Trail Conditions: Unknown
Snow Cover: Base is 3 inches.
Date of Report: February 27, 2018
Warm during the day and cold at night, though trails still fair to good shape. Groomers going out late night and early morning if cold enough. Supposed to have a couple days this week above 40, so we will see how trails hold up. With the high winds, watch for newly-fallen branches or trees!
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We have a newly-plowed parking area at the beginning of Trail #8 under the International Bridge, which now has an all-season porta-john.
If you are staying in the Sault, please look at our list of supporters on our web page and give them your business. Please do that in all towns you visit. The grooming entities are all made up of volunteers who want you to support those who support us!
Remember, trail base is the amount of snow between your track and the ground below, not the amount of fluff piled up in the woods. 10 inches of snow compresses to less than an inch on the trail.
Sault Ste. Marie to Brimley, Trail #8 –
Base 2 – 4 inches -Trail is in good condition.
Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –
Base 2 – 5 inches -Trail is in good condition.
When going across the bridge in Brimley, make sure you go with the flow of traffic! Blowing and drifting occurs when you first leave Brimley.
Raco to Naomikong Trail #8 [where Paradise meets us], Trail #8 –
Base 3 – 7 inches – Trail is in good to excellent condition.
Sault Ste. Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449, parts of #8 & #49 –
Base 2 – 5 inches – Trail is in good condition. Trail is now groomed past casino down to the Antlers.
We now have a marked trail going to Chippewa Motors. It starts once you come out of the woods east of M-129 off #449. It comes into their parking lot from behind if you need parts or service.
City curfew is from 1 am – 6 am. Remember, most City streets are open to traffic 20 mph, stop at all intersections, and ride on the right-hand side of street not on sidewalks. Watch for closed streets that are posted, mainly around the hospital, university, and state trunk lines.
Sault Ste. Marie to Kinross, Trail #49 –
Base 2 – 5 inches – Trail is in fair to good condition.
Make sure you follow the reroute once you cross the bridge going south at 7 Mile Road.
When the trail is running along roads, make sure you go with the flow of traffic on the right side of the road.
Kinross loop & south to Pickford, Parts of Trail #49, #472, and #494 –
Base 1- 4 inches – Trail is in fair to good condition. Watch for trucks on trail.
Kinross to Raco & Rudyard, Parts of trail #472 & #480 –
Base 2 – 6 inches – Trail is in good condition. Watch for reroute signs just west of Kinross. Trail to Rudyard has been groomed but logging going on, too.
The Downtown Trail is signed and snow and barrels are on the Portage Ave. Bridge.
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