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Ironwood Trail Report – 01/15

IRONWOOD / WESTERN U.P. UPDATE via Gogebic Range Trail Authority – ORV & Snowmobile Club​ – 01/15

We have 1/2-1" of snow as of 6am Cst. Yesterday’s forecast had snow starting at 9am. We had additional trail feedback that the base is very thin to gone Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield, very poor. If riding before we get several inches between Bessemer & Wakefield please go slow, trails are very icy as snirt base in areas refuses to stay put. More details tonight!

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While we wait for lake effect to start, please note current conditions region wide are poor. We need snow! Around 2" so far here in Wakefield-Ironwood-Bessemer area.

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Saturday February 27th, 2021 - 1:30 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Greetings! Here is your weekend forecast! Today will be nice once again with temperatures well above average. Increasing clouds will spread from west to east this afternoon and tonight ahead of the next winter weather event for Sunday. A quick hitting storm will bring widespread moderate to heavy snow over Upper Michigan Sunday. Rain may mix with snow at times across southern and eastern Upper Michigan before much colder temperatures spread over the area Sunday evening. On Monday, the cold temperatures and gusty winds will stick around, bringing another period of lake effect snow over the northwest wind snow belts. For the most up to date information on this approaching winter weather, find your local forecast at weather.gov/mqt ... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernup #munising #Seney #newberry #SooGreetings! Here is your weekend forecast! Today will be nice once again with temperatures well above average. Increasing clouds will spread from west to east this afternoon and tonight ahead of the next winter weather event for Sunday. A quick hitting storm will bring widespread moderate to heavy snow over Upper Michigan Sunday. Rain may mix with snow at times across southern and eastern Upper Michigan before much colder temperatures spread over the area Sunday evening. On Monday, the cold temperatures and gusty winds will stick around, bringing another period of lake effect snow over the northwest wind snow belts. For the most up to date information on this approaching winter weather, find your local forecast at weather.gov/mqt #906wx ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Greetings! Here is your weekend forecast! Today will be nice once again with temperatures well above average. Increasing clouds will spread from west to east this afternoon and tonight ahead of the next winter weather event for Sunday. A quick hitting storm will bring widespread moderate to heavy snow over Upper Michigan Sunday. Rain may mix with snow at times across southern and eastern Upper Michigan before much colder temperatures spread over the area Sunday evening. On Monday, the cold temperatures and gusty winds will stick around, bringing another period of lake effect snow over the northwest wind snow belts. For the most up to date information on this approaching winter weather, find your local forecast at weather.gov/mqt ... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #munising #seney #newberry #soo

Saturday February 27th, 2021 - 1:14 pm

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - A period of heavy snow is expected over western and central Upper Michigan tomorrow late morning into the afternoon. Here's a map showing the probability of snowfall rates 1" per hour or more, at 12:00 Noon EST:
Prepare for difficult travel tomorrow. ... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #sooA period of heavy snow is expected over western and central Upper Michigan tomorrow late morning into the afternoon. Here's a map showing the probability of snowfall rates 1" per hour or more, at 12:00 Noon EST:

Prepare for difficult travel tomorrow.

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - A period of heavy snow is expected over western and central Upper Michigan tomorrow late morning into the afternoon. Heres a map showing the probability of snowfall rates 1 per hour or more, at 12:00 Noon EST:
Prepare for difficult travel tomorrow. ... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo

Saturday February 27th, 2021 - 1:07 pm

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IRONWOOD / WESTERN U.P. UPDATE via Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club - The crew is really making a difference tonight! Traio 160 remains in good shape. We knocked road banks down again and they won't last long. The trail is in great shape though. Groomer man Dan and Groomer Mike handled snow finding mission in the ski hills section of trail 2 and Mike did 8. Trails shaped up so nice after grooming, but trail 2 rail bed in the sun is down to gravel for 50-75 yard stretches. In the shade there is a base and we covered many of those bad spots tonight, but they will be back. 4-6" Sunday onto Monday. More in the morning after Ryan Christian wraps up! ... #ironwood #westernup #snowphotos ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday February 27th, 2021 - 2:24 am

