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Gaylord Area Trail Report – VisitGaylord.com – 01/15

Sunday Morning Snow & Trail Report ….. 1/15/12
by Heart Lake Resort on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 11:06am

No new snow overnight. Still cold though – 13.8 in Gaylord at Heart Lake as I write this. Watched the groomer go by yesterday. Most of our guest are ready to head out and ride again this morning. Seems like some are moving a little slow though! lol Late night for some I guess. I would rate the trails in our area overall as only fair to marginally good in some areas. Still good snow in the back country and on unplowed seasonal roads and two-tracks. Main trails took a beating from the weekend traffic. However, the majority of them still are snow covered and certainly can be rode without damaging your sliders or carbides. Where the narrow spots are or where they are in the open, well, that’s where I’m seeing some snirt. No bare ground though like last weekend. These cold temps are a savior. The good news is that we are supposed to receive a fair amount of snow starting Tuesday with a new system moving in. However, I’m a firm believer of only reporting what I see on the ground or more importantly on the trail. We still have folks coming up and we can put them in the right direction, but as everyone does, we need more snow. Safe riding and safe travels to you. John at Heart Lake Resort in Gaylord. ps. Weather you stay with us or not, you are most welcome to give us a call for trail and snow conditions or simply for information on the area – 989-732-5081. We have plenty of free maps as well and I’m willing to share my back country riding places with you.

Gaylord Bureau
Trail Report: Jan 14th, 2012 @ 9:42 am

We received about 8 – 10 inches of new snow depending on the area with much colder temperatures. Grooming is being done this weekend. Trails are in nice shape. It’s a wonderful weekend to be sledding! As always check back here for updates!


Ray’s Retreat Country Inn – 01/14
BRRR… Started out bitter cold this morning. That didn’t stop anyone from getting out on the trails. We ended up with about 8 inches of snow. Its good riding to the east and west. Snow gets thin the further north you go. Trails are groomed and everyone is reporting good fun rides.

January 15, 2012 |

Gaylord Area Trail Report – VisitGaylord.com – 01/14

Saturday Morning Snow and Trail Report…
by Heart Lake Resort on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 5:48am

Cold this morning – 7.5 degrees out. We did receive a little more snow yesterday during the day after we got dumped on the night before – only another inch or so though. We have 14 sleds here this weekend. Riding will be marginal where the main trails are in the open but there now is a fair amount of snow on the seasonal roads that don’t get plowed and in the back country for sure. There really wasn’t much of a base at all to begin with and that has been the problem so far this winter. Many of the main trails were showing a lot of dirt before this recent snow. Please feel free to pass this report along. If anyone would like to talk to me for more details regardless if you stay with us or not, I can be reached at 989-732-5081 here at Heart Lake Resort. I will report again after I talk with our guest later today and do some riding ourselves. Be safe out there! John

Trail Report: Jan 13th, 2012 @ 9:42 am

Winter Storm Watch in effect until 12 PM Friday!

We did receive about 8 ~ 10 inches of new snow depending on the area. With much colder temperatures in the area. Grooming will resume tonight and into the weekend. Currently we are receiving snowfall in the Gaylord area. As always check back here for updates!


Ray’s Retreat Country Inn – 01/13
It’s a beautiful white wonderland here in Northern Michigan. We have about 8 inches of fresh snow which have put the trails back in great order. There’s so much white you can’t really tell this is the trail.

The groomers are out grooming tonight. Just had some friends stop in on their new sleds and they had passed the groomer. So things are going to be in great shape for the weekend.

It’s the most wonderous season of all – Snowmobile Season!

January 14, 2012 | Uncategorized
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