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Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 12/27

GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY – SNOWMOBILE & ORV CLUB TRAIL REPORT

12/27

Groomer Report: Tucker went out early this morning to put Ironwood to Wakefield back into shape. Trails are holding up incredibly well, even after several dozen sleds came behind the groomer this morning the return run showed the base is well intact and DEEP. Yes warm temps and rain is forecast for late Saturday into Sunday. We plan to go hard tonight to get as much groomed as possible. Then we will be parked to Monday awaiting temps to drop. Be sure to support our trail side sponsors!!! Den-O’s Sports Bar Wakefield VFW Post 9084 Pit Stop Bar & Grill Jagger’s Ore House LLC Indianhead Lodge Sky Bar Logger’s Lounge Blackjack Two Fat Guys Bar And Grill

12/26

Trail base remains exceptional, grooming has been very limited. As of Monday night our entire open trail system was groomed including 160. Since early morning of Tuesday we have only groomed Ironwood. Temps look to drop tonight to a low of 23, but at least two operators are down and out sick, we’re worried about the rest. This weekend grooming will resume over night and we will try to find someone healthy to get out tonight. The snow is just too warm, it’s better if we leave the base undisturbed and the heavy equipment off of it.

Gogebic Area Grooming 12/26/19

Lake Gogebic Area is experiencing a bit of a warm-up after our Christmas holiday – but looks like 12/26 is the worst and temps drop back below freezing on Friday and there’s a big storm coming in on Saturday. We’ve received so much snow that a little melt is ok – as it will help to compress some of the snow on the trails as well as the lake and with colder temps on the horizon – that will help firm wet spots and help ice conditions. Gogebic Area Groomers report good overall conditions and were out over Christmas filling in some of the wet problem areas on our trails and will be out nightly when temps are below 30 degrees. There are some areas where water it showing – but the cold temps will help out.
Trail 1N: Good to excellent. White Pine to Silver City is fair with a couple wet spots appearing with the warm temps. There is a bridge out in Silver City, but you can carefully navigate around. Lake of the clouds is excellent and groomed last night.
Trail 1S: crews were out brushing and signing and got the trail opened up. They made snow bridges – just use caution with our warm temps today.
o Trail 1S from Trail 100 to Trail 8: Closed until further notice as logging is taking place until the end of December.
Trail 8 West: Groomers were out filling in wet spots over Christmas – use caution.
Trail 8 East: Gets thin past Ewen. There are 2 logging areas on Trail 3 North between trail 2 and 8. (near Bond Falls Area)
Trails 13 North: good condition.
Trails 13 South All trails on South end are reporting good.
o 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 102 (South Boundary Road) is in excellent shape and groomed last night. 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 Stagecoach 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)
Please stay on the trails, respect private property, do not drink and drive, and above all else, drive safely. Be mindful that there are a lot of families and kids on the trails this week. The signs on the trails are there for rider’s safety so please DO NOT remove or destroy them.

Watersmeet U P Thunder Riders

Reported On: December 26, 2019
Groomer Report
Groomers haven’t been out since Sunday, we had mechanical issues Sunday & Monday then to warm to run Tuesday and yesterday and don’t think we’ll be able to run today either due to warm temps. We are at 36 degrees right now.

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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!

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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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Tuesday March 31st, 2020 - 11:27 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

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