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Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 03/25

Officially the trails are open until April 1st. All clubs are no longer grooming due to the weather. You can still get some last minute riding in which would be fair. You will encounter icy spots, running water and some standing water so use caution if you are riding for one last time. Thank you for the great season and we hope to see you again next year. Have a great summer.

THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY Monday 25th. I have no new report from the GRTA but grooming has stopped due to the weather.

THE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMERS
Monday, March 18th
What a difference a day can make! Gogebic Area Groomers have reported that they are done for the season. Warm temps and wet spots are not conducive for grooming. We want to thank everyone who came to visit us this season. Itfs a sad time when we shut down for the season!! We appreciate all those who came to ride and we hope to see you back here again next season!!

WATERSMEET U.P. THUNDER RIDERS Trail Condition: Fair
Last Groomed: March 21st, 2019
Base Snowfall: 12″
Reported On: March 23rd, 2019 @ 1:05pm

We have had a several days above 40 degrees. Our trails have a decent base but road trails/crossings and parking lots are bare. Be cautious when riding you may find puddles of open water on the trail. The trails will be icy at night when temps go below freezing.

We are done grooming for now due to warm temps.

You can still get some late March riding in before the snow goes away!!

Trails are open until April 1

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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COME UP AND ENJOY OUR MARCH SPECIALS!!!!
Powder Hound Lodge
www.powderhoundlodge.com 906-285-9773
Stay Four nights for the price of 3.
Stay 2 nights get 50% off 3rd night.

Bluffs Inn –
www.thebluffinn.com
906-667-0311
Stay with us any time in March and receive a 10% discount. Must reference promo code SNOW19.

Big Powderhorn Lodging Association
www.bpla.com 800-222-3131
Right now this is what we have running through March 17th,
Stay 3 consecutive weekday nights = 10% discount
Stay 4 consecutive weekday nights = 15% discount
Stay 5 consecutive weekday nights = 20% discount
So what are you waiting for?? Call 800-222-3131 & book your stay with BPLA today!
*Restrictions Apply: For NEW Reservations Only / Offer Subject to Availability / No Other Discounts Apply
Starting March 17th through April 30th will be our Value Season Rates

Wildernest Chalet
www.wildernestchalet.com 800-461-3426
March for 20% off for the Wildernest Chalet after March 17th.

The Timbers Resort
The Timbers Resort will be offering Cabin rates of $35.00 per person, per night, plus tax based on a minimum of 2 people in your group for the rest of March, April through May 12th. Come ride our scenic trails, check out the fantastic waterfalls which will be roaring this spring, do a little ice fishing or just come and relax. We have everything you need right here! www.thetimbersresort.com or call 906-575-3542 and mention this special. Your hosts: Tim and Sarah Long

Teal Wing on Lake Gogebic
WWW.VRBO.COM/1504249. We are a 5 star property that sleeps 10 and a Premier partner with VRBO. We are running a special for the month of March. $50 off per night and $75 off per night from April 1st through May 13th. Vacationers can book directly with us through the Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce website and also save an additional $110 per stay by avoiding VRBO traveler fee. Otherwise, vacationers can book directly through VRBO by clicking the link above. Thank you! Hopefully we can bring more vacationers up to the area to support local businesses!!
Dan and Amy McGillivray – Owners 920-224-2531

Pioneer Cleaning & Lodging, LLC
www.pioneerlodging.com
906-932-0746 office
906-364-6566 cell
Stay any two nights get the 3rd night FREE at any of our available listingsc.for the month of March.

The Arrows Resort
www.thearrowsresort.com. 906-358-4390
Come check out our super discount rates which are considerably less on our homes.

Konteka
www.thekonteka.com Lindy-906-885-5170 2 night stay get 20 % and the 3 night free.

West Shore Resort
Ron and Kristy 1-906-842-3336
www.westshoreresort.com
We would like to offer 30% off our daily rate starting March 17 through the end of snowmobile season. Customers can mention promo code wsr2019 to get the discount.

