Trail Report: Western UP
Reported By: Western UP Convention & Visitor Bureau
Date of Report: 12/19/2014
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 10″
Area Report: TRAIL CONDITION REPORT
Things are looking up for the weekend. Saturday they are calling for a high of 29 and low of 23 followed by a high on Sunday of 32 and a low of 29 with cloudy skies. We are still dealing with wet areas in the woods so please stay on trails. Over all conditions are fair to good with wet spots….
The Gogebic Range Trail Authority Report:
Trail 2 from Ironwood to Marenisco is groomed and is in good condition with some wet spots mostly east of Wakefield. Trial 8 is groomed and again it is in good condition. There is running water in the creeks and the swamps are still open so PLEASE USE CAUTION IF YOU PLAN TO RIDE.
Trail 11 south will be closed for the season due to logging.
Lake Gogebic Groomer’s Report:
We’ve got the snow back that we lost (about 8-inches), but conditions are still very wet. A lot of the streams re-opened earlier this week and the word is the woods are still very wet. Once again, it’s very important that you stay on the trails as the conditions off trail will be worse. We’ve got a few nights coming up with very cold temperatures that will help the trail situation. Groomers have run on all the trails, some with drags and hopefully all with drags by this weekend. If daytime temps get a little too high the grooming will be restricted to night hours only.
Watch for a change on trail 1 South from Rd. 8800 to Marenisco soon. We’ve been encountering more water problems in this area and hope to reroute…just watch for signs.
The Watersmeet Groomer’s report:
Groomers are running nightly again and the trails are in fair to good shape. The fair areas are the wet spots on trail 2 west and 13 south the rest of the system is in good shape. It’s going to be a cold night so things should set up nicely
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.
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