Michigan Trail Report


Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 03/13

Rain is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, changing to snow. We have plenty of snow so hopefully this will not do much to our trails. We have snow in the forecast for Friday so things should be okay for the weekend. Temps for the weekend will be in the low 30’s with the lows in the teens. What an awesome time to come up and enjoy some of the greatest trails we have had in years. DON’T MISS OUT!!!!!

THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY Tuesday 3/12 2:00pm CST: Grooming has ceased as of 3/12/19 2:00am. Grooming is planned to resume this weekend with one groomer while the second groomer will be out in the distant reaches of our system brushing for next season. Many spots we only have access to in the winter so it is go-time for brushing! We have about an inch of rain forecast for the weekend. We can survive rain, even a lot of rain, but we can’t groom an ice block. No the rain will not bring us dirt trails. However there could be water flowing hazards across trails and things can get real icy real quick. We do not have a tiller so grooming becomes a very time sensitive task. Riding this weekend is encouraged, just need to ride cautiously as running water could appear on the trails. If you see a groomer please pull over and let them pass. Overall our trails are excellent!

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing is excellent was last groomed 3/10/19. Please do not ride on sidewalks near Holiday and try to keep the noise down in town.

Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield is very good was last groomed 3/10/19. PLEASE REMEBER TO CROSS US HWY 2 IN THE CORRECT LANE OF TRAVEL, DO NOT BLOCK HWY TURN LANES!

Wakefield to Marenisco is excellent was lasted groomed 3/10/19. This trail is a mix of twisty but wide forest roads (13mi) and 12mi of rail bed to Marenisco. This beautiful trail is 12 miles of unplowed wide logging roads that wind their way through the Gogebic Range Hills before running 10 miles of rail-trail to Marenisco. PLEASE STOP AT ALL STOP SIGNS ON THE RAIL TRAIL! There is a significant logging presence on FR-8100 with dozens of log trucks hauling out daily. Last week an accident occurred with a log truck. Stop at the stop signs!!

Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing is excellent and was last groomed 3/10/19. Bingo’s is closed and has no gas….

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River (WI) is excellent last groomed 3/7/19. This is their most scenic trail and 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.

Trail 11S is in excellent condition it was last groomed 3/10/19. It is groomed all the way to the WI line. This 17 mile long trail has 2 stop signs and is a wilderness tour. The southern 3 miles get thinner, but remains in good condition.

Trail 11 N is closed indefinitely.

THE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMERS
Tuesday, March 13th
Gogebic area trails are in excellent condition. Temps warm up Tuesday through Thursday and there’s a potential for rain that seems to diminish slightly as we head more into the week. Friday will bring about a drop in temperature with a forecast for snow. Groomers will be parked during this mid-week warm up and they will be back out as soon as the temperatures allow. We’ve got a great base and we certainly have enough snow – so we hope to have good riding through the end of March.

WATERSMEET U.P. THUNDER RIDERS reports 3/11/19:

Not much more to say…… The trails are EXCELLENT !! Come and ride!

Trail 2 West of Watersmeet – Excellent!

Trail 2 East of Watersmeet- Very good condition

Trail 13 South to Cisco Chain- Excellent

Trail 3 south to Land O’Lakes- Very good condition. There is lots of traffic on this trail and it’s very hard to keep smooth, use caution on bridge approaches

Trail 3 north to Paulding/Bond Falls/Bruce Crossing- Excellent

PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS. RUNNING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN RESULT IN LOSING EASMENT OF THE TRAILS AND ALSO A POSSIBLE TICKET FOR YOU.

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COME UP AND ENJOY OUR MARCH SPECIALS!!!!
Powder Hound Lodge
www.powderhoundlodge.com 906-285-9773
Stay Four nights for the price of 3.
Stay 2 nights get 50% off 3rd night.

