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    Western U.P. Snowmobile Report
    Posted by WUPCVB on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 11:46 AM

    Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 12/20

    Date of Report: December 20, 2017
    Area Report:

    Our temps for this coming weekend will be in the single digits to below zero. Hopefully this will help with our water problem and firm up some of the water. Overall conditions are poor to fair. With warmer temps this past weekend our trails went from a 5-7 " base to 2-4" base. Snow is thin and expect some dirt sports. Water holes were busted open so they tried to make snow bridges so please use caution. It is still considered early season riding.

    The Gogebic Range Trail Authority reports:

    Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay: is fair with some thin spots.

    Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield: is poor with extremely thin snow and wet.

    Trail 2 from Wakefield to Marenisco: is fair to poor. The pipeline from the Trail 2 & 8 intersection has many mud holes so please use extreme caution and slow speed.

    Trail 8 from Bingo’s to Tula Crossing it is fair to poor. There are several wet areas on the trail so please use caution. The trail is thin and you will encounter some dirt spots. CAUTION!!!!!! Trail 8 from where our groomer turns around at Underwood Tower Rd. and east is currently not groomed. The trail is a marsh and water is deep, several sleds were stuck in it. I believe the Gogebic Area Groomers have this portion closed. Travel at your own risk, Police are giving citations out for riding on the shoulder of the state hwy, M-28. The safest route to Bergland is via Trail 2/1.

    Trail 160 and 11S are closed.

    Lake Gogebic Area Groomer Report

    With the snow we had gotten in October, followed by a warmup and then another dumping of 2 feet of snow our ground has not had a chance to freeze, which means we are dealing with alot of water.

    Late fall logging operations took a toll on our trail system and there are two areas around Lake Gogebic that need re-routes. The first is on the Northwest corner of Lake Gogebic near M-28 & M-64, the second is on 13 South near the Root Cellar. The Gogebic Area Grooming is in the process of obtaining the necessary easements from private landowners, to work on re-routes.

    Grooming started last weekend with trail 8 east to Ewen and 1 north to White Pine. Trails need additional time to freeze. Please use extreme caution and take it easy on these "early season" trails.

    U.P. Thunder Riders of Watersmeet Groomers Report:

    Groomers went out and panned the whole system, so we have a start on a base. We will be waiting for more snow before we run again.

    Please use caution when riding you may come across wet areas where the groomers have broken through the ice. It is still early season riding.


    Please stay on trails, riding on unmarked trails can result is the clubls losing easement for the trail. So Please stay on trails.


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