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Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 02/12

Calling for 6″+ today through tomorrow… Conditions this weekend are shaping up to be incredible!

U.P. Thunder Riders groomed 4420 miles in January. Big thank you to all the club members and drivers who make it possible!

Gogebic Range Trail Authority – Snowmobile & ORV Club Trail Report

• Trail Condition: Good To Excellent
• Last Groomed: February 10th, 2020
• Base Snowfall: 30″
• Reported On: February 10th, 2020 @ 9:27am
Groomer Report
Overall Story:
GOOD TO EXCELLENT, SHORT SECTIONS FAIR, CONSTANT GROOMING CONTINUES
Monday 2/10/2020 9:00 am CST:
No fresh snow, but the temps are allowing the groomers to keep trails flat. Corners here and there are starting to get icy in between grooms. We are seeking additional groomer operators to join us ASAP. Local lodging can be provided for committed volunteers. There looks to be some snow later this week, the upcoming weekend should be exceptional riding!
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 2/09/2020. 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 2/10/2020. 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 2/10/2020. 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 2/10/2020. 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 2/7/2020. 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 2/10/2020. 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.

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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GRTA
Snowmobile Trail Report

Watersmeet Michigan Area
Snowmobile Trail Report

Lake Gogebic Area
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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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Wish I was there to listen and watch!

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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