Trail Conditions 2023-24

Feb 17, 24 Saturday

We did get about 5" of wet snow in Alpena which is not enough to groom since we had no base. Gates west of Hillman have been reopened for those that decide to ride but we would rate most trails fair at best. Forecast for the coming week is not positive for sledding with warming temps and even rain.

 Trail conditions:

    Trail #4 Alpena to Hillman:  Fair to poor

    Trail #992 Alpena to Posen:  Fair

    Trail # 464 Connecter from #4 to #992: Fair to poor

    Trail # 461 Indian Reserve Trail: Poor

    Trail # 462 Norway Ridge: Poor

    Trail  # 468 Devils Lake: Poor

Tuesday March 7, 2023
Looks like winter is over before it started. Trails have lots of standing water and bare sections

Sunday Feb 20, 2023
Groomers ran yesterday on trails 464, 992, and 4 with varying conditions. Warm temps and rain in the past caused us to lose most of our base or turn it into ice. Trail 992 is the best except a few areas nearer Posen that are bare.  We have lots of ice and open water holes along trails so be extra careful, slow down and always stay right.

Monday Feb 13, 2023
Nothing new to report on trails except we lost more snow and temps are still in the 40,s and maybe even rain Wednesday.

Feb 7, 2023 Tuesday
With temperatures in the high 30's and rain the trails are now in poor condition. The forecast does not give much hope as they are saying rain and warm temps to continue for several days. Grooming has stopped and we can not restart until we get several inches of new snow. We, however, have our Trail Stop (PITY PARTY) this coming Saturday from 11 to 3 at the clubhouse on the corner of M 32 and Herron Road. Stop by for free refreshments and snacks if you are in the area.
Feb 2, 2023 Thursday
​All trails except Trail 4 to Hillman were groomed on the 30th and 31st of January while Hillman was done last Saturday the 28th. Trail 992 is very good with not a lot of snow but a very good hard base and the best of all our system. All trails need snow but Trail 4 to Hillman needs the most but is rideable. Lots of deer on trails so please be extra careful while riding. Please slow down, stay right and enjoy the ride.

Jan 20, 2023 FRiday
THe big storm has past and left us with from 2 to 5" of new very wet snow. not enough to groom as we had zero snow base and standing water on some trails. Trail 992 would be rideable but the rest are very questionable.

Jan 10 2023 Tuesday
All trails are closed as we have zero yes zero snow on our system! This has been another awful winter for snow so trails are closed until we get snow, maybe by July 4.

Dec 31 Saturday
All trails are bare from the warm weather this past week.

Dec 28 Wednesday
All trails have been groomed and are in fair to good condition. Lots of hanging branches and trees where cut and have been removed to open trails. Warming weather predicted this coming week will not do well with trails as we had not base before this past snow of 4 to 8"

Dec 21 Wednesday
We have covered all trails this week to remove trees from our last wind storm only to see we are under a blizzard warning for Thursday night to Saturday night along with several inches of snow. So with that said we will not have groomers out in the storm nor on Christmas as many operators are not in town and with family. So if we get the snow and you must ride please be extra careful for downed trees and  branches on trail. Would be really great of sledders that do go our they removed trees and branches on trails to help our volunteer groomer operators. Also since we have zero snow right now this will be first ridding so be be extra careful/ 

Dec 7 Wednesday
All trails have been brushed and signed over the past couple months. Since we have had lots of high winds we have removed several trees but will not check trails again until we see snow coming. As of now we have zero snow but ground is starting to freeze which will help any low areas. 
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