Bergland Bay Bar in Bergland, MI
www.berglandbaybar.com/
Les and Shelly Newhouse906-575-2222
Wefd like to offer a small sandwich and Bloody Mary for $13.00 and large Italian beef and domestic beer for $11.00. We also have openings for lodging in the apartment above the bar that sleeps 8.

Wilderness Bay Lodge and Resort
E20060 Thousand Island Lake Road
Watersmeet, MI 49969
906-670-2088
www.wildernessbaylodgeandresort.com

Dan and Laura Hance
STAY 2 NIGHTS AND GET 50% OFF THE THIRD NIGHT
For stays between March 8-31, 2019 only. Not valid for any other month.
Must call direct and mention CVB March Promo.

Timberline Sports
https://www.timberlinesport.com/
35714 W. M-28
Bergland, MI 49910
906-575-3397
March Specials:
$75.00 Off rental on Ski-doo Renegade 2 day minimum. Promo Code Spring 2019

Hoop N Holler
115 Hoop N Hollar Rd.
Bergland, MI 49947
906-575-5555
March Daily Specials: Come in and enjoy our March daily sandwich specials through March.

Lake Gogebic Motel
www.lakegogebicmotel.com
906-575-3262
March Specials: Come up in March and get 20% of guest room rates through March.
Friday and Saturday 2 night minimum.

Gogebic Lodge
www.gogebiclodge.com
906-842-3321
March 10th thru May 10th Lodging Specials: $35.00 per person/nite! any cabin and chalet. Special for new reservations only. We will also be running bar and restaurant specials daily.

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Sunday December 15th, 2019 - 11:53 am

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

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Saturday December 14th, 2019 - 3:39 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

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Good but get over to 8 going to bergland.....horrible moguls

Trail 8 is in horrible condition from the hoop to wakefield

Yeah trail eight is blown out we’re does the money go I’m kinda wondering were are 48 dollars goes and why would you wait until the middle of winter to get 160 going

Thanks for letting us ride along! Very cool!

I’m getting my sled out this week

That's awesome!!!!

how are the trails

Where is 160? I cant find that trail on my map

Brent Oechsle

Dean Oh

Matt Sherman thx fellas!@

Joe Tarrence

Brian Knack

Hello

Devin Weakley

Lots of snow. I have lived here my life and I never seen this much snow this early in the winter. Oops it's not winter until the 22nd of December.

Ryan Bos

Juston Wieczorek

William Aldrich

Love 160 on the wheelers or sleds. Wish jack asses would stay on the trail or stay home.

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Saturday December 14th, 2019 - 2:33 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

This is trail 160. We need sledders with saws to get out and help us saw open the trail. We punched through the entire trail but it needs tons of brushing and signing. ... See MoreSee Less

This is trail 160.  We need sledders with saws to get out and help us saw open the trail.  We punched through the entire trail but it needs tons of brushing and signing.

Comment on Facebook

I was on it today, Thank you all for what you do...It was awesome

Does this club have a contact number for membership n other ?'s

Need a Michigan trail pass to help if we are just over the Wisconsin border?

Saturday December 14th, 2019 - 11:14 am

Gogebic Area Grooming

Trail # 1 Update (Ethelwood Project)

Gogebic Area Grooming can not thank the volunteers enough for making it possible to clear Trail # 1. They worked hard for 2 days brushing and signing to get this opened up. We have enough snow this early in the season to make snow bridges to get across the wet and washed out areas. We are working hard with private Land Associations to get this trail open by Christmas! Here our some pictures of how bad it was. Also a Thanks to Brian with the Gogebic Lodge to help take charge on getting this accomplished.
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Great job guys this will nice to have open this year cannot wait to live there to help out but till than keep up the good work it’s greatly appreciated by all !!!!

All your efforts are sincerely appreciated! Can’t wait to get up there! We’ll be sure to visit the Lodge and other establishments in the area. Always good eats and drinks at the Gogebic Lodge!

Awesome job guys. Thank you. Sorry I could not be there to help.

Great Job and Thanks to all who helped out!

