Trail Report: Western UP
Reported By: Western UP Convention & Visitor Bureau
Date of Report: 12/08/2014
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 10-16 inches
Area Report: Western U.P. Snowmobile Report
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TRAIL CONDITION REPORT
It is EARLY SEASON RIDING….For the next two days daytime temps will be in the 20’s and low 30’s with lows in the teens at night. Snow showers Monday and Tuesday with only a few inches accumulation.
The Gogebic Range Trail Authority reports that most of the wet spots are frozen over on all the trails. Trail 2 to Marenisco is in fair condition. Trail 8 was groomed Sunday and is open and in good condition. 11N will be groomed mid-week.
Trail 11 south will be closed for the season due to logging.
Lake Gogebic groomer’s report they have had groomers, with drags, out on Trail 1 north, 8 west and 8 east. Watch for the “wet area” signs on Trail 8 west. Groomers have been on all other trails packing the snow. With the incredible amounts of snow received in Nov., it served to insulate the wet ground. As a result, they are dealing with some wet conditions on some of the trails. It is very important to stay on the trails, as conditions can be worse off-trail. The nights have been cold, so trails should be freezing wherever the groomers have run.
The Watersmeet groomer’s report: The system is still being groomed nightly as conditions permit. The trails are in good to fair condition. They are firming up nicely. It’s still early season riding and there are some wet spots on Trail 2 between Trail 13N intersection and Marenisco. CORRECTION: While the Cisco Bar Resort is closed, there is still gas available on the Cisco Chain at Vacationland Resort, The Arrows and Jays Resort. The orange barrels marking the local path across the chain have not been put in place yet. Once the locals feel it is safe enough for traffic, the barrels will be put out. Until then, it is NOT recommended to cross any lake.
Please remember groomers are out both day and night, so watch for them, Please pull over or at least slow down and wait for the operator to signal you by whenever you see them. Groomers have the right of way.
JUST ONE MORE REMINDER: PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS. RIDING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN RESULT IN THE CLUBS LOSING EASEMENT FOR THAT TRAIL AND IT CAN ALSO RESULT IN A POSSIBLE TICKET FOR YOU.
Call our snowmobile report at 800-522-5657 anytime.
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