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Paradise Area Trail Report – 12/15

December 15, 2019

20 degrees this morning and snowing. Looks like we picked up about 3 inches of fluffy lake effect last night. Here`s what went on yesterday…..

Groomer Kevin and Chic Drisdrowski ( I think I spelled that right ) from Chics hot dog stand out on trails #452 and #8 took off in a groomer at 10 am to hit the Point trails. I talked to Kevin briefly this morning on how it went. He told me the Point trails are a total mess…..tons of trees blown down and a fair share of water. He said they busted their butts until dark and then headed back to the barn. He is back out there again today, more on that in a minute.

Groomers Mike, Gerald, myself and a NEW GUY Zack Ferguson ( WELCOME!!!!! ) plus a guy who drove all the way from Mt. Pleasant to help us who`s name is Mike Hoffman all took off towards Pine Stump on Trail #8 at 10am also. We took the remaining 2 groomers and Mike H. rode his sled with a tobagan in tow and took off in front of us. Talk about a mess!!!! We have never seen it this bad as far as trees down!!!!! Long story short, we made it as far as Little Lake off of CR 500 and turned around after a HARD 8 hrs of work, and we had 6 more to go to get back to the barn!!! The rest of the trail to Pine Stump shouldn`t be too bad as far as trees down cause there ain`t to many left after the fire a few years back.

Now, back to Groomer Kevin. He is back out on the Point trails today with Groomer Scott and ANOTHER NEW GUY Dale Grahm ( WELCOME to you too!!! ). They took 2 machines and are gonna try and tackle the rest of the Point. I will hear from him tomorrow to see how that went.

All fer today…..just trying to keep y`all updated.

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

Groomer Chris


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January 17, 2020

18 degrees this morning with a light snow floating around in the air. We picked up about 2 inches of fluff last night. We are under a winter weather advisory, what ever that means, for tonight and thru the weekend. They are saying up to a foot for us, lets hope they got it right this time! Here`s whats gonna happen the next couple days........

Groomer Mike is heading out this morning on the Pine Stump trail #8.

Groomer Dave is also heading out this morning and gonna run the South trail #8. He is gonna venture into "da swamp" with a drag for the first time this year. If he can get it ridable he will open up the gates!!!

When Dave gets back I am gonna head to the Falls on trail #45.

Tomorrow, Groomer Kevin will run the Point trails #452 and #453 and Groomer Jack will hit the Stump trail again and me or somebody will run the Falls trail again.

Sooo......there you have it. Busting our butts with just 2 machines, all for your enjoyment!!!!!!

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

Groomer Chris
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HEADS UP FOLKS. I need to add something to my post. Just heard from Groomer Dave. He did make it thru the swamp south of town but he did break through a couple of small water holes. You can get around them but be VERY CAREFUL. He did leave the gates open but be VERY CAREFUL. GO SLOW!!!!!!!! Groomer Chris

Thank you to all of you for working so hard with what we had and you do an awesome job! πŸ™ for snow to help your job be a little easier!

You guys rock! Probably one of the most difficult areas to keep snowmobile ready and always working. I’m dancing for snow!

Hope for more snow. You guys do a good job :). Thank you

Great job guys! Always have the best interest of the riders. Taking time away from your family all season. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»

Let the snow gods dump all kinds of snow up there . Please. 😁

Thanks for all you guys do!! Very much appreciated

Thanks for all your work!

Thanks alot you guys!! You rock!!

Thank you , you do a great job

you guys are Rock Stars. thanks so much

appreciate everything that you guys do.

Thank you!!!

Great job guys!


Becky Amanda Tori

Thanks for all you guys do for us.

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Wednesday January 15th, 2020 - 12:40 pm

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What phone service do you have to be able to hold a signal for live FB?

Trail needs to go up the side of 123. You guys spend all winter trying to get the forest and swamp frozen when you could be grooming the rest of the system. It's a shame they won't allow it. Keep up the hard and unrelenting work in the swamps!

You guys are the best!! Thanks for showing the complainers what it takes! Your trail system and terrain are unlike surrounding areas. Your time and dedication is appreciated by an overwhelming majority of us riders.

No way to make a series of bridges so you dont have to fill in the pesky swamp?

Awesome job , watching from birch run, hope to get up there soon

People that complain about the trails really need to watch this so they can understand what you guys do and how hard you work at making the sport we love worth the drive. Thank you for all the HARD WORK

Awesome! Hoping all goes well so there’s good access to Paradise. Thanks for your hard work!

Dam ... you guys do a lot of awesome work... thank you from the trolls!

Smooth. Just need snow. Hopefully Friday ❄️❄️

Yuck we can definitely use some snow ❄️

Aahhh the south swamp! Thanks for all you do!

And the trolls will still ride it and post bitchy comments on Sunday πŸ˜†

I live in Marquette but enjoy riding around Paradise.

Where are you two love birds spending your day together?!😍πŸ₯°

Ahh, federal forest area? Or swamp? Either way, awesome job the last few weeks PANR!

Thank you for all your dedicated work on the trails.

Like always.....he’s doing all the work!

Who is operating the groomer? Tell him thank you for the hard work.

I thought that was your voice! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Yuck! Hoping for lots of snow.

Thanks for the update. All we need is below freezing temps and snow .

Keep up the good work. I haven't been up there and a few years. I always like going up there. From Bentley Mi

Great work all! Wrestling Mother Nature is always a challenge.

Thanks for your hard work!

Very talented you are. Need to rub some of that talent off on him. Lol

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Wednesday January 15th, 2020 - 11:26 am

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What does the finish product look like

Guys the groomed trails look nothing like that. There’s lots of snow. That’s in the swamp. South if there is 100% perfect

WTH, Looks like some great snowmobiling! I think I will stay home.....

Thanks so much for spending all those hours grooming

Thank you for all your hard work

Gives you and idea of all the work it takes to make a good trail . Thank You 😊

Same story! The trails are great come on up

I am glad I am waiting until the end of February!

Rough on the equipment wow !

Thanks for all your efforts!

How did the trail get that way? Looks like loggers went threw it.

Or trees planted somewhere so the snow isnt always blowing away.

Head west boys she Done!!

Are u serious? This is nuts, where is everyone riding right now

Looks mint


What trail is this?

Bummer !!!!


Joshua Kleman


Really.. what a dumbass..

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Friday January 3rd, 2020 - 8:02 pm

The Lodge at Silver Creek

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Wednesday October 16th, 2019 - 1:29 am

The Lodge at Silver Creek

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Curley Lewis Hwy. is a beautiful ride!

We did this last year. It is beautiful!

Lindsey Garcia, and my cousin has a lodge in Paradise. If y'all are into planning things lol


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