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Sled Solutions
03-23-2011, 10:38 PM
I rode out of Houghton Lake and my buddy Matt rode out of Traverse and we met at the M72 Blue Bear parking lot. 7-10" of fresh fell and all the secondary trails are in great shape where there was base left. Trails have wet spots and some spots have an icy base left. The groomer took off out of the gas station on M72 heading south so I know that the trail down to Houghton lake was being groomed. I don't know who else will be grooming but they are for sure and honestly with as cold as it's going to get by the weekend it should hold up for one last ride. It was like early season riding but with frost in the ground. We got into areas today in the woods that had 2 + feet of snow still.

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So if you considered coming up on to get one last ride in I would recommend it. Who knows how it will hold up through the weekend but you can ride.

The best snow fell from Traverse City area over to just south of Gaylord, down to Houghton Lake and back over to Lake City.

dhealy8
03-24-2011, 01:07 AM
Wow, nice Paul!! Glad you got a good last/late March ride in!! Lets hope for another "last ride"!!

Sled Solutions
03-24-2011, 12:05 PM
Wow, nice Paul!! Glad you got a good last/late March ride in!! Lets hope for another "last ride"!!

Always! :D

thebreeze
03-24-2011, 12:41 PM
Nice!! Good to see some people chasing the snow still!

Sled Solutions
03-24-2011, 04:23 PM
Nice!! Good to see some people chasing the snow still!

Update:

Sun is out and taking it's toll on things, trailering will be the only option. Trail from Houghton Lake down the west side and back up to the west side of the lake is not groomed and the swamp is a mess. You can ride out to Jeff's Rd but you'll want to head to Leota since you can't legally ride the side of M-55 which could take you to CO 300. The lake is not ride able IMO, I'm sure there is plenty of ice under the snow but I don't know how much water is on top of the ice under the crusty snow.

Leota did groom.

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timo
03-24-2011, 08:15 PM
Beautiful pic's man!!

Sled Solutions
03-24-2011, 10:02 PM
Beautiful pic's man!!

Thanks!

As of 5 PM Thursday

Trail Crossing CO 104 going up to Grayling

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Same crossing looking South

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Higgins Lake park and ride.

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From what I could see the sun didn't hurt things to bad.