Michigan Trail Report


Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 01/17

Gogebic Range Trail Authority – Snowmobile & ORV Club Trail Report

• Trail Condition: Excellent
• Last Groomed: January 17th, 2020
• Base Snowfall: 36″
• Reported On: January 17th, 2020 @ 8:05am

Groomer Report
Overall Story: VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT
Friday 1/17 8:30 am CST: -20 below zero last night! We are down one groomer but this crew embraces challenges, our Tucker has been on the trails for 24 hours straight and will wind up grooming nearly 30 hours straight before it’s inside for a quick thaw today before trails are groomed tonight through Sunday. Trails are in fantastic shape!! December 2018 we groomed 800 miles. December of 2019 we groomed almost 2,500 miles, woofta! We continue to receive an inch or so of snow every other day since last week.
WARNINGS AND NOTICES: We are begging riders to ride off trail legally as there are 1-million acres of public land east of Wakefield to off trail ride on – please only ride legal areas! The Ottawa National Forest is 990,000 acres and much of it open to cross-country riding (no trail/road) if there is 6″ or more of snow. Several restricted areas, contact the forest for further information. Call 906-932-1330
Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay US-2 Crossing:
Overall rating: EXCELLENT
Last groomed 1/16/2020. Please do not ride on sidewalks near Holiday and try to keep noise down in town.
Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield:
Overall rating: GOOD TO EXCELLENT
Last groomed 1/16/2020. 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: GOOD TO EXCELLENT
Last groomed 1/17/2020. 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: GOOD TO EXCELLENT
Last Groomed 1/17. There is a new traffic pattern on the northern end due to a plowed section. Please follow the new route for the remainder of this season.
Trail 160 from Wal-Mart to Montreal River (WI):
Overall Rating: EXCELLENT
Last Groomed 1/16. There is logging about 1/2 way north on the trail, YIELD TO LOGGERS AND GIVE THEM RESPECT – IT’S THEIR LAND! All detours now fixed and trail 100% open! 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: GOOD TO EXCELLENT
Last Groomed 1/13, planned for tonight 1/17. A couple icy areas remain rough due to freezing the trail in. PLEASE YIELD TO ANY AND ALL LOGGING TRAFFIC. There is a short section of dual use the landowner (Keweenaw Land) has graciously approved us to use along with them. It is private land and we are guests, please act like it. THANK YOU to all the people who have helped brush this trail! You made our groomer operators day twice over by helping brush the trail for us. This is what makes snowmobiling great!!
11N (Wakefield, MI to South boundary Rd/White Pine): Closed due to off trail riding. Seeking local community support with ideas on how to reopen it. 200 yards of private property closed this 25 mile trail.

GOGEBIC AREA GROOMERS 1/14/2020
Gogebic Area Grooming, Inc. Trail Report

• Trail Condition: Excellent
• Last Groomed: January 14th, 2020
• Base Snowfall: 36+”
• Reported On: January 14th, 2020 @ 9:58pm
Groomer Report
January 14, 2020
All trails in the Lake Gogebic Area are being groomed nightly and are in GOOD to EXCELLENT condition! Our forecast is cold and snow daily and John Dee is showing 12-24” between Jan 18-24th! Great riding going on right now!!
Currently:
• Trail # 1N: Bergland to White Pine. This trail is being groomed daily and is reported to be in excellent condition.
• Trail # 1South from Marenisco to Wisconsin Border: This trail is being groomed daily and is reported to be in excellent condition.
• Trail # 8: from Bergland to Wakefield. Good to excellent. Groomed daily and all hazards and wet spots are gone!
• Trail 102from Bergland to Trail #11, Groomed daily – good to excellent!
• Trail # 13North from Bergland to 101: This trail is being groomed daily and is reported to be in good to excellent condition.
• Trail # 13south of Root Cellar to trail 2 is in open and in good condition.
As always, ride safe and enjoy our area. All the Grooming Clubs have been busting their butts off to fight Mother Nature once again. So don’t hesitate to join a club that you visit. We sure do appreciate it and also need it to make this possible.

U.P. Thunder Riders Trail Report 1/14/2020

• Trail Condition: Good To Excellent
• Last Groomed: January 14th, 2020
• Base Snowfall: 20″
• Reported On: January 14th, 2020 @ 10:10am
Groomer Report
Thunder Riders are grooming daily and the trails are in very good to excellent condition.
Trail #3 from the Wisconsin border to Watersmeet very good condition, Watersmeet to Paulding very good condition. We have 2 logging project on this trail one north of Forest Rd 5250 (trail 150) and the other is north of Bond Falls Rd so please use caution and respect the loggers.
Trail #2 west of Watersmeet to Trail #1 south, very good condition
Trail #2 east of Watersmeet to Trail #107, very good condition
Trail #13 south to Cisco Chain, very good condition

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Friday April 3rd, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

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GRTA Spring Banquet & Annual Fundraiser/Landowner Appreciation has been postponed. We apologize for the late notice of that.
We are toying with the date of 6/13 and 8/15 as optional dates, most likely 8/15. Which is also a free ORV permit weekend, so we expect to see many riders riding in! Let us know your thoughts!
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GRTA Spring Banquet & Annual Fundraiser/Landowner Appreciation has been postponed.  We apologize for the late notice of that.
We are toying with the date of 6/13 and 8/15 as optional dates, most likely 8/15.  Which is also a free ORV permit weekend, so we expect to see many riders riding in!  Let us know your thoughts!

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Sorry that ya had to postpone.. but happy in the same.. couldn’t make the date being easter and all.. but now can make it 👍🏼👍🏼 Stay safe everyone!!

Friday April 3rd, 2020 - 11:35 am

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Friday April 3rd, 2020 - 11:35 am

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

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One of our great sponsors making every effort to keep folks safe and keep their essential home systems operating! Thank you Keith, Gus and crew!!!Please limit one person per visit/transaction. We highly encourage you to call ahead for your essential building supplies for curbside pickup. We know this is a difficult time, we are trying to do what is best for our staff who are working everyday for the people that need us. We are here for you and hope you can understand our need to protect everyone around us. We can all get through this if we can work together. Stay home, stay safe and stay healthy.
-Thank you from everyone here at Forslund Building Supply.
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One of our great sponsors making every effort to keep folks safe and keep their essential home systems operating!  Thank you Keith, Gus and crew!!!

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!

Thank you!!!!

Thank You for everything, it has been a tough to start early to finish seaason.

Thank you for all you do - we will see you next season - and our restaurant will be open! Take good care till then!

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