Snowmobile Trail Reports

 

March 23, 2020

Hello from Lake Gogebic where social distancing is why we live and work here!  We hope you and your family are healthy and holding up well through the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19).   This pandemic coupled with rapidly deteriorating trails are forcing the final report of our 2020 Snowmobile Season.   Gogebic Area Groomers are done grooming, but don’t think for a minute that their job is over as they’ve already started planning and working on next season!   Lake Gogebic trails have been amazing all season, and we extend a multitude of thanks to our hard-working, dedicated team.    We are certainly fortunate for their efforts as well as the those of all surrounding clubs.

We also owe a debt of gratitude to all our loyal guests and customers, as without their continued support, we wouldn’t even exist!   On behalf of Gogebic Area Grooming, all our local area businesses, employees, residents and volunteers – we shout out a HUGE “thank you” for making the Lake Gogebic Area your home away from home!   We know that you have a choice of where to ride and spend your vacation time, and we appreciate that you choose our beautiful region!   We hope that your time here was special and that you took home memories that will make great stories for years to come (some stories better than others!).

Gogebic Area Groomers have projects going on throughout the year, and we encourage (need) people to get involved.   We ask you to be a part of our efforts with a sponsorship of $30 for a single membership, $50 for a family membership and $125 for a business membership.    These can be sent to “Gogebic Area Grooming” at “P.O. Box 409, Bergland, MI 49910”.    We appreciate all donations/sponsorship and we will do our part in communicating our goals, efforts and accomplishments back to you.  

While you and your families may be confined to your homes right now – it’s a great time to start planning your next vacation.   Please keep the Lake Gogebic Area in mind as it is a great place to visit year-round.   From fishing to hiking, ATV’ing, waterfall touring, swimming, boating, kayaking, camping and more – we’ve got it all!   I know if you call all any of our local area businesses, that they will be happy to help you plan your next family vacation or fishing trip!   

Well, that’s it for now folks – this season was a great one and we have been blessed.   For the moment we are just staying home, staying positive and looking forward to a brighter tomorrow.    While the tourism industry is taking a huge hit, we will get through this and be will emerge better and stronger!   

Until next season, wishing you and your loved one’s peace and good health as we navigate together through these unchartered waters.    We won’t say good-bye -we’ll just say that we’ll “see you when we see you next”. 
All the very best…. stay well friends!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Conditions in the Lake Gogebic Area remain good on the North end and fair to good on the South end of the Lake to the Wisconsin border.    It’s currently 28 degrees and snowing and we’re forecasted for more snow this week.     Snowfall this year is in excess of 140” and our trails still have a great base.   Groomers will be out nightly when temps are below freezing.    Riders are reporting good conditions and recommend to just ride early and plan your stop accordingly.    Mother Nature is not done with this season just yet and you know what they say when March comes in like a lamb….    Gogebic Lodge is hosting their fishing tournament on Saturday, March 7 – so just use extra caution on the lake as there will be a lot of shacks and ice fishermen.

  • Trail # 1N: from Bergland to White Pine is being groomed nightly and reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 1 South:  Towards Marenisco from Trail # 8 (Ethelwood Grade) is being groomed nightly and is reported to be in good condition.    
  • Trail # 1 south:  from Marenisco to Wisconsin Border is getting thin and reported to be in fair condition.
  • Trail # 8 East:  from Bergland to Ewen is being groomed daily and it is reported in good condition.
  • Trail # 8W: from Bergland to Wakefield. is being groomed nightly and it is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail 102:  from Bergland to Trail #11 is being groomed nightly and it is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 13 North:  from Bergland to 101 is being groomed nightly and it is being reported to be in good condition.    There is about 1 mile of logging going on and this trail always gets a lot of traffic. 
  • Trail 13 South:  is open, being groomed nightly and reported to be in good to Good condition.
  • Trail #13 South:  from 100 to Trail # 2 is reported to be groomed daily and is in good to fair condition.  
  • Trail # 100 South end of Lake Gogebic is reported be groomed daily and is in good to Good condition.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

President’s Weekend was super busy in the Lake Gogebic Area, however, all trails remain in good to excellent condition.    The snow we received over the weekend was certainly welcomed, and today we woke up to about 2” of overnight snow.  As of noon on Tuesday it’s still snowing and it doesn’t look like it’s letting up anytime soon.   C-c-cold below temps move Wednesday, which is perfectly fine considering our forecasted weekend warmup that is looking more favorable on our end as we get closer in.    Even if temps get into mid-30’s – they only hover there for a few hours, and the nightly temps are drop into the teens and 20’s, giving groomers an opportunity to get out at night and clean things up.    We’ve received almost 140” of snow this season and currently trails have more than a 2’ base.    Groomers got this – and they recommend that you just get out and ride early before the snow gets softs and starts moving around.  

