Trail Report: Western UP
Reported By: Western UP Convention & Visitor Bureau
Date of Report: 03/12/2015
Trail Conditions: Poor
Snow Cover: minimal
Area Report: Western U.P. Snowmobile Report
TRAIL CONDITION REPORT
Our temps through the weekend will be in the upper 40’s and low 50’s so our trails will take a beating. Groomers need cooler temps and more snow to groom.
The Gogebic Range Trail Authority Groomers Report:
Groomers are not grooming at this time. We need lower temps and some more snow. There is some open dirt on the trails in places and the trails are in poor condition.
Lake Gogebic Groomer’s Report:
As temps reached into the 50’s, the trails are pretty much gone in and around towns or wherever salt was used on the roadways. Some trails back in the woods are still fairly good, but use caution as some streams are opening up. There will be some wet conditions, some bare conditions, but also some fairly good trails in the cover of the woods.
VERY IMPORTANT: Watch for the reroute where trails 1, 102 and 8 West meet, north of Merriweather going west for about 5 miles. Watch for changes and signs. YOU CANNOT USE THIS AREA FOR ANY RIDING. This reroute will continue to the end of the season. You may also want to top off your gas if headed north through this area as the reroute will add an extra ten miles (there and back) to your trip with no gas stops between Lake Gogebic and Konteka. To view a map of the reroute go to www.explorewesternup.com click on snowmobiling and go to the Lake Gogebic area.
The Watersmeet Groomer’s report:
Well, it is that time of the year….the temps are on the rise. The snow has melted and the groomers stopped running March 8th. Without a good amount of new snow, this looks like we may be done. If conditions become favorable again, we can groom until the last day of March or even into April, weather and DNR permitting.
Call our snowmobile report at 800-522-5657 anytime.
Our new website is www.explorewesternup.com We moved to a new location 405N Lake St. Ironwood, MI 49938.
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