Bluffs Inn –
www.thebluffinn.com
906-667-0311
Stay with us any time in March and receive a 10% discount. Must reference promo code SNOW19

Big Powderhorn Lodging Association
www.bpla.com 800-222-3131
Right now this is what we have running through March 17th,
Stay 3 consecutive weekday nights = 10% discount
Stay 4 consecutive weekday nights = 15% discount
Stay 5 consecutive weekday nights = 20% discount
So what are you waiting for?? Call 800-222-3131 & book your stay with BPLA today!
*Restrictions Apply: For NEW Reservations Only / Offer Subject to Availability / No Other Discounts Apply
Starting March 17th through April 30th will be our Value Season Rates

Wildernest Chalet
www.wildernestchalet.com 800-461-3426
March for 20% off for the Wildernest Chalet after March 17th.

The Timbers Resort
The Timbers Resort will be offering Cabin rates of $35.00 per person, per night, plus tax based on a minimum of 2 people in your group for the rest of March, April through May 12th. Come ride our scenic trails, check out the fantastic waterfalls which will be roaring this spring, do a little ice fishing or just come and relax. We have everything you need right here! www.thetimbersresort.com or call 906-575-3542 and mention this special. Your hosts: Tim and Sarah Long

Teal Wing on Lake Gogebic
WWW.VRBO.COM/1504249. We are a 5 star property that sleeps 10 and a Premier partner with VRBO. We are running a special for the month of March. $50 off per night and $75 off per night from April 1st through May 13th. Vacationers can book directly with us through the Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce website and also save an additional $110 per stay by avoiding VRBO traveler fee. Otherwise, vacationers can book directly through VRBO by clicking the link above. Thank you! Hopefully we can bring more vacationers up to the area to support local businesses!!
Dan and Amy McGillivray – Owners 920-224-2531

Pioneer Cleaning & Lodging, LLC
www.pioneerlodging.com
906-932-0746 office
906-364-6566 cell
Stay any two nights get the 3rd night FREE at any of our available listings….for the month of March.

The Arrows Resort
www.thearrowsresort.com. 906-358-4390
Come check out our super discount rates which are considerably less on our homes.

Konteka
www.thekonteka.com Lindy-906-885-5170 2 night stay get 20 % and the 3 night free.

West Shore Resort
Ron and Kristy 1-906-842-3336
www.westshoreresort.com
We would like to offer 30% off our daily rate starting March 17 through the end of snowmobile season. Customers can mention promo code wsr2019 to get the discount.

Bergland Bay Bar in Bergland, MI
www.berglandbaybar.com/
Les and Shelly Newhouse906-575-2222
We’d like to offer a small sandwich and Bloody Mary for $13.00 and large Italian beef and domestic beer for $11.00. We also have openings for lodging in the apartment above the bar that sleeps 8.

Wilderness Bay Lodge and Resort
E20060 Thousand Island Lake Road
Watersmeet, MI 49969
906-670-2088
www.wildernessbaylodgeandresort.com

Dan and Laura Hance
STAY 2 NIGHTS AND GET 50% OFF THE THIRD NIGHT
For stays between March 8-31, 2019 only. Not valid for any other month.
Must call direct and mention CVB March Promo.

Timberline Sports
https://www.timberlinesport.com/
35714 W. M-28
Bergland, MI 49910
906-575-3397
March Specials:
$75.00 Off rental on Ski-doo Renegade 2 day minimum. Promo Code Spring 2019

Hoop N Holler
115 Hoop N Hollar Rd.
Bergland, MI 49947
906-575-5555
March Daily Specials: Come in and enjoy our March daily sandwich specials through March.

Lake Gogebic Motel
www.lakegogebicmotel.com
906-575-3262
March Specials: Come up in March and get 20% of guest room rates through March.
Friday and Saturday 2 night minimum.

Gogebic Lodge
www.gogebiclodge.com
906-842-3321
March 10th thru May 10th Lodging Specials: $35.00 per person/nite! any cabin and chalet. Special for new reservations only. We will also be running bar and restaurant specials daily.

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A couple of good ole boys out kicking off the sledding signing season today! Charlie, Joe and Greg got out after it today on 160 starting a 27 mile long process. Join a club and come have fun! We've been making trails for guests to enjoy since 1973! Shout out to Sponsor AmericInn Hotel Ironwood MI for supporting our club! ... See MoreSee Less

A couple of good ole boys out kicking off the sledding signing season today! Charlie, Joe and Greg got out after it today on 160 starting a 27 mile long process.  Join a club and come have fun!  Weve been making trails for guests to enjoy since 1973!  Shout out to Sponsor AmericInn Hotel Ironwood MI for supporting our club!