  • Trail # 1N:       from Bergland to White Pine is being groomed nightly and reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 1 South:  Towards Marenisco from Trail # 8 (Ethelwood Grade) is being groomed nightly and is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 1 south from Marenisco to Wisconsin Border is being groomed daily and it is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 8 East from Bergland to Ewen is being groomed daily and it is reported in good condition.
  • Trail # 8W: from Bergland to Wakefield. is being groomed nightly and it is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail 102 from Bergland to Trail #11 is being groomed nightly and it is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 13 North from Bergland to 101 is being groomed nightly and it is being reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail 13 South is open, being groomed nightly and reported to be in good to excellent condition.
  • Trail #13 South from 100 to Trail # 2 is reported to be groomed daily and is in good to excellent condition.
  • Trail # 100 South end of Lake Gogebic is reported be groomed daily and is in good to excellent condition.

A congratulatory shout out to the Team at Timberline Sports who just received 2020 ski-doo NATIONAL DEALER OF THE YEAR!     What a great honor for them as well as for all their customers who have helped them to achieve this great status!    Who-hoo to Timberline for National Recognition!!

February 11, 2020

Little less than inch over the last 24 hours brings the Lake Gogebic Area total to 131.5 inches for the season.   Forecast Looks like 2-4 inches tomorrow through Thursday with colder temperatures.    Gogebic Area Groomers report that they are out running now and all night every night getting the trails into really good shape!     President’s weekend is going to be a busy one which is something to keep in mind when getting gas, going out to eat, etc.

  • Trail # 1N:       from Bergland to Whitepine is being groomed nightly and reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 1 South:  Towards Marenisco from Trail # 8 (Ethelwood Grade) is being groomed nightly and is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 1 south from Marenisco to Wisconsin Border is being groomed daily and it is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 8 East from Bergland to Ewen is being groomed daily and it is reported in good condition.
  • Trail # 8W: from Bergland to Wakefield. is being groomed nightly and it is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail 102 from Bergland to Trail #11 is being groomed nightly and it is reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail # 13 North from Bergland to 101 is being groomed nightly and it is being reported to be in good condition.
  • Trail 13 South is open.  Groomers broke the trail open yesterday and grooming it today with a drag.
  • Trail #13 South from 100 to Trail # 2 is reported to be groomed daily and is in good condition.
  • Trail # 100 South end of Lake Gogebic is reported be groomed daily and is in good condition.

February 2

All trails in the Lake Gogebic Area are being groomed nightly and are in GOOD to EXCELLENT condition!  Cold and snow are in the forecast.  GREAT NEWS!  Trail #13 from Bergland to the Root Cellar is finally open and we are grooming it with a drag!

As always, ride safe and enjoy our area.  Please consider joining a club where you ride and feel free to send us any photos or comments about the trails!

January 21, 2020

All trails in the Lake Gogebic Area are being groomed nightly and are in GOOD to EXCELLENT condition!  Cold and snow in the forecast.    Two ice heaves were reported last weekend.   North of Root Cellar and North of Fishtales.   Use caution.

  • Trail # 1N  from Bergland to White Pine is being groomed nightly and it is reported to be in excellent condition.
  • Trail # 1 South  towards Marenisco from Trail # 8 (Ethelwood Grade) is being groomed nightly and is reported to be in excellent condition.
  • Trail # 1 south from Marenisco to Wisconsin Border  is being groomed daily and it is reported to be in excellent condition.
  • Trail # 8 East from Bergland to Ewen is being groomed daily and it is reported in excellent condition, but gets moguls towards the night!
  • Trail # 8W: from Bergland to Wakefield. is being groomed nightly and it is reported to be in excellent condition.
  • Trail 102 from Bergland to Trail #11 is being groomed nightly and it is reported to be in excellent condition.
  • Trail # 13 North from Bergland to 101 is being groomed nightly and it is being reported to be in excellent condition.
  • Trail # 13 South from Bergland to Root Cellar ***Still being logged***.  This section of trail is 90% ridding on East Shore Rd.
  • Trail 13 South from Root Cellar to 100.  This trail will be hit every other day, or until the traffic picks back up when 13 from Bergland to Root Cellar opens back up.
  • Trail #13 South from 100 to Trail # 2 is reported to be groomed daily and is in excellent condition.
  • Trail # 100 South end of Lake Gogebic is reported be groomed daily and is in excellent condition.

