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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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Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

Thursday June 13th, 2019 - 3:48 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

No snow here. Nice and toasty. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

You find any good prime rib out there lol?

Ellis island cheap place to eat right behind Bailey’s

Hello from Michigan

You made it

Enjoy!!!

Hey pete u got mens shirts?

Vegas

Hello from Owosso

Hello from Owosso

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Tuesday June 11th, 2019 - 1:18 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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Comment on Facebook

Wow

thats awesome

Sunday June 9th, 2019 - 6:46 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

Sled trail 47 just south of Grayling high school this afternoon. If you run into some of these while on your sled be sure to MOVE FAST ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

The 2020 Yamahas are hitting the trails early I see...

lol of course theyre towing at least one M113

And they say its sledders that rip them up lol

That one being towed must be Chevy 😂

Don’t see any trail stickers in those !

FEMA Camps are taking reservations.....

Anyone see a trail permit? Lol

No doubt there is always something broken. Maintenance leads the way!

Dang miss those days but Bradley's not 113

I hope they got trail permits lol

We love having The Guard here! Thank you all for your service!🇺🇸

Hope they have ORV stickers the DNR is really cracking down in that area!

Did that "all over" Germany back in the early 70's. Early 70's? Geesh...

Michigan national guard hooyah!

They use that to get from MATES /north camp to south camp/ Camp Grayling!

Looks like the 7th tank was towing an artic cat.

Love riding in the tank trails on my sled

CAN ON THAT WAS WAY TO LOUD

It's a tank trail. The sleds just get to use it.

Very cool but harsh on the rds

We was camping 2 years ago off 7 mile rd and they showed up in our camp. They said they was just field training. About crapped our pants 👖 💩

Spent many spend summer up there

This is why I love grayling so much

Brings back memories. I love seeing the tanks moving

Been there done that. I was 17 in the 1st /246th armor. From Dewagaic, Mi. Best thing my parents did was to sign so I could go into the National Guard at 15. Thank you mom and dad!!!!!

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Tuesday May 28th, 2019 - 8:37 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Shroomers,

Time to close this out for another year.

Had some Ohio shroomers in over the weekend, they picked 400 blacks on Thur and Fri. I'm not sure how they did on Sat. I didn't see them before they left early Sun.
I can only assume they had another good day. Had another guy that went up to Vanderbilt and didn't find anything. Go figure.

My super shroomer from Indiana (doug) has picked 600 over the last five days mostly grays and yellows. He hunted with Neal (the Tamale man with Tamales in hand) on Sun
They picked 90 blacks, grays and yellows. They spent most of their time showing each other sites to hunt for different types of shrooms. Doug will be here for the next week or
so picking yellows. We've already started giving shrooms away. What a great guy!! Gotta love him.

It's been an interesting year. We got a late start then every color is here at the same time.

Well hope you all have a great summer and winter. See everyone next year.

Sandy & Keith
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Friday May 24th, 2019 - 10:35 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

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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

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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

Thursday June 13th, 2019 - 3:48 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

No snow here. Nice and toasty. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

You find any good prime rib out there lol?

Ellis island cheap place to eat right behind Bailey’s

Hello from Michigan

You made it

Enjoy!!!

Hey pete u got mens shirts?

Vegas

Hello from Owosso

Hello from Owosso

+ View previous comments

Tuesday June 11th, 2019 - 1:18 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

Wow

thats awesome

Sunday June 9th, 2019 - 6:46 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

Sled trail 47 just south of Grayling high school this afternoon. If you run into some of these while on your sled be sure to MOVE FAST ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

The 2020 Yamahas are hitting the trails early I see...

lol of course theyre towing at least one M113

And they say its sledders that rip them up lol

That one being towed must be Chevy 😂

Don’t see any trail stickers in those !

FEMA Camps are taking reservations.....

Anyone see a trail permit? Lol

No doubt there is always something broken. Maintenance leads the way!

Dang miss those days but Bradley's not 113

I hope they got trail permits lol

We love having The Guard here! Thank you all for your service!🇺🇸

Hope they have ORV stickers the DNR is really cracking down in that area!

Did that "all over" Germany back in the early 70's. Early 70's? Geesh...

Michigan national guard hooyah!

They use that to get from MATES /north camp to south camp/ Camp Grayling!

Looks like the 7th tank was towing an artic cat.

Love riding in the tank trails on my sled

CAN ON THAT WAS WAY TO LOUD

It's a tank trail. The sleds just get to use it.

Very cool but harsh on the rds

We was camping 2 years ago off 7 mile rd and they showed up in our camp. They said they was just field training. About crapped our pants 👖 💩

Spent many spend summer up there

This is why I love grayling so much

Brings back memories. I love seeing the tanks moving

Been there done that. I was 17 in the 1st /246th armor. From Dewagaic, Mi. Best thing my parents did was to sign so I could go into the National Guard at 15. Thank you mom and dad!!!!!

+ View previous comments

Tuesday May 28th, 2019 - 8:37 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Shroomers,

Time to close this out for another year.

Had some Ohio shroomers in over the weekend, they picked 400 blacks on Thur and Fri. I'm not sure how they did on Sat. I didn't see them before they left early Sun.
I can only assume they had another good day. Had another guy that went up to Vanderbilt and didn't find anything. Go figure.

My super shroomer from Indiana (doug) has picked 600 over the last five days mostly grays and yellows. He hunted with Neal (the Tamale man with Tamales in hand) on Sun
They picked 90 blacks, grays and yellows. They spent most of their time showing each other sites to hunt for different types of shrooms. Doug will be here for the next week or
so picking yellows. We've already started giving shrooms away. What a great guy!! Gotta love him.

It's been an interesting year. We got a late start then every color is here at the same time.

Well hope you all have a great summer and winter. See everyone next year.

Sandy & Keith
... See MoreSee Less

Friday May 24th, 2019 - 10:35 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

For more information visit 9115WM72Hwy.C21.com 9115 W M-72 Hwy Grayling, MI 49738 MLS 319016 Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 Building Area: 2472 Sq. Ft. Move in re... ... See MoreSee Less

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