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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Saturday March 23rd, 2019 - 8:55 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

160 water hazards and there are 3 stretches of road to run that will be tough if you can't ride up on the banks. It was cold yesterday and most hazards froze up hard last night. But today they will all break open and really start flowing. Safest rides would be trailering to Wakefield (ski hill reroute road routes are brutal) and riding to Marenisco. The northern end of the trail is gorgeous!!! Ride slowly today conditions will change quickly. Remember Iron county is closed and Vilas County closes tonight at midnight. WHAT A SEASON, THANK YOU GRTA VOLUNTEER GROOMER OPERATORS!! ... See MoreSee Less

160 water hazards and there are 3 stretches of road to run that will be tough if you cant ride up on the banks.  It was cold yesterday and most hazards froze up hard last night.  But today they will all break open and really start flowing.  Safest rides would be trailering to Wakefield (ski hill reroute road routes are brutal) and riding to Marenisco.  The northern end of the trail is gorgeous!!!  Ride slowly today conditions will change quickly. Remember Iron county is closed and Vilas County closes tonight at midnight.  WHAT A SEASON, THANK YOU GRTA VOLUNTEER GROOMER OPERATORS!!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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What a great season! Can’t wait to do it all again this winter!

Randy Manhardt

Joe Baratta

I seen these trails 1 week ago, go north young man or put them in the barn till December!!

Thank you for all you do!

Glad our ride didn’t look like this Tom Oomen and Jill Oomen, we had a pretty good day last week

Time to park the machine s

Twinlakes north still great all the way to copper..

Good job groomers for what they did!!!!

I think we made the right decision Shirley Renner...

I think the season is over

What an amazing season. Cheers to all. 🥂

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Friday March 22nd, 2019 - 1:48 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

If you want to ride this weekend we suggest riding from Ironwood North out trail 160 and back. NOTE Wi trail #3 to Driftwood is closed, no connector back to Hurley. Second suggestion is to unload at the "giant snowman" park and ride in Wakefield riding trail 2 to Marenisco. No grooming occurred since Sunday, but trails remain flat due to light traffic. Pictures are of trail 2 east of Wakefield, there is 1.75mi of plowed trail due to logging. Either side of that section is rated good to very good. We are heading out grooming this afternoon!! Be aware for rapidly changing conditions and water hazards. Ride slow!!! This hazards come up quick!! The pics from our club member said they took trail 1 north and trail 8 back west to their unload spot saying "all was good." ... See MoreSee Less

If you want to ride this weekend we suggest riding from Ironwood North out trail 160 and back.  NOTE Wi trail #3 to Driftwood is closed, no connector back to Hurley.  Second suggestion is to unload at the giant snowman park and ride in Wakefield riding trail 2 to Marenisco.  No grooming occurred since Sunday, but trails remain flat due to light traffic.  Pictures are of trail 2 east of Wakefield, there is 1.75mi of plowed trail due to logging.  Either side of that section is rated good to very good.  We are heading out grooming this afternoon!!  Be aware for rapidly changing conditions and water hazards.  Ride slow!!!   This hazards come up quick!!  The pics from our club member said they took trail 1 north and trail 8 back west to their unload spot saying all was good.Image attachmentImage attachment

Thursday March 21st, 2019 - 9:07 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

GRTA president Steve Hamilton will be on air with WUPM 106.9 FM this morning talking about sled trails and our up coming 45th Anniversary Land Owner Banquet & Fundraiser!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Is this open to members?

Wednesday March 20th, 2019 - 12:15 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Our President took this video this morning out his back door...Quite the tease, eh? Tons of snow in the woods yet, trails have water hazards here and there, they are WHITE and we hope to do some grooming before the weekend. Everything was hit Sunday and with low midweek traffic trails are flat! Ride cautiously, ride right & ride sober! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Rocky Gehri

Josh Viland

Jack Davis Sat or not kid

I need to move north

Let us know if you groom would like to ride this weekend

How are the trails near white pine and the porcupine mountains?

Donald Ehlers still time

Sheri Jo Noeldner

Joel Shaw

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Wednesday March 20th, 2019 - 10:22 am

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

With 9 of the 14 hospitals in the Upper Peninsula reporting and their data not complete for the entire snowmobile season, we’ve had 136 people visit Emergency Departments because of snowmobile crashes.
From out of state? 67.
From downstate? 50.
From the UP? 19.
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Just speed I think alcohol had alot to do with it also!!!!

Very interesting

Its not speed, Its the irresponsible people operating the snowmobile. Thats the factor.

It's the mindset more than anything else.

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Tuesday March 19th, 2019 - 3:10 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

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How many miles on it?

Andy Hazen

Morgan Doyle

Jon Hoffman

Ryan Tappa

Josh Bluhm

Chad Chow

Rental I would assume

Geoff Andrade

Nathan Zuehl

Chris Mallow

Rmk prices?

Rental sled, most likely

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