Michigan Trail Report


Keweenaw Peninsula Trail Report – 02/11

February 11, 2020

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

Trail 133 is closed for logging. The trail section from Dollar Bay to Lake Linden (a portion of Trail 3) and the Freda Trail (Trails 121 & 120) will be closed the entire season for repair.
Valley Sno Drifters trail from Lake Linden to Dreamland Restaurant & Bar is OPEN!
The Portage Lift Bridge is open to snowmobile traffic.
Trail 133 is closed for logging.

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.
Snowfall & Weather Report

Houghton County has received a total of 129.0″ of snow for the season and Keweenaw County has received 226.2″ of snow for the season.*

Today’s forecast: Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy this afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High around 25F.
Tomorrow: Morning high of 27F with temps falling to near 10. W winds shifting to N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 80%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
Thursday: Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. High 4F. Chance of snow 40%.
Friday: Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 14F.
Saturday: 30% chance of snow showers scattered in the morning. High 28F.

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Tuesday February 18th, 2020 - 11:23 am

The Mosquito Inn

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The Mosquito has been nominated as a Contributor of the Year  by the Keweenaw  Chamber of Commerce Spark Plug Awards.

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Hell yeah guys!

Tuesday February 18th, 2020 - 11:20 am

The Mosquito Inn

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Tuesday February 18th, 2020 - 10:21 am

Krupps Resort

What a honor to be nominated for Young Professional of the Year 🙂 It has been so much fun the last 2 years here at Krupp’s Resort! Looking forward to many more memories with all of you that help make this a awesome place!! Thank you all so much or all the support!! ❄️⛄️ congratulations  to all the nominees 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday February 18th, 2020 - 10:04 am

Western & Southern UP Trail Reports

Western U.P. Snowmobile Trail Report February 17, 2020

Trails this weekend will be GREAT, the temperature forecast continues to reduce high temps, but even if it didn’t we have gobs of snow on our trails region wide. Grooming crews from all clubs continue to run hard…

Gogebic Range Trail Authority – Snowmobile & ORV Club Trail Report

• Trail Condition: Excellent
• Last Groomed: February 17th, 2020
• Base Snowfall: 30″
• Reported On: February 17th, 2020 @ 9:06am
Groomer Report
WARNINGS AND NOTICES: We are begging riders to ride off trail legally as there is 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: VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT
Last groomed 2/17/2020. 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: FAIR TO EXCELLENT
Last groomed 2/17/2020. This is a tight trail with tremendous amounts of traffic. Corners will get icy along with the hill climbs in between grooming. We’re going to do some snow finding grooms later this week to add fresh snow into the base to help it hold for the weekend. This trail is 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: EXCELLENT
Last groomed 2/17/2020. Also in the best shape of the season. The section from Wakefield east to Highway 2 needs additional passes to finish cutting the deep inside corner bumps and widen the trail. We expect to get to that this week yet.

Trail 8 from Wakefield to Tula Crossing:
Overall Rating: EXCELLENT
Last Groomed 2/17/2020. In excellent condition, be aware of 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 Walmart to Montreal River (WI):
Overall Rating: EXCELLENT
Last Groomed 2/17/2020. There is logging about 1/2 way north on the trail, YIELD TO LOGGERS AND GIVE THEM RESPECT – IT’S THEIR LAND! STAY ON THE TRAIL!!!!!! This is our most scenic trail and is a treat to ride! 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. There are several scenic vistas on the trail:
Bald Mountain “NORTH” lookout viewing Madeline Island/ mouth of the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior
Bald Mountain “SOUTH” lookout viewing Gogebic Range (Powderhorn, Copper Peak)
Montreal River Gorge look out
Superior Falls Waterfall Complex.
11S (Wakefield, MI to Winchester, WI):
Overall Rating: EXCELLENT
Last Groomed 2/17/2020. Increased logging traffic is in the area, 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.
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 2/11/2020

