Michigan Trail Report


Ironwood Trail Report – Gogebic Range Trail Authority – 12/07

Trails are in better shape than we guessed, but still rated poor to fair due to a base of 1-8″ with most spots having a base of 4-6″ hard pack.

It was -12 in the groomer pulling into the barn at midnight (I had to work at 7am), water hazard frequency has been cut in half, mainly just the big holes and bigger drainage issues remain open.

Yes, if you come ride, you will see spots of mud. Our operator is shown plowing snow into a known mud hole to aid in freezing it up last night. If you’re dying to ride it is definitely worth it. Trail 160 remains closed and we’ll post more pictures throughout the day.

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Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 - 7:25 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

The rail-trail section from Jackson Road to Country Club Road in Ironwood received some much needed shaping and is PAID FOR BY CLUB FUNDS AS THIS TRAIL IS NOT YET A MDNR ORV TRAIL APPROVED TO RECEIVE ORV TRAIL-PERMIT FUNDING. Dean Pearson construction & logging worked all day reclaiming gravel and doing what he could to reestablish ditches for drainage issues. Please stay off the trail due to on-going work, many large rocks, roots and logs could be on the trail awaiting a final skimming clean up run. We will have up-coming club trash pick up events as well as a signing event. We need more active members! PLEASE join us at our next event and feel how good it is to do something together for a greater good. Sacrifice an afternoon working with new friends instead of riding, it is key to our future trail expansions! #joinus #thisclubbuildstrails #dogoodfeelgood ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you!!!!

Looks absolutely amazing guys. Wish I could be there to help..

Travis Ostrowski

Wife and I are coming up this weekend to watersmeet and could help saturday or sunday

Thank you n good bless

Can't wait for winter. Looking to stay there next season.

Keep up the great work. I'll do a profile bump ride Friday afternoon 👍

Looks good guys!

Thank you !

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Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 - 10:08 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Alert! Trail 2 between Ironwood and Bessemer is being graded today thru Thursday ahead of the holiday weekend. Please refrain from use while we work the grade back into shape, large timbers and rocks may be on the trail awaiting a final skimming pass. Thank you Dean Pearson Construction & Logging for the quick support! We want your Holiday Weekend ride the best it can be! Did you know that your ORV membership dues is what is paying for this work? Join today and help make a trail system we can be proud in! ... See MoreSee Less

Alert!  Trail 2 between Ironwood and Bessemer is being graded today thru Thursday ahead of the holiday weekend.  Please refrain from use while we work the grade back into shape, large timbers and rocks may be on the trail awaiting a final skimming pass.  Thank you Dean Pearson Construction & Logging for the quick support!  We want your Holiday Weekend ride the best it can be!  Did you know that your ORV membership dues is what is paying for this work?   Join today and help make a trail system we can be proud in!

 

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Since this is a designated snowmobile trail, not a designated ORV trail, this repair could qualify for ORV damaged trail restoration funds through the MIDNR. Worth checking in to.

Saturday May 18th, 2019 - 7:59 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

From the President's desk...Our board of directors met today at my employer's executive conference room to discuss plans for the next 12 months. In my 3 now going on 4 short years I've served with incredible community-focused volunteers posessing tremendous talents and skills. This group though, takes the cake. I am so excited to see what comes from this long 7-hour day of uninterrupted planning because these volunteers are in a league of their own. It's truly an honor to call these folks my friends, me being 32 years old and working with such experienced professionals teaches me endless lessons. Apologies to Mr. Rundell who is hidden behind a map graciously provided by Gogebic County Forestry that will be key for future trail development. Can't wait to get these summer projects off the ground! #allvolunteerclub #dualsport #michigan #snowmobile #orv #thisclubbuildstrails ... See MoreSee Less

From the Presidents desk...Our board of directors met today at my employers executive conference room to discuss plans for the next 12 months.  In my 3 now going on 4 short years Ive served with incredible community-focused volunteers posessing tremendous talents and skills.  This group though, takes the cake.  I am so excited to see what comes from this long 7-hour day of uninterrupted planning because these volunteers are in a league of their own. Its truly an honor to call these folks my friends, me being 32 years old and working with such experienced professionals teaches me endless lessons. Apologies to Mr. Rundell who is hidden behind a map graciously provided by Gogebic County Forestry that will be key for future trail development.  Cant wait to get these summer projects off the ground! #allvolunteerclub #dualsport #michigan #snowmobile #orv #thisclubbuildstrails

 

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Great to hear!!! Keep up the good work!!

Git er dun

Thank you all for doing this! You are very much appreciated by the Indiana Crew!

Will there ever be a summer access trail for atv/utv from Bessemer to Marensco or Berland?

I'm sitting to the right if the picture, thanks Steve, lol.

Thank you everyone for all your time, sweat and efforts!!!!

Thank you for all your time, energy and efforts in providing awesome snowmobiling in your beautiful state!

Thanks for everything crew!!!

That’s ok 👍

Looking forward to volunteering my time to help builds trails this summer.

Thanks to all of you for your hard work and great job you do.

Even more pumped about our future!

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Congrats to Mark S. of Ironwood, MI for winning our Barn Expansion 50/50! Mark won over $1,320!!! Ride safe this ORV season! Please tread lightly in wet spots/soft areas and please alert us if you discover any new beaver dams being built or washouts. We are a small group of volunteers who need more active members to give us 1 Saturday every 3 months to improve our trails. Are you able to step up and plan the future? ... See MoreSee Less

Congrats to Mark S. of Ironwood, MI for winning our Barn Expansion 50/50!  Mark won over $1,320!!!  Ride safe this ORV season!  Please tread lightly in wet spots/soft areas and please alert us if you discover any new beaver dams being built or washouts.  We are a small group of volunteers who need more active members to give us 1 Saturday every 3 months to improve our trails.  Are you able to step up and plan the future?

 

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Nice win mark.

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