Michigan Trail Report


Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 03/15

We are expecting 1-3 inches of snow today. Temps for the weekend will be in the low 30’s with the lows in the teens. What an awesome time to come up and enjoy some of the greatest trails we have had in years. DON’T MISS OUT!!!!!

THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY Tuesday 3/12 2:00pm CST: Grooming has ceased as of 3/12/19 2:00am. Grooming is planned to resume this weekend with one groomer while the second groomer will be out in the distant reaches of our system brushing for next season. Many spots we only have access to in the winter so it is go-time for brushing! We have about an inch of rain forecast for the weekend. We can survive rain, even a lot of rain, but we can’t groom an ice block. No the rain will not bring us dirt trails. However there could be water flowing hazards across trails and things can get real icy real quick. We do not have a tiller so grooming becomes a very time sensitive task. Riding this weekend is encouraged, just need to ride cautiously as running water could appear on the trails. If you see a groomer please pull over and let them pass. Overall our trails are excellent!

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing is excellent was last groomed 3/10/19. Please do not ride on sidewalks near Holiday and try to keep the noise down in town.

Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield is very good was last groomed 3/10/19. PLEASE REMEBER TO CROSS US HWY 2 IN THE CORRECT LANE OF TRAVEL, DO NOT BLOCK HWY TURN LANES!

Wakefield to Marenisco is excellent was lasted groomed 3/10/19. This trail is a mix of twisty but wide forest roads (13mi) and 12mi of rail bed to Marenisco. This beautiful trail is 12 miles of unplowed wide logging roads that wind their way through the Gogebic Range Hills before running 10 miles of rail-trail to Marenisco. PLEASE STOP AT ALL STOP SIGNS ON THE RAIL TRAIL! There is a significant logging presence on FR-8100 with dozens of log trucks hauling out daily. Last week an accident occurred with a log truck. Stop at the stop signs!!

Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing is excellent and was last groomed 3/10/19. Bingo’s is closed and has no gas….

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River (WI) is excellent last groomed 3/7/19. This is their most scenic trail and a treat to ride! Stay on the trail in the farm fields. Over 25 landowners are involved to make this trail a reality, please respect them and ride responsibly.

Trail 11S is in excellent condition it was last groomed 3/10/19. It is groomed all the way to the WI line. This 17 mile long trail has 2 stop signs and is a wilderness tour. The southern 3 miles get thinner, but remains in good condition.

Trail 11 N is closed indefinitely.

THE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMERS-

Tuesday, March 13th
Gogebic area trails are in excellent condition. Temps warm up Tuesday through Thursday and there’s a potential for rain that seems to diminish slightly as we head more into the week. Friday will bring about a drop in temperature with a forecast for snow. Groomers will be parked during this mid-week warm up and they will be back out as soon as the temperatures allow. We’ve got a great base and we certainly have enough snow – so we hope to have good riding through the end of March.

WATERSMEET U.P. THUNDER RIDERS reports 3/11/19:

Trail Condition: Good
Last Groomed: March 11th, 2019
Base Snowfall: 35″
Reported On: March 13th, 2019 @ 8:07pm

We will not be grooming for a couple of days with the warm temps, we’ll head out as soon as we can. Trails are open until April 1

Trails are going to get bumpy and you’re going to find water but there’s a 35+inch base so if the temps drop we’ll be back out grooming

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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Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

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

 

Comment on Facebook

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

 

Comment on Facebook

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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Comment on Facebook

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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Comment on Facebook

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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