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Trail Report – : Keweenaw Peninsula / Houghton-Hancock, South Range, Copper Harbor, Michigan – March 3, 2020

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 12" to 20"
Date of Report: March 3, 2020
Area Report:

What a very strange winter!!  Tons of snow in November and December, a little rain, more snow, and warmer temps!!  Aaaah, snow Gods, what are you up to?  Trails here in the Houghton/Hancock/Keweenaw area are a little of everything.  Trails going through town are very snirty (snow, dirt) and icy at the beginning and end of the day.  Once you get out of town going north out of Hancock, there is plenty of snow on the trails.  Staging out of the Vansville or anywhere up north is also an option.  Getting into Copper Harbor may have some bare roads, but using common sense and walking a block into town is no problem.  Reports from riders yesterday said that getting into Gay is no problem and over Brockway too.  Snow is in the forecast in the next few days, so I am hoping we get at least 6 to 10 inches.  Groomers are out as able overnight and keeping the trails up.  I haven’t had much of a report going south, but I know Twin Lakes had plenty of snow, so I am assuming once you get out of Houghton heading south that the trails should be good.  Not sure how far past Twin Lakes. 

Please stay off of the canal between Houghton and Hancock.  That is not safe, especially with the warmer temps.  Long story short,  I would describe the riding at this time as close to late season riding.  Great in some areas, yucky in others.  Get out there and do a little Heikki Lunta Snow Dance!!

Trails closed:  133-Gay to Lac LaBelle

                      120 & 121- Freda Trail

                       3- between Dollar Bay and Lake Linden