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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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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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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

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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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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 18, 2020 | Uncategorized
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