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Trail Report: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – November 14, 2017

Reporter: SaultSteMarie
Trail Conditions: Closed
Snow Cover: 0"
Date of Report: November 14, 2017
Area Report:

Only 16 days until the trails open! It’s been a very wet fall, so we will have lots of wet areas once grooming starts.

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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 the towns you visit. The grooming entities are 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 0 – 0 inches – Trail is in poor condition. 

Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –

Base 0 – 1 inches -Trail is in poor 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 0 – 1 inches – Trail is in poor condition.

Sault Ste. Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449, parts of #8 & #49 –

Base 0 – 0 inches – Trail is in poor condition.

We now have a marked & groomed trail going to Chippewa Motors.  It starts once you come out of the woods east off 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 0 – 0 inches – Trail is in poor 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 0 – 0 inches – Trail is in poor condition.

Kinross to Raco & Rudyard, Parts of Trail #472 & #480 –

Base 0 – 1 inches – Trail is in poor condition. Watch for reroute signs just west of Kinross. Road shoulders are bare.

The Downtown Trail is signed, but snow and barrels on the Portage Ave. Bridge have been removed!

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News and Reports:

World Record Attempt

Snowmobiling season is still months away, but it is time to sign up for a world record attempt right now!

On February 1st, 2018, come to Sault Ste. Marie to help us try to break the world record for the largest snowmobile parade! We need at least 1,048 snowmobiles on February 1, 2018, the Thursday before the 50th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race.

The $5.00 registration fee per sled is used to cover the costs incurred to break the record.

All snowmobile operators must have a valid driver’s license and a registered sled.

For more information – and to sign up – follow this link: http://www.saultstemarie.com/event-detail/guinness-world-record-snowmobile-parade/



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