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Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 12/05

Greetings Sledders,

I know I’m late getting this off the ground this year and all I can do is beg for forgiveness, well maybe not beg, it’s more like an ask. I’m hoping that as time passes my tardiness will be forgotten.
For those of you that are new to this, it is actually a trail report and I am getting around to the trail part.

My name is Keith and the lady standing behind me making sure that my grammar and punctuation are correct is Sandy. After all we want this thing done good.

Together we own Fay’s Motel located a mile and a half north of Grayling. We have an acre of parking out back for your tow vehicle and trailer. Park it and leave it, you can ride right from the motel and park your sled by your motel room door when you get back.

This is the year of the 20. Twenty years of owning the motel, 20 years of producing this report and this is the 20th year that I’ve been in the groomer. After 19 full seasons of grooming I have finally passed my probationary period and I’ve become fully vested in the elusive groomer’s pension. Retirement is just around the next corner.

Alright on to the trail conditions.

We got around 6" of heavy wet snow last Sunday. Not enough to start the base building process which is the bad news part. The good news part is that the ground is frozen and the snow is adhering right nicely, and the trails are snow covered. However, that doesn’t mean that you should run out and hook up the trailer just yet, unless of course you don’t mind banging off the rocks here and there or cutting through to the sand there and here.

That said or in this case written, we suggest you hold off until we get another shot of snow and we get the chance to start building a base.

Not sure when that will be because there’s not much in the forecast. But we are off to a good start nonetheless.

Next report when we start panning.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,

Keith, Sandy and The Girls and Boys

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Monday January 13th, 2020 - 7:54 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

The menacing storm threat forecast for last weekend turned out to be a mild mannered snow squall although it did give us enough snow to make up for Friday's little heat tantrum and we ended up with good trails once we started grooming Saturday night.

Everyone that we talked to over the weekend indicated that they had good rides and the guys that are here now are reporting great rides.

I groomed the southern trail segment yesterday and I was satisfied with the end product. It could use some snow here and there which is always the case with that area. The rest of the drivers are telling me that they are happy with their efforts on the other segments.

We are expecting snow on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday this week and that's all I've got to say about that on account of that whole broadcaster's jinx deal.

We will be grooming on a full schedule and will do our best to keep up this holiday weekend but as we all know the groomers are greatly out numbered and at a distinct disadvantage.

Next report around Thursday depending on my grooming schedule.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy ,and The Kids
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Will be up Wednesday night to stay with you and ride. Hope the weather guessers are right this time 🙏❄️❄️❄️❄️

Will you groom Wed. night?

Thank you!

Dave Derkacz

Thursday January 9th, 2020 - 11:32 am

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

In the last report I committed to a report that was to come out on Friday. There's no reason to wait. The weather sources that we rely on all seem to be in agreement that something good is about to unfold in terms of snowfall over the next few days.

Temps today and tomorrow still look to be above the freezing mark. However, abundant cloud cover and light and variable winds will hopefully keep any trail damage to a minimum.

Then comes Saturday. Snow is forecast to start falling in the early morning hours with a general 1-3" expected followed by a brief lull in the action and snows will pick up again during the early afternoon hours with 5-8" of additional system snow. Hopefully my writing about this won't cast the proverbial broadcaster's jinx and it will actually happen.

Thought you might like some details because driving Saturday afternoon may become a little dicey.

Trails were groomed yesterday and continue to be fair to good. The fair part is due to the limited areas where grooming sins are evident which translates into a touch of snirt. Again these areas are limited but I feel that they must be called out as fair, aside from that we were pulling decent amounts of snow.

This appears to be a very nice weather set-up and should offer some great system snow riding. Your challenge may be getting here and our challenge as groomer drivers may be keeping guys in the seat and paving this in as it falls. Good challenges to have.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe on the Trails and on The Roads,

Keith, Sandy and The Kids
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Still doing my snow dances with you 2 Kids and Fay's in mind !!

Thanks for the report but what about rain on friday. Is that gonna happen up there or stay to the south

Noah Booton

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December 5, 2019 | Uncategorized

Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 03/12

Greetings Sledders,

Another season is coming to a close and it’s time to wrap this report up.

We hope that you found the information that was posted here over the course of the season to be accurate, honest, and helpful and that you all got plenty of decent riding.

It’s been a trying year weather wise which seems to be more and more like the norm and there were many groomer issues to deal with but all things considered I think the season was a good one, hope you agree.
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Take care in the off season.

See Ya,

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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Monday January 13th, 2020 - 7:54 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

The menacing storm threat forecast for last weekend turned out to be a mild mannered snow squall although it did give us enough snow to make up for Friday's little heat tantrum and we ended up with good trails once we started grooming Saturday night.

Everyone that we talked to over the weekend indicated that they had good rides and the guys that are here now are reporting great rides.

I groomed the southern trail segment yesterday and I was satisfied with the end product. It could use some snow here and there which is always the case with that area. The rest of the drivers are telling me that they are happy with their efforts on the other segments.

We are expecting snow on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday this week and that's all I've got to say about that on account of that whole broadcaster's jinx deal.

We will be grooming on a full schedule and will do our best to keep up this holiday weekend but as we all know the groomers are greatly out numbered and at a distinct disadvantage.

Next report around Thursday depending on my grooming schedule.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy ,and The Kids
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Comment on Facebook

Will be up Wednesday night to stay with you and ride. Hope the weather guessers are right this time 🙏❄️❄️❄️❄️

Will you groom Wed. night?

Thank you!

Dave Derkacz

Thursday January 9th, 2020 - 11:32 am

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

In the last report I committed to a report that was to come out on Friday. There's no reason to wait. The weather sources that we rely on all seem to be in agreement that something good is about to unfold in terms of snowfall over the next few days.

Temps today and tomorrow still look to be above the freezing mark. However, abundant cloud cover and light and variable winds will hopefully keep any trail damage to a minimum.

Then comes Saturday. Snow is forecast to start falling in the early morning hours with a general 1-3" expected followed by a brief lull in the action and snows will pick up again during the early afternoon hours with 5-8" of additional system snow. Hopefully my writing about this won't cast the proverbial broadcaster's jinx and it will actually happen.

Thought you might like some details because driving Saturday afternoon may become a little dicey.

Trails were groomed yesterday and continue to be fair to good. The fair part is due to the limited areas where grooming sins are evident which translates into a touch of snirt. Again these areas are limited but I feel that they must be called out as fair, aside from that we were pulling decent amounts of snow.

This appears to be a very nice weather set-up and should offer some great system snow riding. Your challenge may be getting here and our challenge as groomer drivers may be keeping guys in the seat and paving this in as it falls. Good challenges to have.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe on the Trails and on The Roads,

Keith, Sandy and The Kids
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Still doing my snow dances with you 2 Kids and Fay's in mind !!

Thanks for the report but what about rain on friday. Is that gonna happen up there or stay to the south

Noah Booton

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March 12, 2019 | Uncategorized
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