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Trail Report – : Western UP, Michigan – January 5, 2023

Reporter:Western U.P. Snowmobile Report
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 28
Date of Report: January 5, 2023
Area Report:

Gogebic Range Trail Authority – ORV & Snowmobile Club

14h  · 

GRTA trail boss and his grooming Crew groomed the main corridors last night. This is what happened. Mike Secord was grooming trail 11 by Great Lakes road and fell through a very wet spot. With no luck last night trying to pull out the tractor with the other tractor we quit at 2:30 am this morning until we could bring in Greg’s Towing at 11:30 this morning. With no trouble after pulling chains and straps it was out and hooked up to the drag and back to the barn for a check-up. Three times in a week in pulling out the tractor. That’s time wasted but that comes with wet spots along with soft areas. Thanks to Ryan, Shawn, Mike and Jerry for the long night. Yes, we have snow! Small water hazards may have opened with last weekends high traffic. Thank you all for coming and supporting our area! We are quite tired from a massive blizzard followed by the famous week between Christmas and new years. Trails held up well, come ride

Trail 160 Bald Mountain Memorial Trail TeePee in all her glory. Thank you Ryan for grooming last night. 160 has a few small water spots, easily navigable


Gogebic Area Grooming

10h  · 

Lake Gogebic Area Groomers are currently rating our trails to be in OK condition.

Trail 102 and 1North were hit last night and holding up.

Trail 13 North and 13 South will be done tonight.

Groomers are still waiting to get a regular pattern, but mother nature is the one in charge and you know how she is! Just know that groomers are doing everything possible to keep ahead of the riders and traffic in order to keep all our riders and visitors happy.   We will have a full trail report once groomers have a chance to get back on the trails.   Colder temps this week will help as well at 6+” forecasted for Tuesday and 1-3” on Wednesday.


U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

23h  · 

We will be grooming daily. Trails are in good condition! Ride Right, Ride Safe!