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.
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.