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Accumulating snowfall is expected to return on Sunday with some rain mixing in across the south and east. Until then, tonight will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a few snow showers late and Saturday will be mostly cloudy with temperatures warming into the 40s across the south... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernup #munising #Seney #newberry #Soo ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Accumulating snowfall is expected to return on Sunday with some rain mixing in across the south and east. Until then, tonight will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a few snow showers late and Saturday will be mostly cloudy with temperatures warming into the 40s across the south... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #munising #seney #newberry #sooImage attachment

Saturday February 27th, 2021 - 2:21 am

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IRONWOOD / WESTERN U.P. UPDATE via Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club - Were really trying tonight, guys. The rail bed from Bessemer to Wakefield is dirt in spots and good in others, but we are working to cover the bad spots back over us they are quite substantial at times. The guys are on trail 2 in the ski hills finding snow as well there too. I'm headed out 160 in Ironwood the trail is decent for what we have... #ironwood #westernup #snowphotosWere really trying tonight, guys. The rail bed from Bessemer to Wakefield is dirt in spots and good in others, but we are working to cover the bad spots back over us they are quite substantial at times. The guys are on trail 2 in the ski hills finding snow as well there too. I'm headed out 160 in Ironwood the trail is decent for what we have. ... See MoreSee Less

IRONWOOD / WESTERN U.P. UPDATE via Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club - Were really trying tonight, guys.  The rail bed from Bessemer to Wakefield is dirt in spots and good in others, but we are working to cover the bad spots back over us they are quite substantial at times. The guys are on trail 2 in the ski hills finding snow as well there too. Im headed out 160 in Ironwood the trail is decent for what we have... #ironwood #westernup #snowphotos

Saturday February 27th, 2021 - 2:17 am

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ONTONAGON AREA UPDATE via North Country Snowmobile Club UP - Currently 35 degrees at midnight, we are only sending 1 groomer out tonight on our east trails from Ontonagon to Greenland and Rockland, hopefully cooler temps tomorrow night, calling for 4 to 8" Sunday... #ontonagon #westernup ... See MoreSee Less

Friday February 26th, 2021 - 3:44 pm

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Greetings! Breezy conditions and mild today. Clouds will increase from west to east. Light snow is possible tonight and early tomorrow morning. Temperatures remain well above average for Saturday. On Sunday, the next weather system brings mixed precipitation and colder temperatures to start next week... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #Seney #newberry #SooGreetings! Breezy conditions and mild today. Clouds will increase from west to east. Light snow is possible tonight and early tomorrow morning. Temperatures remain well above average for Saturday. On Sunday, the next weather system brings mixed precipitation and colder temperatures to start next week. #906wx ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Greetings! Breezy conditions and mild today. Clouds will increase from west to east. Light snow is possible tonight and early tomorrow morning. Temperatures remain well above average for Saturday. On Sunday, the next weather system brings mixed precipitation and colder temperatures to start next week... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo

Friday February 26th, 2021 - 12:10 pm

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ONTONAGON AREA UPDATE via North Country Snowmobile Club UP - Snow was a little crusty last night... #ontonagon #westernup #snowphotos ... See MoreSee Less

Friday February 26th, 2021 - 11:25 am

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IRONWOOD / WESTERN U.P. UPDATE via Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club - Yesterday's warmth and unexpected sun plus today's 40+ and sun all day will greatly impact trails. We have downgraded all trails to fair condition. Spring riding conditions are here. If you can wait, Monday-Tuesday riding next week looks to be MUCH better with 4-8" forecast! We did not groom last night. We suggest riding trail 160 (Banks were groomed down to help with bare road issue last weekend) or dropping at one of the many park and ride's in Wakefield. We're grooming month old snow and there is much more on the northern 1/2 of Gogebic Area Grooming
(Lake Gogebic) trails as well as North Country Snowmobile Club UP
who groom Lake of the Clouds. They are all grooming nightly and the videos they share with us look VERY Good, we just didn't get the week of Lake Effect they did after the last big storm. Our trails will be rideable but they will get tough in spots.... #ironwood #westernup
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Friday February 26th, 2021 - 11:00 am

