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Trail Report – : Western UP, Michigan – December 6, 2019

Reporter:Western U.P. Snowmobile Report
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 15
Date of Report: December 6, 2019
Area Report:

Western U P Snowmobile Trail Report—

Our temps for Saturday and Sunday will be around 30.  Next week the temps will be much colder with a high on Tuesday  -2.  This should help with our wet spots.  All clubs are out working on the trails.

Gogebic Range Trail Authority – ORV & Snowmobile Club

Dec. 6, 2019

Trail 2 from Hurley to Wakefield was groomed last night. Please ride in front of the Wakefield VFW Post 9084 the trail does not go behind the bar like previous years. Trail 8 was groomed from Wakefield to our turn around with Lake Gogebic. Their section of 8 remains hazardous with water holes, they continue to winch sleds out of it. We will groom to Marenisco this evening and working on 160 again today. Please stay on the trails and across our system small water hazards remain. Looking at next week, water issues won’t be around long!


Lake Gogebic Area Groomers

Dec 6,2019

Gogebic Area Grooming received new equipment this week and have been out breaking trails!    We have cold temps and plenty of snow in the forecast – a great recipe for our early season riders!

Trails 13 North and South got hit yesterday! The drag went up 13 North and Marenisco’s Groomer went South on 13 breaking trails once more. Trail 100 and 102 also got hit yesterday.

Trail 8W between Bergland and Wakefield is wet as usual. If you cross the trail to the ditch, your going to swim….. Would advised only paddle track sleds to break trail at this time on 8W. Also if you ride the shoulder of the road, expect a ticket… We are going to try to break trail very soon…. We need some cold weather first to freeze it up and anticipate if should be in good shape by next weekend.

Trail 8E:   is open but it sure is ride at your own risk!

Trail 102: there is a new reroute about 4 miles before trail 11.  The trail is marked well and the reroute was a very nice turn out.     (Temporary Re-Route)

Past the Root Cellar, there is more logging. You will have to travel on East Shore Rd approximately 2 mile further then before to get back onto trail 13.  A new reroute will take place.  Please follow the signs marked 13.   (Permanent Re-Route for the 2019-2020 Season).

Trail 100: Logging is happening between Stagecouch Rd and the Slate River (very end of Lake Gogebic)   Marshall Creek Bridge has been fixed so you can get to Marenisco from trail 100. (Permanent for 2019-2020 season)

Trail 1 from Trail 100 to Trail 8: Closed until further notice as logging is taking place until the end of December.     

Looking forward to seeing everyone – and thanks for your support of Gogebic Area Grooming!

Watersmeet U P Thunder Riders


We will be grooming daily as long as the temps and snow conditions permit.

Trail #3 from the Wisconsin border to Paulding, good condition, north end has a logging project so please use caution and respect the loggers

Trail #2 west of Watersmeet, good  condition, may have a small water hole that is passable about 20 miles west of Watersmeet

Trail #2 east of Watersmeet to Trail #107, good condition

Trail #13 south to Cisco Chain, good condition