Awesome job to everyone. Cant happen with out you

You guys are amazing. Is the trail parallel to M64, essentially? Or does it gradually bear west to pick up 8? I’m trying to picture it in my mind... 😁😁😁👉🏼🤯🤯🤯👍🏼💕💕💕

Thanks everyone for all your work and thanks to Gogebic Lodge and I hope all will patronize there great establishment.

Amazing work everyone

Well done gang! Thank you!!!

Thank you very much!!

Great work!

Thanks everyone!!

This is the trail on thr east side of lake gogebic. Correct ?

West side of lake

Jim Vos

Brian Thayer

How long have these limbs and trees been on the trails?

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Saturday December 14th, 2019 - 10:54 am

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

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Saturday December 14th, 2019 - 3:41 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

We saw a lot of late night riders last night. Please remember we try hard to have a good looking trail for Saturday morning. Ride all night we don't care, but if the trail is soft from recent grooming, ease up!! We had to redo several sections due to 1am and later riders rode very hard on the fresh trail. We get the enticement and first ride euphoria, but help us out next time eh? ... See MoreSee Less

We saw a lot of late night riders last night.  Please remember we try hard to have a good looking trail for Saturday morning.  Ride all night we dont care, but if the trail is soft from recent grooming, ease up!!  We had to redo several sections due to 1am and later riders rode very hard on the fresh trail.  We get the enticement and first ride euphoria, but help us out next time eh?

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It's too bad there wouldn't be a way to keep mountain sleds off trails, they buy mountain sleds go to the mountains, no respect for the hard work put in to build the trails and maintain them, you don't need a 2 inch plus paddle for a trail. Alot of people with no respect

Riders, Please work with us, not against us! Our ONLY objective is to give you a great day, please help us do that!!

I'm thinking trail permits should be priced by lug height.

All, what is being asked is to respect the hard work preparing the trails and don’t rip them up regardless of sled type!

Unfortunately , There’s a lot of throttle jockeys that feel the need to tunnel out at every stop.🤦‍♂️

My 96 indy 500 doesn't rip trails but those mountain sleds do

Burns my britches when that happens...

Last but not least, don't drink and ride!!

I wouldn't count on it. Too many people who don't care what they leave behind them and couldn't care less about the next rider or all the work u guys put in to get the trails open and ready. Thanks for what you do but those dicks will never learn until the day when there are no more trails to ride.

Dan hmmm?

When we rode out west in Wyoming after dinner one night, the groomer driver stopped us and told us to get the hell off the trails til morning. He said he doesn’t groom all night for us idiots to destroy a fresh groomed trail that needs hours to set the fresh groom.

That is another reason to not & I repeat not have groomer trackers in the groomers because you get the idiots out there following the groomer & wrecking the trail. All they care about is that they have a smooth trail to ride. I think people need to take snowmobile safety refresher courses every 5 years to pound common sense riding habits , maybe then clubs would get more members. But the biggest way to get people to change their habits is peer pressure & calling the idiots out in public when they are laughing in public about their antics on the trail. The one way our club got people to slow down on our trails we got involved with the sheriff's department & have trail patrols out on our problem areas & it sure is funny how people slow down when they see the trail patrol vest out. The word spreads like wild fire from bar to bar that there is a patrol out.

Well I get the frustration but some of us like to ride at night so we can see the headlights of idiots coming on the wrong side of the trail like they do all day long. But we certainly don’t go out of our way to do holeshots and ruin the trail if we pass a groomer. Too many disrespectful jack hole kids nowadays that have never been punished. Everyone’s a winner. 😡

Groom after bar close

I remember riding on the back of your Dad's machine many years ago. He loved speed and trying to scare the s..t out of me!

Would be nice do have more law enforcement on the trails starting late in the afternoon until after bars close take all the drunks to jail also seen yesterday or somebody had drink beer on the trail through the cans down they need to have a zero tolerance for alcohol level anyone caught with alcohol on their breath it's a drunk driving ticket goes to jail this would stop a lot of BS also need to see if there high also !!

