Michigan Trail Report


Ontonagon Trail Report – 01/11

ONTONAGON AREA UPDATE via North Country Snowmobile Club UP – Trail Report: Well, yesterday got up to 39 and we lost some snow, but we DID NOT get any rain here. it’s 34 and dropping back down into the 20’s by noon and the snow machine is going to turn back on. The weather pundits are predicting 4-8" of new snow in the next 24 hours, and there is snow in the forecast for 4 of the next 5 days.

The BAD news is that we lost some snow, and did not groom yesterday. The GOOD news is that we will be out in force again tonight, and this warmer weather is going to let us pack down this new heavy snow into a fantastic trail base.

If you ride today, be cautious in the low areas on Trail 12 along the LP Walsh Rd just east of White Pine, just east of the Woodspur Rd, and the Norwich Rd. ditch. With this warm up, there may be open water again. The ice bridge on Trail 1 between White Pine and Silver City was good yesterday, but we’re not sure what its condition is today. Be safe out there!

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Tuesday January 16th, 2018 - 9:46 pm

North Country Snowmobile Club UP

And people say we are crazy for riding snowmobiles...................

THE GOOD EYE
Enjoy your weekend. Have some fun.
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THE GOOD EYE

 

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Crazy are the fat tire bikers 20 miles up the Yetna river, here in AK. ( extreme BFE)

Hereโ€™s an old school one for you Brian Kraegel.

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 - 5:24 pm

North Country Snowmobile Club UP

Hey Sled Heads - We tried to warn you. Off trail riding on private property WILL NOT be tolerated in our area. One arrest was made on our trail system this last week-end for Snowmobile Recreational Trespass: an individual who violates this law first time is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not less than $100.00 or more than $500.00, or both.

The shot below shows one of our problem areas. The sign says Private Property and has the no snowmobile logo above it, yet sleds are riding right by it as shown in the picture.

Again, if you do not know the owner or do not KNOW that it is public property - DO NOt ride there. You WILL BE arrested.

If you want to ride powder, we have acres and acres of public lands here. Stop by the US Forest Service Ranger Station at 1209 Rockland Rd, in Ontonagon, right off trail 12 at US Hwy 45 and pick up a waterproof map for $10. Give them a call at 906-884-2411 for their hours or with any questions.

Rant over - please respect our local residents.
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Hey Sled Heads - We tried to warn you.  Off trail riding on private property WILL NOT be tolerated in our area.  One arrest was made on our trail system this last week-end for Snowmobile  Recreational Trespass:  an individual who violates this law first time is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not less than $100.00 or more than $500.00, or both.  

The shot below shows one of our problem areas. The sign says Private Property and has the no snowmobile logo above it, yet sleds are riding right by it as shown in the picture.

Again, if you do not know the owner or do not KNOW that it is public property - DO NOt ride there. You WILL BE arrested.  

If you want to ride powder, we have acres and acres of public lands here.  Stop by the US Forest Service Ranger Station at 1209 Rockland Rd, in Ontonagon, right off trail 12 at US Hwy 45 and pick up a waterproof map for $10. Give them a call at 906-884-2411 for their hours or with any questions.

Rant over - please respect our local residents.

 

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Glad to see someone got nailed. only way it's going to stop is to keep inforcing the law.

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Cmon people...

Glad they caught someone.. take some pride in what we do and the access given. Thanks for all your work guys

Amen. Respect!!!

Wesley Shemanski

So stupid...all the places to ride up there and you go where there's a sign not too. Dipshits are gonna ruin it

Glad someone got nailed for it finally

Watching it on the news tonight.

people see the fresh snow and just have to make tracks. hopefully word spreads fast.

Confiscate there sleds.

90 days 500 dollar fine

The fine should be triple

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Paul Schoen Brad Buhl Chris Kieser Andy-Cheese Wille

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Good post. Glad to see enforcement. Complete and total lack of respect by riders who ignore the signage in this manner.

Lock them up. ...

What exactly did the person do that was arrested

They need to up the trespassing fine to a $1000.00 & take their trail pass & confiscate their snowmobile until they pick it up with a trailer & send them home!!!! MAYBE then there will be more money for patrolling the problem areas.

Punishment was WAY too lenient!

Shared on a couple pages. Glad to see enforcing the rules and providing info on the open areas!

That's awesome!!! Hope they keep getting caught!!

Lock their sled up for the year

Were they millennial snowflakes ? Lol

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Tuesday January 16th, 2018 - 2:32 pm

North Country Snowmobile Club UP

Hey Sled Heads, we know you love riding our miles and miles of wilderness, but occasionally our trails do cross major roads. The below "stop ahead" sign is your warning of an intersection up ahead. Please stop and look both ways. One of our Forest Rangers told us he saw a sled blow a stop on Hwy M28 last week minutes after a fully loaded logging truck went by. Lucky timing, or we would have had a fatality. We love having you here, but we don't want to send you home in a box. ... See MoreSee Less

Hey Sled Heads, we know you love riding our miles and miles of wilderness, but occasionally our trails do cross major roads. The below stop ahead sign is your warning of an intersection up ahead. Please stop and look both ways. One of our Forest Rangers told us he saw a sled blow a stop on Hwy M28 last week minutes after a fully loaded logging truck went by. Lucky timing, or we would have had a fatality. We love having you here, but we dont want to send you home in a box.

 

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Nice job grooming trails last night they are great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Sadly, some riders who visit our area ignore stop signs just like they do the "Stay on Trail" signs. Either they don't read English or they believe the signs do not apply to them. STOP means STOP. Stay on Trail means - you guessed it - Stay on Trail - as the adjacent land is private property. Why is this so difficult to understand???๐Ÿค”

Natural selection. .

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