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Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 02/19

Overall condition are very good. We have more snow in the forecast for tomorrow. They are calling for 1-3 during the day and 3-6 at night. We will give you an update on Thursday. Temps for the next will be in the 20’s and lows in the teens. Perfect riding weather. Come up and enjoy the great trails.

THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY reports on 2/15/19 grooming is ongoing. If you see a groomer please pull over and let them pass.

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing is very good was last groomed 2/14/19. Please do not ride on sidewalks near Holiday and try to keep the noise down in town.

Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield is good was last groomed 2/14/19. PLEASE REMEBER TO CROSS US HWY 2 IN THE CORRECT LANE OF TRAVEL, DO NOT BLOCK HWY TURN LANES!

Wakefield to Marenisco is very good was lasted groomed 2/12/19. This trail is a mix of twisty but wide forest roads (13mi) and 12mi of rail bed to Marenisco. This beautiful trail is 12 miles of unplowed wide logging roads that wind their way through the Gogebic Range Hills before running 10 miles of rail-trail to Marenisco. PLEASE STOP AT ALL STOP SIGNS ON THE RAIL TRAIL! There is a significant logging presence on FR-8100 with dozens of log trucks hauling out daily. Last week an accident occurred with a log truck. Stop at the stop signs!!

Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing is very good and groomed daily. Bingo’s is closed and has no gas….

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River (WI) is very good last groomed 2/10/19. This is their most scenic trail and a treat to ride! Stay on the trail in the farm fields. Over 25 landowners are involved to make this trail a reality, please respect them and ride responsibly.

Trail 11S is in very good condition it was last groomed 2/12/19. It is groomed all the way to the WI line. This 17 mile long trail has 2 stop signs and is a wilderness tour. The southern 3 miles get thinner, but remains in good condition.

Trail 11 N is closed indefinitely.

THE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMERS report from 2/12/19. Groomers were out last night and report that all trails are in good to very good condition.

Trail 1N to White Pine: very good condition. Groomed last night.

Trail 8 East:-very good condition.

Trail 8 West just groomed and in very good condition.

Trail 102-Good to very Good

Trail 13n-Good to very Good. Groomed last night.

Trail 13S from Root Cellar to Trail 2 – very good condition.

Trail 1 South ¨conditions are very good ¨It was groomed last night.

Some friendly reminders:

KNOW before you GO. Take a couple extra minutes before you head out to check a map and plan out the day.

Stop at all stop signs ¨completely stop at all stop signs. Look left-right-left.

Please remember to ride RIGHT and ride TOGETHER

Taking into account the above consider that the snow we are currently getting is fluffy and creates a large powder cloud, so allow extra space between riders due to reduced visibility.

WATERSMEET U.P. THUNDER RIDERS reports 2/18/19:

We are grooming daily. Trails are very good condition, lots of snow!!

Trail 2 West of Watersmeet – Very good with the exception of the wet area 25 miles west of Watersmeet on trail 2. Please use caution.

Trail 2 East of Watersmeet- Very good condition

Trail 13 South to Cisco Chain-Very Good

Trail 3 south to Land O’Lakes- Very good condition. There is lots of traffic on this trail 100’s of sleds are passing the groomer. It’s very hard to keep smooth, use caution on bridge approaches

Trail 3 north to Paulding/Bond Falls/Bruce Crossing- Very Good

PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS. RUNNING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN RESULT IN LOSING EASMENT OF THE TRAILS AND ALSO A POSSIBLE TICKET FOR YOU.

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Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

Tuesday February 19th, 2019 - 10:37 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Updated Trail report:
msasnow.org/trail-reports/grta/
Groomer VOLUNTEER OPERATOR Steve G. took this video grooming trail 2 from Blackjack Road east to Indianhead Mountain late last Friday night. This section is often the roughest by 3pm Saturday and it starts every Saturday looking like this! We had both groomers go down this weekend, but only for a few hours due to excellent teamwork and urgency by GRTA volunteers. Still we got behind and the ridiculous amounts of snow make the task of getting them flat...and keeping them flat...very difficult. Several rounds of snow forecast this week, start planning your backpack interstate snowmobile trip! Conditions like this don't come around often and as GRTA Club Member "Tinger" says, "Ride like it's going to be 60 degrees tomorrow!!" #groomeroperatorsneeded #volunteertoday #snowmobile #trail #riding #gosnowmobiling #thinksnow #westerngateway #up
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Appreciated this past weekend to make safe riding for us. Thank you

I rode your trails this last weekend they were awesome thanks for all you do

Nice!

Looks pretty squatchy! Any encounters?

Was that the overheat warning I heard??

Did you see that tree that had my name on it?

