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Trail Report – : Western UP, Michigan – January 18, 2019

Reporter:Western U.P. Snowmobile Report
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 10-16"
Date of Report: January 18, 2019
Area Report:


Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 01/18

Western U P Snowmobile Report
January 18, 2019
Snowmobile report

Our temps for the next few days will be in the teens with lows in the single digits. Snow showers are possible. Overall trails are in good condition.

The Gogebic Trail Authority report groomers will be out all day today. Remember if you see the groomers please pull to the side so the groomers can do their job.

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing is very good. Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield was last groomed 1/18/19. They pulled snow from other areas to help cover the ice and is in good condition. Please slow down. PLEASE REMEBER TO CROSS US HWY 2 IN THE CORRECT LANE OF TRAVEL, DO NOT BLOCK HWY TURN LANES! Wakefield to Marenisco is 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 1/14819. Bingo’s is closed and has no gas….

Trail 160 is good to very good; last groomed 1/17/19 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 was lasted from on 1/18/19 and is in good condition.. It is groomed all the way to the WI line. This 17 mile long trail has 2 stop signs and is a wilderness tour. The southern 3 miles get thinner, but remains in good condition.

Trail 11 N is closed indefinitely.

The Gogebic Area Groomers reporting trails are good this report is from the 14th.

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 with a few thin spots, 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 icy corners.