Welcome to the 2013 / 2014 snowmobile season which is now officially opened…except we don’t have enough SNOW!!!
The picnic table is currently standing proud and anxiously awaiting snow. The current weather forecast for the next 3 days calls for overnight lows in the mid 20’s and day time highs in the mid 30’s with some scattered rain showers possible.
Once we are able to get out there and ride you will notice that the AuSable Valley Groomers and a group of dedicated volunteers have been hard at work on the Oscoda County area trails. You are going to notice the difference in our trails this season. Hundreds of man hours of volunteer time were expended this fall with brushing, clearing and leveling. It has taken nearly 3 years but they have covered all the trails in Oscoda County. I can’t wait to hit the trails!!!
There will be some construction along the power lines running through Alcona and Iosco counties this winter that will have heavy equipment sharing portions of our trail system. As soon as I have the details of exactly where I will post them here.
I will try my best to share information that will keep you updated on our local conditions. My intentions are to do weekly updates on Tuesday evenings, unless conditions change dramatically, so you have the opportunity to plan ahead. But I will also be doing more frequent weather updates on our FaceBook page (Economic Development Alliance for Oscoda County), so you can check in there as well.
Fuel availability: Mio has multiple fueling locations. Luzerne has fuel available at the Express. At the South end of the County the JB's Place (the Pink Store) is back up and running...stop in and meet the new owners Joan and Bruce...let them know where you heard they were open. The General Store in McKinley remains closed.
If you have any comments or suggestions related to this report…send along an email (be sure to state a topic in the subject line…if none is shown they are deleted) and I’ll try to work on them. Any and all criticisms should be written on small pieces of paper and then quickly discarded…until next time…Enjoy, Think Snow and Ride Safe!!! ;-)