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Monday February 18th, 2019 - 7:48 pm

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

Check out the Western UP in Boondock Nation!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Dz3HU0kX0youtube.com
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Sunday February 17th, 2019 - 9:50 pm

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

CAUTION!!! TRAIL #2 25 miles west of Watersmeet The water spot has grown, we are working to get it filled and froze over. Please use caution! Our driver worked very hard trying to make this a safe crossing. Came close to tipping the groomer over. Thank you Jack!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

What’s causing this. Beaver dam?

Scott Zywicki

We came through here Friday, and it was bad. Came up on it with no warning. Pink ribbon on each side of the hazard is not an adequate means of warning folks of this hazard. Why isnt there a caution ahead sign on each side of this water hole?

Pallets work well and still allow water to flow.

Jarrod Boesen

Steve Koch watched him pull out of it!

What are you filling with?

This was what it looked like at 11:34 last night. Dangerous for sure. Glad that the people that were in my group did not have any issues. Hope that it gets repaired before anyone gets hurt. Stay safe out there!

Brent Bublitz

Fill it with bales of straw. Will hold up groomer and sleds and freeze. Seen it done a few times. Just an idea.

Kendra Smith Dennis Smith

Gary Krawetz

My wife and i came through here on Saturday and it is a dangerous spot for sure, and by the looks of it there had already been a couple crashes there, and a couple sent into the trees. Thank you for marking with the signage. We were heading east stopped about 10 yards before the hole, and oncoming traffic didn't see the spot until the last minute due to the fact that it at the end of the curve. Which caused them to get close to hitting us after they went through. So thank you and keep up the good work.

Came across today in front of the groomer...yikes for sure!

Is this somewhere between Rogers Bar and US- 2

Is this somewhere between Roger Bar and west to US- 2 or Watersmeet and Rogers Bar? Plannig to head to Rogers form Marinesco but wont be if I have to go through that.

John Dunne Brad Lindley

Hunter Gray Cole Burke Tyler Burke

Ron Gates

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Friday February 15th, 2019 - 4:50 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Way to go St. Germain Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club! The buildings up here in big snow country are built for snow like this, but this season has been one for the books. Way to not miss a beat!! Well done!! #sledclubsrock #volunteersYou may have heard about the roof collapse at The Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club's Groomer Barn. Here are a few pictures to confirm the rumors.

We're proud to announce that, like The Phoenix The Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club will not miss one night of grooming!

We'll be grooming EVERY night through next Sunday night. (February 24th)

So gas up your trucks and sleds and get up here to enjoy the excellent trails here in God's Country.
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Comment on Facebook

We’ve been pounded with snow and love almost every minute of it:-) Thank heavens for volunteers - agreed that snowmobile clubs do rock! Thanks for the support!

Friday February 15th, 2019 - 12:29 pm

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

www.facebook.com/270025281752/posts/10156964811341753/Right now! Blackjack Mountain ... See MoreSee Less

https://www.facebook.com/270025281752/posts/10156964811341753/

Friday February 15th, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Gogebic Area Grooming

2-15-19, Gogebic Area Grooming are out grooming all trails. Groomers reporting that trails are in great condition, an snow up trail 102 is in the feet. Here our some pictures of that. Be careful when crossing roads as the banks are getting high enough to where it is hard to see over! As always, ride safe and have fun!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

August Anderson

Planning a trip for 2nd week of March. Hope it stays cold till then.

Rode trail 11 South boundary rd this morning. That was INSANE 😳😳❄️❄️❄️ single lane in about 3ft of snow!!

Brett Kinzler

Benjamin William Grossen

Mike Kirschbaum Mary Kaye Kirschbaum Taylor Ann Kirschbaum Caleb Nuehring 😍⛄️🤙🇺🇸

30" in Twin Lakes yesterday

Joe Vandenbush

Will be there tonight ! Thanks for all your hard work. Tammy O'Neal Jameson

Troy Zitzke Parker Johnson Trevor Delehanty

Cant wait to get up there on Sunday

That's pretty cool!

Great Needed you guys out the tuesday,wednesday, and thursday.

Brennan Schulte what are we doing ha

Logan Waroquier

Nicolas Baron

Jack Benson Jack Davis Andrew Strom

Kyle Prosser

Two. More. Weeks.. I hope this weather holds.. ❣️

We rode trail 11 also we were the first ones down it. Snow was very deep

Dan Moderson

Kyle Schoultz

Adam King

Lynn Panos

Zachary Ahrns Chris Shannon

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February 19, 2019 |

Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 02/15

Well the snow just keeps coming we received about 12-14″ Tuesday this week, which is on top of receiving 12-20″ of snow last week. LAST NIGHT we saw another 5-10″ of Lake Effect. It is snowing again but we will have to see how much we get from this. Groomers are out getting the trails back in shape after all the snow.

THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY reports grooming is ongoing. If you see a groomer please pull over and let them pass.

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing is very good was last groomed 2/14/19. Please do not ride on sidewalks near Holiday and try to keep the noise down in town.

Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield is good was last groomed 2/14/19. PLEASE REMEBER TO CROSS US HWY 2 IN THE CORRECT LANE OF TRAVEL, DO NOT BLOCK HWY TURN LANES!

Wakefield to Marenisco is very good was lasted groomed 2/12/19. This trail is a mix of twisty but wide forest roads (13mi) and 12mi of rail bed to Marenisco. This beautiful trail is 12 miles of unplowed wide logging roads that wind their way through the Gogebic Range Hills before running 10 miles of rail-trail to Marenisco. PLEASE STOP AT ALL STOP SIGNS ON THE RAIL TRAIL! There is a significant logging presence on FR-8100 with dozens of log trucks hauling out daily. Last week an accident occurred with a log truck. Stop at the stop signs!!

Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing is very good and groomed daily. Bingo’s is closed and has no gas….

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River (WI) is very good last groomed 2/10/19. This is their most scenic trail and a treat to ride! Stay on the trail in the farm fields. Over 25 landowners are involved to make this trail a reality, please respect them and ride responsibly.

Trail 11S is in very good condition it was last groomed 2/12/19. It is groomed all the way to the WI line. This 17 mile long trail has 2 stop signs and is a wilderness tour. The southern 3 miles get thinner, but remains in good condition.

Trail 11 N is closed indefinitely.

THE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMERS report from 2/12/19. Groomers were out last night and report that all trails are in good to very good condition.

Trail 1N to White Pine: very good condition. Groomed last night.

Trail 8 East:-very good condition.

Trail 8 West just groomed and in very good condition.

Trail 102-Good to very Good

Trail 13n-Good to very Good. Groomed last night.

Trail 13S from Root Cellar to Trail 2 – very good condition.

Trail 1 South ¨C very good condition ¨C groomed last night.

President¡¯s Day Weekend is upon us ¨C and we love that you love to Ride the 906! So on this busy holiday weekend, please show some love out on our trails and on our lake and use good judgment. Don¡¯t drink and ride!

Some friendly reminders:

KNOW before you GO. Take a couple extra minutes before you head out to check a map and plan out the day.

Stop at all stop signs ¨C completely stop at all stop signs. Look left-right-left.

Please remember to ride RIGHT and ride TOGETHER

Taking into account the above ¨C consider that the snow we are currently getting is fluffy and creates a large powder cloud, so allow extra space between riders due to reduced visibility.

WATERSMEET U.P. THUNDER RIDERS report trails were last groomed on 2/12/19. Trails are groomed daily and are in good to very good condition. We do have a wet area 25 miles west of Watersmeet on Trail #2 so please use caution.

Groomer Report
Trail 2 west of Watersmeet ¨C Very good condition with the exception of a wet area 25 miles west of Watersmeet on Trail #2 so please use caution.

Trail 2 east of Watersmeet- Very good condition

Trail 13 south to Cisco Chain- Very good condition

Trail 3 south to Land O¡¯Lakes- Very good condition. There is lots of traffic on this trail 100+ sleds are passing the groomer. It¡¯s very hard to keep smooth, use caution on bridge approaches.

Trail 3 north to Paulding/Bond Falls/Bruce Crossing- Very good condition.

PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS. RUNNING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN RESULT IN LOSING EASMENT OF THE TRAILS AND ALSO A POSSIBLE TICKET FOR YOU.

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Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

Tuesday February 19th, 2019 - 10:37 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Updated Trail report:
msasnow.org/trail-reports/grta/
Groomer VOLUNTEER OPERATOR Steve G. took this video grooming trail 2 from Blackjack Road east to Indianhead Mountain late last Friday night. This section is often the roughest by 3pm Saturday and it starts every Saturday looking like this! We had both groomers go down this weekend, but only for a few hours due to excellent teamwork and urgency by GRTA volunteers. Still we got behind and the ridiculous amounts of snow make the task of getting them flat...and keeping them flat...very difficult. Several rounds of snow forecast this week, start planning your backpack interstate snowmobile trip! Conditions like this don't come around often and as GRTA Club Member "Tinger" says, "Ride like it's going to be 60 degrees tomorrow!!" #groomeroperatorsneeded #volunteertoday #snowmobile #trail #riding #gosnowmobiling #thinksnow #westerngateway #up
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Appreciated this past weekend to make safe riding for us. Thank you

I rode your trails this last weekend they were awesome thanks for all you do

Nice!

