Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 5''-8''
Date of Report: January 12, 2018
I will update as soon as I get info from the clubs. We did get about 9″ of new snow in the far western area, in the Watersmeet area they didn’t get as much snow as the far western area. Temps are going to be below zero again this weekend.
Date of Report: January 8, 2018
Today, the temps will be in the upper 20’s with a low of 9. Tuesday high in the 30’s and Wednesday warming up to the upper 30’s and a low of 26. With all the cold temps we have had our water holes firming up, you will still encounter some places that still are wet. Please be patient and use caution when riding.
PLEASE STAY ON TRAILS. WE HAVE BEEN GETTING COMPLAINTS THAT SOME HAVE NOT BEEN STAYING ON TRAILS, RIDING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN LOSE EASEMENT FOR OUR TRAIL SYSTEM SO PLEASE STAY ON TRAILS!!!!!!
THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY REPORTS:
Overall conditions are fair to excellent. There is a 5-8″ base across our system. Please use extra caution when road crossing, also when traveling on county roads keep speeds to 25 miles an hour or less to avoid losing control. Vehicles have the right of way.
Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay US-2 Crossing:
Overall rating is good to excellent. Thin spots on trail exist, but overall the trail is flat and smooth. The rail-bed trail ENDS on the east side of the Keystone Bridge. The club grooms the bridge to maintain it for local access. The “old” trail to Wakefield is closed east of Verona Rd. and anyone caught riding it will be ticketed.
Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield:
Overall rating is good to excellent. The hill climbs to Indianhead Big Snow Resorts are snow packed and smooth. Corners are icy due to traffic, so use caution.
Trail 2 from Wakefield to Marenisco:
Overall rating is good to excellent. Wet spots exist on the pipeline near the Trail 2/Trail 8 intersection.
Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing:
Overall rating is very good. It is a wide seasonal county road that is not plowed and makes a fun trail to ride. Trail 8 where the GRTA groomer turns around is ungroomed for 7 miles.
The preferred route to Lake Gogebic, that is groomed completely, is Trail 2 to Marenisco, then up to Trail 1.
Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River(WI):
Overall rating is good to excellent. You will also encounter some active logging near the Lake Road area, please go slow, logging trucks have the right of way. Please remember to stay on the trail!!!! Do not go off the trails and ride on farmers fields, this can lose easement for our trails. This trail is very scenic so enjoy!!
Overall rating is good to poor. There are sections where the snow was used up to freeze the mud/water in but are small areas. There are thin spots where we need more snow to cover up the wheeler ruts. Please use caution on this trail.
LAKE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMER REPORT:
Overall, trail conditions are good to excellent condition.
Trail 13 North of Bergland is reported in good condition – twice the snow and base as the South end of the Lake.
Trail 13 South to Trail 2 has not been groomed as there is not enough snow.
Trail 1 going South from White Pine is also reported as good to excellent.
Trail 1 & 8 North of Bergland is holding up well even with all the traffic.
Trail 102 has been groomed and is in good condition.
Trail 8 west of M64 had a groomer go through last week – please be patient as we get this back in shape.
Trail 1 North of West Shore Resort is closed due to logging.
U.P. THUNDER RIDERS OF WATERSMEET GROOMERS REPORT:
Groomers are running on a regular schedule. The trails are grooming up nicely. They have an 8 inch base.
Trail 2 east – fair to good
Trail 3 north – fair to good
Trail 2 west – fair to good
Trail 13 south – fair to good
PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS RIDING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN RESULT IN THE CLUB LOSING EASEMENT OF THAT TRAIL AND YOU POSSIBLE GETTING A TICKET….