Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 12-18
Date of Report: January 15, 2019
Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 01/15
Western U P Snowmobile Report
January 15, 2019
We received about 12-18″ of new snow over the past several days. Our temps for today and tomorrow will be mild but on Wednesday our temps our going to drop. Temps will be in the teens and single digits so our trails should stay in great shape.
The Gogebic Trail Authority reported trails were last groomed 1/14/19. Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing is very good. Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield was last groomed 1/14/19 is good to fair and is icy; conditions can change quickly on this trail. Wakefield to Marenisco is good to very good. There is logging 3 miles east of Wakefield use caution. Logging trucks have the right away so please give them the right of way.
Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing is good to very good it was last groomed 1/14/19. Bingo’s is closed and has no gas….
Trail 160 is good; last groomed 1/10/19 the first 10 miles still have some spots where we need more snow to bury some rocks. The next 13 miles is good to very good. The final 2 miles near Lake Superior/Saxon Harbor/WI Trail 13 is thin. This trail has several scenic vistas with amazing views.
Trail 11S is open but ride with caution- it is in good condition. It was lasted groomed on the 10th but the last 3 miles is not being groomed due to water hazards. When you approach the ungroomed portion ride with caution. This hazard is 1.75 miles south of the bridge over Chaney Lake outflow/West Branch of Presque Isle River.
Trail 11 N is closed indefinitely.
The Gogebic Area Groomers reporting trails are good.
Corridor trail (1&8) North of Bergland was groomed overnight as was Trail 1 North and Trail 8 West all reported as good with the exception of a water hole about 2 miles out of Merriweather.
Trail 8 East – very good until close to Ewen where there’s less snow and small rocks showing.
Trail 102 also groomed during the night – reported to be very good.
Trail 13N was groomed yesterday – good to very good.
Trail 13S from Root Cellar to trail 2 – good to very good.
Trail 1 N from Bergland and the North Shore of Lake Gogebic reported to be in very good condition.
Trail 1 South to Presque) recently groomed. Good condition, however, gets thin South of Marenisco. Groomed from Marenisco North to West Side Resort where the trail ends for now.
Watersmeet White Thunder Riders reports they are grooming daily. Trails are in good condition, lots of traffic.
Trail 2 west of Watersmeet – Good condition
Trail 2 east of Watersmeet- Good condition, few thin areas
Trail 13 south to Cisco Chain- Good condition
Trail 3 south to Land O’Lakes- good/fair condition. There is lots of traffic on this trail and it’s very hard to keep smooth, use caution on bridges
Trail 3 north to Paulding/Bond Falls/Bruce Crossing- Good condition with some thin
PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS. RUNNING ON UNMARKED TRAILS CAN RESULT IN LOSING EASMENT OF THE TRAILS AND ALSO A POSSIBLE TICKET FOR YOU.