Please consider joining a club where you ride.    Gogebic Area Grooming is working hard to make sure you have great trails to ride and appreciate everyone’s consideration in helping out! Have a great weekend!

 

January 17, 2020

All trails in the Lake Gogebic Area are being groomed nightly and are in GOOD to EXCELLENT condition!  Our forecast is cold and snow daily and John Dee is showing 12-24” between Jan 18-24.   

Great riding going on right now!!

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020

Good morning!   Here’s an update with the news that Trail 8 west is now open thanks to the efforts of GAG and  GRTA!

Winter weather advisory in affect in the Lake Gogebic Area and reports are wide ranged with regard to the amounts of snow we could get.  Future forecast is looking good with cold temps and snow daily and groomers should be able to be out nightly for the remainder of the season.

Currently:

  • Trail # 1N:   Bergland to White Pine.  This trail is being groomed nightly and is reported to be good to very good condition.   Wet spots have been taken care of!
  • Trail # 1S:  South towards Marenisco from Trail # 8 (Ethelwood Grade).  This trail was packed and groomed and in good condition.     Wet spots have been filled in – still use caution.

Trail # 1 South from Marenisco to Wisconsin Border:  This trail is being groomed daily and is reported to be in good to very good condition.

  • Trail # 8East from Bergland to Ewen.  This trail is being groomed daily and is reported in very good condition.
  • Trail # 8:  from Bergland to Wakefield is open and been groomed with two groomers and a drag went down last night.  Holes have been filled in – still use caution and thanks to both GAG and GRTA for their efforts to get this fixed for use!  Good condition.
  • Trail 102from Bergland to Trail #11, Has been packed down with just the groomer to fill in the wet spots. We will be out daily on this trail to get it back into shape.   Good condition.
  • Trail # 13North from Bergland to 101:  This trail is being groomed daily and is reported to be in very good condition. Only one semi wet spot but is being filled nightly.
  • Trail # 13south from Bergland to Root Cellar. This section of trail is 90% ridding on East Shore Road.   Will advise when this can be opened up.

As always, ride safe and enjoy our area.  Please consider joining a club where you ride and feel free to send us any photos or comments about the trails!

January 4, 2020

The New Year is off to a good start with cold temps and daily snow in the forecast starting on Sunday.  John Dee is forecasting that we could get from 12-24” Jan 6-11 and he’s usually on the money – so let’s keep our bets with him.     Groomers have been out on the trails and have done a great job getting trails back in shape after last week.   Trail 8 West is closed till further notice.

Currently:

Trail # 1 from Bergland to White Pine
This trail is being groomed nightly and is reported to be in fair to good condition. A few wet spots on the trail still exist and is advised to use caution when traveling.

Trail # 1 South towards Marenisco from Trail # 8 (Ethelwood Grade)
This trail was packed in with just the groomer and a drag will be going down it tomorrow 1-3-20. However where the trail comes out onto the “closed” trail 8. A huge water whole is making it impossible for trail sleds to pass through to get towards Hoop N Hollar. We will be working on these holes very soon to get it to freeze. From Logging site to Marenisco on trail # 1 use caution as the water spots are still open.

Trail # 1 south from Marenisco to Wisconsin Border
This trail is being groomed daily and is reported to be in good condition.

Trail # 8 east from Bergland to Ewen
This trail is being groomed daily and is reported in good condition.

Trail # 8 from Bergland to Wakefield.
Currently closed, trail has a few wet spots that are making impassable for trail sleds. We will be working on this as soon as we can. Our neighboring club to the west Gogebic Range Trail Authority even offered to help make this safe and passable. We will both keep you posted on progress with trail 8 west.

