Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 03/02
With all the new snow we have gotten this past week don’t miss the opportunity for some great riding. Snow showers are in the forecast through Sunday. Temps will be in the 20′s with lows in the teens and 20′s.
GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY – Overall conditions are good to very good with all trails being groomed. There is a small detour on 160 that is marked. You have to ride the side of the road on VanDerHagen from Sunset Road to the railroad tracks. On 11N, use caution around the water spot, signs are posted.
LOGGING IS PLANNED OFF OF SOUTH BOUNDARY ROAD SO WATCH FOR SIGNS AND PLOWED AREAS.
LAKE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMERS – They are packing the fresh snow and grooming all trails and all are in good condition. Logging has not started on Trail 1 going south yet, but watch for signs. Remember to watch out for the groomers.
U.P.THUNDER RIDERS OF WATERSMEET – With all the fresh new snow all trails are being groomed and are in good condition. Still use caution on corners as they maybe icy.
Keep in mind the groomers will be out day and night, so watch for them and PLEASE slow down and wait for the operator to signal you by whenever you see them.
ABOUT THE ICE: There is no such thing as "safe ice" due to underwater currents. If you choose to go out, be sure you talk to locals where you intend to ride for specific information about the ice depth and other factors…be aware you will be riding at your own risk.
Here are a few gas station updates. The gas station in Paulding is closed, so plan ahead for filling up. On the up side the gas station in Marenisco is now open.