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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 Friday, February 23, 2018 10:15 AM

     

    Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 02/23

    Date of Report: February 20, 2018

    Area Report:
    Temps for the next few days will be in the 30"s with lows in the teens. We received 4-6" of new snow last night which was wet heavy snow what the groomers like. We are supposed to get more snow Saturday night. They are calling for 6-10" Grooming is ongoing for all clubs weather permitting. Use caution on corners they may be icy. Make sure you ride on your side of the trail, we want everyone to be safe.

    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:

    Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay US-2 Crossing is very good. Watch for Icy corners as you head east out of Ironwood! As you depart Ironwood past Walmart heading east the horseshoe-turns around the Transfer Station are getting icy, please ride right & ride cautiously
    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 Road. Tickets will be issued if you ride on this closed trail.

    Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield is good. The trail has improved dramatically this week with all the fresh snow, but the corners are icy and by midday we expect the traffic to have swept the corners. There have been several near-miss accidents due to riders not riding on their side of the trail or blowing through icy corners. We need everyone to ride safely through there at a reasonable speed to keep everyone safe. The hill climbs to Indianhead Big Snow Resorts are snow packed and smooth.

    Trail 2 from Wakefield to Marenisco is good. There is active construction 5 miles east of Wakefield use caution. Watch for icy corners from Wakefield to US HWY. 2 trail crossing. The rail bed section is in good condition, but it needs more passes to get the bumps out. This was groomed on the 20th.

    Trail 8 from Bingo’s to Tula Crossing is very good. The trail has lots of snow on it and is a wide seasonal county road that is not plowed and makes for a fun trail ride.

    Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River(WI) is very good. This is a very scenic trail with spectacular views. ENJOY!! There is logging near the Lake Road area, please slow down, remember logging trucks have the right of way.

    Trail 11S is good to very good. The first 2 miles of the trail as it heads south towards Wisconsin from Trail 2 is plowed due to logging. Please yield to all commercial truck traffic. The trail is in great shape and is groomed from the Vilas County Wisconsin Line to Trail 2 completely, regularly. There are still a few thin areas and areas that need more brushing but the trail is fantastic.

    LAKE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMER REPORT

    Trail Conditions from the 15th.
    Access corridor 1/8 is in good to very good condition
    Trail 1 N is in very good condition
    Trail 102 also in good very good condition.
    Trail 13 N – Good in the a.m. – rough in the afternoon.
    Trail 8 East – fair to good to Ewen; after that, it is in pretty rough shape.
    13 S. to 100 all groomed this morning and in very good shape
    Trail 1 to Presque Isle was also groomed early this morning – very good.
    Trail 1 from Marenisco to West Shore will be groomed tonight and should be in very good shape.

    Riders are being ticketed on M-28, as well as the railroad grade along the North Shore of Lake Gogebic. If it’s not a trail – don’t ride there.

    U.P. THUNDER RIDERS OF WATERSMEET GROOMERS REPORT:

    Groomers are running daily, trails are holding up well, we have snow in the forecast for Thursday night and Friday. Should be a good riding weekend.

    Trail 2 east of Watersmeet – to the 107 – good, a snirty area as you leave Watersmeet
    Trail 3 south of Watersmeet to WI – good -this trail gets tons of traffic and it gets rough between groomings to use caution over the bridges
    Trail 3 north of trail 2 to bond falls – good with a few thin/icy spots and icy corners
    Trail 3 north of Bond falls – good with icy corners
    Trail 2 west of Watersmeet – good
    Trail 13 south of trail 2 – good with icy corners

    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…..

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