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Trail Report: Keweenaw Peninsula / Houghton-Hancock, South Range, Copper Harbor, Michigan – December 18, 2016

Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 2-3 feet
Date of Report: December 18, 2016
Area Report:

The snowmobile trails from Twin Lakes up to Copper Harbor are open and being groomed.  The bridge is now down and sleds are able to cross.  Do not cross on the water!  It may look ice and snow covered, but the Coast Guard cutter went through only a few days ago.  The trails are in early season condition, so please ride with care, some areas will be wet and rocks and stumps may not be covered well.  Trail 122 is closed for logging, use Trail 124 to get to Gay.   Temps have been cold the last few days and there has been plenty of lake effect snow over the past week.  Beginning tomorrow, temps will rise into mid twenties and low thirties through the whole week, with only a few inches of snow expected.  This weather will be good to pack down the fluffy lake effect snow that has been pounding our area.  It will provide a good, hard base on the trails for the upcoming snows!  The trails are looking to be busy over the holidays.  Please remember when you are riding to respect private property, respect others on the trails, slow down and enjoy the beautiful sites, speed kills, don’t drink and ride-save it for the end of the night, and stay off all water–none is safe!  The Keweenaw is a beautiful area full of great trails for you and your friends and family to enjoy, come up , ride, and stop at the local businesses to eat, gas up and shop!  Happy Trails from the Trail Goddess!