Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Base is 3 inches
Date of Report: March 9, 2018
Groomers out overnight and trails in fair to good shape yet. We did get 1-2 inches of snow but not like they predicted. Looks like most of it falling in LP where it’s a waste as their trails are dirt. Trails in woods are still good to excellent! They are icy and road shoulders are bare. Less snow base around Kinross area, without new snow they will not last much longer. We will continue grooming as needed for traffic and snow conditions. All are calling for temps in mid-30’s during the day but getting down to low 20’s overnight.
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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. Make sure you lock your vehicles and trailers.
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 1 – 4 inches -Trail is in fair to good condition.
Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –
Base 2 – 4 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 2 – 5 inches – Trail is in good condition.
Sault Ste. Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449, parts of #8 & #49 –
Base 1 – 4 inches – Trail is in fair to good condition. Trail is groomed past Casino down to 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 1 – 4 inches – Trail is in fair to good condition.
Make sure you follow reroute once you cross 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- 2 inches – Trail is in poor to fair condition. Watch for trucks on trail.
Kinross to Raco & Rudyard, Parts of trail #472 & #480 –
Base 1 – 4 inches – Trail is in fair to 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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