It’s probably the same type of people that trespass on private and ride right by no snowmobiling signs and piss off landowners, be the first ones bitch about the trails and grooming yet will they will never join a club and see what its take to setup and maintain a trail then clubs loses permission from landowners and trails get closed or rerouted to a shitter spot and they bitch about that to.

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March 25, 2019 |

Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 03/20

Well it looks like our season is starting to wind down. Temps for today will be a high of 39 and a low of 26. Thursday it will be a high of 43 low of 25 and Friday will be 34 and 16.

Trails crossing roadways and parking lots are bare. We still have a great base in the woods but with the thaw you will run into places with water. It is best to ride in early morning for late afternoon.

THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY Monday 3/18 8:00am CST: We groomed continuously over the weekend seeing many riders out enjoying what was likely the glast best h weekend of riding. The road route sections will become brutal as the snow recedes. However, there is tons of snow in the woods providing a lot of riding season left. Our entire trail system was groomed over the weekend, some of it twice. Friday we did receive 8-12 of Lake Effect snow, but with high 30fs it settled in quickly. LOTS OF RIDING REMAINS, there are just a few trouble spots. See below trail notes, but Trail 2 between Wakefield and US HWY 2 will have a 2 mile portion plowed up for logging. These guys have a job to do so please stay out of their way and if you meet on the trail yield to them!
WARNINGS AND NOTICES: RECENT RAINS: You may encounter ponding on trails and water flowing across or down trails. We have not had any reports of that yet, but riders are just starting to venture out. STAY OFF LAKES, there is 12-18 of slush sticking riders on Lake Gogebic and Sunday Lake in Wakefield. PLEASE STOP AT ALL STOP SIGNS, we have heard of log truck versus snowmobile accidents last Friday that cannot happen!! Pipelines and power lines are NOT public land! Please remember to ride RIGHT, ride TOGETHER, ride SOBER and only off-trail ride where you 100% know it is legal KNOW before you GO. Please keep speeds and noise low through towns.

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing is excellent was last groomed 3/16/19. Please do not ride on sidewalks near Holiday and try to keep the noise down in town.

Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield Last groomed 3/18/19. Prospect road ditch trail has been removed by the county to allow proper water drainage, the 3/4 of a mile of concrete is not for the faint of heart. We recommend trailering to Wakefield and catching the trail there. There are water holes near Blackjack Ski Resort. Be sure to stop and see Gabbro Falls by Blackjack ski hill, it is extremely impressive! THERE IS A NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN riders need to follow to cross highway 2, see the below map. Please travel slowly through this area and on this section of trail to Wakefield. It is tight and twisty.

Wakefield to Marenisco Last groomed 3/17/19. There are water holes around the Wakefield area, a short reroute was made around one but the others are across the whole trail. Ride extremely cautiously. There is tons of base yet on the trail!! There is logging on the trail 10 miles east of Wakefield near Great Lakes Road/Dump Road intersections. Please yield to logging crews!! 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.

Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing Last groomed 3/16/19. Tons of base left. This trail is one of the most heavily traveled trails on our system, but we do groom it daily. Fast and wide trail as it is an unplowed county road we use. Itfs a super highway! Please note Bingofs is closed and has no gas.

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River (WI) Last groomed 3/17/19. There are a few small water holes, but the trail remains in great shape. PLEASE stay on the trail through the farm fields. This is our most scenic trail and is a treat to ride! There are several scenic vistas on the trail such as Bald Mountain gNORTHh lookout viewing Madeline Island/ mouth of the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior, the Bald Mountain gSOUTHh lookout viewing Gogebic Range (Powderhorn, Copper Peak), the Montreal River Gorge look out and finally the amazing Superior Falls Waterfall Complex. 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 Overall Rating: Excellent
Last Groomed 3/17/19. The snow remains waist deep, riding will be available for a long time. This 17 mile long scenic trail has 2 stop signs and is a wilderness tour. It provides additional access to Lake Gogebic or Ironwood/Hurley depending on your route. Thank you to the Presque Isle SnoBunnies Snowmobile club whom we groom to in Vilas county. They have helped communicate conditions of this trail as it is one of the most distant ones from our grooming barn

Trail 11 N is closed indefinitely.