Trail 102 from Bergland to Trail #11
Has been packed down with just the groomer to fill in the wet spots. We will be out daily on this trail to get it back into shape. From Trail # 1 that goes to Whitepine to the intersection of Trail #102 is very wet and in bad condition. Use extreme caution when ride that section of trail. We are attempted to freeze those bad spots in but can’t keep up with the flow of water.

Trail # 13 North from Bergland to 101
This trail is being groomed daily and is reported to be in good condition. Only one semi wet spot but is being filled nightly.

Trail # 13 south from Bergland to Root Cellar
This section of trail is 90% ridding on East Shore Rd. We keep getting told that it will be open to us in a week or two. Let’s hope it sooner then later!

Trail 13 south from Root Cellar to 100
This trail will be hit every other day, or until the traffic picks back up when 13 from Bergland to Root Cellar opens back up.

Trail #13 south from 100 to Trail # 2
This trail is reported to be groomed daily and is in good condition. Only a few wet spot appear but are being filled in nightly to freeze up.

Trail # 100 south end of Lake Gogebic
This trail is reported be groomed daily and is in good condition. Only a few wet spots appear but are being filled in nightly to freeze up as well.

****Riders are asked to use caution when riding all the trails. We maybe grooming a nice trail! But when a bad spot comes up, you need time to react and avoid the damaged area’s. We encourage riders to tell other riders of the dangerous area that may appear before our groomers can get to them at night.

As always, ride safe and enjoy our area. All the Grooming Clubs have been working hard!  Don’t hesitate to join a club that you visit. We sure do appreciate it.

Tuesday, December 31,2019

Received over a foot of snow yesterday which would have been much more welcomed had it not been for the warmer temps that created open water areas. It’s still snowing with temps in the high teens which could drop to single digits later today. Let’s hope. Snow is in the forecast daily with a significant (12-24”) forecasted for Jan 4-9.
Currently:

  • Trail 1 N has some wet spots.
    • Trail 8 between Bergland and Wakefield is CLOSED due to water on the trail. Advised not to ride this trail at all until it freezes. If heading west, take the West shore to Marenisco.
    • Trail 13 North: groomed last night.
    • Trail 8W groomed last night.

Most of all the trails have some type of water issues. Groomers are out now in Marenisco seeing what needs to be fixed. Use extreme caution while our guys assess and fix. Snow cover is making is more difficult to see water areas. Everyone is doing all they can – please do your part and be smart when out riding.

There’s a bunch of parties here on Lake Gogebic where you can spend New Years twice in two different time zones! Kick of the night on the North Shore and then head it down the lake for some live entertainment at the Gogebic Lodge! Wherever you go, however you get there – please be safe. The New Year is here and we don’t want anything happening to anyone! Look after each other and keep an eye out for anyone who may need assistance.

Also, please consider supporting the clubs where you ride – all these clubs with their groomers and volunteers are turning this white stuff into an amazing playground and it’s a huge effort!

From everyone here in the Lake Gogebic area – we wish you and yours a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday, December 20, 2019

We received over a foot of snow so far this week and our temp this morning was 12 degrees.   Temps are going to warm up this weekend, but look to drop back down early part of next week.

Groomers are reporting all trails in the Lake Gogebic Area to be in excellent to good condition and wet spots have frozen over.

Trail 1N:   Good to excellent.
Trail 1S:  Gogebic Area Grooming and their volunteers were out for 2 days clearing Trail 1 on the West Shore.  There is enough snow to make snow bridges to get across the wet and washed out areas and hoping to have this trail open by Christmas!
Trails 13 North and South:  All trails on South end being groomed and excellent to good.
Past the Root Cellar, there is more logging. You will have to travel on East Shore Rd approximately 2 mile further then before to get back onto trail 13.  A new reroute will take place.  Please follow the signs marked 13.   (Permanent Re-Route for the 2019-2020 Season).

Trail 8W:  between Bergland and Wakefield – most all wet spots have closed over.  Good condition.

Trail 8W:   is open and snow cover is good.

Trail 102: trail 102 has been broken and there is a lot of snow.   There is a new reroute about 4 miles before trail 11.  The trail is marked well and the reroute was a very nice turn out.     (Temporary Re-Route)

Trail 100: Logging is happening between Stagecouch Rd and the Slate River (very end of Lake Gogebic)   Marshall Creek Bridge has been fixed so you can get to Marenisco from trail 100. (Permanent for 2019-2020 season)

Trail 1 from Trail 100 to Trail 8Closed until further notice as logging is taking place until the end of December.     You still can access the Gogebic Lodge and we plan to maintain it up to the Lodge, so we can get up and run.

