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Keweenaw Peninsula Trail Report – 03/13

KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE via Keweenaw Trail Reports – 03/13

Yesterday was a great day of late season riding conditions on trails north of Mohawk!

I have met countless groups of riders that are either all or a couple of them first time riders to Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula! This is awesome, I just hope they are able to return for a mid season trip sometime!

I usually try to share other rider’s photos and reviews of trails in addition to mine , but this morning I am posting some of mine from yesterday’s ride. When I choose to ride early and late season conditions, yes it’s for the actually snowmobiling BUT, I always know conditions aren’t going to be anywhere near perfect! I ride accepting fair conditions as I personally am just not really ready for the season to end AND for the beautiful views of the Keweenaw!

Most people are choosing to stage and ride either out of Calumet at The The Trailside Lodge
or Phoenix out of Vansville Bar
.
Trails north of Mohawk have remained in the best condition overall.

Yesterday there was limited grooming. Trail 3 South of Houghton and Trail 17 were groomed. North of Mohawk Trail 3 and 134 were groomed.

Thursday night Trail 130 and 132 had started to get pretty choppy and by yesterday afternoon Trail 130 was definitely moguled up. Trail 124 that runs from Phoenix to Gay is also pretty rough. The trails that were groomed north of Mohawk was a huge help yesterday from the condition they were in Thursday night…. just knocking down the tops of the bumps and filling in bare spots made a huge difference.
Groomer Tracker
app would be very helpful to those still planning to ride. Check it out and see what has or hasn’t been groomed daily to try to help plan your route!
That being said without trail 124, 122, 132 and 130 being groomed at all since the warmup last week and the rain that was received they will indeed be very choppy trails. Brockway Mountain has some bare spots, but most were avoidable yesterday. Trail 134 was definitely what was reported as the best trail out their and I would have to agree! Riding out to High Rock was very choppy but definitely still worth it for the views!
Today’s high temperature of 43 and sunny is definitely not going to help with preservation of the trails! The moral of the story is get out there and ride…. no guarantees how long this season will last…..sadly!
As I’ve been saying each day getting into ANY town is real rough – bare pavement. It’s definitely not stopping people from grinning and baring that lovely sound on the carbides as The Mariner North
and The Pines Resort Home of Zik’s Bar
were pretty busy when we were in both times yesterday and sleds at Eagle Harbor Inn
and Bear Belly Pit Stop
even though you are running some pavement to get there. There are other restaurants/bars along the way that are possibly a bit easier to access Cliff View Bar
, Vansville Bar, Drift Inn, Slim’s Cafe
, Glacia Tavern
etc. There are also countless other amazing restaurants in Calumet and of course Houghton/Hancock and Dollar Bay that would be much easier to access by car when you are done riding.
Fuel is available at Vansville Bar located right on trail 3 where 124 intersects. Copper Harbor Fuel Stop
has fuel and a convenience type store if you are riding through Copper Harbor along with Lac La Belle and Gay. These will be a little more difficult to get to in amounts of road riding.
Whether you have tucked your sleds in for the season or are up riding I hope you enjoy your day!

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KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE via Western UP Trail Reports – 03/13

Some pics from yesterdays run up Brockway and down 134. Looks like its going to be a while before we go out again, if we even do. With warm temps and sunshine for the next 8-10 days the trails are going to take a big hit. 😢
☠Stretch

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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

Thursday April 15th, 2021 - 11:54 am

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE via Krupps Resort - This is now and 2013 on this day
How bout them apples? ... #keweenaw #snowphotos
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KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE via Krupps Resort - This is now and 2013 on this day
How bout them apples? ... #keweenaw #snowphotosImage attachment

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Climate change, I know back when I was a kid we got a lot more snow then we do now In n indiana. Mesick mi got more snow it is just A bad part of the cycle hopefully and we start getting more hell are lake barely freezes anymore and used to have tons of ice

Back when we actually had snow

Wish we could come up and snowmobile.

Next year, next year, next year!! LOL

Courtney Charlesworth. See not as much snow there as there used to be. Now lets let's move up there

Cool pic 👍🏻

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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

Tuesday March 30th, 2021 - 10:38 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE via Keweenaw Trail Reports - when you just can’t say the seasons over and 5 inches of fresh snow falls....you RIDE!
Well it turns out Trent Seorum
was not the only one that took advantage of the 5 inches of fresh snow that fell on the 27th and 28th.....
Robbie and Molly Tobin Burk
brought their daughters up to Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula for their first time ever and for their last family ride of the season! This was not just a quick rip on the trails.... the family put on 140 miles!
Robbie messaged me and said, “Was blessed this year for sure....Mother Nature delivered fresh White Gold for us to get one last Family ride in and boy was it BREATHTAKING !!
The Beauty of the Keewenaw Peninsula taught my girls how important it is to just take some time and soak it all in and take advantage of what mother nature has to offer us !!
(This was thier first visit to Keewenaw)
I thought I'd share some pics of our adventures with you as I know you are also a big fan of the Keewenaw Peninsula, 140 miles worth of smiles the last two days. We ended up driving the truck, (the snow started getting too thin)to The Mariner North
for a great meal! The girls want to come back next year for sure. We are headed back home tomorrow in the a.m from Calumet.
FYI....we had the woods to ourselves however we did cross paths with Trent Seorum yesterday..lol 😂”
Absolutely beautiful photos Robbie and Molly! Thank you so much for sharing! I’m certain others are just as jealous as I am! ... #keweenaw #snowphotos
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Still hoping for some in the northeast lp. A few years ago it happened on April 14th or 15th fingers crossed!

Jeremy Hoffman there's a chance....

Glad you guys had a good trip...

Spencer Hunt

Duane Carlson

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Monday March 29th, 2021 - 1:12 am

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE via Keweenaw Trail Reports - It’s not over 😮 Photos from 3/28/21
Trent Seorum
actually got out for a ride today after the small amount of fresh snow fell last night.... late season riding like this might not be be for everyone.... but Trent enjoyed his ride and shared these photos and a quick review of trails ....
“Got out for a ride after the dusting of snow last night. Left from Cliff Drive and headed north to Copper Harbor. I took Brockway on the way there and looped out towards High Rock on the way back taking trail 134 back to trail 3. Brockway and a good portion of the grade would be unrideable without the dusting of snow but where 134 splits off 3 toward high rock is flat and fast with the best snow of all trails ridden today.”
Thanks for sharing Trent! ... #keweenaw #snowphotos
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Mike Brimm we need going to calumet big wave warning or not lol

I'm jealous.

Nicole Woodrick I call 2 Morow on white lightning maybe we can roll out Friday come back

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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