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Sault Ste. Marie Trail Report – 02/29

SAULT STE. MARIE UPDATE via Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association – 02/29

2/29 8 pm update-
What a day around here! If you’re not already here or plan to be here early tomorrow, I’m sorry to say that the trails will likely start to fall apart quickly with the coming warm up. Coming out of the Soo on trail 8 is not good. Thin and rocky as we didn’t get the snow that Brimley/Bay Mills/Raco/Strongs/Paradise did. If you’re in the Soo, your best bet would be to trailer. The forest service roads out there have a ton of snow and will hold up longer than the trails.
We were able to groom most of 889 and all of 8 from Brimley to Ranger rd, and part of 480. I have a report that the gate on 472 at Johnson rd is locked. I have no idea why but I’ll try to find out. We cleared a ton of fallen trees today. Big thanks to Groomer Warren and I believe his helper was Scott. There is still a big one on the straight part of 889 between 8 and plantation rd, but it’s easy to get around it. There are some big humps from snowdrifts there too so use caution! Groomer Raco Dave is heading out to smooth those out now. Other than that part, 889 is good to excellent as of this evening! And 8 from a mile west of Brimley to Raco is also excellent!
We also hosted some of the volunteers from other clubs that are in town for the MISORVA groomer workshop for a hot dog lunch at our groomer barn. Great to have the opportunity to meet like minded volunteers!
I spent my morning clearing trees and then got a 112 mile ride in. Had a great lunch and warmed up at The Cozy Inn in Brimley. Stop in and support them and enjoy the “cozy” atmosphere!
Get it while you can! Bring a saw if you want to hit fire roads. Still some trees down on those.
Ride safe!!!

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If you’re already here, trailer to Bay Mills/Raco. It’s worth it!

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2/29 🚨 CAUTION🚨 I’m starting to get many reports of downed trees everywhere. My day of riding has now turned into a tree clearing mission. I’ll be headed out in the club SxS to clear trees. If there are any club members that are available and want to go with, I am leaving the clubhouse in the Soo around 10.

Groomer Warren and his buddy will also be out in the tracked SxS. Please give us time to work and clear the trees, or help out if you can. Sounds like 889 and 8 in the Brimley/Raco/Bay Mills area have many trees down, and about a foot of new snow.
Please share, and again, please use caution!

Thank you!

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2/29 – good morning!
At my house in the Soo we got maybe 2-3” overnight. That’s probably being generous. The winds were crazy so I can’t tell for sure, but my gauge shows 5” total. Very light snow here now. Turbo checked in from Brimley and said there is a solid 8” out his way and it’s still snowing. A big thanks to Mr. Donnay for letting us know about a downed tree across trail 8 near Beune Rd, just west of Brimley. Also reported a foot of new snow there near Raco. Groomer Warren is heading out to cut it. As expected, it sounds like the highest snowfall amounts hit from Brimley west again. If you’re in our area, please comment with your snow totals. My assumption is that there are more than just the one tree down, so if you do ride, please be extra cautious. Carrying a saw is not a bad idea if you have the option. Again, I highly doubt we will send groomers out unless there are many trees down that need attention. Be safe!!!

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