Michigan Trail Report

Watersmeet Trail Report – 01/18

WATERSMEET / WESTERN U.P. UPDATE via U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club​ – 1/18

Thunder Riders are grooming daily and the trails are in excellent shape! 6+" of new snow and more expected overnight. If the snow falls after the groomers are done, the trails will be rough throughout the next day because of the new snow. The groomers head out most of the time after 4pm

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 both are very passable. Please use caution in these areas 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 February 21st, 2020 - 12:05 pm

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

Rock on you animals!! Fun on the trails!We had a bunch of animals stop by this morning!! Happy Trails!! ... See MoreSee Less

Rock on you animals!! Fun on the trails!

Thursday February 20th, 2020 - 4:31 pm

Running Bear Resort

Mike was out in the groomer yesterday. He was grooming Military Hill, it is a beautiful area with the Ontonagon River winding through it ... See MoreSee Less

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Look how BEAUTIFUL those trails are!!!!!!!

Margaret Tobin for Steve's info.

We were on that trail (3) Monday, I love that little 20-25 mile run from Bruce’s Crossing to Mass!

We will have to get up there next winter with the sleds. Been a couple years now

Brenden Crim

The ones doing the grooming here are great at the jobs they do

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Wednesday February 19th, 2020 - 6:04 pm

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

Groomers are running nightly, trails are in good shape. Groomers run once a day and typically at night, so towards the end of the day with lots of traffic the trails are going to be rough until the groomer goes out again.

Trail #3 from the Wisconsin border to Watersmeet good but lots of traffic very hard to hold a groom, Watersmeet to Paulding good.

Trail #2 west of Watersmeet out to Trail #1 south, very good

Trail #2 east of Watersmeet to Trail #107, good but lots of traffic hard to hold the groom

Trail #13 south to Cisco Chain, good
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Wednesday February 19th, 2020 - 5:50 pm

Running Bear Resort

Mamma Bears Birthday today! and we're enjoying beautiful sunshine today too! ... See MoreSee Less

Mamma Bears Birthday today! and were enjoying beautiful sunshine today too!

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Happy birthday from me and Jeff Sampson

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Happy birthday!!

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Happy birthday beautiful!

Have a great B day. Bob and Joan

Happy Birthday!

Is that a cake? If so, save me a piece!

Happy Birthday!

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πŸ₯³ Happy Birthday Linda πŸŽ‚

Happy birthday Linda!

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday πŸŽ‰! Awesome cake!!

Adorable cake!πŸ’–

Is that a cake? Impressive!

Thank you everyone for making me feel special on my Birthday!!! You all put a BIG smile on my face!!


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Happy Birthday. You even caught yourself a pet😜

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Tuesday February 18th, 2020 - 5:41 pm

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

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You guys have done awesome this year. Your trails have been some of the best to ride!

Great job

Your dedication reflects in your trails! Outstanding! Thanks to all the groomer drivers and those behind the scenes keeping all the equipment working!

Monday February 17th, 2020 - 1:30 pm

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

Question: How many riders know what to do when you see a groomer on the trail? ... See MoreSee Less

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Stop!!! Wait for groomer driver to signal to go around.

Stop and turn around and go the other way?

Stop/pull over until the groomer stops and signals you to pass.

We do!

The obvious answer is to challenge the groomer to a game of chicken.

Pull over, off the trail if possible, give them a thumbs up as they go by. Thank them if possible.


none of them their blood supply is cut off to their brain when they put on their helmet

Buy their lunch when you see them stopping for a break.

Pull over. Give the operator $20. And say thanks. At least that's what I like when I groom.

We have been having conflicts on who should move over so the groomer can get through

Pull over /stop - wait for groomer instructions/allow to pass gesture

Pull to the side stop wait for the ok signal

Now if we could teach the people who have no clue...

I think the groomers should have a lock/deposit box on the outside of the machine where you can throw a few bucks when you see them at a bar or restaurant. So many people are able to ride the trails due to the clubs hard work.. but a small percentage join clubs because they are visiting from out of the area.

Pull over and throw up a thumbs up as they pass !! Buy them lunch when you can

If you meet the paradise groomer south of town, the groomer stops while our group dropped down onto the roadway to let him Pass on the narrow trail.

Look for Bride whom fell off . Lol Seriously tho. Stop n pull over approach slowly

Sled need to get over and stop and wait for the operator to motion them to get by. Any person on a sled that thinks the groomer needs to get out of their way needs to get off the trails.

Pin it to win it. Of course...

Our drivers have been yelled at because they made the snowmobile pull out of the way. We can always pull out the snowmobile but the snowmobiler couldn't pull the groomer out if we pulled over to far

If I am approaching the groomer head on I get off the trail wave as they go by and thank them. If I am coming up on back of groomer I stop n wait for them to move over if they can. If they cant then it's a slow ride for a while

My question is. . .how do you signal other that a groomer is up ahead? Is there a signal.

Move to the side. stop. Wave at the groomer so what he’s doing for your enjoyment is appreciated.

pull over wait f or him to motion you by wave say thank you and if he stops give a couple of bucks to get himself a drink when he is done

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