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    Western U P Trail Report

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    Western U P Trail Report
    Posted by WUPCVB on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 12:39 PM

     

     

    Date of Report: January 2, 2018
    Area Report:
    Our temps for the next several days are going to be only in the single digits for highs and below zero for our lows, with snow. With all the cold temps we have had our water holes are firming up, you will still encounter some places that still are wet. Please be patient and use caution when riding.
    PLEASE STAY ON TRAILS. WE HAVE BEEN GETTING COMPLAINTS THAT SOME HAVE NOT BEEN STAYING ON TRAILS, RIDING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN LOSE EASEMENT FOR OUR TRAIL SYSTEM SO PLEASE STAY ON TRAILS!!!!!!

    The Gogebic Range Trail Authority reports:
    01/01/2018

    We have received a foot of fresh snow in the last few days. The trails southeast of us have not gotten as much snow as we have. Overall conditions are very good to fair, fair trails just have thin snow coverage. Trails are icy especially on corners so please use caution.

    Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay US-2 Crossing:
    Overall rating is good to very good. Thin spots on trail exist, but overall the trail is flat and smooth. The rail-bed trail ENDS on the east side of the Keystone Bridge. The club grooms the bridge to maintain it for local access. The "old" trail to Wakefield is closed east of Verona Rd. and anyone caught riding it will be ticketed.

    Trial 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield:
    Overall rating is fair to very good. Nearly all water holes are gone except for one east of Blackjack. The hill climbs to Indianhead Big Snow Resorts are snow packed and smooth. Corners are icy due to thin snow, so use caution.

    Trail 2 from Wakefield to Marenisco:
    Overall rating is good. The pipeline from Trail 2 & 8 intersection has thin snow and some now frozen water holes. Use caution. Use caution 2 miles west of Heart Lake Road, there is a culvert clogged which is causing a trench across the trails. Plans are to get out and fix it this week. Snow depth will diminish as you travel from Wakefield to Marenisco.

    Trail 8 from Bingo’s to Tula Crossing:
    Overall rating is good. CAUTION!!!! Trail 8 from GRTA turn around at Underwood Tower Road and east is not groomed. The Gogebic Area Groomers are working on getting this area to freeze. Please use extreme caution in this area, it is frozen water holes.

    Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River(WI):
    Overall rating is poor to fair. There is a large water hole a few miles north of Walmart, follow the bypass trail riders have made. Sections of this trail are thin and rocky, so use caution. You will also encounter some active logging near the Lake Road area, please go slow, logging trucks have the right of way.

    Trial 11S:
    Overall rating is open and is good to poor. There are sections where the snow was used up to freeze the mud/water in but are small areas. There are thin spots where we need more snow to cover up the wheeler ruts. Please use caution on this trail.

    Lake Gogebic Area Groomer Report: Reported on 12/28/2017
    Overall conditions are fair. There have been some re-routes and there will be a map uploaded in the next day or so, so check back with MSA Report-Lake Gogebic Area Groomers.

    Trail 13 north towards Rockland, Trail 1 north to White Pine and trail 8 east to Ewen are all reported to be in good condition.

    Trail 13 north of the Root Cellar is closed due to logging. Riders will have to run East Shore Road up to where Trail 13 comes into Trail 8.

    Trail 100 on the south side of the lake is closed due to logging for the season.

    Trail 1 south of West Shore Resort to Marenisco is open and has been packed, but needs more snow for us to groom.

    Trail 1 south from Marenisco to Presque Isle is open and has been packed but needs more snow.

    Trail 13 south of the Root Cellar needs to be brushed.

    U.P. Thunder Riders of Watersmeet Groomers Report:

    Groomers will be out this week. The trails are grooming up nicely.
    Trail 2 east – fair to good
    Trail 3 north – fair to good
    Trail 2 west – fair to good
    Trail 13 south – fair to good

    THINK SNOW!

    PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS RIDING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN RESULT IN THE CLUB LOSING EASEMENT OF THAT TRAIL AND YOU POSSIBLE GETTING A TICKET…..

    USSA Pro Star/TLR Race 1/6-7/2018 at the Gogebic County Fair Grounds.

    SISU SKI FEST January 6, 2018.

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