of corners that were showing signs of ice in the inside radius. I would give the trails a good rating based on what I’ve seen so far and I groomed that pesky trail south of M-72 today. If there’s a trail that’s going to be skinny it’s that one.

When we are faced with a rain turning to snow event it’s easy to get all nervous and jerky fearing the worst. This time we made out okay, the rain wasn’t too heavy and there was enough snow to sustain and we have snow in the forecast.

GROOMING: We are down a tractor and it’s highly unlikely that we will see the wounded tractor back for this season. We can groom with one and the only difference that you might notice are the weekend runs at night which will be done with one tractor instead of two. The trail south of M-72 will be done during the day as usual and the Lovells trail will not be done at all over the weekend due to military training that will shut that trail down all together. The Lovells trail will close at 8 am Saturday and will reopen after 8 am Monday this weekend and the following weekend will be 8 am Friday and reopen 8 am Monday.

Temps look to hold next week so it’s a pretty safe bet at this point that we’ll get at least another week and weekend out of this deal.

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

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

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Friday December 13th, 2019 - 11:06 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

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Chante

Kyle MacEachern 🤔🤔🤔

Thursday December 5th, 2019 - 11:48 am

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

I know I'm late getting this off the ground this year and all I can do is beg for forgiveness, well maybe not beg, it's more like an ask. I'm hoping that as time passes my tardiness will be forgotten.
For those of you that are new to this, it is actually a trail report and I am getting around to the trail part.

My name is Keith and the lady standing behind me making sure that my grammar and punctuation are correct is Sandy. After all we want this thing done good.

Together we own Fay's Motel located a mile and a half north of Grayling. We have an acre of parking out back for your tow vehicle and trailer. Park it and leave it, you can ride right from the motel and park your sled by your motel room door when you get back.

This is the year of the 20. Twenty years of owning the motel, 20 years of producing this report and this is the 20th year that I've been in the groomer. After 19 full seasons of grooming I have finally passed my probationary period and I've become fully vested in the elusive groomer's pension. Retirement is just around the next corner.

Alright on to the trail conditions.

We got around 6" of heavy wet snow last Sunday. Not enough to start the base building process which is the bad news part. The good news part is that the ground is frozen and the snow is adhering right nicely, and the trails are snow covered. However, that doesn't mean that you should run out and hook up the trailer just yet, unless of course you don't mind banging off the rocks here and there or cutting through to the sand there and here.

That said or in this case written, we suggest you hold off until we get another shot of snow and we get the chance to start building a base.

Not sure when that will be because there's not much in the forecast. But we are off to a good start nonetheless.

Next report when we start panning.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,

Keith, Sandy and The Girls and Boys
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Comment on Facebook

We will be there on Monday, the 9th of Dec. and I am praying for No Snow. LOL Sorry, but I hate snow.. Good Luck and see you then.

You Both have done an AWESOME Job for your 20 Years ... Congratulations !!! Hope for Many More Years to come !!!

Congrats on 20 years and always appreciate ya’ taking the time to post the trail updates! Looking forward to sledding soon!!!❄️❄️❄️

Happy 20th anniversary

Thanks for the update!!

Hi

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Tuesday June 11th, 2019 - 12:18 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Shroomers,

Just a quick final update.

Our guest from from Indiana (the great mushroom Picker, Doug) left on Sunday. He picked a grand total of 2, 415, 60 LBS +.
What A GREAT shroomer (and customer)!!!

Talk to you all next year.

Sandy & Keith
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

thats awesome

Wow

Load more

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Visit Fay’s Motel Website >>>>

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Latest Trail Reports – Quick Links

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February 27, 2019 |
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