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Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 12/11

For the next few days our temps are going to be mild with our daytime temps for Wednesday the high will be 32 and the low will be 25. For Thursday our high is going to be 34 with a low of 21. We need some colder temps and more snow to get our trails in better shape.

The Gogebic Range Trail Authority is reporting trails icy and have a thin base but are rideable. It is early season riding. Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay US 2 Crossing is good with icy corners. Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield is poor to fair. Many water hazards have frozen but trails are now icy. Take it slow on corners. Wakefield to Marenisco was rolled on 12/6-12/7. The pipelines and power line section have some very wet spots use caution in this area.

Trail 8 from Bingo’s to Tula Crossing is poor. There is a large water hole on the Gogebic Area Grooming section. This opened up on Saturday. Please use alternative routes until we get cold temps to freeze these areas over.

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River in WI is poor. It has not been groomed, packed or rolled. With the traffic from this weekend it is very rough.

Trail 11S Wakefield to Winchester, WI is poor. It has not been groomed. This has only half of the snow the northern trails have. This section has some deep water holes and lots of mud. Use extreme caution.

Trail 11N is closed.

The Lake Gogebic Area Grooming reports Groomers are out grooming after a busy weekend. Groomers are requesting that riders hold off until we get some more snow. Trails are early season riding.

Trail 8 east has been brushed and dragged on 12/10.

Trail 8 west by the county line has a water hole. Please try and stay off Trail 8 west until the wet areas can freeze.

All other trails have been packed and groomed we are just waiting for more snow.

Watersmeet U. P. Thunder Riders are reporting trails are poor. The trails are open officially so please ride with caution.

There is only 3-5 inches of snow on our trail system and that is not enough to get the groomers out. We will be out as soon as we get enough snow to start packing a base.

PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS RIDING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN CAUSE THE CLUBS TO LOSE EASEMENT ON OUR TRAIL SYSTEM. PLEASE STAY ON TRAILS……

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Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

Wednesday December 12th, 2018 - 4:13 pm

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

Trail report probably isn't what you want to hear but the groomers are still in the barn. We only have 3-6 inches of snow on the ground and temps will be over 32 this weekend. People are riding we see the tracks but we need more snow......So DO YOUR SNOW DANCES! ... See MoreSee Less

Trail report probably isnt what you want to hear but the groomers are still in the barn. We only have 3-6 inches of snow on the ground and temps will be over 32 this weekend. People are riding we see the tracks but we need more snow......So DO YOUR SNOW DANCES!

 

Comment on Facebook

Pj Schnarr

Matt Long

Dave Komosa

Wednesday December 12th, 2018 - 4:11 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

GRTA groomer operator Steve G. took a video of him grooming back to Bessemer from Wakefield late last night. The ski hill section is in better shape than we imagined, but there are several icy spots. We'll see how much traffic the trails have today/tomorrow, hopefully weekday guys can go easy and not rip the trails up. We'll be out tonight/tomorrow night to try and give our weekend warriors the best trails possible. #allvolunteer #GRTA ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Kenny Kiefer West Lowe

Mike Zelko Eric York

I wish I was there right now!

Dalton Parson

Kyle Martinson

Thank you for all your hard work! Looking forward to coming up Christmas weekend!

Thank you

Paul Hartgerink still not to bad.

👏

Andrew Peterson Chris Menacher

Hunter Risner this is what I was talking about

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Wednesday December 12th, 2018 - 10:48 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

12/12/18 Facebook Trail Report:
*Be sure to view our MSA Trail Report: msasnow.org/trail-reports/grta/ *

We are trying to be as honest and up front about trail conditions as we know so many of you drive such a long ways to ride. It's mid week and trail conditions are holding steady, surprisingly. Things can change quickly with bright sun and 35+ degrees, but we'll keep you updated. Right now, riding this weekend may be feasible, but we'll know more Friday. We just got word 2019 maps are in and will hopefully get them available this weekend.

Trail 160: Groomed yesterday, final 6 miles being groomed today. The southern 5-8 miles is poor with many icy spots and lots of rocks. The northern 1/2 of the trail is fair to good condition due to elevation, more lake effect fell in that area. The trail from Crestview to Norlund is poor, Crestview to spring lane is also poor due to water draining from the wet fall/summer yet. Spring Lane to Lake Road was not bad, but many downed trees removed. Lake road to Sunset road was fair. Sunset road to Airport road is quite rocky, need more snow. Airport road to Northstar road is fair. Northstar road to Vanderhagen road fair. Norlund road and north is fair.

