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

Greetings Sledders,

I didn’t get to take my sled ride yesterday but managed to get one in today after spending the morning hanging the chains on the front tires of the New Holland with the following results.

Trail #47 to Lovells is like a good highway most of the way but the snow gets a little thin the closer you get to Lovells, not impassable by any means but thinner. Trail #7 which is our problem child regardless of snow amounts is cleaner with the addition of the couple of inches we got a couple of days ago but still shows some snirty stretches. Trail #s 679 and 79 are good and white and for the most part smooth with very few bumps although me and my M-10 actually don’t care about bumps to begin with.

WEEKEND CONDITIONS: I don’t see a problem with the weekend as traffic doesn’t look to be massive compared to years past and judging by our book, state of the economy and people leary of trail conditions I suppose are the culprits here. Again I’m sticking with the fair part of the report only because of the few number of snirty areas and the ice.

GROOMING: We are and we’re happy about it!! The usual weekend schedule is set and I don’t see any reason for varying from same.

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

At Fay’s Motel enjoy direct access to the Grayling Area snowmobile trails.

February 11, 2010 | Uncategorized

Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 02/09

Greetings Sledders,

Sorry for the delay but the last few days have been from groomer hell. Started in the middle of the night last Saturday when the New Holland took a puke on the trail with an alternator failure and it’s been non-stop ever since, one major issue but mostly minor ones that consume my entire day. Day in and day out!! Oh well it’s all part of the job that us volunteers don’t get paid to do.

First of all let’s talk about the new snow that you downstaters are getting and we aren’t. What’s up with that? We look to get about 2-3 maybe 4" max out of this thing. Enough to keep us in the grooming game but we really need a bunch more. Unfortunately after this system passes there’s not much in the forecast.

We are grooming and have heard good comments overall about our efforts to work with what we’ve got. We’re pretty much where we have been all season, a mixed bag of conditions.
It looks right now like I can get a window for a ride sometime tomorrow and I will update after that, unless of course something else takes a puke.

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

At Fay’s Motel enjoy direct access to the Grayling Area snowmobile trails.

February 9, 2010 | Uncategorized
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