Snowmobile Trail Reports
Here is the reroute map for the area affected by the work on the highline north of Merriweather. We’re working hard in conjunction with the DNR and the highline people to offer a safe alternate route over this period of work on the highline. It’s imperative that you abide by the reroute signing as there will be many workers plus heavy equipment in the area of the old trail. For their safety as well as theirs please stay on the marked trails…no short cuts. The green line (the temporary route for trail 8 and 1) comes off of trail 8 west on Pendock Road, but there will also be snowmobile signs directing you through this reroute. We’d like to thank you for your patience and cooperation with this unexpected reroute.
January 23, 2015
Once again, temps are hovering a little too high for really good conditions on the trails. And, once again, it’s supposed to warm up to the low 30’s for this upcoming weekend. However, snow showers are in the forecast for the next few days and we have a cool down to look forward to for Sunday and into next week. All three of our groomers are running, although they will not be grooming during daytime hours with temps in the 30’s. The trails are all in great shape after being groomed but with temps this high they will not stay in good shape for long, so your best bet for a nice ride over these next couple of days would be early in the day. Predictions are calling for more snow Saturday evening with falling temps over night.
The big news is a reroute over the area where trails 1, 102 and 8 west meet, north of Merriweather and west for about 5 miles. We were just informed of work on the highline that will begin Monday January 26th so we are in the midst of rerouting with the help from the DNR. Please watch for changes and new signing in this area and heed all trail signage. There will be many pipeline workers plus a lot of heavy equipment in the area formally used for trails in this area so for their safety as well as yours please heed the new signing and don’t take any “short cuts”. This reroute will be in effect for most of the remainder of the snowmobile season, but we will post any changes as they occur.
You can legally ride any county road that does not get plowed, but check with the Forest Service for a map to these roads. They have a waterproof one for $10.00. Call 906-932-1330 or go to www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa for more info.
The new snowmobile maps are out and available at most local businesses. Please remember that only money put into the wooden map money boxes with the photo of the groomers on it goes back to the trails – so please be aware of this and watch for this.
That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop! Keep checking back for more updates as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area please visit the chamber website at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call them at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Have a great day and a great ride.