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Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 02/11

Greetings Sledders,

We finally got some much needed replenishing snow on Sunday and it looks like a little more is expected Wed night into Thursday. How much depends on which forecast you are looking at and I keep hearing 2-3" so we will go with that and talk about something else.

I just got back from what we call the tandem grooming run which means we put both tractors on the trail and do a loop from here to Frederic, then on to the Blue Bear, turn around and continue South on trail #79 then we head East and Back to Fay’s.

The only issue I have with all of what I groomed today is the snirty condition of trail #7 between Grayling and Frederic and you all know that prompts me to call that fair. Until we get the dirt snow separator working again that trail will show some snirt. Everything else was good to very good.

The forecast looks good for the week and on into the long weekend. Expect heavy traffic and we will do our best to keep up grooming wise. All of our trails will be groomed once each day and to accomplish this we need to groom some segments during the daytime. Around the next corner or on the backside of a blind hill may be a groomer. Something to think about.

Have a SAFE weekend.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy and The Kids ( How’s that Bob?)

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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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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 12, 2020 | Uncategorized

Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 02/06

Greetings Sledders,

Well the Sun didn’t behave and we lost a fair amount over the last couple of days. I groomed the trail South of M-72 yesterday and it’s getting pretty thin and icy. North of 72 the snow gradually gets heavier but it is also crusty from the daytime sunshine and nightly re-freezing.

I would imagine that the poor spots have only gotten larger, at least the ones in direct sunshine, and the dirty snow probably took a hit as well because it’s like a magnet when it comes to the Sun’s rays.

With all of that said the Davis guys were in and rode 210 miles yesterday and were happy with their rides. So things aren’t all bad. Although we do need snow and it looks at least promising but not until Sunday at the earliest.

We are continuing to groom on a regular schedule.

The trails can only take so much heat and with two weekends of cloudy skies with warm temps, rain, and mist and two days of Sun, the weather is taking it’s toll. So I’m dropping the overall rating back to fair with some poor spots mixed in. Another wacky winter indeed.

Next report Monday

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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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 6, 2020 | Uncategorized
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