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Paradise Area Trail Report – 01/11

January 11, 2018

35 degrees this morning and cloudy with a little drizzle in the air. Never got below freezing last night either. Thats the kind of weather that hurts!! The weather guessers are saying close to 40 again today but by this evening its gonna drop to single digits. Gonna be a crazy day temp wise!! As far as the trails go, here`s what went on yesterday….

The only one that ran was Groomer Don. He hit the Point Trails one more time and called them excellent. Nobody else went out and we are gonna keep the machines parked for today. With these warm temps we`d be doing more harm than good. The trails are flat so when the temps drop they will be good to go for the weekend…..except for our infamous swamp.

I do have some good news…..if you can believe the weather guessers. This cold front coming down for this evening is gonna hang around for awhile. Its supposed to kick up a bunch of lake effect. Lets hope they are right!!!!!

All I got fer today. LET ER SNOW!!!!!!

Groomer Chris


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January 17, 2018

15 degrees this morning and cloudy. Picked up just a dusting of snow last night too. The weather guessers are calling for a warm up this weekend. They are saying close to 40 for highs but below freezing at night, then they are watching a storm approach for Monday.....we`ll see what happens.

Not a whole lot went on yesterday as far as the trails go. Groomer Don ran the Point Trails #452 and #453. I didn`t hear from him on how it went but I can assume they are in great shape.

We are runnin the Falls Trail #45 today, Pine Stump Trail #8 and Trail #8 south so I`ll have more for ya`ll tomorrow. Our goal is to get all these babies flat before the warm up.

Thats it for this morning...talk to ya`ll tomorrow morning.

Groomer Chris
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January 16, 2018

11 degrees this morning and sunny again. There is a stiff breeze coming outa the NE. It snowed most of the day yesterday but it was so windy ya can`t tell how much came down. I`m gonna call it 2-3 inches just to put a number on it. Here`s what went on UP in da north country yesterday......

Groomer Dave M. ran south on Trail #8. He told me he got the swamp a little wider but there still is a couple soft spots and a small hole opened up on the north side. You can get around it with no problem but just be careful and go slow. We are gonna let it set today and run it again tomorrow. The rest of the trail down the power line is a little choppy but not bad and the Federal Forest section is the same. All in all he rated it as good.

Groomer Gerald ran the Falls Trail #45 last night and called it good. I asked him if we could call it excellent but he`s the smart ass in the bunch and said he doesn`t use that word. lol.

That`s all I know today. I`ll have more tomorrow so stay tuned.

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Thank u guys for grooming and getting bing is the heads up πŸ‘

Where is the general area of the β€œswamp β€œ located ?

January 15, 2018

20 degrees this morning, cloudy and a 20 mph wind outa the SE. No new snow last night but it sure is windy out der. Here`s what went on yesterday......

Groomer Gerald hit the Pine Stump Trail #8 and reported to me it was in good shape. Like I said , its windy out der so Siberia is gonna be drifted.

Groomer Scott called in sick so I scrambled around and found Groomer Steve with nothing to do last night so he handled it.Talked to him this morning and he said to put it back to excellent. The traffic was heavy again for him so we`ll see if we can find someone to run it again tonight.....probably me.

Groomer Dave M. is gonna hit Trail #8 south today.

Thats all I know fer today. COME ON UP!!!!

Groomer Chris
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Thanks ! Trails were excellent past weekend !

Awesome- flying in tomorrow morning and will be up there all week. Left a message with Robin for you a couple days ago.. Let me know if y’all need any help

Grandma Chris coming up after we go to Copper Harbor maybe can meet at Pine stump to talk get to know each other winter is slow for me may have to come and hang out on the groomer

LOL supposed to be groomer Chris

Keep up the good work

Great to see lots of grooming going on up there for when I make my return to the Paradise Area......hope Dad lets me use the truck this weekend.πŸ‘Œ

My wife and I had a great ride yesterday, hats off to the groomers😁

Tony Zimmerman

Just a heads up on the north end of the swamp area south of town there is a good size water hole to look out for.

loaded up and on our way in the morning we know go easy in and on the swamp and go slow in town keep up the great work !!

Rooster Miller Derick Moore Jason Wrozek

Greetings from upstate NY. We spent the weekend in Paradise, and the trails were awesome, thank you! First time up, we will definitely be back.

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January 14, 2018

6 degrees this morning and a beautiful blue sky. It sure is nice seeing the sun every now and again in the winter. Picked up about 3 inches on my deck last night too. I`ve got great news so lets get to it.....

Our plan worked out perfectly!!!! Groomer Mike got the swamp filled in good enough and Groomer Jack went through with a drag. WE OPENED THE GATES to the swamp south of town!!!! Be careful in there though. There are a couple of slushy spots and a couple of narrow spots but Grandpa and Grandma on a two up sled can get through!!!!! I want to say this again.....be careful in there. Please DO NOT go flying through there and tear it up. If you do we`ll be back to square one!!! Groomer Jack did run the rest of Trail #8 south. He said it was tore up pretty bad but got it back to decent shape. He did rate it as good though.

Me and Groomer Larry ran the Falls Trail #45. The traffic was INSANE on it last night. It also was tore up pretty bad but we got `er a little better. Groomer Scott is gonna run it again tonight. I am gonna have to down grade it a bit to just good but by tomorrow after Scott runs it we should be better.

Groomer Gerald is hittin the Pine Stump Trail #8 this afternoon.

We are runnin like a well oiled machine now. All 3 machines are runnin good.....I hope I didn`t just jinx us.

I feel confident now to say.....COME ON UP....you can get anywhere and you`ll have a blast!!!!!

One more thing. PLEASE slow down in town. You IDIOTS are gonna ruin it for the rest of us!!!!! PLEASE SLOW DOWN!!! The law has been notified.

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Thank you Chris, your trail reports are the BEST in the state!! πŸ‘πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Mike Osters


Thank you!

Thanks to all of you. Even the new Guy Larry πŸ™‚

Jeremiah Swain Vern Fondren trails are getting better

Good deal going to Copper Harbor first but in a week or so will be up to inspect the trails LOL keep up the good work

Josh Smith Corey Siler

Rode the trails around you area on Fri and Sat, they were in really nice shape, thnx. Your right about slowing down, saw a sheriff had someone pulled over on the road to WFP

Austin Victor

What does the rivermouth look like?

Love it when a plan comes together...

Stephen Fliess Scott Versyp

Thank you for keeping the trails nice! Riding was great this weekend! We appreciate you!

We rode there today, thanks for all you guys are doing. We made sure to patronize local businesses and tipped well.

thanks for all your hard work!

Just got back to Paradise from Pine Stump....Groomer Gerald is doing a GREAT JOB!!! Had a really nice ride back...Thank you!!

Love reading the trail reports every day. Truly appreciate not only all of your hard work, but also your dedication to updating all of us every day. We live in Central Pennsylvania and only get to the U.P. once a year for a week in Februrary. Our group is coming on the 3rd and we can't wait. Thank you and the other groomers so much!

what days and times do the groomers run

Thanks chris. Heading up tomorrow.

Make sure you stop and eat at The Inn & Gastro Pub. Awesome food! Tell Josh we said hi! (Diane & Jeff) Also the new sub place is really good too.

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