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Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 01/18

Please use caution while riding you will encounter some icy spots along with some rocks. We have snow in this week’s forecast along with colder temps. Please stay on marked trails riding on unmarked trails can result in the clubs losing easement for the trails. Please be respectful.
It’s still early season riding..

Gogebic Range Trail Authority – Snowmobile & ORV Club Trail Report
• Trail Condition: good
• Last Groomed: January 16th, 2021
• Base Snowfall: 14″
WARNINGS AND NOTICES: We are begging riders to ride off-trail legally as there are 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.
Groomers are reporting the trails have been groomed and are in pretty good shape. Groomers were out on the 16th.
Trail 2 is in fair to good condition watch for icy corners and you will encounter some spots with rocks. It is still early season riding.
Trail 160 is in good to very good condition.
Trail 8 is in fair to good condition with icy corners.
Trail 11s is in good condition with a few fair spots. Please use caution logging is ongoing. Logging trucks have the right away. South of Chaney Lake there is a section where there is 2 ft. washout but the club is filling it in.

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.

Gogebic Area Groomers Report 1/18/2021

Groomers have been out and all trails have been groomed. They are reporting trails are in decent shape. There are still areas where rocks are showing up but groomers are attempting to cover them with snow.
Please use caution while riding conditions can change quickly. Be Safe.

U.P. Thunder Riders Trail Report 1/18/2021

Groomers will be heading out today to flatten the trails. We still need more snow. Please ride with caution.

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Watersmeet Michigan Area
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Lake Gogebic Area
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Friday June 4th, 2021 - 8:11 am

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - With meteorological summer underway, here’s a look back at how the 2020-2021 snowfall season stacked up across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The snow season certainly didn’t stack up to U.P. standards as snowfall ranged from roughly 20 to as much as around 80 inches below the long term average. The greatest departures occurred in some areas within the Lake Superior snowbelts. The last winter that had a poor snow showing on par with what occurred this past winter was 2011-2012. You can view past snow seasons back to 2002-2003 at www.weather.gov/mqt/seasonsnowfallmaps #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - With meteorological summer underway, here’s a look back at how the 2020-2021 snowfall season stacked up across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The snow season certainly didn’t stack up to U.P. standards as snowfall ranged from roughly 20 to as much as around 80 inches below the long term average. The greatest departures occurred in some areas within the Lake Superior snowbelts. The last winter that had a poor snow showing on par with what occurred this past winter was 2011-2012. You can view past snow seasons back to 2002-2003 at https://www.weather.gov/mqt/seasonsnowfallmaps #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #sooImage attachment

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Let's just hope next winter will be way better

Total garbage snow this past season

Wednesday May 5th, 2021 - 11:35 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

IRONWOOD / WESTERN U.P. UPDATE via Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club - Someone forgot to tell Jerry you need snow to groom trails! Beautiful day here in Ironwood, MI!! ... #ironwood #westernup ... See MoreSee Less

IRONWOOD / WESTERN U.P. UPDATE via Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club - Someone forgot to tell Jerry you need snow to groom trails!  Beautiful day here in Ironwood, MI!! ... #ironwood #westernupImage attachment

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Cody Riley Evan Ure they’re getting them ready for us

snirt without the sn lol

With climate change you need to adapt. Will the trail be opening soon?

It does a nice job.

Dustin Schell

It'll be ok....just gotta set UP a bit😏

Lol

Mark E. Klein

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Wednesday April 7th, 2021 - 1:20 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - In keeping with the theme lately, March was much warmer than normal and much less snowy than normal. Most locations saw less than half the normal amount of snow for March! Here's a look at the numbers:... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #Seney #newberry #Soo #straitsarea ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - In keeping with the theme lately, March was much warmer than normal and much less snowy than normal. Most locations saw less than half the normal amount of snow for March! Heres a look at the numbers:... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsareaImage attachmentImage attachment

Sunday March 28th, 2021 - 1:40 am

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Snow is sticking on the grassy surfaces over the south-central and western sections of the U.P. this evening. The transition to snow will continue north and east tonight. Expect some slippery roads overnight into Sunday morning... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernupSnow is sticking on the grassy surfaces over the south-central and western sections of the U.P. this evening. The transition to snow will continue north and east tonight. Expect some slippery roads overnight into Sunday morning. ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Snow is sticking on the grassy surfaces over the south-central and western sections of the U.P. this evening. The transition to snow will continue north and east tonight. Expect some slippery roads overnight into Sunday morning... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup
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January 18, 2021 |

Western U.P. Trail Report – 01/11

Please use caution while riding you will encounter so wet spots and icy spots along with some rocks. We need more snow. Please stay on marked trails riding on unmarked trails can result in the clubs losing easement for the trails. Please be respectful.

