Michigan Trail Report


Keweenaw Peninsula Trail Report – 01/17

Hopefully a lot of you are on your way to ride somewhere this holiday weekend! If you are coming UP to Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula….. there is a lot of white gold in the making for you!

Anywhere from 12-18 inches of snow is forecasted to fall, followed by the Lake Effect Snow guns being turned on! 👏

It looks to be some awesome riding days ahead.

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January 17, 2020

Snowmobile trails are in good to very good condition throughout the Keweenaw.  Trails are groomed daily throughout the region.

  • Valley Sno Drifters trail from Lake Linden to Dreamland Restaurant & Bar is OPEN!
  • The Portage Lift Bridge is open to snowmobile traffic.
  • Trail 133 around the Gay stamp sands is closed for logging.
  • Trail 3 from Dollar Bay to Lake Linden and the Freda Trail (south of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge) will be closed the entire season for repair.

Remember when you’re out on the trails to watch out for the groomers.  They have the right away.

Please stay on the trails, STAY OFF THE ICE, 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.

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Sunday February 23rd, 2020 - 1:21 am

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Saturday February 22nd, 2020 - 9:04 pm

Western & Southern UP Trail Reports

The driver says he was on Trail 3.
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Saturday February 22nd, 2020 - 5:29 pm

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Oh come on now,... u gotta say where u stoped, looks delic

Saturday February 22nd, 2020 - 11:57 am

Western & Southern UP Trail Reports

After many years of riding in the UP, I unfortunately had a first this week. I came upon a sled accident that required medical evacuation for one of the riders. 5 things I learned:

1. It takes longer than you think for paramedics to get to an injured rider.

2. It’s rudimentary equipment they put you in to take you out via a trail. It’s called a snow ambulance. But it’s really just a covered toboggan that is towed.

3. Have a GPS so you can send the exact location using longitude and latitude coordinates via a text to 911. That helped them calculate the quickest trail route to the injured party (from a major road).

4. Either have a cell phone that works in the area you ride. Or ride with multiple people so someone can sled out to find help/cell coverage.

5. If you have an accident that requires medical assistance, the sheriff has to take pictures and write a report. Thus, the injured guy had to leave his sled behind. His buddy could not ride it out for him. The sled was not damaged.

The Gogebic sheriff and paramedics were amazing. Super cool. And got there approximately 45 minutes after the 911 call. It took the snow ambulance 10 minutes to get to the injured rider via the trail. Fortunately, the accident was near Hwy 64 on trail 1 west of Gogebic lake. God help you if your accident is further away from a road or a trail.

We had two nurses in our group who were able to help the injured rider until the paramedics arrived. The rider who was moderately hurt with a leg injury needed a tourniquet to stop the bleeding from a very deep and wide cut on his leg. He couldn’t move. Nice guy. Didn’t know him, but was sad to see him in such pain.

I found this and thought it's a good thing for us all to know. The Polaris Navigation GPS app.will give your exact location
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Fyi ýou can also easily get the GPS locations off google maps. Zoom in and tap the map right to the blue dot. The search bar wiil give latitude and longitude. Gps signal can work without cell signal. GPS is preferred but this is a good backup method to get numbers.

I always keep my phone on airplane mode when riding as it helps the battery life tremendously.

I carry 2 foil emergency blankets, i also own a spot ( satalight text and gps so if phone service is not avail no big deal. 2 years ago it was me 3 hrs to get me to a ambulance even with emergency blankets 94degree body temp so blankets helped. Broken femur,fractured pelvas, and crushed femel artery. Take equipment serious

I might add another tip: put emergency contact numbers on the back of your drivers license. Most groups of buddies don’t have spouse phone numbers to contact them in an emergency. Even more so if you solo riding (more to motorcycles).

Great tips. Most people have no emergency plan or equipment with them. You have to always be prepared.

Very helpful tips, I’m always looking to add to my emergency pack. This may sound strange but you are lucky that you were able to help out the injured riders until help arrived. Last year my group rolled up on a fatal accident in Houghton that happened a couple minutes before we arrived and I gotta tell you it was the worst feeling ever knowing that there’s absolutely nothing you could do to help but try and calm down his friends who were understandably traumatized. Ride safe, stay right and obey all stop signs!

Great Info stretch. If riding with just 1 other person I would also advise unlocking your phone or giving your riding partner your code, seems as some phones get much better service than others or have longer battery service.

Thanks for stepping up!

Ride with GPS for this reason.

Great info.

Jon Siccardi

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Saturday February 22nd, 2020 - 11:25 am

The Mosquito Inn

Margarita Day! Starting at 5 p.m. tonight Britni will be making Raspberry, Strawberry, Mango and Original Margaritas! Come in a try them out.

Dinner specials are Ribeye Steak and BBQ Ribs!!!
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Emily, we missed it!

Saturday February 22nd, 2020 - 10:49 am

Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." Henry David Thoreau

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