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Munising Area Trail Report – 01/12

MUNISING AREA UPDATE… via Alger County SORVA – TRAIL REPORT –

Saturday January 12, 2019 6:49AM
TRAILS CHOPPY BUT HOLDING
The Deere has been working solo and extra hard with the trails grooming out well. Details Here: www.algersorva.com/trailreport/1-12-2019/

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Wednesday March 20th, 2019 - 5:44 pm

US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan

Tonight will be a mild night, with overnight lows near 30°. Fog, light snow and patches of drizzle will be possible. Tomorrow, temperatures will climb into the 40s for much of the region. Afternoon rain will be possible in the east before spreading across the U.P. as a wintry mix in the evening. ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight will be a mild night, with overnight lows near 30°.  Fog, light snow and patches of drizzle will be possible.  Tomorrow, temperatures will climb into the 40s for much of the region.  Afternoon rain will be possible in the east before spreading across the U.P. as a wintry mix in the evening.

 

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Tricky forcasting

Wednesday March 20th, 2019 - 4:48 pm

Alger County SORVA

SLOW DOWN AND STAY RIGHT!
Live to ride another day - you and others.
Sad news from our neighbors area:I hope to never ever see a match to this glove on any trail. EVER! I am mad because some people still don't understand the meaning of the stay right signs. I am mad because people still brag about how fast their sled is. I am mad because people still gauge their trips by how many miles they put on in a day. All of these senseless things increase the possibility of more of these gloves found on the trail. What will it take for people to understand that? 2 people lost their lives on our trail Monday night. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the individuals and our deepest thanks to those who rushed out and tried their best to save these individuals. This was preventable on all kinds of levels. Please use more common sense! Ride RIGHT, ride SAFE, and live to ride again.
Will Webber
President TNT
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SLOW DOWN AND STAY RIGHT!
Live to ride another day - you and others.
Sad news from our neighbors area:

 

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Well said Will! It is truly unfortunate that there are those that ride with total disregard for what might be around the next bend. Our condolences to the families of those involved.

I wish they would sets speeds on the trails just like on the roads. If you want to race go to a track. More power to ya. Otherwise slow on the trails so you can enjoy the scenery. You can't tell me you see anything at 70 plus out there.

I've just always wondered why there are not more 1 way trails. I mean to just widen the trails 5 ft or so would allow enough room on most trails to make it 1 way. The groomer can make natural median. I'm sure it would cost some extra money but would make it way safer sport.. just my thoughts! Prayers to the family's!

That sure I an awful site!! God bless the families!

Wednesday March 20th, 2019 - 3:40 pm

Alger County SORVA

Alger SORVA would like to thank and welcome three more to our team of Trail Supporting Sponsors: CHERRYWOOD LODGE MUNISING (Econo Lodge), DOGPATCH RESTAURANT and MUNISING SNOWMOBILE RENTALS. Please show your appreciation when patronizing their establishments. Also a special thank you to the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS and CHERRYWOOD LODGE for going above and beyond with sponsoring two spur sections of trail.
www.cherrywoodlodgemunising.com/
www.dogpatchrestaurant.com/
www.munisingsnowmobilerentals.com/
www.hiexpressmunising.com/
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Great place to rent snowmobiles from👍

Awesome spur going out at the Holiday Inn. Really made our stay there more convenient to the trails going any direction.

Love staying here!!!!

My #1 spot in U.S.A.

Wednesday March 20th, 2019 - 1:57 pm

Buckhorn Resort

Warm weather can't stop us *yet*!
Still riding!TRAIL REPORT - Wednesday March 20, 2019
WARM WEATHER AND GREAT TRAILS!
Overall very good to excellent late season trails. We have a substantial hard and flat base with a soft top for some perfect riding conditions. Details here: www.algersorva.com/trailreport/3-20-2019/
photos: Trail 419 Christmas, Trail 418 flood damaged area
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Warm weather cant stop us *yet*! 
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Steve Kaufman

Jon Long

Wednesday March 20th, 2019 - 10:18 am

Alger County SORVA

TRAIL REPORT - Wednesday March 20, 2019
WARM WEATHER AND GREAT TRAILS!
Overall very good to excellent late season trails. We have a substantial hard and flat base with a soft top for some perfect riding conditions. Details here: www.algersorva.com/trailreport/3-20-2019/
photos: Trail 419 Christmas, Trail 418 flood damaged area
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TRAIL REPORT - Wednesday March 20, 2019
WARM WEATHER AND GREAT TRAILS!
Overall very good to excellent late season trails. We have a substantial hard and flat base with a soft top for some perfect riding conditions. Details here: https://www.algersorva.com/trailreport/3-20-2019/
photos: Trail 419 Christmas, Trail 418 flood damaged areaImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Thank you

Awesome !!!

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Thank you !!!!