Looks pretty squatchy! Any encounters?

Was that the overheat warning I heard??

Did you see that tree that had my name on it?

+ View previous comments

Monday February 18th, 2019 - 7:48 pm

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

Check out the Western UP in Boondock Nation!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Dz3HU0kX0youtube.com
... See MoreSee Less

Video image

 

Comment on Facebook

🙌🏻

Sunday February 17th, 2019 - 9:50 pm

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

CAUTION!!! TRAIL #2 25 miles west of Watersmeet The water spot has grown, we are working to get it filled and froze over. Please use caution! Our driver worked very hard trying to make this a safe crossing. Came close to tipping the groomer over. Thank you Jack!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

What’s causing this. Beaver dam?

Scott Zywicki

We came through here Friday, and it was bad. Came up on it with no warning. Pink ribbon on each side of the hazard is not an adequate means of warning folks of this hazard. Why isnt there a caution ahead sign on each side of this water hole?

Pallets work well and still allow water to flow.

Jarrod Boesen

Steve Koch watched him pull out of it!

What are you filling with?

This was what it looked like at 11:34 last night. Dangerous for sure. Glad that the people that were in my group did not have any issues. Hope that it gets repaired before anyone gets hurt. Stay safe out there!

Brent Bublitz

Fill it with bales of straw. Will hold up groomer and sleds and freeze. Seen it done a few times. Just an idea.

Kendra Smith Dennis Smith

Gary Krawetz

My wife and i came through here on Saturday and it is a dangerous spot for sure, and by the looks of it there had already been a couple crashes there, and a couple sent into the trees. Thank you for marking with the signage. We were heading east stopped about 10 yards before the hole, and oncoming traffic didn't see the spot until the last minute due to the fact that it at the end of the curve. Which caused them to get close to hitting us after they went through. So thank you and keep up the good work.

Came across today in front of the groomer...yikes for sure!

Is this somewhere between Rogers Bar and US- 2

Is this somewhere between Roger Bar and west to US- 2 or Watersmeet and Rogers Bar? Plannig to head to Rogers form Marinesco but wont be if I have to go through that.

John Dunne Brad Lindley

Hunter Gray Cole Burke Tyler Burke

Ron Gates

+ View previous comments

Friday February 15th, 2019 - 4:50 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Way to go St. Germain Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club! The buildings up here in big snow country are built for snow like this, but this season has been one for the books. Way to not miss a beat!! Well done!! #sledclubsrock #volunteersYou may have heard about the roof collapse at The Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club's Groomer Barn. Here are a few pictures to confirm the rumors.

We're proud to announce that, like The Phoenix The Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club will not miss one night of grooming!

We'll be grooming EVERY night through next Sunday night. (February 24th)

So gas up your trucks and sleds and get up here to enjoy the excellent trails here in God's Country.
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

We’ve been pounded with snow and love almost every minute of it:-) Thank heavens for volunteers - agreed that snowmobile clubs do rock! Thanks for the support!

Friday February 15th, 2019 - 12:29 pm

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

www.facebook.com/270025281752/posts/10156964811341753/Right now! Blackjack Mountain ... See MoreSee Less

https://www.facebook.com/270025281752/posts/10156964811341753/

Friday February 15th, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Gogebic Area Grooming

2-15-19, Gogebic Area Grooming are out grooming all trails. Groomers reporting that trails are in great condition, an snow up trail 102 is in the feet. Here our some pictures of that. Be careful when crossing roads as the banks are getting high enough to where it is hard to see over! As always, ride safe and have fun!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

August Anderson

Planning a trip for 2nd week of March. Hope it stays cold till then.

Rode trail 11 South boundary rd this morning. That was INSANE 😳😳❄️❄️❄️ single lane in about 3ft of snow!!

Brett Kinzler

Benjamin William Grossen

Mike Kirschbaum Mary Kaye Kirschbaum Taylor Ann Kirschbaum Caleb Nuehring 😍⛄️🤙🇺🇸

30" in Twin Lakes yesterday

Joe Vandenbush

Will be there tonight ! Thanks for all your hard work. Tammy O'Neal Jameson

Troy Zitzke Parker Johnson Trevor Delehanty

Cant wait to get up there on Sunday

That's pretty cool!

Great Needed you guys out the tuesday,wednesday, and thursday.

Brennan Schulte what are we doing ha

Logan Waroquier

Nicolas Baron

Jack Benson Jack Davis Andrew Strom

Kyle Prosser

Two. More. Weeks.. I hope this weather holds.. ❣️

We rode trail 11 also we were the first ones down it. Snow was very deep

Dan Moderson

Kyle Schoultz

Adam King

Lynn Panos

Zachary Ahrns Chris Shannon

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