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Western U P Snowmobile Report
Posted by WUPCVB
on Monday, March 09, 2015 8:35 AM
RAIL CONDITION REPORT
Our temps for the next few days will be in the 40's so our trails will take a beating. Grooming will continue weather permitting.
The Gogebic Range Trail Authority Groomers Report:
Here is the report from the club president this morning. All trails have been groomed with the exception of 160. The condition for all trails right now are good but with the warm weather we don't know how long the trail will Watch for the large water hole on 11N closer to the lake sign are posted. 160 still has logging so watch for logging trucks. Trail 11S is closed due to logging this winter.
Lake Gogebic Groomer's Report:
Groomers will continue to groom weather permitting. Trails are in good condition, it is best to ride early in the day before our temps climb. We will keep you posted as to how the trails hold up after our warm weather.
VERY IMPORTANT: Watch for the reroute where trails 1, 102 and 8 West meet, north of Merriweather going west for about 5 miles. Watch for changes and signs. YOU CANNOT USE THIS AREA FOR ANY RIDING. This reroute will continue to the end of the season. You may also want to top off your gas if headed north through this area as the reroute will add an extra ten miles (there and back) to your trip with no gas stops between Lake Gogebic and Konteka. To view a map of the reroute go to www.explorewesternup.com click on snowmobiling and go to the Lake Gogebic area.
The Watersmeet Groomer's report:
Our groomers are running daily and trails are all groomed. All trails are in good condition.
Please follow the orange barrels and stay on trail going across Cisco Chain.
Please understand what the groomers are up against during a busy weekend…..
Lots of traffic over the weekends makes it hard for the groomers to keep up. 6 hour runs take 10 hours due to the drivers encountering hundreds of sleds. This really gives the trails no time to set up especially when you add temps over 30 degrees . Ultimately within 10 minutes or after 30 sleds no one can tell the groomers been down the trail.
Please remember groomers are out both day and night, so watch for them, please pull over or at least slow down and wait for the operator to signal you by whenever you see them. Groomers have the right of way.
JUST ONE MORE REMINDER: PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS. RIDING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN RESULT IN THE CLUBS LOSING EASEMENT FOR THAT TRAIL AND IT CAN ALSO RESULT IN A POSSIBLE TICKET FOR YOU.
Call our snowmobile report at 800-522-5657 anytime.
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