Mancelona Trail Report
Jordan Valley Trails Council
Current Trail Conditions: Fair
The trails are a bit tan everywhere. The sand mixed in with the snow keeps it from sticking together,so the grooms will not hold up well.We are running most of the groomers daily.Some are only running as required to help preserve what base we have left. Its warming up and without colder temps and new snow the trails will be done by monday.
Petoskey Snowmobile Club – 01/09
Current Trail Conditions: Good to Excellent
I just climbed out of the groomer after hitting all the northern trails. All of them are in EXCELLENT condition. We have very cold temperatures – in the single digits and even some below zero last night. That is making the snow very dry and powdery. Not good for packing and it kicks up a lot of "dust". Watch your sight distance if you are not the lead sled.
Because the snow is evaporating a bit, the base is getting a little bit thinner. We’re down to probably about six inches before you hit ice. I only saw a few corners where a tiny bit of ice was starting to show and maybe four or five small spots of "snirt". Mostly around the Weber Lake area. On the positive side, there is not enough snow to form any significant moguls so the trails are staying pretty smooth. There were quite a few sleds out enjoying the ride tonight.
The second groomer was grooming the Larry’s Run (Trail 76 South). I saw the fresh groom as we crossed paths. The clubhouse spur and the northwest trails were also done this morning so that means that every trail in the Petoskey system has been groomed today. We’re not going to stop there, though. Both groomers will be out again tomorrow. Enjoy!
See our trail map at http://www.petoskeysnowmobileclub.org