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The good old boys. They stopped by to see if I wanted to help. Thanks good old boys.

Thank you!!

Thanks guys!

Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 4:16 pm

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

Incredible shot of Bond Falls in the #explorewesternup #puremichigan #michigansupperpeninsula @puremichigan ExploreWesternUP.com. Photo credit @shelbydiamondstar ... See MoreSee Less

Incredible shot of Bond Falls in the #explorewesternup #puremichigan #michigansupperpeninsula  @puremichigan ExploreWesternUP.com. Photo credit @shelbydiamondstar

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thank you for the share!! 😀

Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 4:06 pm

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Here's an image of the always incredible Bond Falls - at night!

Astrophotography is a never-ending journey into the unseen. We have fantastic tools at our disposal now to take a peek into the world beyond our eyesight limitations. That's what draws me to this.. and what drives me to experiment more and keep pushing boundaries.

For this shot - I took (4) 2-minute tracked sky images and stacked them. Then processed them in a program designed for deep sky objects taken with a telescope. This would be the equivalent to 8-minutes of data. What was able to be extracted from this was quite amazing to me. Those faint dust lanes on the outer edges of the Milky Way are now visible. I then took this processed shot and blended that with a long exposure shot of the foreground.

So the big question - is this real? Yes, it absolutely is. This can be done with one single exposure, if you wish. You just won't see this amount of detail or sharpness in the foreground. All of the images used to create this were taken from the same night, on the same tripod, without moving it 🙂

#upperpeninsula
#puremichigan

Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Upper Michigan Source- Photo of the Day
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THANK YOU for the share!! 😀 This is my favorite waterfall!

Love this! Bond falls is amazing!

Beautiful absolutely beautiful picture.

This is amazing!!

Beautiful

Beautiful.

❤❤❤❤

Beautiful

Beautiful picture 💕

Stephanie Mabry Kaleb Mabry Elijah Mabry

Zachary Schneider

My view last time I was there

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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 2:37 pm

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

Timeline PhotosOnce again voted #1 Destination in the U.S. for Fall Foliage by USA Today readers! #FallColor #UPtravel ... See MoreSee Less

Monday September 7th, 2020 - 12:25 pm

Gogebic Area Grooming

Our trail project is completed for trail 8 north of Bergland. We ask people to please stay off with ATV’s and Side by Sides. The trail now is crowned to let water run on the edges of the trail instead of the center. More project to be completed very soon. Those leaves are changing color already😉 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you so much! I hope more riders and trail abusers see these posts and are able to appreciate how much work go into trails and how few people actually do the work. We’ll see you in December.

Looks great thank you for your work.

Outstanding!

Thanks for hard work

Tom Neumann

It's No Joke Motorsports 👍Can't wait to snowmobile❄

McKabe Memmel Michael Jante Brady Schmitz Nick Fritz

Danny Dwyer Rick Schmidt Frank Abramo

Looks Great.Thank you For the Hard work See you in January.

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Thursday September 3rd, 2020 - 9:53 pm

Gogebic Area Grooming

Finally getting some trail work done
with this Covid set back. This is trail 8 between Trail 1 and 102. This was a bad trail that water run off would cause dangerous trail conditions. With the trail now crowned and ditched with culverts, we should have a much safer trail. Think snow ❄️
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We are so fortunate to have such a great trip system. Thanks for all your hard work!!!

Thank you for making a great trail even greater.

Outstanding. That section has been a problem. You guys rock!

You all do amazing work. That’s what keeps us coming back.

Great choice for an upgrade👍👍❄️❄️

Great job guys thank you thank you thank you

Looks great! Thanks for your hard work!!!

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! We appreciate all you guys do!

Great job you guys!

Thank you.All See you in January

Looks great

Thanks for the great work!

Thank you guys for all you do!

Thank You for your hard work . See you in February

NICE!

Awesome Great work 👍

Thanks for all you guys do cya soon

Thank you!!

Nathan Lee Hennenfent wouldn’t it be cool to go up in the summer

Good job guys

Thank you!!!

Ty

Thank you!!

Thank you for all the hard work!

Nichole Haddican

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