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Wednesday March 20th, 2019 - 10:00 am

TNT Trenary Northern Trails

I hope to never ever see a match to this glove on any trail. EVER! I am mad because some people still don't understand the meaning of the stay right signs. I am mad because people still brag about how fast their sled is. I am mad because people still gauge their trips by how many miles they put on in a day. All of these senseless things increase the possibility of more of these gloves found on the trail. What will it take for people to understand that? 2 people lost their lives on our trail Monday night. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the individuals and our deepest thanks to those who rushed out and tried their best to save these individuals. This was preventable on all kinds of levels. Please use more common sense! Ride RIGHT, ride SAFE, and live to ride again.
Will Webber
President TNT
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I hope to never ever see a match to this glove on any trail. EVER! I am mad because some people still dont understand the meaning of the stay right signs. I am mad because people still brag about how fast their sled is. I am mad because people still gauge their trips by how many miles they put on in a day. All of these senseless things increase the possibility of more of these gloves found on the trail. What will it take for people to understand that? 2 people lost their lives on our trail Monday night. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the individuals and our deepest thanks to those who rushed out and tried their best to save these individuals. This was preventable on all kinds of levels. Please use more common sense! Ride RIGHT, ride SAFE, and live to ride again. 
Will Webber
President TNT

 

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I know there are a fair amount of local riders that have given up on trail riding because people treat the trails as if they are a race track. I have been riding sleds for nearly 30 years and consider myself a pretty experienced rider, I know the trails in the area like the back of my hand and I will say I am one of the many locals that stay as far away from the trails as possible. Mainly because of the excess of speed, riders that ride well beyond their abilities, alcohol use and the mentality of so many riders that believe the trails are a race track. I had my son with on a ride this year, we touched the trail for 3 miles, when we got home he told me he doesnt like the trails because of how the idiots fly on them. It's pretty sad when a teenage boy that is full of adrenaline can see the issues with the trails in just 3 miles of being on them. Please people, slow down and enjoy what's out there in our beautiful Northwoods, you don't need to leave it all a blur or just a sad memory.

WOW! Some of the comments... I am glad some of you left the sport, I e seen how you drive cars too! If you think speed is something new, how come the fastest production sled started in 1993? And held they record until recently with the turbo 4 strokes... but all the sudden speed is a problem? ( I’m assuming from the comments that most here making them have been around riding throughout the 80’s,90’s to current? “Fast” is relative to ones perspective. People passing close on purpose to “scare” people???? Really? How about some people don’t move over to the right, don’t pay attention to what’s behind them and are startled because just as how they drive on the road, they think they are the only ones on the trail. I would go as far to say alcohol is THE factor in 99.5% of every collision, but since innocent people are sometimes the victims that is not the statistic, and it’s always been that way... Now, where I agree, there is a rush of new riders with machines far more capable than most of us veteran riders ever had until we’ve have many many miles behind us... speaking of miles, I agree on some people only counting miles, personally I pick destinations or loops and the miles are whatever they are but people ask... As far as local riders quitting the sport because of the cititards, that’s BS, I ride during the week all the time and in a 6-10 hour day of riding there is usually less than 10 other machines I’ll pass all day... As far as stay right, yes I agree 100% and I’ve seen some really slow riders not following this as well!!! If you look at the statistics of deaths per year in Michigan, the numbers have fluctuated but have stayed around the same number give or take a few for many many years... Michigan deaths by year/season: -2003-2004: 29 -2002-2003: 46 -2001-2002: 33 -2000-2001: 39 -1999-2000: 42 As of March 19, 2019 the total for this year is : 20 We are also coming back from a poor economy, and several years of perceived bad snow years, even at that newbies follow the deepest snow, and in low snow years that is always concentrated into only a few areas that the majority of snowmobilers will flock to. Myself and my group tend to find more than enough snow in places that the majority say there is not any riding without issues. Helmets are required for a reason, there are no lanes, no traffic control devices ( aside from stop signs) Self preservation and coherent reasoning is what keeps most of us in check... introduce lack of experience and liquid courage, instant disaster! Considering most and I say most people don’t start the day inebriated but do so as the day goes on, I tend to get on the trails early and am usually back before or shortly after dark. People need to ride the conditions is something else I agree on but that is experience to know what the conditions will support. 34years of riding and well over 50k miles just a quick guess ( it’s probably way more as I had some 3k+ mile years in the late 90s early 2000’s) I would also like to see zero deaths, but that is a bubble I won’t entertain as with 300,000 registered snowmobiles in Michigan alone, then add out of state riders that come to Michigan, even if stupidity and alcohol was removed from the situation, there will still be collisions and mistakes that cause fatalities.

We went to the UP this winter and rode 160 miles in 3 days and had a great time. Instead of 300+ miles days, we relax and drink coffee all morning and plan a ride to our favorite food spots; the miles are meaningless anymore.

