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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Northern Michigan snowmobile trails in great shape

Photo by Nutrunner

Midweek snow came down in the northern regions of the Lower Peninsula with blizzard conditions in several areas of the Upper Peninsula.
Trails should be in great shape for weekend riding.
Around the Clare area, considerable snow fell during the week, covering the trails with 1-2 inches of fresh cover. Trails are in excellent condition with snow on the ground registering over a foot. Groomers are out on a daily routine.
The Cadillac area received 3 to 4 inches of fresh snow early Wednesday, improving trail conditions. High winds caused some drifting and knocked some branches across the trails, so use caution.
Also watch for plenty of ice under the fresh snow. Trails should be in great shape by the weekend and for the North American Snow Festival.
Traverse City trails remain in good shape even after some very heavy trail activity this past weekend. Groomers have smoothed the edges and conditions are good for another weekend of great riding.
Lake effect snow has covered trails throughout the Benzie area. Fresh powder prevails, leaving groomers plenty of work to do. Trails will be in excellent shape for weekend riding.
Trails throughout the western region remain in good to very good condition. Trails are in excellent shape in Iron County and grooming is taking place on a daily basis.
Trails in and around Houghton and Keweenaw counties are in terrific shape and snow cover remains deep measuring over 32 inches.
Sledders headed to the Ontonagon area can expect some of the best riding of the season taking place. All groomers available are out working trails throughout Gogebic and Ontonagon counties.
In the central portion of the U.P., trails range from fair to excellent. Snowmobilers can expect awesome riding around Grand Marais and the Munising area, where trails are in excellent condition.
Delta, Schoolcraft, Menominee and Dickinson county trails are all groomed and in good to very good shape. Marquette County trails range from fair to very good and all are groomed.
The eastern region of the U.P. has good riding available with conditions ranging from good to excellent. Luce County trails are in good shape with a solid snow base measuring up to one foot. Chippewa County trails are in great shape with several in very good condition.
Mackinac County trails remained in good shape after heavy riding taking place last weekend, and with this week's blizzard conditions, the trails should rapidly be improving for some great riding this weekend.
Remember: Watch for groomers; they have the right of way!!!
Before hitching up your snowmobile trailer and hitting the roads; take a moment to check the latest traffic, road, and weather conditions at
Courtesy Michigan AAA


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