THE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMERS

Monday, March 18th
What a difference a day can make! Gogebic Area Groomers have reported that they are done for the season. Warm temps and wet spots are not conducive for grooming. We want to thank everyone who came to visit us this season. Itfs a sad time when we shut down for the season!! We appreciate all those who came to ride and we hope to see you back here again next season!!

WATERSMEET U.P. THUNDER RIDERS reports 3/18/19:
Trails are open until April 1
Groomers reported the trails are in excellent condition, all trails are being groomed.
The waterhole on Trail #2 27 miles west of Watersmeet is starting to open up again so use caution. ⚠ It’s just smart to ride with caution this time of the year anyway, you never know what’s around the next curve or how the same trail could have changed on your way back!!
Groomers will be running today/tonight and will continue to groom daily as the temperatures allow. Looks like we’ll be in the 40s by Wednesday.

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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COME UP AND ENJOY OUR MARCH SPECIALS!!!!
Powder Hound Lodge
www.powderhoundlodge.com 906-285-9773
Stay Four nights for the price of 3.
Stay 2 nights get 50% off 3rd night.

Bluffs Inn –
www.thebluffinn.com
906-667-0311
Stay with us any time in March and receive a 10% discount. Must reference promo code SNOW19.

Big Powderhorn Lodging Association
www.bpla.com 800-222-3131
Right now this is what we have running through March 17th,
Stay 3 consecutive weekday nights = 10% discount
Stay 4 consecutive weekday nights = 15% discount
Stay 5 consecutive weekday nights = 20% discount
So what are you waiting for?? Call 800-222-3131 & book your stay with BPLA today!
*Restrictions Apply: For NEW Reservations Only / Offer Subject to Availability / No Other Discounts Apply
Starting March 17th through April 30th will be our Value Season Rates

Wildernest Chalet
www.wildernestchalet.com 800-461-3426
March for 20% off for the Wildernest Chalet after March 17th.

The Timbers Resort
The Timbers Resort will be offering Cabin rates of $35.00 per person, per night, plus tax based on a minimum of 2 people in your group for the rest of March, April through May 12th. Come ride our scenic trails, check out the fantastic waterfalls which will be roaring this spring, do a little ice fishing or just come and relax. We have everything you need right here! www.thetimbersresort.com or call 906-575-3542 and mention this special. Your hosts: Tim and Sarah Long

Teal Wing on Lake Gogebic
WWW.VRBO.COM/1504249. We are a 5 star property that sleeps 10 and a Premier partner with VRBO. We are running a special for the month of March. $50 off per night and $75 off per night from April 1st through May 13th. Vacationers can book directly with us through the Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce website and also save an additional $110 per stay by avoiding VRBO traveler fee. Otherwise, vacationers can book directly through VRBO by clicking the link above. Thank you! Hopefully we can bring more vacationers up to the area to support local businesses!!
Dan and Amy McGillivray – Owners 920-224-2531

Pioneer Cleaning & Lodging, LLC
www.pioneerlodging.com
906-932-0746 office
906-364-6566 cell
Stay any two nights get the 3rd night FREE at any of our available listingsc.for the month of March.

The Arrows Resort
www.thearrowsresort.com. 906-358-4390
Come check out our super discount rates which are considerably less on our homes.

Konteka
www.thekonteka.com Lindy-906-885-5170 2 night stay get 20 % and the 3 night free.

West Shore Resort
Ron and Kristy 1-906-842-3336
www.westshoreresort.com
We would like to offer 30% off our daily rate starting March 17 through the end of snowmobile season. Customers can mention promo code wsr2019 to get the discount.

Bergland Bay Bar in Bergland, MI
www.berglandbaybar.com/
Les and Shelly Newhouse906-575-2222
Wefd like to offer a small sandwich and Bloody Mary for $13.00 and large Italian beef and domestic beer for $11.00. We also have openings for lodging in the apartment above the bar that sleeps 8.

