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Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 02/19

Greetings Sledders,

We got 4+ yesterday along with some hefty winds.

Everything was groomed yesterday and into last night and the trails are good to very good. Probably the best that I’ve seen in a number of years.

There was significant drifting in the clear cut and open areas which provides for an opportunity to be amazed at the amount of snow these tractors will simultaneously push and pull and not break a sweat. Instead of relying on the drag to bust up the drifts which can sometimes lead to a mild roller coaster effect, we drop the 10ft wide blade and do some old fashion drift busting. It’s the most fun you can have in these tractors while being fully clothed.

It’s anybody’s guess as to what affect the warm up will have on the trails although traffic will be much lighter than last weekend and that should help a little and there’s a ton of base to eat through before a total breakdown occurs. Let’s hope for the best.

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

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Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

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Thursday August 6th, 2020 - 11:33 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

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Words how did you enjoy the northern strike

Hi. Pete

Give a trail/snow report!

Summer is almost over....πŸ˜ƒ

Take some time out for a haircut and a shave.

Howdy from South Texas!

Hopefully we will have a good winter. Just if we ride with family only

Hi pete looking good can't wait for winter.

Going to Sturgis in two weeks

Good to see you pete

See you in September

God bless it great to see you

Hi there Pete , Mohawk John

Hello brother

Nice job

Hi from bay City

Hello

Yes

Hay there pete

Have fun

Hi

Lmao

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Tuesday July 28th, 2020 - 2:36 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

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Lookin good Pete Kocefas.... Headed to sturgis next week

Thankz for sharing Pete

Thank you Pete for the video Proud mom Watching.

Trump2020 voters i hope ....

Camp Grayling... Air to ground range off from CR612. They having a community day today.

My guess grayling proving grounds

Pete looks like your dressed for winter

Hay Pete thats sweet

Yep they were rocking this weekend

Jason Ison up in Michigan today

Hello pet

Hi pete

Red Dawn in northern Mi

Nice chin dude!

Where is this at?

Tony Terminelli?

Nick Sanders

Lynda you guys hear fire today?

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Saturday July 4th, 2020 - 2:43 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

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Where did u get the kayak

Lived above the bar, back when we put in the sewers. BAYVIEW.

Happy 4th Pete! Good to see a new post. Take care and enjoy the weekend.

Nice beard Pete!

Wow!! Sweet beard Pete...yeah, I wouldn't recognize you but if I heard you talking it would give you away 😊I can imagine it's getting pretty warm with all this hot weather!! Anyhow...think snow Pete and take care!

Happy Fourth of July to you Pete and your family

To hot for golf

Moomoonachichi na

Hi pet

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Wednesday May 27th, 2020 - 7:44 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

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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February 19, 2020 | Uncategorized

Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 02/17

Greetings Sledders,

I’d like to start by going way back to last Thursday. I groomed the Lovells trail and I had a frequent visitor here at Fay’s ride along for the 5 hour trip. A gentleman by the name of Maurice. He was here the week before and expressed a desire to see exactly what it is that we do in our big green tractors. He called on Wednesday and said he was headed to the U.P. and would I be grooming on Thursday which it turned out I was. During the trip he asked me to guess his age and I admitted that I didn’t have a clue. Turns out he is 88 and going strong. Rides in the Grayling area quite often and enjoys a couple group rides in the upper every winter. Hope you enjoyed the ride Maurice.

Apparently our grooming efforts over the weekend were a success as we received many positive comments from the riders that we talked to here at the motel. The groomers had a heavy schedule and they all did the best that they could to try and keep up with the very heavy traffic.

Right now the trails are in overall good shape. I groomed trail #7 South of M-72 today and the snow has slowly built up to the point that that segment is no longer thin and the ice has been buried on all of it except for the inside of a few corners. I was pulling a full drag and working the blade going uphill and not breaking traction.

We are pushing and pulling good snow on the rest of the system and we are expecting 3 or 4" tonight.

Beware of the warm up coming this weekend. Impact unknown at this time.

Gotta Go

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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Thursday August 6th, 2020 - 11:33 am

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

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Comment on Facebook

Words how did you enjoy the northern strike

Hi. Pete

Give a trail/snow report!

Summer is almost over....πŸ˜ƒ

Take some time out for a haircut and a shave.

Howdy from South Texas!

Hopefully we will have a good winter. Just if we ride with family only

Hi pete looking good can't wait for winter.

Going to Sturgis in two weeks

Good to see you pete

See you in September

God bless it great to see you

Hi there Pete , Mohawk John

Hello brother

Nice job

Hi from bay City

Hello

Yes

Hay there pete

Have fun

Hi

Lmao

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Tuesday July 28th, 2020 - 2:36 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

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Comment on Facebook

Lookin good Pete Kocefas.... Headed to sturgis next week

Thankz for sharing Pete

Thank you Pete for the video Proud mom Watching.

Trump2020 voters i hope ....

Camp Grayling... Air to ground range off from CR612. They having a community day today.

My guess grayling proving grounds

Pete looks like your dressed for winter

Hay Pete thats sweet

Yep they were rocking this weekend

Jason Ison up in Michigan today

Hello pet

Hi pete

Red Dawn in northern Mi

Nice chin dude!

Where is this at?

Tony Terminelli?

Nick Sanders

Lynda you guys hear fire today?

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Saturday July 4th, 2020 - 2:43 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

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Comment on Facebook

Where did u get the kayak

Lived above the bar, back when we put in the sewers. BAYVIEW.

Happy 4th Pete! Good to see a new post. Take care and enjoy the weekend.

Nice beard Pete!

Wow!! Sweet beard Pete...yeah, I wouldn't recognize you but if I heard you talking it would give you away 😊I can imagine it's getting pretty warm with all this hot weather!! Anyhow...think snow Pete and take care!

Happy Fourth of July to you Pete and your family

To hot for golf

Moomoonachichi na

Hi pet

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Wednesday May 27th, 2020 - 7:44 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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Comment on Facebook

praying you all are doing fine

Pebbles Sancrant

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

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Latest Trail Reports – Quick Links

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February 18, 2020 | Uncategorized
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