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Gaylord Area Trail Report – VisitGaylord.com – 01/10

Gaylord Bureau – 01/10

January 10, 2019 – 10:17 a.m.

We have a decent base from the groomers running last week, along with 6-8 inches of fresh snow from yesterday. Trails are currently in fair condition and you may encounter icy conditions. We still need a few more inches for the groomers to start running again. We’ll keep you posted! Keep thinking SNOW!



Sledheads of Frederic – 01/10

FREDERIC / GAYLORD AREA UPDATE via Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling – No new snow overnight in Frederic, we have had a total of about 6 inches in the past couple of days in both Grayling and Frederic and I think a little more than that towards Mancelona and Elmira. On the other hand I hear up towards Shingleton and Grand Marais they have had a couple feet this week. All the snow around here has been lake effect. While it looks nice out there its just fluffy stuff. My opinion is that people are tired of waiting and going to ride our area this weekend anyways. I have seen a few sleds out and about, just keep in mind its hard and icy underneath. The trail crossing just north of the high school was nice and white when I looked at it on the way up here this morning. 2 pics this morning sent to me from different readers over near Manistee lake and the groomer one was on trail 76. It all we have so that’s the best we can do. Just be careful on the icy conditions. Death number four that I am aware of has happened out there so Please ride safely. Thanks for checking in. Pete



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Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

Thursday March 21st, 2019 - 5:33 am

Visit Gaylord Michigan

Here's your daily update on conditions! Trails are still in great shape. We got through the warmest and sunniest day of the week. A little rain/snow today, which shouldn't be a problem. A free trail pass or hat to the first person that can identify which spot this picture was taken, be specific. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday March 20th, 2019 - 6:20 pm

Jordan Valley Trails Council

Yesterday Groomer Steve went out and paved white gold!
We will groom again Friday as the temperatures will be in the low 30’s, after that weather will dictate anything further. *131 is thin!! Very thin, with patchy slush!!*
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Yesterday Groomer Steve went out and paved white gold!
We will groom again Friday as the temperatures will be in the low 30’s, after that weather will dictate anything further. *131 is thin!!  Very thin, with patchy slush!!*Image attachment


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Bruce Vanderkolk

One last road trip for the year.

I was asking for something like this today and kept getting, go to the up!! I also live lakes of the north and was curious. Thank you so much. I will be riding tomorrow into the weekend!!!

Adam Dale Boatright hard to believe it still looks this good up there

Only got up a couple times this wintrr,but thankmyou for keeping the trails nice

How far done does Jordan valley groom to the south? I just got a place in LOTN off 4 and I’m curios who grooms that area and where the clubs turn around points are?

Where is this and where is nearest staging area?

Jordan Walters. Day trip?

Bruce Vanderkolk

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Wednesday March 20th, 2019 - 1:32 pm

Visit Gaylord Michigan

West Michigan Sno-x LLC
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Tuesday March 19th, 2019 - 4:18 pm

Sledheads of Frederic , Michigan Snowmobiling

Tuesday afternoon for o'clock just got back to my truck after another fantastic 130 miles of riding today 40° trail still have lotta snow on it but you're start to get dirt in roadways ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday afternoon for oclock just got back to my truck after another fantastic 130 miles of riding today 40° trail still have lotta snow on it but youre start to get dirt in roadwaysImage attachment


Comment on Facebook

Vermont winter just dosent want to leave .trails are perfect the whole state and a nother 5 to 8 coming Fri .

Hey I took a picture of that same 🌲 tree

Aaron Bubba Gerding

Adam Pinsonneault Dalton Beausoleil

Missed you by a day. Just got home from GM Monday.

it might be good in morning but 40 in afternoon you would half to in your tee shirt to hot for me

Messed going by half a days notice

Must have went right by ya

Thx for the heads up Pete.

We stopped by that tree for the first time this year

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Tuesday March 19th, 2019 - 11:45 am

Jordan Valley Trails Council

We’d like to thank the businesses that have allowed us to place donation boxes for our hard working groomer operators! We’d also like to thank the The Hideaway Bar and the patrons of the appreciation party for the generous donations! The Railside Bar and Grill, Derrer Oil & Propane, Green Lantern Bar II, Larry's Sevenski Inn, Northern Bear Country Store, Settings Restaurant, T&R Yamaha and the East jordan Marathon station. last but not least we can’t thank the East Jordan Sno-Mobilers, Inc., Antrim County Snowmobile Club and Charlevoix Snowmobile Club for all their collections too. As of now Northern Bear, The hideaway and Settings are leading the charge, let’s keep the donations coming in!

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Comment on Facebook

Thank you and all the volunteers. We wouldn’t have great trails without their sacrifice!

Are trails still being groomed or done for season?

Our pleasure!! Thank you for all your hard work 😊

Thanks for another great winter season! We appreciate all you do!

Thanks everybody!! Ended up being a great year after all

Thanks for all u groomers do. If it wasn't for u guys. Riding would suck.

thank you to all the volunteers for making the trails great again !

A big thankyou to all

Thank you!!!!!

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