Wilderness Bay Lodge and Resort
E20060 Thousand Island Lake Road
Watersmeet, MI 49969
906-670-2088
www.wildernessbaylodgeandresort.com

Dan and Laura Hance
STAY 2 NIGHTS AND GET 50% OFF THE THIRD NIGHT
For stays between March 8-31, 2019 only. Not valid for any other month.
Must call direct and mention CVB March Promo.

Timberline Sports
https://www.timberlinesport.com/
35714 W. M-28
Bergland, MI 49910
906-575-3397
March Specials:
$75.00 Off rental on Ski-doo Renegade 2 day minimum. Promo Code Spring 2019

Hoop N Holler
115 Hoop N Hollar Rd.
Bergland, MI 49947
906-575-5555
March Daily Specials: Come in and enjoy our March daily sandwich specials through March.

Lake Gogebic Motel
www.lakegogebicmotel.com
906-575-3262
March Specials: Come up in March and get 20% of guest room rates through March.
Friday and Saturday 2 night minimum.

Gogebic Lodge
www.gogebiclodge.com
906-842-3321
March 10th thru May 10th Lodging Specials: $35.00 per person/nite! any cabin and chalet. Special for new reservations only. We will also be running bar and restaurant specials daily.

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Sunday December 15th, 2019 - 11:53 am

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

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Saturday December 14th, 2019 - 3:39 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

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Good but get over to 8 going to bergland.....horrible moguls

Trail 8 is in horrible condition from the hoop to wakefield

Yeah trail eight is blown out we’re does the money go I’m kinda wondering were are 48 dollars goes and why would you wait until the middle of winter to get 160 going

Thanks for letting us ride along! Very cool!

I’m getting my sled out this week

That's awesome!!!!

how are the trails

Where is 160? I cant find that trail on my map

Brent Oechsle

Dean Oh

Matt Sherman thx fellas!@

Joe Tarrence

Brian Knack

Hello

Devin Weakley

Lots of snow. I have lived here my life and I never seen this much snow this early in the winter. Oops it's not winter until the 22nd of December.

Ryan Bos

Juston Wieczorek

William Aldrich

Love 160 on the wheelers or sleds. Wish jack asses would stay on the trail or stay home.

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Saturday December 14th, 2019 - 2:33 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

This is trail 160. We need sledders with saws to get out and help us saw open the trail. We punched through the entire trail but it needs tons of brushing and signing. ... See MoreSee Less

This is trail 160.  We need sledders with saws to get out and help us saw open the trail.  We punched through the entire trail but it needs tons of brushing and signing.

Comment on Facebook

I was on it today, Thank you all for what you do...It was awesome

Does this club have a contact number for membership n other ?'s

Need a Michigan trail pass to help if we are just over the Wisconsin border?

Saturday December 14th, 2019 - 11:14 am

Gogebic Area Grooming

Trail # 1 Update (Ethelwood Project)

Gogebic Area Grooming can not thank the volunteers enough for making it possible to clear Trail # 1. They worked hard for 2 days brushing and signing to get this opened up. We have enough snow this early in the season to make snow bridges to get across the wet and washed out areas. We are working hard with private Land Associations to get this trail open by Christmas! Here our some pictures of how bad it was. Also a Thanks to Brian with the Gogebic Lodge to help take charge on getting this accomplished.
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Great job guys this will nice to have open this year cannot wait to live there to help out but till than keep up the good work it’s greatly appreciated by all !!!!

All your efforts are sincerely appreciated! Can’t wait to get up there! We’ll be sure to visit the Lodge and other establishments in the area. Always good eats and drinks at the Gogebic Lodge!

Awesome job guys. Thank you. Sorry I could not be there to help.

Great Job and Thanks to all who helped out!

Awesome job to everyone. Cant happen with out you

You guys are amazing. Is the trail parallel to M64, essentially? Or does it gradually bear west to pick up 8? I’m trying to picture it in my mind... 😁😁😁👉🏼🤯🤯🤯👍🏼💕💕💕

Thanks everyone for all your work and thanks to Gogebic Lodge and I hope all will patronize there great establishment.

