Michigan Trail Report


Munising Area Trail Report – 01/29

TRAIL REPORT: 7:30 a.m., Sunday, 1/29/17
Trails are Nice!
GROOMING OPERATIONS: Trails 419, 422, 8 and 7 North to Christmas, 7 South to the Buckhorn were groomed Saturday and last night. Trails 8 and 7 North twice. Trails were in fair to very good condition after grooming. Snow continues across the area, more to the West side of our trail system.

TRAIL CONDITIONS: Generally Good to Fair.

Trail 8 – Very Good.
Trail 7 South – Good to poor as you get closer to 440, slight moguls, wet spots/holes South of Doe Lake Road. Recovery grooming scheduled for today.
Trail 7 North – Good to Fair closer to Christmas. Snow was difficult to process because of lower snowfall on the North end.
Trail 419W (Munising-Christmas) – Fair to Good, Holes were filled with the last grooming run but continue to use caution due to possible soft spots closer to Munising.
Trail 422 (Miners Castle) – Good.
Trail 419E (to Trail 8) – Good.
Trail 419 (Wetmore-Munising) – Good to Fair, no base on the inside corners of the hills.

WEATHER: 20 degrees, 9 mph N Winds, Snowing w/Lake Effect Snow Advisory. Forecasting another 4 to 8 inches through Sunday!
Past 24 Hour Snowfall: 4′ South, 4′ North (approximate) West end received more.
CAUTIONS, WARNINGS and UPDATES:

CAUTION FOR TRAIL 419:
Standing and flowing water creating soft spots in wet areas of the hills closer to Munising. RIDE WITH CAUTION.

CAUTION FOR TRAIL419 (Munising Wetmore Connector) – Trail 419 connector is OPEN. Please use caution when riding. It’s a congested area with driveway crossings. PLEASE obey all stop signs and give right-of-way to vehicles.

IN TOWN TRAIL ETIQUETTE
Private Property owners allow us to use their land for trail connectors.
PLEASE respect the allowed use by staying on the trail, ride safely and stop at all driveways. PLEASE give vehicles the right of way, especially when they are trying to turn off of the major roadways. Remember Cars have the right of way and you are responsible for any related vehicular accidents. These connectors need annual approval so PLEASE ride with respect and courtesy so we can keep them open year after year!

(Photographs: Trail 8 near Campground Road. 2nd photo is a bank flattened out ready for the Dubie Groomer to be pulled across.)

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Saturday September 5th, 2020 - 1:17 pm

Alger County SORVA

DOTY BRIDGE DETOUR OPEN

A detour of Trail "C" (Marquette to Manistique) (Snow Trail 8) west of Shingleton has been signed and is now officially open. We would like to thank the Alger SORVA team for hand brushing two miles of road last night on a holiday weekend. Also thanks to the NFS and DNR for working together to make this possible and keep east west ORV travel open while the bridge is out. Stay Tuned for bridge work updates.
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DOTY BRIDGE DETOUR OPEN

A detour of Trail C (Marquette to Manistique) (Snow Trail 8) west of Shingleton has been signed and is now officially open. We would like to thank the Alger SORVA team for hand brushing two miles of road last night on a holiday weekend. Also thanks to the NFS and DNR for working together to make this possible and keep east west ORV travel open while the bridge is out. Stay Tuned for bridge work updates.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Mitch Prochnow keeps us out of the popular areas

Wednesday September 2nd, 2020 - 5:27 pm

Alger County SORVA

Doty Bridge update:
Decking removed from temporary bridge which is scheduled for removal tomorrow.
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Never realized it's a pretty primitive and basic bridge

Thankyou for all the hard work. You guys have the best system around. Cant wait to see you again!!

Easy detour no reason to not come out and ride

Thanks for all of your hard work

Sunday August 30th, 2020 - 10:12 pm

Alger County SORVA

IMPORTANT TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE:
ORV TRAIL "C" (Marquette to Manistique) (Snow Trail 8) is TEMPORARILY CLOSED between Shingleton and Wetmore as of Monday 8/31/2020.
With replacement of the DOTY Bridge we had a glitch in the MDOT paperwork for the trail detour. This closure is temporary and a detour will be opened as soon as possible when we have official MDOT approval. Please be patient and ride responsibly.
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IMPORTANT TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE:
ORV TRAIL C (Marquette to Manistique) (Snow Trail 8) is TEMPORARILY CLOSED between Shingleton and Wetmore as of Monday 8/31/2020.
With replacement of the DOTY Bridge we had a glitch in the MDOT paperwork for the trail detour. This closure is temporary and a detour will be opened as soon as possible when we have official MDOT approval. Please be patient and ride responsibly.

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So is there still a way to get from wetmore to Manistique? Heading up in two weeks.

Yeah will there be something set up for this weekend?

Jacob Lohse

Friday August 28th, 2020 - 1:37 pm

Alger County SORVA

Doty Bridge update
Crane on site, surveying started
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Doty Bridge update
Crane on site, surveying startedImage attachment

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I hope we all say a GIANT thank you to Keith Churill for making this happen. As president of the Alger Sorva club he has spear headed ALL of the major improvements on the trail system.. he deserves a THANK you

Can someone tell me what trail number this is on? lol I’d love to see it.

Will it be ready for the upcoming season?

hope they fix the huge bump just before bridge lol

Thank u to all!!

Pam Keysor-Smith

Shaylin Oley

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