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ONTONAGON AREA UPDATE via North Country Snowmobile Club UP - Trail Report - We have 1 groomer down, but the other two were out last night. We rode part of our system yesterday and trails range from excellent to fair. With the warm weather we had last week we are moving into late season riding conditions. There is ice in some corners and bare spots on South facing open areas. We also have some water hazards that have opened up. Most road crossings are bare. We groomed:
Trail 1 from White Pine to lake of the Clouds Overlook.
Trail 11 (South Boundary Road) from the junction with 1 to the junction with102
Trail 12 from White Pine to Ontonagon
Trail 137 from Ontonagon to Rockaland
Trail 101 from the junction with Trail 12 to the junction with Trail 13 Trail 13 from the junction with Trail 101 to Rockland. PLEASE NOTE: We DID NOT groom Rock Hill just West of Rockland and East of the river crossing. Detour along Victoria Road and Trail 137. Ride right and have fun out there! ... #ontonagon #westernup #snowphotosTrail Report - We have 1 groomer down, but the other two were out last night. We rode part of our system yesterday and trails range from excellent to fair. With the warm weather we had last week we are moving into late season riding conditions. There is ice in some corners and bare spots on South facing open areas. We also have some water hazards that have opened up. Most road crossings are bare. We groomed:

Trail 1 from White Pine to lake of the Clouds Overlook.
Trail 11 (South Boundary Road) from the junction with 1 to the junction with102
Trail 12 from White Pine to Ontonagon
Trail 137 from Ontonagon to Rockaland
Trail 101 from the junction with Trail 12 to the junction with Trail 13 Trail 13 from the junction with Trail 101 to Rockland. PLEASE NOTE: We DID NOT groom Rock Hill just West of Rockland and East of the river crossing. Detour along Victoria Road and Trail 137. Ride right and have fun out there!
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ONTONAGON AREA UPDATE via North Country Snowmobile Club UP - Trail Report - We have 1 groomer down, but the other two were out last night. We rode part of our system yesterday and trails range from excellent to fair. With the warm weather we had last week we are moving into late season riding conditions. There is ice in some corners and bare spots on South facing open areas.  We also have some water hazards that have opened up.  Most road crossings are bare. We groomed: 
Trail 1 from White Pine to lake of the Clouds Overlook.  
Trail 11 (South Boundary Road) from the junction with 1 to the junction with102
Trail 12 from White Pine to Ontonagon
Trail 137 from Ontonagon to Rockaland
Trail 101 from the junction with Trail 12 to the junction with Trail 13 Trail 13 from the junction with Trail 101 to Rockland.  PLEASE NOTE:  We DID NOT groom Rock Hill just West of Rockland and East of the river crossing.  Detour along Victoria Road and Trail 137.  Ride right and have fun out there! ... #ontonagon #westernup #snowphotos

Thursday February 25th, 2021 - 12:03 pm

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Few pockets of snow showers expected early on today with some clearing skies expected west and south this afternoon. Warmer weather continues into the weekend, with some light snow expected overnight Friday into Saturday, mainly across the east... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #Seney #newberry #SooFew pockets of snow showers expected early on today with some clearing skies expected west and south this afternoon. Warmer weather continues into the weekend, with some light snow expected overnight Friday into Saturday, mainly across the east. #906wx ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Few pockets of snow showers expected early on today with some clearing skies expected west and south this afternoon. Warmer weather continues into the weekend, with some light snow expected overnight Friday into Saturday, mainly across the east... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo

Thursday February 25th, 2021 - 10:15 am

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IRONWOOD / WESTERN U.P. UPDATE via Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club - Groomers were out all night long and they were surprised by the conditions they found...GOOD conditions! We are seeing another dusting of snow this morning. Trail 2 was groomed from Hurley, WI to Marenisco, MI and Trail 8 from Wakefield to our turnaround at M-28. Trails are rated fair to good with some poor sections. Temps don't look to do us many favors with 41 forecast for tomorrow, including some sun. We continue to hear 160 is a great ride, but don't go past the Montreal River Gorge overlook as it is thin and tough. After tomorrow roads will be pretty well cooked...but our groomers will do what they can to groom banks down. We are officially entering late season conditions, which is hard to imagine as we aren't really sure if we ever left "early season conditions". We are 100" behind our normal season total...we can't even begin to tell you how tough this year has been. And we can't say enough about the team of guys grooming nonetheless. They are die hards! ... #ironwood #westernup #snowphotos ... See MoreSee Less

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