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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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Thursday November 25th, 2021 - 12:51 am

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

FROM US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan --> Winter conditions return late tonight with a wintry mix; followed by snow showers behind a cold front marching across the U.P. A mix of drizzle, freezing drizzle, and light snow could freeze on contact and make for slippery roads late tonight across the west half and north-central. The wintry mix is forecast to transition over to all snow by early Thanksgiving morning in the north-northwest wind lake effect snow belts. Snow amounts will be minimal – a couple inches or less through Thanksgiving night. The best chance for a few inches of snow is over western Alger and eastern Marquette Counties. ... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #sooWinter conditions return late tonight with a wintry mix; followed by snow showers behind a cold front marching across the U.P. A mix of drizzle, freezing drizzle, and light snow could freeze on contact and make for slippery roads late tonight across the west half and north-central. The wintry mix is forecast to transition over to all snow by early Thanksgiving morning in the north-northwest wind lake effect snow belts. Snow amounts will be minimal – a couple inches or less through Thanksgiving night. The best chance for a few inches of snow is over western Alger and eastern Marquette Counties. ... See MoreSee Less

FROM US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan --> Winter conditions return late tonight with a wintry mix; followed by snow showers behind a cold front marching across the U.P.  A mix of drizzle, freezing drizzle, and light snow could freeze on contact and make for slippery roads late tonight across the west half and north-central. The wintry mix is forecast to transition over to all snow by early Thanksgiving morning in the north-northwest wind lake effect snow belts. Snow amounts will be minimal – a couple inches or less through Thanksgiving night. The best chance for a few inches of snow is over western Alger and eastern Marquette Counties. ... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo

Monday November 22nd, 2021 - 9:02 am

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

FROM US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan --> Moderate to occasionally heavy lake effect snow and blowing snow will continue hazardous driving conditions into the morning commute for locations from Munising eastward. Snow and blustery northwest winds will gradually diminish later this afternoon into tonight over the eastern counties as high pressure slowly builds in from the west. Breezy, dry and warmer conditions will develop Tuesday into Wednesday ahead of the next approaching low pressure trough from the Plains. ... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #sooModerate to occasionally heavy lake effect snow and blowing snow will continue hazardous driving conditions into the morning commute for locations from Munising eastward. Snow and blustery northwest winds will gradually diminish later this afternoon into tonight over the eastern counties as high pressure slowly builds in from the west. Breezy, dry and warmer conditions will develop Tuesday into Wednesday ahead of the next approaching low pressure trough from the Plains. #906wx ... See MoreSee Less

FROM US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan --> Moderate to occasionally heavy lake effect snow and blowing snow will continue hazardous driving conditions into the  morning commute for locations from Munising eastward.  Snow and blustery northwest winds will gradually diminish later this afternoon into tonight over the eastern counties as high pressure slowly builds in from the west.  Breezy, dry and warmer conditions will develop Tuesday into Wednesday ahead of the next approaching low pressure trough from the Plains. ... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo

Sunday November 21st, 2021 - 10:47 am

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

FROM US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan --> A strong cold front will bring a brief burst of heavy snow this afternoon, followed by lake effect snow showers developing in the northwest wind snow belts. Several inches are possible over the eastern U.P., as well as areas of blowing snow. This strong cold front will also bring gusty winds from the northwest this afternoon, with peak gusts up to 50 mph possible. These winds could lead to some minor wind damage and sporadic power outages, as well as beach erosion and lakeshore flooding, mainly east of Munising. ... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo ... See MoreSee Less

FROM US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan --> A strong cold front will bring a brief burst of heavy snow this afternoon, followed by lake effect snow showers developing in the northwest wind snow belts. Several inches are possible over the eastern U.P., as well as areas of blowing snow. This strong cold front will also bring gusty winds from the northwest this afternoon, with peak gusts up to 50 mph possible. These winds could lead to some minor wind damage and sporadic power outages, as well as beach erosion and lakeshore flooding, mainly east of Munising. ... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #sooImage attachment

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How about the Gaylord area

Jerry Iovino

Wednesday November 17th, 2021 - 9:49 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

FROM Western UP Trail Reports --> After hitting almost 40° today and melting most of our snow. It looks like maybe our first good snow is coming tonight. Other forecasts are saying not much of anything tonight but time will tell. I'll keep you all posted on how things are shaping up.
☠ Stretch ... #keweenaw #miweather #westernupAfter hitting almost 40° today and melting most of our snow. It looks like maybe our first good snow is coming tonight. Other forecasts are saying not much of anything tonight but time will tell. I'll keep you all posted on how things are shaping up.
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FROM Western UP Trail Reports --> After hitting almost 40° today and melting most of our snow. It looks like maybe our first good snow is coming tonight. Other forecasts are saying not much of anything tonight but time will tell. Ill keep you all posted on how things are shaping up. 
☠ Stretch ... #keweenaw #miweather #westernup

Wednesday November 3rd, 2021 - 2:51 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

Snow flying in the U.P. at Krupps Resort.... #snowphotos #keweenaw ... See MoreSee Less

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Send that south. I'm ready to enjoy some snowmobiling in Eau Claire WI

Can't wait to come up. U do a great job.

Thank you so much for your help!

YES. ❄☃️⛄

Very cool what you guys do

Keep them pasties comin

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