Amazing work everyone

Well done gang! Thank you!!!

Thank you very much!!

Great work!

Thanks everyone!!

This is the trail on thr east side of lake gogebic. Correct ?

West side of lake

Jim Vos

Brian Thayer

How long have these limbs and trees been on the trails?

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Saturday December 14th, 2019 - 10:54 am

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

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Saturday December 14th, 2019 - 3:41 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

We saw a lot of late night riders last night. Please remember we try hard to have a good looking trail for Saturday morning. Ride all night we don't care, but if the trail is soft from recent grooming, ease up!! We had to redo several sections due to 1am and later riders rode very hard on the fresh trail. We get the enticement and first ride euphoria, but help us out next time eh? ... See MoreSee Less

We saw a lot of late night riders last night.  Please remember we try hard to have a good looking trail for Saturday morning.  Ride all night we dont care, but if the trail is soft from recent grooming, ease up!!  We had to redo several sections due to 1am and later riders rode very hard on the fresh trail.  We get the enticement and first ride euphoria, but help us out next time eh?

Comment on Facebook

It's too bad there wouldn't be a way to keep mountain sleds off trails, they buy mountain sleds go to the mountains, no respect for the hard work put in to build the trails and maintain them, you don't need a 2 inch plus paddle for a trail. Alot of people with no respect

Riders, Please work with us, not against us! Our ONLY objective is to give you a great day, please help us do that!!

I'm thinking trail permits should be priced by lug height.

All, what is being asked is to respect the hard work preparing the trails and don’t rip them up regardless of sled type!

Unfortunately , There’s a lot of throttle jockeys that feel the need to tunnel out at every stop.🤦‍♂️

My 96 indy 500 doesn't rip trails but those mountain sleds do

Burns my britches when that happens...

Last but not least, don't drink and ride!!

I wouldn't count on it. Too many people who don't care what they leave behind them and couldn't care less about the next rider or all the work u guys put in to get the trails open and ready. Thanks for what you do but those dicks will never learn until the day when there are no more trails to ride.

Dan hmmm?

When we rode out west in Wyoming after dinner one night, the groomer driver stopped us and told us to get the hell off the trails til morning. He said he doesn’t groom all night for us idiots to destroy a fresh groomed trail that needs hours to set the fresh groom.

That is another reason to not & I repeat not have groomer trackers in the groomers because you get the idiots out there following the groomer & wrecking the trail. All they care about is that they have a smooth trail to ride. I think people need to take snowmobile safety refresher courses every 5 years to pound common sense riding habits , maybe then clubs would get more members. But the biggest way to get people to change their habits is peer pressure & calling the idiots out in public when they are laughing in public about their antics on the trail. The one way our club got people to slow down on our trails we got involved with the sheriff's department & have trail patrols out on our problem areas & it sure is funny how people slow down when they see the trail patrol vest out. The word spreads like wild fire from bar to bar that there is a patrol out.

Well I get the frustration but some of us like to ride at night so we can see the headlights of idiots coming on the wrong side of the trail like they do all day long. But we certainly don’t go out of our way to do holeshots and ruin the trail if we pass a groomer. Too many disrespectful jack hole kids nowadays that have never been punished. Everyone’s a winner. 😡

Groom after bar close

I remember riding on the back of your Dad's machine many years ago. He loved speed and trying to scare the s..t out of me!

Would be nice do have more law enforcement on the trails starting late in the afternoon until after bars close take all the drunks to jail also seen yesterday or somebody had drink beer on the trail through the cans down they need to have a zero tolerance for alcohol level anyone caught with alcohol on their breath it's a drunk driving ticket goes to jail this would stop a lot of BS also need to see if there high also !!

It’s probably the same type of people that trespass on private and ride right by no snowmobiling signs and piss off landowners, be the first ones bitch about the trails and grooming yet will they will never join a club and see what its take to setup and maintain a trail then clubs loses permission from landowners and trails get closed or rerouted to a shitter spot and they bitch about that to.

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