• Trail Condition: Good
• Last Groomed: February 11th, 2020
• Base Snowfall: 36+”
• Reported On: February 11th, 2020 @ 12:10pm
Groomer Report
Little less than inch over the last 24 hours brings the Lake Gogebic Area total to 131.5 inches for the season. Forecast Looks like 2-4 inches tomorrow through Thursday with colder temperatures. Gogebic Area Groomers report that they are out running now and all night every night getting the trails into really good shape! President’s weekend is going to be a busy one which is something to keep in mind when getting gas, going out to eat, etc.
• Trail # 1N: from Bergland to White Pine is being groomed nightly and reported to be in good condition.
• Trail # 1 South: Towards Marenisco from Trail # 8 (Ethelwood Grade) is being groomed nightly and is reported to be in good condition.
• Trail # 1 south from Marenisco to Wisconsin Border is being groomed daily and it is reported to be in good condition.
• Trail # 8 East from Bergland to Ewen is being groomed daily and it is reported in good condition.
• Trail # 8W: from Bergland to Wakefield. is being groomed nightly and it is reported to be in good condition.
• Trail 102 from Bergland to Trail #11 is being groomed nightly and it is reported to be in good condition.
• Trail # 13 North from Bergland to 101 is being groomed nightly and it is being reported to be in good condition.
• Trail 13 South is open. Groomers broke the trail open yesterday and grooming it today with a drag.
• Trail #13 South from 100 to Trail # 2 is reported to be groomed daily and is in good condition.
• Trail # 100 South end of Lake Gogebic is reported be groomed daily and is in good condition.
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U.P. Thunder Riders Trail Report 2/09/2020

• Trail Condition: Good
• Last Groomed: February 09th, 2020
• Base Snowfall: 24″
• Reported On: February 09th, 2020 @ 8:02pm
Groomer Report
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. Both logging project on Trail #3 are done
Trail #2 west of Watersmeet 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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Stretch, gogebic and up thunders have been groomed since the date shown correct? That’s over a week ago

Hey Stretch!!!!! It was nice to see ya the other day!!!! Keep up the great work!!!!! 🙂

Monday February 17th, 2020 - 7:51 pm

Rousseau Bar

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Awesome job!! Very cool 🙂

That’s awesome!! Love it! Love that bar!!

Great job!!!

Sonie Rousseau 😂😂

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Monday February 17th, 2020 - 7:19 pm

Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

The Man, the Myth, the Legend

George Gipp would be 125 years old tomorrow, February 18th. He was born at 432 Hecla Street in Laurium, Michigan to parents Matthew and Isabella Gipp.

Gipp attended Calumet High School where he was a gifted athlete; being on the 1915 Upper Peninsula Championship Baseball team, playing hockey, track--- and was even an award-winning dancer. After dropping out of high school he enrolled at Notre Dame on a baseball scholarship. He was soon scooped up by football coach Knute Rockne after Rockne witnessed a few impressive 60-yard drop kicks...

Gipp was quite the character. He loved football, pool, poker, and other card games. He made a small fortune taking on the big city card sharks who came to the college town intent on taking "easy money" from the college kids. His close friends at college included hometown friend Heartley "Hunk" Anderson.

"...he was a marvel of speed and balance. His total rushing yardage record of 2,341 at Notre Dame stood for more than 50 years, until it was broken in 1978 by Jerome Heavens. He constantly amazed me," said Larson. "No one ever thought of Gipp as being exceptionally fast, yet one day I saw him in the gym talking to a few sprinters. The next thing I knew, he was racing them in the 60-yard dash—in his street clothes and shoes! And he beat them." (Sports Illustrated)

Gipp played his last game on November 20th, 1920 against Northwestern. He wasn't feeling too good but nobody realized how sick he really was. The late Dr. Andrew C. Roche of Calumet had wanted to remove Gipp's infected tonsils in the summer of 1920. Gipp said he would have them removed before he returned to school in the fall. The tonsils were not removed. Still, as sick as he was, Gipp threw a 55 yard pass which was run in for a touchdown. Notre Dame won the game, 33-7.

Tragically, following the Northwestern game, Gipp's strept throat quickly turned into pneumonia. The newspaper headlines across the U.S. reported on his condition. Specialists worked round-the-clock but he grew too weak to continue fighting. Teammates donated blood and held vigil outside in the snow. Gipp passed away at only 25 years old at around 3:30am on December 14, 1920 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame teammates and students accompanied his body to the train station where he was returned to Laurium.

