143 thoughts on “Trail 7, North of Gaylord

    1. We will try! We have done some work to make it more consistent, but I am at the mercy of the youtube rules so hoping it goes okay!

  1. I love this view! Used to be a Snowman cam man. Is’s not working anymore so this is how I am viewing Gaylord snow conditions now.

    1. I was watching today when two guys stopped their snowmobiles and waved. Have you ever seen wild animals on the video? The sky is greenish tonight.

  2. Thank you so much for this camera with the microphone. When I have to work and can’t be up in Gaylord, I’m working away at my computer with this site minimized all day until I hear sleds coming. It’s amazing how far away you can here them! Keeps me connected to my favorite winter destination when I can’t be there. Thanks again!

  3. WOW! I was just thinking…that tree could use a little trimming and the next thing I see is someone climbing a ladder trimming the tree! Thank You so much.

    1. We have been meaning to do it for quite some time. Why not wait until it is snowy and cold to do it? πŸ˜‰ It makes it difficult to see at night with the infrared.

    1. Groomers will start the season panning{packing} if they get above 8″ to establish a good base. During the season most counties will groom 6 days a week as long as the temps hold up. Nice thing about this site is you can rewind the camera on you tube and watch the groomer go by at night. Pretty cool

  4. But how does it work with grooming when do thyou y do it or is about the amount of snow how does grooming work when do they go out and do the trails ??

  5. Nice. Sounds like the snow is coming shortly. Thanks for having this camera. I check from the GR area all the time before we head up on the weekends. Love it.

    1. I watch your trail from south Florida. We heard a dog baking last night and my dog started barking. Thank you for sharing the beauty of Michigan..

    1. It is supposed to be fixed by December 1, so hopefully not! If it is not fixed by then, the detour will not be too bad or long as there are roads close by to travel on.

  6. I look at this camera often to check on snow conditions. If things look good I try to plan a trip right away, and if I have planned one already I check to make sure it hasn’t melted. Thanks for putting this up, and keeping it up! Scott – North Webster, Indiana and his buddies

    1. It doesn’t look like it, yet. Check out https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrailsCouncil/posts/ and you will see a post from Nov. 15 with a picture of the culvert that is to be installed. You may want to see the post from Nov. 18 as well regarding a re-route in Cheboygan due to a bridge closure. It looks like we will be able to use the trail all the way to Mackinaw city, but it won’t all be the normal trail.

  7. Great cam for checking out snow conditions! Fun to watch the riders go by and check out all the types of sleds. Gotta love winter!

  8. Yeah it’s up!! Started watching early 2017. Gotta new sled & can’t wait to bring it to mi. Love keeping track of weather on cam 7

  9. Al Right !!! Snowing already,, let it freeze hard, get the base going,, I can’t wait to make my trips from Tn. to the great white North !!! I’m a Gander that loves skiing and snowmachining

  10. I have been a fan of your Trail Cam from it’s inception! Rent a house south of Gaylord for 6 months, just for snowmobiling! Live in Ohio and spend as much time there as possible during those months. One of the first things I do each morning from now through March, is check the Trail 7 Camera. Thank you.

    1. Great! Thank you for checking it out! Hoping to give trail and weather updates as we live just 1.5 miles from the camera now. I actually run the trail when there is not snow on it! πŸ™‚

  11. Seen this camera set up a month ago while southbound on the trail. Thought for a second, is that the trail cam I’ve been watching? Turns out it was! Thanks for doing this. Nice to see it when I’m back home in NY wishing I was on my machine.

    1. Hi Dave, glad you are enjoying the camera! Looks like the season is over, but we can dream snowy dreams until a hopefully snow filled December 1!

      1. As a former Michigander now living in Florida, I love the cam! We have a vacation home in Lewiston and get up there once or twice each winter for some snowmobiling. This camera is great for checking the conditions, and getting fired up for some fun!

  12. this is a bang up idea and really cool. hope to see it in person one day soon. it gives me joy to see actual wind blowing and sleds passing by.thanks again Ken from millington,mi.

    1. just saw the groomer go by a moment ago, then a sled going the other way. this is sooo cool. I will be going by there myself tomorrow. awsome, thanks again Ken

  13. OMG I LOVE IT!! Found by accident. It’s so cool hearing the birds, dogs, and sleds lol. I wish they would put these up all over the lower and upper, just in key places. Then us poor slobs in Ohio would know weather its worth making the trip or not. I can’t stop watching…even think I cried a little knowing I’m sitting here, not up there. It’s really awesome thanks to all that put forth the effort.

    1. You’re welcome! Hoping in the summer we get a 2nd camera facing north. Yes, I would agree with the “poor slobs in Ohio” comment but not because you are not up here snowmobiling. There is a certain university that we don’t like very much from ohio. πŸ˜‰

    1. Hi John, we hope to put up the old camera, or a new camera, with or without movement. There is a significant cost difference once you add the movement, so we will see. The old camera works, but needs some TLC!

  14. This is awesome, I actually found this on my firestick tv through a kodi app the other night, thought it was In a different country so I got on the internet and did a search and found that it is in the Gaylord area on trail 7, as we try to ride that area once a year. some times I just leave it on all day so I can here the sleds fly by and wish I was up there riding being We have had no snow this year here in northern Indiana. This also gives us a good idea of how the trails are up there as well. I am sitting here watching this right now 2pm 2/12/2017 and you guys are getting some good snowfall heavy wind and I am setting here looking out my window at sunshine 50 degrees and green grass grinding my teeth. Wish there was one of these live cams with sound on trail 8 between Paradise and Pine stump as we like to ride that area as well. We Love riding up north.
    Thanks for the live cam.

  15. I can’t ride this year and your cam has allowed me ‘to be out there’ when my loved ones fly by. AWESOME CAM!! You have done a great job!!! Love the sound!!

  16. Awesome cam! Great location too which is rare . It’s hilarious when people know the camera is there, and they make all kinds of gestures driving past….Including myself.

      1. thank you so much for keeping this going… it is nice to sit and watch it and imagine being there when you cant be…. lol thank you

        1. I agree! Some people look at me oddly when I show them the camera. They say “so that’s it?” They just don’t get it and probably never will. #snowmobileblood

  17. Please let me know when “steve” is on the trails. I will stay home. Drinking and driving isn’t acceptable in our society. Ride all day have fun and drink when your sled is parked for the night. Love the open mic with the cam.

  18. What kind of rules or Laws are they on trails about drinking etc.? Also what kind of emergency help like rescue squads on snowmobiles in case a ” serious” accident would occur are you required to have a registration so that you would be known that your out on a trail and check out when done using?

    1. Hi Steve. Many of the rules are the same as for cars. The blood alcohol limit is the same. If you cannot drive a car, you are not allowed to drive a snowmobile. In terms of help on the trails, there is not a system to know who is out on the trail and where. Typically it is not advised to snowmobile alone for this reason. It is always best to have a riding buddy! And who wouldn’t want to go riding!? πŸ™‚

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