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Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 03/05

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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Tuesday February 25th, 2020 - 7:51 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

The trails can only endure so many body blows by the Sun and this last round has taken it's toll.
Here is the latest poop by segment:
Trail #7 from Grayling to Frederic is poor.
Trail #679 fared better and is snow covered from Frederic to the intersection of #79.
Trail #79 is good on the upper half, the Southern half is poor.
Trail #47 ( Lovells ) is fair to good according to the driver. The real challenge is getting to it as Lewiston Grade Rd is down to gravel from the Frederic Trail turn off to the start of the Lovells Trail.
Trail #7 South of M-72. I will groom that in the morning but I don't expect anything better than poor. Better to have an ugly flat trail than an ugly bumpy one.
The weather forecast is calling for some snow on Thursday and Friday although it will be Lake Effect so it's anybody's guess as to where and how much we can expect.
Temps look to hold thru Saturday with yet another warm up on Sunday and Monday followed by more snow.

We will be grooming thru the weekend. If sledders are going to ride the trails we are compelled to groom them. Grooming school 101.

Wish I had better news but it is what it is.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy and The Kids
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Thanks for the update! Wish it was better news but it is what it is.....

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I had some of that rib Saturday

All the snow is heading for Detroit 😥

That looks delicious !

I had some of that rib Saturday

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Wednesday February 19th, 2020 - 9:37 am

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

We got 4+ yesterday along with some hefty winds.

Everything was groomed yesterday and into last night and the trails are good to very good. Probably the best that I've seen in a number of years.

There was significant drifting in the clear cut and open areas which provides for an opportunity to be amazed at the amount of snow these tractors will simultaneously push and pull and not break a sweat. Instead of relying on the drag to bust up the drifts which can sometimes lead to a mild roller coaster effect, we drop the 10ft wide blade and do some old fashion drift busting. It's the most fun you can have in these tractors while being fully clothed.

It's anybody's guess as to what affect the warm up will have on the trails although traffic will be much lighter than last weekend and that should help a little and there's a ton of base to eat through before a total breakdown occurs. Let's hope for the best.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy and The Kids
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