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    Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau

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    Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau
    Posted by WUPCVB on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 8:32 AM

    Trail Reports

     

    Date of Report: January 3, 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 Bingos 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 1/02/2018

    The cold temps are doing a good job firming up the wet spots, but as you may have seen on the Gogebic Area Groomers Facebook page, we still have some places that still are wet (8 West).

    Overall, trail conditions are very good to fair, with the good to very good being in the Bergland area and North and the fair trails with thin snow coverage are those on the south end of the Lake. We are hoping that this snow helps us out on the South end.

    Trail highlights as of 1/2/18:

    Trail 13 North of Bergland is reported as very good – twice the snow and base as the South end of the Lake.

    Trail 1 going South from White Pine is also reported as very good.

    Trail 1 & 8 North of Bergland is rough and Trail 1 on the west side of Lake Gogebic going south.

    Trail 102 has had a lot of traffic but will be groomed tonight.

    Trail 8 west of M64 we had a groomer go through last week – please be patient as we get this back in shape.

    Trail 13 and there is little base and conditions are reported as fair.

    Trail 1 North of West Shore Resort is closed due to logging.

    U.P. Thunder Riders of Watersmeet Groomers Report:

    Groomers are running on a regular schedule. 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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