"Supposedly, one of Gipp's last visitors was Rockne, and therein lies the heart of the legend. Millions have seen the deathbed scene in which Ronald Reagan says to Pat O'Brien, who played Rockne, "I've got to go, Rock. It's all right. I'm not afraid. Sometime, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go in there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper. I don't know where I'll be then, Rock. But I'll know about it, and I'll be happy." (Sports Illustrated)

Gipp was Notre Dame's First All-American football player. In 1957, Gipp (posthumously) along with Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe were inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

Gipp is buried in Lakeview Cemetery (Sect 20 Lot 70), Calumet, Michigan. The Gipp Arena and Gipp Memorial Park in Laurium are dedicated to him.

Sources:
www.si.com/vault/1991/12/30/125750/the-elusive-gipper-who-was-george-gipp-of-notre-dame-and-why-d...
Notre Dame University Archives
Chronicling America
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The Man, the Myth, the Legend

George Gipp would be 125 years old tomorrow, February 18th. He was born at 432 Hecla Street in Laurium, Michigan to parents Matthew and Isabella Gipp.

Gipp attended Calumet High School where he was a gifted athlete; being on the 1915 Upper Peninsula Championship Baseball team, playing hockey, track--- and was even an award-winning dancer. After dropping out of high school he enrolled at Notre Dame on a baseball scholarship. He was soon scooped up by football coach Knute Rockne after Rockne witnessed a few impressive 60-yard drop kicks...

Gipp was quite the character. He loved football, pool, poker, and other card games. He made a small fortune taking on the big city card sharks who came to the college town intent on taking easy money from the college kids. His close friends at college included hometown friend Heartley Hunk Anderson.

...he was a marvel of speed and balance. His total rushing yardage record of 2,341 at Notre Dame stood for more than 50 years, until it was broken in 1978 by Jerome Heavens. He constantly amazed me, said Larson. No one ever thought of Gipp as being exceptionally fast, yet one day I saw him in the gym talking to a few sprinters. The next thing I knew, he was racing them in the 60-yard dash—in his street clothes and shoes! And he beat them. (Sports Illustrated)

Gipp played his last game on November 20th, 1920 against Northwestern. He wasnt feeling too good but nobody realized how sick he really was. The late Dr. Andrew C. Roche of Calumet had wanted to remove Gipps infected tonsils in the summer of 1920. Gipp said he would have them removed before he returned to school in the fall. The tonsils were not removed.  Still, as sick as he was, Gipp threw a 55 yard pass which was run in for a touchdown. Notre Dame won the game, 33-7. 

Tragically, following the Northwestern game, Gipps strept throat quickly turned into pneumonia. The newspaper headlines across the U.S. reported on his condition. Specialists worked round-the-clock but he grew too weak to continue fighting. Teammates donated blood and held vigil outside in the snow. Gipp passed away at only 25 years old at around 3:30am on December 14, 1920 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame teammates and students accompanied his body to the train station where he was returned to Laurium.

Supposedly, one of Gipps last visitors was Rockne, and therein lies the heart of the legend. Millions have seen the deathbed scene in which Ronald Reagan says to Pat OBrien, who played Rockne, Ive got to go, Rock. Its all right. Im not afraid. Sometime, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go in there with all theyve got and win just one for the Gipper. I dont know where Ill be then, Rock. But Ill know about it, and Ill be happy. (Sports Illustrated)

Gipp was Notre Dames First All-American football player. In 1957, Gipp (posthumously) along with Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe were inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

Gipp is buried in Lakeview Cemetery (Sect 20 Lot 70), Calumet, Michigan. The Gipp Arena and Gipp Memorial Park in Laurium are dedicated to him. 

Sources:
https://www.si.com/vault/1991/12/30/125750/the-elusive-gipper-who-was-george-gipp-of-notre-dame-and-why-does-his-legend-live-on-when-so-many-others-have-faded
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I knew about Gipp at Nortre Dame but I didn't realize that he was from Michigan. Thanks for sharing.

Awesome. Any chance I get, I stop at his memorial. At least once per year.

My Grandpa won the Gipp award in 1945, John Hirvela ❤

When my dad played halfback at Calumet High, Gipp came to their practice and showed them how to handle the football.

Family history👏

Very interesting

I had never heard the whole story - thanks for sharing. 🏈🏈🏈💚

hero!

Very interesting!

Go Irish!

Andy Park. Did you know he was a Yooper?

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Lorena Gipp Julie Gipp Karla Shann

Karla Shann❤

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