Trail 2 from Bessemer to Wakefield: Overall fair, with some poor sections and some excellent sections. We continue to cross at the Ramsay Crossing intersection until the new reroute can be opened. Prospect road ditch trail is not groomed per agreement with Road Commission who helped facilitate the reroute. The trail from Blackjack road to Indianhead is very icy from freezing it down with no new snow. On top of Indianhead descending to Wakefield is good condition with some icy corners. Once down the hill near Wakefield the trail is icy due to running water yet and lack of snow to carry over it.

Due to the weight of our New Holland Tractor we are not using it right now to keep the ice cover intact and water holes froze over. See picture captions for locations.

#snowmobile #trailreports #gogebiccountymi #GRTA
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Comment on Facebook

Been very happy with honest trail reports from the U. P. I have to many miles to make for this yr cancer awareness ride . thank the crew for what they do to make it work .I put on a lot of miles in U. P. but I am also involved with your trail system back home. SO THANK YOU

Thanks for all you do..

Brian Thusius

Jordan Dwayne Clapp

Andrew Christopher Foss

thanks for updating trail conditions hoping you guys get another snow storm

Great job keeping people updated and maintaining the trails. Much appreciated.

Where can I get a new map?

Cori this is just north of us

Todd Jones

Connor Ruf

Thank you for the communications and the work.

Justin Fingerhut

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Jeff Owcarz

Frank Alloy

Austin Buseman

Vince Story

For the idiot that drove his sled through our pond, you are lucky you didn't fall through that slush. You are the reason trails get closed.

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Tuesday December 11th, 2018 - 8:56 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Shout out to Chris U. for taking the lead on our equipment maintenance. He dropped our skags on the drag last night ahead of our groomer operator meeting. We are so thankful for all our volunteers, we cannot do this without them. #lucky #blessed #thankthevolunteers ... See MoreSee Less

Shout out to Chris U. for taking the lead on our equipment maintenance.  He dropped our skags on the drag last night ahead of our groomer operator meeting.  We are so thankful for all our volunteers, we cannot do this without them.  #lucky #blessed #thankthevolunteers

 

Comment on Facebook

Thank You!

It's people like him and others that make Gogebic Range Trail Authority better and better each year. Thanks.

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December 11, 2018 |

Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 12/06

We have a winter weather advisory in effect for today until noon. They are calling for 2-4 inches of new snow with the western areas getting a possible 6 inches. Temps will be in the teens today and Friday with single digits at night. This will start to help with freezing our wet areas.

The Gogebic Range Trail Authority – reports conditions are poor. Expect early season riding.

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing has been packed and panned and is in fair condition. From Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield is poor. There is water flowing between Blackjack and Indianhead Mountain. Wakefield to Marenisco is poor and has not been rolled.

Trail 8 from Bingo’s to Tula Crossing is poor and has not been rolled.

Trail 160 is closed

Trail 11S – from Wakefield to Winchester, WI is poor. This section has some deep water holes and lots of mud.

Trail 11N Wakefield to South Boundary Rd is closed indefinitely.

Gogebic Area Grooming – reports conditions are poor. Groomers were out on the East side of Lake Gogebic from Bergland to the Root Cellar Trail 13 and also on Trail 1 from Marenisco to the Ojibway Rd. Groomers are trying to pack and freeze down the wet areas. The railroad grade is rideable but very low on snow. Most swamps and water crossings are still open. Expect early season riding

Watersmeet U P Thunder Riders reports conditions are poor. The trails are officially open. Please ride with caution it is early season riding. We will be out as soon as there is enough snow to start packing a base.

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Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

Wednesday December 12th, 2018 - 4:13 pm

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

Trail report probably isn't what you want to hear but the groomers are still in the barn. We only have 3-6 inches of snow on the ground and temps will be over 32 this weekend. People are riding we see the tracks but we need more snow......So DO YOUR SNOW DANCES! ... See MoreSee Less

Trail report probably isnt what you want to hear but the groomers are still in the barn. We only have 3-6 inches of snow on the ground and temps will be over 32 this weekend. People are riding we see the tracks but we need more snow......So DO YOUR SNOW DANCES!

