Michigan Trail Report


Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 02/15

Greetings,

Not my typical intro I’ll admit, but there’s not much sledding going on in this area right now, or from what the forecast is showing, in the immediate future either.

According to said forecast in the next 10 days 3 are supposed to be just marginally below freezing, 2 are looking like rain and the rest are Sunny. There’s nothing that looks remotely like weather that will repair the damages done by yesterday’s blast furnace.

There’s lots of dirt showing at all of the crossings and water is beginning to pond as well. Wish I had better news but it is what it is and unfortunately wishing hasn’t done so pretty good this year.

Time to move a groomer away from my shop door and replace it with one of the Walleye boats in order to get ready for a season that is generally more reliable than our recent Winters.

We will kick out another report to either sign off or let you know if we get a significant snow event.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,

Keith, Sandy and The Girls of Fay’s Motel Grayling MI

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Tuesday March 12th, 2019 - 6:44 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

Another season is coming to a close and it's time to wrap this report up.

We hope that you found the information that was posted here over the course of the season to be accurate, honest, and helpful and that you all got plenty of decent riding.

It's been a trying year weather wise which seems to be more and more like the norm and there were many groomer issues to deal with but all things considered I think the season was a good one, hope you agree.
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Take care in the off season.

See Ya,

Keith, Sandy and The Girls
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We loved the riding. Thanks for your work on the trails!

Tuesday March 5th, 2019 - 8:25 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

The trails are currently in very good condition and should stay that way until we start warming up this weekend. The forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies and high temps in the low 30's on Friday which shouldn't take the trails out but could be a start in that direction depending on traffic. Saturday looks to be more of the same followed by rain on Sunday.

We will groom until we are sidelined by wet snow which we can't process. We hope to groom early in the morning and then again after the Sun sets, at least that's what the plan looks like right now. We'll see what nature has to say about our plans.

Just a reminder the Lovells trail will be closed Thursday at 8 am thru Monday at noon due to military training.

Next report will be later this week.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy and The Girls
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Friday February 22nd, 2019 - 9:17 am

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

We have a better idea as to what to expect weather wise this weekend. It looks like scattered rain and freezing rain will start late in the afternoon Saturday and change over to snow sometime during the night. Snow totals don't look to be great but the wind is supposed to be on blast Sunday.

Hopefully the rain will be limited and won't be enough to take the trails back to the ice age again. We have no way of knowing and will have to wait and see.

We have focused on bringing all the reserve snow on the side of the trails into the center in anticipation of this and it's my hope that it all shakes out in our favor. After all we are due for Mother Nature to cut us a break.

Grooming is on schedule and the trails are currently very good.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy and The Girls
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Wednesday February 20th, 2019 - 4:52 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

What a weekend. Two tractors vs hundreds of sleds. I'd bet on the sleds winning out every time and that certainly was the case last weekend. It took us until Monday but we got all the trails back into very good condition and it looks like they will stay that way thru Friday. After that another ride on the weather roller coaster could be headed our way. At this point it's anybody's guess as to how it will shake out.

We took the day off from grooming today to slather a little grease here and there on the tractors and we will focus on some much needed re-arrangement of snow on the corridor at the golf course that is part of the trail thru town tomorrow and we will be back at grooming on Friday. We will be back at our usual weekend schedule unless the weather says otherwise.

LOVELLS TRAIL CLOSURE: The military will be closing the gates on the Lovells trail the first two weekends of March. This closure is due to training activity on what is known as the Range 30 MPRC and the gates block off a safety zone that is meant to keep everyone out of harms way. I will post this alert several times between now and the scheduled weekends.

Next report when we have a better idea what to expect for weather for the weekend.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy and The Girls
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Is it possible to get from Grayling to Cadillac by snowmibile, all maps i can find show no connection

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