Michigan Trail Report

Paradise Area Trail Report – 01/13

January 13, 2019

It was minus 2 degrees this morning when I crawled outa bed. It is blue sky and sunny now. No new snow the last few days. We sure could use more. We do still have a solid foot + on the ground. Here`s how things went this weekend…….

It was pretty busy in town, lots of sleds out and about. One thing I want to mention. When coming thru town SLOW DOWN!!!!! It is only a couple miles so be cool. Also, YOU yes YOU must yield the right of way to people coming out of their driveways. We had a problem this weekend and the law had to be called. So, come on folks, just be cool coming thru town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Groomer Mike did run the Pine Stump trail #8 Friday evening. He called it fair with some good spots and some thin spots. From Crisp Point thru Siberia was pretty thin on snow but the rest was decent.

Now, yesterday, Groomer Kevin ran the Point trails #452 and #453 and called them good. Groomer Jack ran the Falls trail #45 and said it was really beat up but got it smoothed out really good. Everything is froze up solid now on this trail. I ran the south trail out of town on #8. It also was pretty beat up but turned out pretty good after I went thru. I got the ditches filled in better so I`ll rate that one as good.

Groomers Mike, Gerald, Kevin and hopefully someone else are heading into the swamp south of town as I write this. They are taking 2 machines and no drags to go check it out. I`ll let you know tomorrow morning how that goes.

Soooo….if you are thinking about coming UP….I say GO FOR IT!!!! The trails are in pretty good shape but we could use another foot of snow.

All fer today.

LET `ER SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Groomer Chris


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March 23, 2019

When I crawled outa bed at 0730 it was 13 degrees. Its now an hour later and its 20 outside with a clear blue sky. Gonna be a beautiful day!!

Here`s an IMPORTANT NEWS FLASH.....we closed the gates on the swamp trail #8 just south of town. It flooded in Friday night/Saturday morning. DO NOT go around the closed gates!!

I made a mistake in yesterdays report so I`ll correct that right now. Groomer Don did not run the Point trails on Friday but he will run them today.

The only other trail that we ran last night was the Falls trail. Groomer Scott reported it as still pretty good with no water showing up yet. We are gonna run that trail again tonight plus the Stump trail.

All I got for ya`s today. The season is winding down FAST. Looking at the weather, this may have been the last decent weekend.

Groomer Chris
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Thank you for all of your hard work and the update posts. Have a gantasti spring and summer.

Thx for all your hard work

Thank you Night Riders for your honest updates, great trails and no major issues on groomers breaking down. 😀

March 22, 2019

25 degrees this morning and partly sunny with a stiff NW wind. We did get up into the 40`s again yesterday. Here`s what went on yesterday.....

Groomer Scott ran the Falls trail #45 and called it pretty good. He said there is no water showing up yet on the trail.

Groomer Mike ran the Stump trail #8 and said the same. Both guys said the snow is pretty soft, kinda like grooming mashed potatoes, but notice we are still grooming with the temps in the 40`s? I told ya we can with the drags we have. It did get below freezing last night so the trails are hard and FLAT!!!

Groomer Don is running the Point trails this morning. We are done with the South trail #8 cause the swamp is gettin pretty iffy and we don`t want to bury a machine in there this time of year plus there is a new logging operation going on in the Federal Forest section across from the Silver Creek Bar. You can still get through there with a sled but be watchful of the loggers. It is about a mile long section that they have plowed down.

All for today. I`ll keep plugging on til we can`t plug no more!

Groomer Chris
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Thanks a lot for all you do! We had a great week despite the temperatures and no snow to access towns.

I rode through the swamp yesterday afternoon and it has some waterholes that will test your watercross skills. In the Federal Forest make certain the loggers can see you as you approach their equipment. They have limited visibility as they work.

Earl Howell

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March 21, 2019

36 degrees this morning and partly cloudy. It got up into the 40`s yesterday and kinda drizzled most of the day.....not good for the trails....thats for sure. Here`s what went on around here.......

Groomer Don ran the Point trails #452 and #453. He called them pretty good but the water holes on the far north side of this loop are starting to get really soft. He`s thinking we`ll be lucky to get by this weekend before they open up.

Groomer Dave M. ran the South trail #8. Our infamous swamp just south of town is starting to get pretty wet. He didn`t break through the ice with a groomer but he said there is alot of standing water on the trail. You can get through there with a sled but expect to come out wet. I doubt we`ll run a groomer through there anymore this year. We did leave the gates open but run it at your own risk. The rest of the trail he called it good.

Thats all that was run yesterday. We`ll hit the Falls trail and Stump trail again for the weekend but the weather is gonna dictate how much more we can do. The season is wrapping up fast folks!!

All for today. With the weather warming up and us not being able to run, I`m not sure how much more I`ll be able to report but I will try my best to keep you informed till the end.

Groomer Chris
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Thanks for the information. 🥺

Thank you for all your hard work this season. We greatly appreciated it.

Have been coming to paradise for many years the trails this year were above and beyond thank you see ya next year

John Dafoe

Great job Enjoy the summer

JaLynne Thayer

Can you please update when you guys plan to brush and sign would like to help...need couple weeks notice because of the kpn thing gets in way

Thanks so much, hoping one more ride next weekend!! Keeping fimgers crossed,

Thanks for all the hard work and update posts this season. Wishing yoy all a fantastic spring/summer!

Thank you so much for your hard work and updates

Thanks so much for all you guys do

Thanks for updates hopefully one more weekend and be back next year


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