Please stay on the trails,  respect private property, do not drink and drive, and above all else, drive safely.  The signs on the trails are there for rider’s safety so please DO NOT remove or destroy them.

Snowfall:

Lake Gogebic Area has received a total of 84.5” of snow for the season and Keweenaw County has received 114.2″ of snow for the season.

Riders are all reporting excellent riding conditions!

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce and Lake Gogebic Area Grooming!   Hope to see you all soon!

December 17, 2019

We received over a foot of snow so far this week and our temp this morning was 12 degrees.
Trails are being groomed daily in most of the Lake Gogebic Area.   Trails are all reporting in good condition.

Trail 1S:  Gogebic Area Grooming and their volunteers were out for 2 days clearing Trail 1 on the West Shore.  There is enough snow to make snow bridges to get across the wet and washed out areas and hoping to have this trail open by Christmas!

Trails 13 North and South: The drag went up 13 North and Marenisco’s Groomer went South on 13 breaking trails once more. Trail 100 and 102 also got hit.

Trail 8W: between Bergland and Wakefield – still some wet spots. Use caution.

Trail 8W:   is open and snow cover is good.

Trail 102: there is a new reroute about 4 miles before trail 11.  The trail is marked well and the reroute was a very nice turn out.     (Temporary Re-Route)

Past the Root Cellar, there is more logging. You will have to travel on East Shore Rd you will have to travel 2 miles further then before to get back onto trail 13.  A new reroute will take place.  Please follow the signs marked 13.   (Permanent Re-Route for the 2019-2020 Season).

Trail 100: Logging is happening between Stagecouch Rd and the Slate River (very end of Lake Gogebic)   Marshall Creek Bridge has been fixed so you can get to Marenisco from trail 100. (Permanent for 2019-2020 season)

Trail 1 from Trail 100 to Trail 8Closed until further notice as logging is taking place until the end of December.     You still can access the Gogebic Lodge and we plan to maintain it up to the Lodge, so we can get up and run.

**Please stay on the trails.  Respect private property.  Do not drink and drive.  Above all else, drive safely.  The signs on the trails are there for rider’s safety so please DO NOT remove or destroy them.

Snowfall:
Lake Gogebic Area has received a total of 84.5” of snow for the season and Keweenaw County has received 114.2″ of snow for the season.  Riders are all reporting good to great riding conditions!

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber and Lake Gogebic Area Grooming!   Hope to see you all soon!

December 11, 2019

We’ve received at least another foot and a half of snow in the last week, and it looks like we are forecasted for more on the way.   Cold temps have done a nice job to firm up our wet spots.   Gogebic Area Groomers will be working on Trail 1 south on the West Shore this Thursday working to open it up.   Volunteers are welcome and both the Gogebic and AJ’s Walleye Lodge are offering complimentary rooms for volunteers for that effort
Gogebic Area Groomers were out last night and report that all trails are in good to excellent condition.

  • Trail 1 N:   Good condition.

        Trails 13 North and South Groomer went South on 13 breaking trails            once more. Past the Root Cellar, there is logging and you will have to              travel on East Shore Rd approximately 2 mile further then before to                get back onto trail 13.  A new reroute will take place.  Please follow the          signs marked 13.   (Permanent Re-Route for the 2019-2020 Season).

  • Trail 8WTrail 8 between Bergland and Wakefield. Groomers filled the wet spots in, but predicting that they will open back up with the amount of water running through them. Once they open back up we’ll be putting a culvert in and placing snow back over them. EVEN THOUGH, the trail looks ok, DON’T ride fast. Use caution when riding this in case something emerges.
  • Trail 8E:   is open and in good condition
  • Trail 102: there is a new reroute about 4 miles before trail 11.  The trail is marked well and the reroute was a very nice turn out.     (Temporary Re-Route)
  • Trail 100: Logging is happening between Stagecoach Rd and the Slate River (very end of Lake Gogebic)   Marshall Creek Bridge has been repaired so you can get to Marenisco from trail 100. (Permanent for 2019-2020 season)
  • Trail 1 from Trail 100 to Trail 8Closed until further notice as logging is taking place until the end of December.

Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

Gogebic Area Grooming received new equipment this week and have been out breaking trails!    We have cold temps and plenty of snow in the forecast – a great recipe for our early season riders!

Trails 13 North and South got hit yesterday! The drag went up 13 North and Marenisco’s Groomer went South on 13 breaking trails once more. Trail 100 and 102 also got hit yesterday.

Trail 8W between Bergland and Wakefield is wet as usual. If you cross the trail to the ditch, your going to swim….. Would advised only paddle track sleds to break trail at this time on 8W. Also if you ride the shoulder of the road, expect a ticket… We are going to try to break trail very soon…. We need some cold weather first to freeze it up and anticipate if should be in good shape by next weekend.

Trail 8E:   is open but it sure is ride at your own risk!

Trail 102: there is a new reroute about 4 miles before trail 11.  The trail is marked well and the reroute was a very nice turn out.     (Temporary Re-Route)

Past the Root Cellar, there is more logging. You will have to travel on East Shore Rd approximately 2 mile further then before to get back onto trail 13.  A new reroute will take place.  Please follow the signs marked 13.   (Permanent Re-Route for the 2019-2020 Season).

Trail 100: Logging is happening between Stagecouch Rd and the Slate River (very end of Lake Gogebic)   Marshall Creek Bridge has been fixed so you can get to Marenisco from trail 100. (Permanent for 2019-2020 season)

Trail 1 from Trail 100 to Trail 8: Closed until further notice as logging is taking place until the end of December.

Looking forward to seeing everyone – and thanks for your support of Gogebic Area Grooming!

Friday, November 29 ,2019

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving weekend!   Trails don’t open until the 1st – but there are a lot of antsy folks out there!

Lake Gogebic Area has received over 50” of snow so far this season and it looks like this weekend is going to bring about more snow!    Trails open Dec. 1st and we’ve received a lot of calls about coming up to ride – and we want to remind everyone that it is EARLY SEASON which translates into rough terrain, wet spots and groomers still working on trails.  It is “ride at your own risk” at this stage of the game and our groomers are doing a great job of not only maintaining – but keeping us informed.

Please take note to the changes to our following trails – some of which are temporary changes and some of which are permanent.

  • Trail 102:        there is a new reroute about 4 miles before trail 11.  The trail is marked well and the reroute was a very nice turn out.     (Temporary Re-Route)
  • Trail 13 North: Trail will  start on Trail 13 towards Rockland from Trail 8 just East of Bergland.  (Permanent Re-Route)
  • Trail 13 South has logging.   The first part of December, you will have to run East Shore road all the way past the Root Cellar.   When the logging is done, we can open it back up, which may take us into the New Year.   (Temporary Re-Route)
  • Past the Root Cellar, there is more logging.   You will have to travel on East Shore Rd approximately 2 mile further then before to get back onto trail 13.  A new reroute will take place.  Please follow the signs marked 13.   (Permanent Re-Route for the 2019-2020 Season).
  • Trail 100:  Logging is happening between Stagecouch Rd and the Slate River (very end of Lake Gogebic)   Marshall Creek Bridge has been fixed so you can get to Marenisco from trail 100. (Permanent for 2019-2020 season)
  • Trail 1 from Trail 100 to Trail 8Closed until further notice as logging is taking place until the end of December.     You still can access the Gogebic Lodge and we plan to maintain it up to the Lodge, so we can get up and running to open Trail 1.
    • Gogebic Area Groomers are in the process of doing a reroute to the Ethelwood Grade and up to M-28 onto Trail 8.   (Temporary)
  • Currently, the only way to get from Bergland to Marenisco is take Trail 13 to 100 to Marenisco or 13 to Trail 2.
    • Lake Gogebic travel is not recommended as ice just went on a few weeks ago!!!
  • Marenisco area is in good shape far as where the trails are going to stay from the past years.

We will keep you updated after opening and as conditions/re-routes changes.   If you see anyting out there that the Groomers need to be aware of – please let us know.

Be safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Lake Gogebic Area this season!

