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Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 02/25

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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Monday March 2nd, 2020 - 5:33 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

First and foremost we would like to thank everyone that stayed with us this winter. We do appreciate your business.

I hope that the reports provided you with some useful information during another difficult season to report on given the usual ups and downs in the weather.

I just finished up the totals for grooming this season and I thought I would share them with you.

We are responsible for a total of 69 miles of trail. This year we groomed 4118 miles which took 626 volunteer hours and we used $8342.90 in fuel. That works out to an average of a flame throwing 6.5 mph
and we consumed .93 gpm.

Have a great off season and we hope to see you next year if not sooner, mushrooms are just around the corner.

Be Safe,

Keith, Sandy and The Kids
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Keith & Sandy ... As always THANK YOU for ALL you Both Do !!! You guy's are Amazing !! Keep up the Great Work !!! (Grapeman) !!!!!

THANKS to you and the other volunteers who donate their time to groom so us throttle-jockeys can BRAAAAAP ON! WELL DONE again this season!

Thank you

Thanks for all you do for us snowmobilers Keith!

Thursday February 27th, 2020 - 6:18 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Greetings Sledders,

Quick update. I wouldn't ordinarily generate a report so closely behind the last one but conditions have changed and I know many of you want to come up this weekend and may be apprehensive based on my last report.

We didn't get anything out of the system that just went through but we are now experiencing the wrap around snow in the form of Lake Effect.

It's difficult to say how much is on the ground already or to say how much we will ultimately receive. Those are an unknown because of the wind and it's anybody's guess when it comes to LE snows.

We do have enough now to upgrade the trail condition slightly to fair. However, beware of the ice base on the Southern half or so of our trails as it is everywhere. The Northern half is for the most part packed snow covered by fresh.

We are scheduled to groom through Saturday night. A warm up starts Sunday and continues all week so grooming efforts may just end for the season Saturday. That's not set in stone but it is a possibility.

The next report will be the final for the season and will be out on Wednesday or so.

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