 

Comment on Facebook

Pj Schnarr

Matt Long

Dave Komosa

Wednesday December 12th, 2018 - 4:11 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

GRTA groomer operator Steve G. took a video of him grooming back to Bessemer from Wakefield late last night. The ski hill section is in better shape than we imagined, but there are several icy spots. We'll see how much traffic the trails have today/tomorrow, hopefully weekday guys can go easy and not rip the trails up. We'll be out tonight/tomorrow night to try and give our weekend warriors the best trails possible. #allvolunteer #GRTA ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Kenny Kiefer West Lowe

Mike Zelko Eric York

I wish I was there right now!

Dalton Parson

Kyle Martinson

Thank you for all your hard work! Looking forward to coming up Christmas weekend!

Thank you

Paul Hartgerink still not to bad.

👏

Andrew Peterson Chris Menacher

Hunter Risner this is what I was talking about

+ View previous comments

Wednesday December 12th, 2018 - 10:48 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

12/12/18 Facebook Trail Report:
*Be sure to view our MSA Trail Report: msasnow.org/trail-reports/grta/ *

We are trying to be as honest and up front about trail conditions as we know so many of you drive such a long ways to ride. It's mid week and trail conditions are holding steady, surprisingly. Things can change quickly with bright sun and 35+ degrees, but we'll keep you updated. Right now, riding this weekend may be feasible, but we'll know more Friday. We just got word 2019 maps are in and will hopefully get them available this weekend.

Trail 160: Groomed yesterday, final 6 miles being groomed today. The southern 5-8 miles is poor with many icy spots and lots of rocks. The northern 1/2 of the trail is fair to good condition due to elevation, more lake effect fell in that area. The trail from Crestview to Norlund is poor, Crestview to spring lane is also poor due to water draining from the wet fall/summer yet. Spring Lane to Lake Road was not bad, but many downed trees removed. Lake road to Sunset road was fair. Sunset road to Airport road is quite rocky, need more snow. Airport road to Northstar road is fair. Northstar road to Vanderhagen road fair. Norlund road and north is fair.

Trail 2 from Bessemer to Wakefield: Overall fair, with some poor sections and some excellent sections. We continue to cross at the Ramsay Crossing intersection until the new reroute can be opened. Prospect road ditch trail is not groomed per agreement with Road Commission who helped facilitate the reroute. The trail from Blackjack road to Indianhead is very icy from freezing it down with no new snow. On top of Indianhead descending to Wakefield is good condition with some icy corners. Once down the hill near Wakefield the trail is icy due to running water yet and lack of snow to carry over it.

Due to the weight of our New Holland Tractor we are not using it right now to keep the ice cover intact and water holes froze over. See picture captions for locations.

#snowmobile #trailreports #gogebiccountymi #GRTA
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Been very happy with honest trail reports from the U. P. I have to many miles to make for this yr cancer awareness ride . thank the crew for what they do to make it work .I put on a lot of miles in U. P. but I am also involved with your trail system back home. SO THANK YOU

Thanks for all you do..

Brian Thusius

Jordan Dwayne Clapp

Andrew Christopher Foss

thanks for updating trail conditions hoping you guys get another snow storm

Great job keeping people updated and maintaining the trails. Much appreciated.

Where can I get a new map?

Cori this is just north of us

Todd Jones

Connor Ruf

Thank you for the communications and the work.

Justin Fingerhut

❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️👏

Jeff Owcarz

Frank Alloy

Austin Buseman

Vince Story

For the idiot that drove his sled through our pond, you are lucky you didn't fall through that slush. You are the reason trails get closed.

+ View previous comments

Tuesday December 11th, 2018 - 8:56 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Shout out to Chris U. for taking the lead on our equipment maintenance. He dropped our skags on the drag last night ahead of our groomer operator meeting. We are so thankful for all our volunteers, we cannot do this without them. #lucky #blessed #thankthevolunteers ... See MoreSee Less

Shout out to Chris U. for taking the lead on our equipment maintenance.  He dropped our skags on the drag last night ahead of our groomer operator meeting.  We are so thankful for all our volunteers, we cannot do this without them.  #lucky #blessed #thankthevolunteers

 

Comment on Facebook

Thank You!

It's people like him and others that make Gogebic Range Trail Authority better and better each year. Thanks.

Thanks

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Latest Trail Reports – Quick Links

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