Michigan Trail Report


Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 12/23

GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY – SNOWMOBILE & ORV CLUB TRAIL REPORT

Trail Condition: Good To Very Good
Last Groomed: December 23rd, 2019
Base Snowfall: 36+”
Reported On: December 23rd, 2019 @ 12:52pm
Groomer Report

Overall Story:
Monday 12/23 12:00 pm CST: DON’T FEAR THE HEAT! Yes – it was 45 degrees yesterday. Trails remain in very good to excellent condition system-wide! There is just so much snow on the trails it’ll take a lot of melting & rain to start making us nervous. Our entire system has been groomed each night since last week Wednesday. Trail 160 is now open! Temps don’t look to be nearly as warm as last weekend and that is good. Post-Christmas riding should be the best it’s been in many many years.
WARNINGS AND NOTICES: We continue to see a spike in off-trail riding issues. We had riders nearly cause a HAZMAT event by running over a Oil/Fuel distributors fill lines. We had riders hit fences and take out fence posts a LONG ways away from trails. We are begging riders, there is 1-million acres of public land east of Wakefield to off trail ride on – please save it for legal areas!

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay US-2 Crossing:
Overall rating: Very Good
Last groomed 12/23/19. Please do not ride on side walks near Holiday and try to keep noise down in town.

Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield:
Overall rating: GOOD
Last groomed 12/23/19. The entire stretch is in excellent condition! Featuring a brand new section to enjoy this season, the club eliminated Prospect road route and moved the trail completely into the woods eliminating 1.5 miles of road route. PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL AND RESPECT THESE LANDOWNERS!

Trail 2 from Wakefield to Marenisco:
Overall Rating: Very Good
Last groomed 12/23/19. There is logging 4 miles east of Wakefield. Please yield to logging traffic, they are working and you are playing!

Trail 8 from Wakefield to Tula Crossing:
Overall Rating: Very Good
Last groomed 12/23/19. Tremendous snow depth on this trail. It is an unplowed county road and is a treat to ride!

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River (WI):
Overall Rating: OPEN – GOOD TO VERY GOOD
The trail was opened Saturday 12/21. STAY ON THE TRAIL!!!!!! This is our most scenic trail and is a treat to ride! There are several scenic vistas on the trail such as Bald Mountain “NORTH” lookout viewing Madeline Island/ mouth of the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior, the Bald Mountain “SOUTH” lookout viewing Gogebic Range (Powderhorn, Copper Peak), the Montreal River Gorge look out and finally the amazing Superior Falls Waterfall Complex. 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.

11S (Wakefield, MI to Winchester, WI):
Overall Rating: CLOSED
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON DUE TO LOGGING OPERATIONS THAT THE CLUB WAS UNABLE TO FIND A REROUTE AROUND.
11N (Wakefield, MI to South boundary Rd/White Pine): Closed indefinitely. Seeking local community support with ideas on how to reopen it. 200 yards of private property closed this 25 mile trail.

Gogebic Area Grooming 12/20/19 No new report

Trails are being groomed daily in most of the Lake Gogebic Area. Trails are all reporting in good condition.
We received over a foot of snow so far this week and our temp this morning was 12 degrees. Temps are going to warm up this weekend, but look to drop back down early part of next week.
Groomers are reporting all trails in the Lake Gogebic Area to be in very good to good condition and wet spots have frozen over.
Trail 1N: Good to very good
Trail 1S: Gogebic Area Grooming and their volunteers were out for 2 days clearing Trail 1 on the West Shore. There is enough snow to make snow bridges to get across the wet and washed out areas and hoping to have this trail open by Christmas!
Trails 13 North and South All trails on South end being groomed and very good to good.
Past the Root Cellar, there is more logging. You will have to travel on East Shore Rd approximately 2 mile further then before to get back onto trail 13. A new reroute will take place. Please follow the signs marked 13. (Permanent Re-Route for the 2019-2020 Season).

Trail 8W between Bergland and Wakefield – most all wet spots have closed over. Good condition.

Trail 8W: is open and snow cover is good.

Trail 102: trail 102 has been broken and there is a lot of snow. There is a new reroute about 4 miles before
trail 11. The trail is marked well and the reroute was a very nice turn out. (Temporary Re-Route)

Trail 100: Logging is happening between Stagecouch Rd and the Slate River (very end of Lake Gogebic) Marshall Creek Bridge has been fixed so you can get to Marenisco from trail 100. (Permanent for 2019-2020 season)

Trail 1 from Trail 100 to Trail 8: Closed until further notice as logging is taking place until the end of December. You still can access the Gogebic Lodge and we plan to maintain it up to the Lodge, so we can get up and run.
Please stay on the trails, respect private property, do not drink and drive, and above all else, drive safely. The signs on the trails are there for rider’s safety so please DO NOT remove or destroy them.

Watersmeet U. P. Thunder Riders

Trail Condition: Good To Excellent
Last Groomed: December 21st, 2019
Base Snowfall: 12″
Reported On: December 21st, 2019 @ 5:53pm
Groomer Report
We are grooming daily.
Trail #3 from the Wisconsin border to Paulding, good condition, 2 logging project on this trail one north of Forest Rd 5250 and the other is north of Bond Falls Rd so please use caution and respect the loggers
Trail #2 west of Watersmeet, good condition, may have a small water hole that is passable about 20 miles west of Watersmeet
Trail #2 east of Watersmeet to Trail #107, good condition
Trail #13 south to Cisco Chain, good condition

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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 6:13 pm

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

Snowmobiling Season 2019-20 seems link it ended months ago not 2 days ago with all that's going on in our world right now.

We had a great season with some of the best conditions we've had in awhile. Then March came and the warmer temps ended our season March 3

We have a small but truly dedicated and hard-working team that spent countless hours to provide the best trails they could. Drivers and Trail Boss THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

And to all of you, thank you for your support and encouragement through the season is truly appreciated!

Thunder Riders always has projects going on throughout the year, and we encourage (need) you to get involved. We will be brushing trails throughout the Summer so let us know if you’d like to lend a hand, anytime at all! Just give us a shout right here!
Again thank you to everyone who played a part in making this season a successful!

Stay safe and well we look forward to seeing you all next year!
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Snowmobiling Season 2019-20 seems link it ended months ago not 2 days ago with all thats going on in our world right now.

We had a great season with some of the best conditions weve had in awhile. Then March came and the warmer temps ended our season March 3

We have a small but truly dedicated and hard-working team that spent countless hours to provide the best trails they could. Drivers and Trail Boss THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

And to all of you, thank you for your support and encouragement through the season is truly appreciated!

Thunder Riders always has projects going on throughout the year, and we encourage (need) you to get involved. We will be brushing trails throughout the Summer so let us know if you’d like to lend a hand, anytime at all! Just give us a shout right here!
Again thank you to everyone who played a part in making this season a successful!

Stay safe and well we look forward to seeing you all next year!

Comment on Facebook

Thanks for all you do awesome trails!!!

Thank you

We always appreciate your trails and your efforts!! I have some time in the winter to groom if you need some more help!!

Had another great season riding your amazing trails. Thanks for all your hard work!

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the trails.

Always awesome trails!

Thank you for the amazing trails this winter!

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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 11:33 am

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

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Wednesday April 1st, 2020 - 4:04 pm

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My vacation to Michigan for May had to be cancelled so I love seeing these pictures. 💔

Tuesday March 31st, 2020 - 11:27 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

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Friday March 27th, 2020 - 2:53 pm

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