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Watersmeet, MI
13K
Classic Only
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The East Trails travel through a forest dominated by evergreens with terrain that is gentle and rolling and suitable for skiers of all abilities. The West Trails travel through a forest of primarily hardwoods and offer more hills and winding runs through the natural hilly terrain.
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Friday, February 25, 2022
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Groomed the trails this evening. It looks like conditions should be excellent. Tracks are as good as they can be. The trees are covered but not loaded with snow from the last snowfall so it is gorgeous out. Temps look great. Appears to be about as good as it can get.
(Bob Turnquist)
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Packed the trails this morning after yesterday's snow. Nothing is tracked but the snow is nice. Grooming plans: With more snow forecast today we will pack the trails and set a track Wednesday morning. Since the trail will not be hard packed with the new snow tracks will be set everywhere including hills and sharp corners. We will groom again before the weekend.
(Bob Turnquist)
Monday, February 14, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
First time skiing these trails, which have been on my list for awhile. All open trails had great tracks and conditions. (Some of the east side trails are closed because of logging operations.) Generally moderate terrain with one most difficult loop. Enjoyed the open hardwood forest on the west side and the white pines on the east side. The broad forest views contrast with the more dense forest on the trails at nearby Sylvania Outfitters to give two very different, and both wonderful, ski experiences. And both places are groomed well... The track is pulled as needed.
(Sue Schroeder)
Friday, February 11, 2022
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Groomed trails Friday evening after getting a few inches of snow. Conditions look to be excellent. With sub-zero temps the tracks should hold up well until the next snow. Due to timber harvest activity less than a mile of the East Side Trail is open.
(Bob Turnquist)
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The couple of inches of snow allowed a fresh grooming of the trails. The trail worked up well and conditions should be great. The litter that has been slowly showing over the long dry spell should not be an issue. Good riddance to those pesky Hemlock cones and so long to at least most of the Oak leaves. The 0.4 mile section of the East side trail that was plowed is packed and will be skiable but there is not enough snow to track this section. The 1 mile loop is groomed.
(Bob Turnquist)
Friday, January 28, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Another fun classic only trail system. Bob does a great job of grooming and laying down great tracks. Mostly easy trails with a few intermediate hills. East side has some logging going on so some of trail is closed. There is a connecting trail to Sylvania wilderness trails. The UPers have a saying "No such thing as bad weather only bad clothing." After a week of very cold temps, I agree only bad clothing!
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(Greg Dahl)
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed all trails. With the new snow from a couple of days ago things worked up nicely. Tracks are as good as they can be and the deck is firm.
(Bob Turnquist)
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Dragged and tracked the trail this morning and groomed this evening. Tracks and deck look great and with cold weather things should set up nicely. Looks like the conditions will be excellent for the weekend.
(Bob Turnquist)
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed all trails tonight. Tracks look excellent and skiing should be really good. There is still snow on the trees so the trail is beautiful. The picture below was taken before I groomed today.
Photos:
(Bob Turnquist)
Monday, December 27, 2021
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Packed and tracked all trails tonight to take care of the 4-5" of snow we got in the last 24 hours. Full depth tracks everywhere. Depending on how it sets tonight, the trails could be a little soft. Conditions look to be very good.
(Bob Turnquist)

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