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    Western U P Snowmobile Report
    Posted by WUPCVB on Thursday, January 03, 2019 11:14 AM


    Western U P Snowmobile Report
    January 3,2019
    Snowmobile report

    This weekend looks like our temps will near 40 with lows in the 20’s and 30’s. We have a solid base so they should be able to survive the warmer weather. Try and get out and ride early. Corners will become icy so use caution. If you feel it is to warm to ride in the afternoon stop down at the Gogebic County Fair Grounds where the Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus is happening.. Factory teams and more come from miles around challenge the very fast 1/2 mile track.

    The Gogebic Trail Authority is reporting Trail 2 has been groomed on 1/3/19. Conditions are good, to very good. Use caution on corners, expect icy conditions. Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield was last groomed 1/2/19 and is extremely icy; the hill climbs to Indianhead from Blackjack Big Snow Resort on the west side and east side climb up from Wakefield are icy. There is logging 3 miles east of Wakefield use caution. Logging trucks have the right away so please give them the right of way.

    Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing is good to very good it was last groomed 1/2/19. There is a large water hole on the Gogebic Area Grooming section of trail 8 resulting in local detours. Alternate routes to Bergland are Trail 2 to Marenisco and trail 13 or 1 to Lake Gogebic.

    Trail 160 is fair to very good last groomed 1/1/19. The trail has a few water holes about 5 miles north of Ironwood. They have been covered but with the warm spell they may open up again. Please stay on trail in farmers fields.

    Trail 11S CLOSED was last groomed on 1/2/19. The water hazard had over 8" of ice, some spots 12" and it broke back open. We do not advise riding it as side trails around it will be tough as there are many tag elders. Please be aware for a water hazard 1.75 miles south of the Chaney Lake outflow/West Branch of Presque Isle River

    Trail 11 N is closed indefinitely.

    The Gogebic Area Groomers is reporting trails are good to very good and were groomed on the 2nd.

    Trail 1 N from Bergland and the North Shore of Lake Gogebic is in very good condition. White Pine to Silver City is ridable, but in poor condition. There is one large marked waterhole about 4/10 south of Silver City which they hope to get to this week.

    Trail 1 S (to Presque Isle has been recently groomed. Conditions are good but the snow gets thin south of Marenisco. It has been groomed from Marenisco north to the West Shore Resort and ends there for now.

    Trail 102 South Boundary to trail 102 is in good condition with a few wet spots.

    Trail 8 East Across the top of Lake Gogebic is in very good shape. East is fair to good.

    Trail 8 West fair

    13 North very good conditions.

    Trail 100 CLOSED

    The Watersmeet Thunder Riders reports groomers have gone out but will be running on limited schedule as the snow builds. Trails are in good shape with very few thin areas. There are some water spots so use caution.

    Trail 2 west of Watersmeet is in good condition, wet area 17 miles west.
    Trail 2 east of Watersmeet was groomed Jan. 1
    Trail 13 south of Cisco Chain is in good condition
    Trail 13 south to Land O’Lakes was groomed Jan. 1
    Trial 3 north to Bruce Crossing was also groomed on Jan. 1.


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