Michigan Trail Report

Trail Reports


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

<>

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

<>

Visit Fay’s Motel Website >>>>

<>

Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

Thursday August 15th, 2019 - 10:29 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

Photos from the building of the bridge on the new Trail 440 by Sunken Lake Road. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Chris Parsons

Bruce Barber didnt we ride through there to get to your place?

Tuesday August 13th, 2019 - 9:16 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Hello Pete

Bring on the snow!!

Hello

Good

Looks nice

Yes

That’s good

How u doing

+ View previous comments

Friday August 9th, 2019 - 2:23 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday August 7th, 2019 - 7:54 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Hi Pete! This is the guy you met at the Bear's Den who was charged $30 for a sandwich. My Dad was out to Sturgis last week. He too rode from Frederic Township. Unfortunately, it rained almost every day he was there. Didn't do much riding out there as a result. He is 81 and still rides his Harley which he bought a couple of years ago. He pulls a trailer with his tent and sleeping bag and supplies. Hope you have a great trip.

Hi there Pete

Have fun!!

Looks good

Pete

+ View previous comments

Sunday July 21st, 2019 - 9:01 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

I love going down with the kayaks

A couple weeks ago they did the Manistee River M-72 to CCC Bridge "Paddle Hard Challenge" and went by our place on the river. They paddle so hard that it turned the River black from all the they stir up silt for two days. Amazing to watch.

4 hrs of that oh my😎

Any footage of the finish?

what is this race?

That’s so cool

+ View previous comments

Load more

<>

Visit Fay’s Motel Website >>>>

<>

Latest Trail Reports – Quick Links

<>

February 27, 2019 |

Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 02/22

Greetings Sledders,

We have a better idea as to what to expect weather wise this weekend. It looks like scattered rain and freezing rain will start late in the afternoon Saturday and change over to snow sometime during the night. Snow totals don’t look to be great but the wind is supposed to be on blast Sunday.

Hopefully the rain will be limited and won’t be enough to take the trails back to the ice age again. We have no way of knowing and will have to wait and see.

We have focused on bringing all the reserve snow on the side of the trails into the center in anticipation of this and it’s my hope that it all shakes out in our favor. After all we are due for Mother Nature to cut us a break.

Grooming is on schedule and the trails are currently very good.

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

<>

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

<>

Visit Fay’s Motel Website >>>>

<>

Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

Thursday August 15th, 2019 - 10:29 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

Photos from the building of the bridge on the new Trail 440 by Sunken Lake Road. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Chris Parsons

Bruce Barber didnt we ride through there to get to your place?

Tuesday August 13th, 2019 - 9:16 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Hello Pete

Bring on the snow!!

Hello

Good

Looks nice

Yes

That’s good

How u doing

+ View previous comments

Friday August 9th, 2019 - 2:23 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday August 7th, 2019 - 7:54 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Hi Pete! This is the guy you met at the Bear's Den who was charged $30 for a sandwich. My Dad was out to Sturgis last week. He too rode from Frederic Township. Unfortunately, it rained almost every day he was there. Didn't do much riding out there as a result. He is 81 and still rides his Harley which he bought a couple of years ago. He pulls a trailer with his tent and sleeping bag and supplies. Hope you have a great trip.

Hi there Pete

Have fun!!

Looks good

Pete

+ View previous comments

Sunday July 21st, 2019 - 9:01 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

I love going down with the kayaks

A couple weeks ago they did the Manistee River M-72 to CCC Bridge "Paddle Hard Challenge" and went by our place on the river. They paddle so hard that it turned the River black from all the they stir up silt for two days. Amazing to watch.

4 hrs of that oh my😎

Any footage of the finish?

what is this race?

That’s so cool

+ View previous comments

Load more

<>

Visit Fay’s Motel Website >>>>

<>

Latest Trail Reports – Quick Links

<>

February 22, 2019 | Uncategorized
Northern Michigan Snowmobile - Snowmobiling in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula - produced by North Guide Internet.