MFR Trail Report 1-26-2023

Curt Christensen – President

I hope you were able to get out and enjoy our trails, and for that matter, other club’s trails.  The conditions are the best I can remember in a long time. It looks like a dreaded polar vortex will descend upon us at the end of the weekend, bringing with it temperatures in the single digits for about five days.

Our groomer operators are reporting that the trails continue to remain in Very Good and in some cases Excellent Condition.

Trail Issues:
•   Trail 5A is PERMANENTLY closed between TIN-651 (the intersection of Trail 5 & Trail 5A) and TIN-653 (the intersection of Trail 5A & Price County Road). Follow the detour.

•    Water has developed over the Spillway on Trail 5. The section of trail between TIN-524 and TIN-525 is closed. Follow the detour.

•    There is logging activity on Trail 5 between TIN-513 and TIN-515. Sections of trail may have limited amounts of snow on them. Ride with caution.

•    There’s a caution area on the north side of the swamp on Trail BB and it’s marked with barrels. Please ride this trail with caution. Even though it gets groomed on a regular basis, it also deteriorates much faster than most trails because of it’s heavy use.


Weekend Forecast (as predicted by AccuWeather):

A high temperature of 26 degrees and a low temperature of 3 degrees. Expect WSW winds at 12 mph and gusting to 28 mph. Expect one to two inches of snow in the morning giving way to cloudy skies continuing into the nighttime hours.

A high temperature of 15 degrees and a low temperature of 6 degrees. Expect NNW winds of 5 mph under cloudy skies by day and by night.

A high temperature of 11 degrees and a low temperature of -6 degrees. Expect WNW winds at 7 mph with wind gusts of 12 mph. Mostly cloudy skies will prevail during the day and into the nighttime hours.

Extended Forecast:
Temperatures will remain in the single digits through Thursday. The coldest day will be Tuesday with a high temperature topping out at -1 degrees. Needless to say, the overnight low temperatures will be in the negative digits.

Snowmobile Raffle Drawing:

Mark your calendar!  The event is less than a month away…

Saturday, February 25th at Lakeland PowerSports from Noon until 7:00 PM