Happy New Year. Looks like our Lake Superior Snowmaking machine is kicking in as we have lake effect snow in the forecast now. Forecasters have predicted totals all differently…one says 5 to 8" thru Saturday-another 12-20, yet another 18 to 30". We’ll keep with our policy of letting you know how much fell when it’s on the ground. Still calling conditions Fair to Good – this depends where you’re riding… some trails are better than good, some worse. We’ll likely upgrade conditions after this snow event.
All the groomers in all areas are out.
Gogebic Range Trail Authority: 11S is open – expect to find it a little brushy is some areas but they’re still working on it. Trails 2-8 and 160 are all snow covered and freshly groomed…11N is still not groomed-the swampy area is still wet.. they are packing snow in it to get it groomable which they will do ASAP.
From the Lake Gogebic Area-the groomers are out on all trails… everything is freshly groomed. Heads Up: You may encounter Logging Trucks at the junction of 102 AND 8 W-pull over if you do.
Watersmeet groomers reporting all trails being groomed daily and Good conditions.
It’s time for our usual caution about ice: There is no such thing as "safe ice" due to underwater currents. If you plan to go out, be sure you talk to locals where you intend to ride for information about the ice depth and other factors…be aware you will be riding at your own risk.
And one more safety note… groomers can and will be out any time of the day or night, especially this week…so PLEASE pull over when you see them.
We want you to have a great time…and most importantly, to stay safe.
Check out web cams throughout the area to see the snow amounts for yourself. Find links on our website at westernup.info
FYI: Season snowfall to date from the Gogebic County Road Commission as of 12/30/09: 70".