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Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 01/15

Lake Gogebic Webcam

Lake Gogebic Webcam


The next few days our temps will be a bit warmer. In the teens for highs and 11 degrees for a low today and single digits for Tuesday, with light snow.

PLEASE STAY ON TRAILS. WE HAVE BEEN GETTING COMPLAINTS THAT SOME HAVE NOT BEEN STAYING ON TRAILS, RIDING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN LOSE EASEMENT FOR OUR TRAIL SYSTEM SO PLEASE STAY ON TRAILS!!!!!!

THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY REPORTS:
01/12/2018

We saw incredible traffic this past weekend, Saturday all trails were groomed. All trails have a great base, corners can be icy so please use caution.

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay US-2 Crossing:
Overall rating is good to very good. Thin spots on trail exist, by the transfer station east of Walmart with icy corners. Slow down and use caution. The rail-bed trail ENDS on the east side of the Keystone Bridge. The club grooms the bridge to maintain it for local access. The “old” trail to Wakefield is closed east of Verona Rd. and anyone caught riding it will be ticketed.

Trial 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield:
Overall rating is good to fair. This will be groomed this evening. The trail is thin in the lower elevations and corners are icy. Please stay on your side of the trail, many near-miss accidents due to sleds on the wrong side of the trail. Please ride safely.

Trail 2 from Wakefield to Marenisco:
Overall rating is good to very good. This trail will be groomed ASAP. Watch for icy corners from Wakefield to US HWY 2 trail crossing. Snow is thinner as you travel from Wakefield to Marenisco.

Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing:
Overall rating is good to very good. This was last groomed on the 14th. It is a wide seasonal county road that is not plowed and makes a fun trail to ride. Trail 8 where the GRTA groomer turns around is finally groomed by the Gogebic Area Groomers.

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River(WI):
Overall rating is good to very good. This trail was groomed on the 14th. You will also encounter some active logging near the Lake Road area, please go slow, logging trucks have the right of way. Please remember to stay on the trail!!!! Do not go off the trails and ride on farmers fields, this can lose easement for our trails. This trail is very scenic so enjoy!!

Trial 11S:
Overall rating is fair to very good. There are still some thin spots on this trail and still needs some brushing. Keep speeds slow as you travel the southern half of it, once you cross the bridge within 2 miles there are some rough spots.

LAKE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMER REPORT: 01/11/2018

Overall, trail conditions are in good condition.

Trail 1 & 8 North of Bergland is in good condition. Trail 1 & 8 are very good. Couple of re-routes are in place, check for signage.

Trail 8 west of M64 has been groomed and is in very good condition. There are no signs of mud or wet spots.

Trail 8 east is poor.

U.P. THUNDER RIDERS OF WATERSMEET GROOMERS REPORT:

Groomers are running on a regular schedule. We still need more snow but the groomers are doing a great job.

Trail 2 east of Watersmeet to 107–is good but thin in areas.
Trail 3 north–fair/good with thin spots
Trail 3 Bond Falls to Trail 8-is good.
Trail 2 west-is good.
Trail 13 south of trail 2-is good.

Trail 13 south – fair to good

THINK SNOW!

PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS. RIDING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN RESULT IN THE CLUB LOSING EASEMENT OF THAT TRAIL AND YOU POSSIBLE GETTING A TICKET…..

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January 15, 2018 |

Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 01/12

Lake Gogebic Webcam

Lake Gogebic Webcam

We had gotten 12 inches of snow in the far western part of Gogebic County and only 3-6 inches of snow around Watersmeet area.
Our temps for the next few days are only going to be in the single digits for highs with lows below zero. There is snow in the forecast for Sunday.

PLEASE STAY ON TRAILS. WE HAVE BEEN GETTING COMPLAINTS THAT SOME HAVE NOT BEEN STAYING ON TRAILS, RIDING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN LOSE EASEMENT FOR OUR TRAIL SYSTEM SO PLEASE STAY ON TRAILS!!!!!!

THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY REPORTS:
01/12/2018

Overall conditions are fair to very good. We had gotten 12″ of new snow yesterday and all our main corridors we’re groomed last night, they will be out grooming again tonight. There is a 5-8″ base across our system. Please use extra caution when road crossing, also when traveling on county roads keep speeds to 25 miles an hour or less to avoid losing control. Vehicles have the right of way.

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay US-2 Crossing:
Overall rating is good to very good, it was groomed last night and will be groomed again tonight. Thin spots on trail exist, but overall the trail is flat and smooth. The rail-bed trail ENDS on the east side of the Keystone Bridge. The club grooms the bridge to maintain it for local access. The “old” trail to Wakefield is closed east of Verona Rd. and anyone caught riding it will be ticketed.

Trial 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield:
Overall rating is good to very good. The hill climbs to Indianhead Big Snow Resorts are snow packed and smooth. Corners are icy due to traffic, so use caution.

Trail 2 from Wakefield to Marenisco:
Overall rating is good to very good. Wet spots exist on the pipeline near the Trail 2/Trail 8 intersection.

Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing:
Overall rating is very good. It is a wide seasonal county road that is not plowed and makes a fun trail to ride. Trail 8 where the GRTA groomer turns around is ungroomed for 7 miles.
The preferred route to Lake Gogebic, that is groomed completely, is Trail 2 to Marenisco, then up to Trail 1.

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River(WI):
Overall rating is good to very good. This trail was groomed today. You will also encounter some active logging near the Lake Road area, please go slow, logging trucks have the right of way. Please remember to stay on the trail!!!! Do not go off the trails and ride on farmers fields, this can lose easement for our trails. This trail is very scenic so enjoy!!

Trial 11S:
Overall rating is good to poor. They are out grooming trail 11S now so that should help with the poor spots. There are sections where the snow was used up to freeze the mud/water in but are small areas. There are thin spots where we need more snow to cover up the wheeler ruts. Please use caution on this trail.

LAKE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMER REPORT:
01/08/2018

Overall, trail conditions are good to excellent condition.

Trail 13 North of Bergland is reported in good condition – twice the snow and base as the South end of the Lake.
Trail 13 South to Trail 2 has not been groomed as there is not enough snow.

Trail 1 going South from White Pine is also reported as good to excellent.

Trail 1 & 8 North of Bergland is holding up well even with all the traffic.

Trail 102 has been groomed and is in good condition.

Trail 8 west of M64 had a groomer go through last week – please be patient as we get this back in shape.

Trail 1 North of West Shore Resort is closed due to logging.

U.P. THUNDER RIDERS OF WATERSMEET GROOMERS REPORT:

Groomers are running on a regular schedule. The trails are grooming up nicely. They have an 3 inch base.

Trail 2 east – fair to good
Trail 3 north – fair
Trail 3 Bond Falls to Trail 8-fair to good.
Trail 2 west – fair to good
Trail 13 south – fair to good

THINK SNOW!

PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS. RIDING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN RESULT IN THE CLUB LOSING EASEMENT OF THAT TRAIL AND YOU POSSIBLE GETTING A TICKET…..

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