February 26, 2019

This is a report I received from George at the Hoop’n Holler on the north end of Lake Gogebic…….
Well, we got snow and a bunch of it!  Ewen officially received 25.9 inches and they are 14 miles east of us.  This was one of the top storms I can remember in 30 years living here.  For those up here riding, it’s going to take a couple days to get the trails back in shape.  We have at least 5-6 foot drifts in places.  There is probably going to be a lot of slush on Lake Gogebic now with the added weight of the snow, so be CAREFUL.  Groomers are out, but they are battling snow banks.  Also, it’s going to be difficult seeing over the snowbanks at stop signs, so use lots of extra caution.  Looks like riding into late March this year will happen.  Be safe everyone!

February 13, 2019

We’ve received a foot and a half of snow in the last week, and more snow is forecasted.   Jim says he feels like he’s living in a big snow globe.    He’s been out riding and reports that trails are in “beautiful” shape and it really could not get any better.    He was down at the South end of the lake on Monday and did mention that the only bad spot they encountered was on the 100 due to logging there.    He also mentioned that he’s never seen the trails in the Watersmeet area look as great with the exception of a wet area 2 miles west of Watersmeet on Trail #2.

Gogebic Area Groomers have been out and report that all trails are in good to excellent condition.   This is a great time of the week to ride as there is a lot less traffic.

Trail Conditions as reported on Tuesday, February 12th:

  • Trail 1N to White Pine: Excellent condition.
  • Trail 8 East:  Excellent condition.
  • Trail 8 West just groomed and in excellent condition.
  • Trail 102:   Good to Excellent
  • Trail 13n:    Good to excellent.
  • Trail 13S from Root Cellar to Trail 2 – excellent condition.
  • Trail 1 South – excellent condition

Valentine’s Day and President’s Day Weekend is upon us – and we love that you love to Ride the 906!     So, on this busy holiday weekend, please show some love out on our trails and on our lake and use good judgement.    Don’t drink and ride!

Some friendly reminders:

  • KNOW before you GO.  Take a couple extra minutes before you head out to check a map and plan out the day.
  • Stop at all stop signs – completely stop at all stop signs.    Look left-right-left.
  • Please remember to ride RIGHT and ride TOGETHER
  • Taking into account the above – consider that the snow we are currently getting is fluffy and creates a large powder cloud, so allow extra space between riders due to reduced visibility.
  • Riding on / along Michigan highways is illegal and if you are caught you will receive a large fine.     (THIS MEANS M28 and M64!)
  • Only off-trail ride where you 100% know it is legal
  • Pipelines and power lines are NOT public land!
  • Please keep speeds and noise low through towns.This is Mary Beth from AJ’s Walleye Lodge – where we are looking forward to another great week of riding!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Another busy weekend in the Lake Gogebic Area.   Temps warmed up from our deep freeze over the weekend, but have considerably dropped which is where they are forecasted to stay.    Thankfully, we did not receive all the predicted rain and what we did get only helped to firm up our existing base which will just work to extend our season in the long run..

Right now we are seeing white fluffy powder of which there is 3-5” predicted for today.  Forecast looks great – temps no higher than mid-teens and snow almost every single day.    John Dee’s forecast calls for 8-12” between Feb 9th and Feb 13th and we’ve received over 24” in the last week.    Groomers were out last night and all trails are reported to be in GOOD to EXCELLENT condition.

TRAIL CONDITIONS:

Overall trail conditions are GOOD to EXCELLENT:

  • Trail 1 North:                   Excellent
  • Trail 1 South:                   Remember there is a re-route from the North corner of the lake to West Shore Resort.   You will have to ride the lake and pick up trail 1 S at that point.    Conditions are great from there to Marenisco.
  • Trail 1/8 Corridor:           Excellent
  • Trail 8 West                      Good to Excellent
  • Trail 8 East:                      Good – thin toward Ewen
  • Trail 13 N & S:                  Good to Excellent
  • Trail 102:                           Excellent
  • Trail 100:                           Closed to Logging this season.

Please be sure to stay on the trails,  respect private property, do not drink and drive, and above all else, drive safely.  The signs on the trails are there for rider’s safety so please DO NOT remove or destroy them.

Considering joining a club where you ride – you can join the Gogebic Area Grooming at http://www.gogebicareagrooming.com/join-the-club-2/ or on paypal.

Also, join in the Moonshine Rider Poker run this Saturday – you can pick up registrations at Lake Gogebic Area business.    Remember to “RIDE FAST – DRINK LAST”   Check it out on Facebook for details.

This is Mary Beth from AJ’s Walleye Lodge – where we are looking forward to a great week of riding!