Early season riding..

Gogebic Range Trail Authority – Snowmobile & ORV Club Trail Report

Trail Condition: Poor
Last Groomed: January 09th, 2021
Base Snowfall: 14″
Reported On: January 11th, 2021 @ 8:05am

WARNINGS AND NOTICES: We are begging riders to ride off-trail legally as there are 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.

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay US-2 Crossing:

Overall rating: Poor to Fair Condition

Last groomed 1/9/2020. 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: Poor – Hills are very icy

Last groomed 1/9/2020.

Trail 2 from Wakefield to Marenisco:

Overall Rating: Poor to Fair

Last groomed 1/9/2020.

Trail 8 from Wakefield to Tula Crossing:

Overall Rating: Poor to Fair

Last Groomed 01/09/2020.

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River (WI):

Overall Rating: Poor to Fair

Last Groomed 01/09/20.

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: Fair to good

Last Groomed 1/9/2020.

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. Please contact Indianhead Valley Condo’s who have closed the trail.

Gogebic Area Groomers Report 1/11/2021

Trails are thin, conditions are poor right now. Forecast for snow and cold temps to move in by Thursdays. Will update on Friday.

U.P. Thunder Riders Trail Report 1/11/2021

Groomers are still in the barn waiting for more snow, Wed. Thurs. we will be evaluating snow conditions to decide if we can go out

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Friday June 4th, 2021 - 8:11 am

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - With meteorological summer underway, here’s a look back at how the 2020-2021 snowfall season stacked up across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The snow season certainly didn’t stack up to U.P. standards as snowfall ranged from roughly 20 to as much as around 80 inches below the long term average. The greatest departures occurred in some areas within the Lake Superior snowbelts. The last winter that had a poor snow showing on par with what occurred this past winter was 2011-2012. You can view past snow seasons back to 2002-2003 at www.weather.gov/mqt/seasonsnowfallmaps #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - With meteorological summer underway, here’s a look back at how the 2020-2021 snowfall season stacked up across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The snow season certainly didn’t stack up to U.P. standards as snowfall ranged from roughly 20 to as much as around 80 inches below the long term average. The greatest departures occurred in some areas within the Lake Superior snowbelts. The last winter that had a poor snow showing on par with what occurred this past winter was 2011-2012. You can view past snow seasons back to 2002-2003 at https://www.weather.gov/mqt/seasonsnowfallmaps #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #sooImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

Let's just hope next winter will be way better

Total garbage snow this past season

Wednesday May 5th, 2021 - 11:35 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

IRONWOOD / WESTERN U.P. UPDATE via Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club - Someone forgot to tell Jerry you need snow to groom trails! Beautiful day here in Ironwood, MI!! ... #ironwood #westernup ... See MoreSee Less

IRONWOOD / WESTERN U.P. UPDATE via Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club - Someone forgot to tell Jerry you need snow to groom trails!  Beautiful day here in Ironwood, MI!! ... #ironwood #westernupImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

Cody Riley Evan Ure they’re getting them ready for us

snirt without the sn lol

With climate change you need to adapt. Will the trail be opening soon?

It does a nice job.

Dustin Schell

It'll be ok....just gotta set UP a bit😏

Lol

Mark E. Klein

View more comments

Wednesday April 7th, 2021 - 1:20 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - In keeping with the theme lately, March was much warmer than normal and much less snowy than normal. Most locations saw less than half the normal amount of snow for March! Here's a look at the numbers:... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #Seney #newberry #Soo #straitsarea ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - In keeping with the theme lately, March was much warmer than normal and much less snowy than normal. Most locations saw less than half the normal amount of snow for March! Heres a look at the numbers:... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsareaImage attachmentImage attachment

Sunday March 28th, 2021 - 1:40 am

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Snow is sticking on the grassy surfaces over the south-central and western sections of the U.P. this evening. The transition to snow will continue north and east tonight. Expect some slippery roads overnight into Sunday morning... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernupSnow is sticking on the grassy surfaces over the south-central and western sections of the U.P. this evening. The transition to snow will continue north and east tonight. Expect some slippery roads overnight into Sunday morning. ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Snow is sticking on the grassy surfaces over the south-central and western sections of the U.P. this evening. The transition to snow will continue north and east tonight. Expect some slippery roads overnight into Sunday morning... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup
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