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Western UP, Michigan

Reporter:Western U.P. Snowmobile Report
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 24
Date of Report: February 26, 2020
Area Report:

Western U P Snowmobile Trail Report— 2/26/2020

 

Gogebic Range Trail Authority – Snowmobile & ORV Club Trail Report

Groomers were out last night reporting excellent conditions along trail 2 Ironwood to Marenisco and lake Gogebic.  Bessemer to Wakefield is icy, but thanks to the new reroute riders won’t see much of an issue.  We need some snow in there, which look to come later this week/today.  All in all we survived the warm up VERY well and riders should have excellent riding this week and weekend, minus some short sections around towns. 

 

Gogebic Area Groomers Report 2/26/2020

  • Trail Condition: Good
  • Last Groomed: February 18th, 2020
  • Base Snowfall: 36+”
  • Reported On: February 24th, 2020 @ 11:36am

Groomer Report

Feb 24, 2020

While the warm-up this weekend was not what was ordered – it was nice to see the sunshine – but now – it can go away 😊Groomers have been doing a great job all season at keeping our trails and the Lake Gogebic Area trails held up amazingly well throughout the weekend.     Our temps drops into single digits mid—week with snow in the forecast.    Groomers have and will continue to be out nightly.  We still have tons of snow and more than a 3’ base.    This was a bump and we rode it out well.   Enjoy a great week of riding in the Lake Gogebic Area where “you are a stranger only once”!

  • Trail # 1N: from Bergland to White Pine is being groomed nightly and reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 1 South: Towards Marenisco from Trail # 8 (Ethelwood Grade) is being groomed nightly and is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 1 south from Marenisco to Wisconsin Border is being groomed daily and it is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 8 East from Bergland to Ewen is being groomed daily and it is reported in good condition.
  • Trail # 8W: from Bergland to Wakefield. is being groomed nightly and it is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail 102 from Bergland to Trail #11 is being groomed nightly and it is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 13 North from Bergland to 101 is being groomed nightly and it is being reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail 13 South is open, being groomed nightly and reported to be in good to excellent condition.
  • Trail #13 South from 100 to Trail # 2 is reported to be groomed daily and is in good to excellent condition.
  • Trail # 100 South end of Lake Gogebic is reported be groomed daily and is in good to excellent condition.

Please stay on the trails, respect private property, do not drink and drive, and above all else, drive safely.

U.P. Thunder Riders Trail Report 2/26/202

  • Trail Condition: Good
  • Last Groomed: February 25th, 2020
  • Base Snowfall: 24″
  • Reported On: February 25th, 2020 @ 11:53am

Groomer Report

Groomers are running nightly, trails are in good to very good shape. The warm up we had didn’t have much impact on the trails, but some road areas are now thin and icy.

Trail #3 from the Wisconsin border to Watersmeet good, Watersmeet to Paulding good.

Trail #2 east of Watersmeet to Trail #107, good but lots of traffic hard to hold the groom

Trail #13 south to Cisco Chain, good




Snowmobiling Information

MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA SNOW

Winter lays a white blanket across the hills inviting all to come outdoors and play; Snowmobile down endless groomed trails. Michigan is a snowmobiler’s paradise, boasting more than six million acres of state and federal lands along with hundreds of miles of privately owned trails.

It’s Snow Time for Michigan Snowmobilers. Michigan ranks among the top eight snowmobiling states in the nation. It’s first in sheer beauty, with thousands of miles of groomed and ungroomed public trails. They span whole regions of countryside, winding across rolling fields, then plunging down woodland ravines up into deep pine forests, from town to town in Michigan.

If wintry trails beckon you, Michigan has it all. In fact, a growing number of hotels, motels and resorts offer door-to-trail proximity.

No agency has been more active in transforming Michigan into a haven for snowmobile enthusiasts than the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). They are the creators and guardians of Michigan’s major trail network through the state park system.

Snowmobiling is becoming more and more a family sport. Safety is paramount. Most accidents occur when drivers override their headlights at high speeds on remote trails. Alcohol is frequently a factor. When you snowmobile in Michigan, observe state laws. Protect the environment and your own safety by sticking to established trails. Use common sense and courtesy. And enjoy!