Gaylord Bureau – 03/20
March 20th , 2019 – 9:11 a.m.
Grooming was put on hold due to the rain and warm temperatures during last week. We will let you know when grooming resumes. Trails have wet and/or icy patches. We will keep you updated as reports come in!
FREDERIC / GAYLORD AREA UPDATE via Sledheads of Frederic –
This is not the report i wanted to put out this morning but two more senseless deaths happened in the u.p. on trail 8 west of munising on monday night. Trail 8 is a long east, west route and I rode alot of it on monday night.. For those of you who may have seen my facebook video on monday night I talked about how it bothered me that these sleds come at you on the trail and they are full power on and not slowing down a bit and then with their sled darting a little in the snow they are giving you a count of sleds coming up behind them and they can barely hang on while doing it. Some spots there is barely room to pass and it would be so easy to hook skis. I know I am old and cautious but I always back off the throttle when I have sleds coming at me. These 2 deaths monday night put this years total to 17. I ran into two guys from Caledonia on the trail yesterday and they had heard about this accident but I hadnt heard anything about it till this morning. Thanks to Ken for keeping me informed. News story below. I would rather be sharing pics and the story of my ride from the past two days but this is way more important. SLOW DOWN & STAY RIGHT
ROCK RIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) – UPDATE: Tuesday, March 19, 2:45 p.m.
The Alger County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of those who died in a snowmobile accident Monday night.
Douglas Eugene Show, 21, of Pennsylvania, and John George Shadian, 54, of Wisconsin were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Both victims were transported to UP Health System-Marquette.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing. No other details have been released at this time.
The Alger County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies received a 911 call at 9:25 p.m. Monday. The caller reported a snowmobile accident on Trail #8, approximately one mile North of Samuelson Road in Rock River Township.
Upon arrival it was discovered that two snowmobilers were involved in a head-on collision. Both operators were ejected from their snowmobiles.
Despite all efforts from first responders, both operators were pronounced dead at the scene. Excessive speed is believed to be the cause of the crash.
The investigation is still ongoing.
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Latest Trail Reports – Quick Links
- Frederic / Gaylord Area Trail Report – Sledheads of Frederic – 04/11
- Munising Area Trail Report – 04/05
- Frederic / Gaylord Area Trail Report – Sledheads of Frederic – 04/04
- Sault Ste. Marie Trail Report – 04/04
- Paradise Area Trail Report – 04/02
- Munising Area Trail Report – 04/01
- Grand Marais Trail Report – Grand Marais Sno-Trails Assoc. – 04/01
- Frederic / Gaylord Area Trail Report – Sledheads of Frederic – 04/01
- Grand Marais Trail Report – Grand Marais Sno-Trails Assoc. – 03/31
- Frederic / Gaylord Area Trail Report – Sledheads of Frederic – 03/31
- Munising Area Trail Report – 03/31
- Sault Ste. Marie Trail Report – 03/30
- Grand Marais Trail Report – Grand Marais Sno-Trails Assoc. – 03/30
- Frederic / Gaylord Area Trail Report – Sledheads of Frederic – 03/30
- Lake Gogebic Trail Report – 03/29
- Munising Area Trail Report – 03/29
- Frederic / Gaylord Area Trail Report – Sledheads of Frederic – 03/29
- Grand Marais Trail Report – Grand Marais Sno-Trails Assoc. – 03/29
- Munising Area Trail Report – 03/28
- Frederic / Gaylord Area Trail Report – Sledheads of Frederic – 03/28
- Sault Ste. Marie Trail Report – 03/28
- Lake Gogebic Trail Report – 03/27
- Frederic / Gaylord Area Trail Report – Sledheads of Frederic – 03/27
- Grand Marais Trail Report – Grand Marais Sno-Trails Assoc. – 03/27
- Keweenaw Peninsula Trail Report – 03/26
- Grand Marais Trail Report – Grand Marais Sno-Trails Assoc. – 03/26
- Sidnaw / Bruce Crossing Trail Report – Sno Valley Riders Snowmobile Club – 03/26
- Frederic / Gaylord Area Trail Report – Sledheads of Frederic – 03/26