Michigan Trail Report


Ironwood Trail Report – Gogebic Range Trail Authority – 12/05

The Lake Effect forecast has improved today, thankfully. Trail 160 remains closed at this time, we hope to be able to open all the gates by the weekend, but if you encounter a closed gate TURN AROUND.

We will be cleaning up road approaches today through the tri-city area and rolling out Trail 8 this evening. Early season conditions still exist with much water flowing. We are seeing riders on the rail-trail from Ramsay to Ironwood nightly, however.

It seems like the extensive drainage & trail work the club has done over the last 3 years on the rail-trail has improved low-snow riding conditions. We’re still listing trails in poor condition but we expect a better report by tomorrow and Friday. There’s a warm up on the horizon which will effect trails, but we’ll see what things look like at that time.

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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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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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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 - 11:11 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Huge shout out to GRTA Board member Calvin K., Groomer operator Steve G and Groomer operator Scott of club sponsor Sasquatch Lodge Vacation Rental for getting our Tucker issue figured out. We are 1,000 miles ahead of last season (conservatively) at this point and the front turning/glide puck wore out. We were able to flip it to run this weekend where it'll be replaced next week. A couple of tubes of grease to get it lubed back up and we are out running! Snowing like crazy today! ... See MoreSee Less

Huge shout out to GRTA Board member Calvin K., Groomer operator Steve G and Groomer operator Scott of club sponsor Sasquatch Lodge Vacation Rental for getting our Tucker issue figured out.  We are 1,000 miles ahead of last season (conservatively) at this point and the front turning/glide puck wore out.  We were able to flip it to run this weekend where itll be replaced next week.  A couple of tubes of grease to get it lubed back up and we are out running!  Snowing like crazy today!Image attachment

 

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Well done!!

Wednesday February 13th, 2019 - 1:14 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Our only sponsor on Lake Gogebic AJ's Walleye Lodge had a cancellation (What?!) and has a room open. The owners are heavily involved with clubs and Mary Beth even serves as our Secretary! Go support the best place on the lake! #lakegogebic #snowmobile #vacancyI can't even believe we have a cancellation with these great conditions - but we do! The Walleye is open for the weekend and this suite can sleep 7! Give a call if you are interested: 906-575-3557! ... See MoreSee Less

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