Need sobriety checkpoints on some of the more popular trails during the weekend.

I have a favorite saying that I always share with my group. “If you don’t make money doing it, You are NOT that good at it.” We need to stop trying to impress our riding buddies. None of us are that good.

I will never let some throttle junkies ruin what I am so passionate about. I could never “give up snowmobiling” sorry! I take a chance driving my car every day too. Or getting on a motorcycle. If everyone gave up what they enjoyed because of the idiots out there then what fun in powersports would we have anymore? There will always be idiots... it could be on the trails, on the roads, in boats, etc we have no control over that. Just pray for safety, ride right, and be smart yourself. Anything we do is a risk... do you let it break you??? I know I don’t ....and wont.

Yup couldnt agree more. I get so tired of the " how many miles" question all the time... we go out to ride and if traffic and conditions allow it we will hammer on it a bit, but for the most part we ride safe. Problem is I can ride hard it's the guy that cant coming at me I worry about...

Used to go UP every year..best sledding ever UNTIL IDIOTS took over. Almost got hit several times because of everything you mentioned.

Dont get the "how many miles" statements. You dont have to speed to put on miles.. Sorry to hear about the losses of life. It is always sad to see that people wont make it home to their families.

I think it's ridiculous that emergency personnel leave their gloves laying everywhere all the time. There is still officers and responders on seen after a victim/ patient has left the scene, clean up your crap

Agree 100% will. People need to check their egos, slow down and enjoy the scenery. Too many close calls in my 25 years of riding.

Stop with the speed thing. It will never change, and my definition of fast is different then anyone else's. The problem is, number one alcohol, period. Look at the reports from this years fatalities. The alcohol relates to poor judgement , which in turn results in faster speeds...liquid courage, and we see the results. Seems like the majority of this years fatalities were people blowing corners , while under the influence. Now the whole not riding right/not cutting speed when approaching oncoming traffic has become a huge issue, but as far as i know, hasn't resulted in fatalities (except on Lk Gogebic) here in MI yet. It will eventually , i'm sure. Alcohol and bad judgement , lack of respect for others are our issues, and that is also transfering over to the SxS crowd as well.

People can put their head in the snow about speed but it's one major way the DNR can reduce the number of head on collisions. I see speed limits coming eventually everywhere. On my last trip to the UP I had several encounters with opposite direction traffic coming way to close to hooking skis with me. Because of that I'm replacing my Switchback Assault with an SKS 155 and going to be focusing on backcountry riding.

I am mad because I had to watch multiple first responders, fire trucks, EMS, Medivac, all zoom past my house a block away to where this happened only to find two not coming out alive. Heartbreaking and could have been avoided on so many levels. Trevor was out riding at the same time, I almost died wondering if it was him. Thankfully he and his group respect trail riding and only drove past the scene which made them all so sick to their stomach they didn't ride the next day.

People drive too fast with no control of their sled and pass too close to the oncoming machine or try to pass and scare the hell out of the person they’re passing. It’s crazy out there. We only ride during the week when the crazies aren’t on the trails.

I am a head on survivor, I no longer ride because of this. I was hit on a straight a way trail 12' wide, wtf.

I used to not care about how fast people went because I figured Darwin would catch up to them eventually. Then my cousin was hit & killed last February while running a groomer. It could have been a moose, a deer or a cross country skier on the trail. I’m sure the Snowmobiler (who was severely burned) wishes he’d not have been going so fast. I feel sorry for the 1st responders who are required to perform CPR on a obviously dead person who’s helmet is split off their skull because they were going so fast they didn’t make a turn.

We quit riding this year after many close calls last year. We talked about getting back into it next Winter after all this snow, but I can't even have fun anymore constantly worrying if me, or especially my wife are gonna make it back alive. It's not worth the risk anymore with all these throttle jockeys. We are now just saving money to go on trips and spend time together that way. It's a great sport (or used to be) but Life is too precious

Well said. The people on Motor city sled heads is really bad..brag about going fast nothing but a bunch of morons..stay safe out there....

I have written to MSA with no response back yet. I would like to see Snowmobile Associations take a position against the Manufacturers advertising. If you watch them, they do not promote a Ride Right or Ride Safe campaigns. They show riders riding side by side and riding on the wrong side of the trail going into corners. This does not promote safe riding practices. I have seen more and more close calls on the trails this year. People just not using common sense and safe practices while riding.

Dylan Brockman read all this whining

This is absolutely horrible. Deaths on the trail is never good for our sport. But keep yelling about speed and before you know it. A speed limit on the trail. Minnesota did it. Go ask them how the tourism is now. Nothing left of it

Prayers to those facing grief and loss.

Very sad! Prayers to all involved!🙏😢

Were they FIB's?

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