Michigan Trail Report


Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 01/10

We received about 8″ of new snow yesterday. Trails are shaping up. Our temps for the next few days highs will be in the 20’s with low in the teens. Expect icy corners.

The Gogebic Trail Authority reported trails were last groomed 1/8/19. Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing is very good. Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield was last groomed 1/8/19 is good and is icy; the hill climbs to Indianhead from Blackjack Big Snow Resort on the west side and east side climb up from Wakefield are icy. Wakefield to Marenisco is good to very good. There is logging 3 miles east of Wakefield use caution. Logging trucks have the right away so please give them the right of way.

Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing is good to very good it was last groomed 1/8/19. Bingo’s is closed and has no gas….

Trail 160 is good; last groomed 1/4/19. The southern 10 miles is a bit rough yet. The northern 15 miles is beautiful. There are a few water holes about 5 miles north of Ironwood. They are small but the hazards exist. Ride with caution.

Trail 11S CLOSED was last groomed on 1/2/19. The water hazard had over 8″ of ice, some spots 12″ and it broke back open. We do not advise riding it as side trails around it will be tough as there are many tag elders. Please be aware for a water hazard 1.75 miles south of the Chaney Lake outflow/West Branch of Presque Isle River

Trail 11 N is closed indefinitely.

The Gogebic Area Groomers reporting trails are good and were groomed on the 2nd no new report since the 2nd.

Trail 1 N from Bergland and the North Shore of Lake Gogebic is in very good condition. White Pine to Silver City is ridable, but in poor condition. There is one large marked waterhole about 4/10 south of Silver City which they hope to get to this week.

Trail 1 S (to Presque Isle has been recently groomed. Conditions are good but the snow gets thin south of Marenisco. It has been groomed from Marenisco north to the West Shore Resort and ends there for now.

Trail 102 South Boundary to trail 102 is in good condition with a few wet spots.

Trail 8 East Across the top of Lake Gogebic is in very good shape. East is fair to good.

Trail 8 West fair

13 North very good conditions.

Trail 100 CLOSED

The Watersmeet Thunder Riders reports groomers will be running on a regular schedule as long as the weather permits. Trails are in very good shape with the new snow we received.

Trail 2 west of Watersmeet is in very good condition, wet area have been filled

Trail 2 east of Watersmeet is in very good condition.

Trail 13 south of Cisco Chain is in very good condition.

Trail 13 south to Land O’Lakes is in very good condition.

Trial 3 north to Paulding/Bond Falls/ Bruce Crossing- very good condition, use caution on corners because of thin base.

PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS. RUNNING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN RESULT IN LOSING EASMENT OF THE TRAILS AND ALSO A POSSIBLE TICKET FOR YOU.

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Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 - 2:11 pm

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

Groomers report from Monday - Both drivers reported the trails are in good to very good condition except trail 3 south to Wisconsin it is good/fair because of the heavy traffic this trail gets. We've had a inch or two of new snow and a couple more in the forecast for this week. Conditions continue to improve! ... See MoreSee Less

Groomers report from Monday - Both drivers reported the trails are in good to very good condition except trail 3 south to Wisconsin it is good/fair because of the heavy traffic this trail gets. Weve had a inch or two of new snow and a couple more in the forecast for this week. Conditions continue to improve!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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I know you guys have been getting some flak but thank you for everything you do it is appreciated

I appreciate what you guys do too, but if you are responsible for grooming the trail between Land O Lakes and Watersmeet you can’t possibly call it good. Washboard would be more accurate, at least as half an hour ago.

Day 2 riding out of Watersmeet, trails have been great east west and north

Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 - 11:52 am

Gogebic Area Grooming

1-22-19, we had all groomers out last night and this morning. Here is a video from early this morning on trail 13 south of the Root Cellar. Finally got through the beaver pond to groom. We pulled snow from the outer edges to make a better base for the trail since it’s thin with snow south of Lake Gogebic. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Tyler Tornow they’re waiting for you up north!

Joe Vandenbush

These guys are awesome.

Is trail 13 on the east side of the lake open the whole way?

It was very thin on Sunday.

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Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 - 8:57 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Our only lodging sponsor on Lake Gogebic AJ's Walleye Lodge has an opening this weekend! You have to check out these renovated rooms! They have a cancellation and one of their suites which is available January 24-27th. Located on the North Shore of Lake Gogebic where you are 3 miles from 7 major trails (no need to ride the same trail twice!). www.walleyelodge or call Mary Beth @ 906-575-3557. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

AJ is a great place to stay . The owner is a awesome guy . Highly recommend it

Have 2 available? Looking for 4 beds.

Trails are Fantabulous!

Love AJ's fantstic location and hospitality! 😍

Thought for sure we were sponsors too....will look into

Why is this the only lodging sponsor?🤔

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Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 - 6:45 am

Gogebic Area Grooming

Monday left lake Gogebic at 8:30 am and minus 16 - took trail 13 to Greenland - both clubs (GAG and North Country) had groomed early - with cold temps trails were flat and like a highway - took trail 3 back to trail 8 as usual less snow by Ewen and some small rocks showing - all in all a great ride! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Trevor Simkins

Thank you!

Thanks for sharing!!

I have not done that leg of the trail but from Ewen east it dies get better cuz of trail swinging back into woods

Agree except by 3.30 trail 8 from ewen was bad. Saw very little traffic all day

How is 8 from bergland to sidnaw??

Thank you

Happy trails

Thats how big my party looks

Nice! What time are you coming by tomorrow?

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