Gogebic Area Grooming, Inc. Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Poor
  • Last Groomed: March 05th, 2020
  • Base Snowfall: 24"
  • Reported On: March 19th, 2020 @ 9:52am

Groomer Report

March 19, 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!   With more than 160″ of snow, 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, this is Mary Beth from AJ’s Walleye Lodge 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….

March 2, 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 Wiscsonsin 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….

  • 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.

Gogebic Lodge is hosting their fishing tournament on Saturday – so just use extra caution on the lake as there will be a lot of shacks and ice fishermen.   Good luck to all the anglers!

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Feb 24, 2020

While the warm-up this weekend was not what was ordered – it was nice to see the sunshine – but now – it can go away 😊Groomers have been doing a great job all season at keeping our trails and the Lake Gogebic Area trails held up amazingly well throughout the weekend.     Our temps drops into single digits mid—week with snow in the forecast.    Groomers have and will continue to be out nightly.  We still have tons of snow and more than a 3’ base.    This was a bump and we rode it out well.   Enjoy a great week of riding in the Lake Gogebic Area where “you are a stranger only once”!

  • 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, 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.

Please stay on the trails, respect private property, do not drink and drive, and above all else, drive safely.

 

Snowfall:

Lake Gogebic Area has received a total of 140″ of snow for the season and Keweenaw County has received 243.3″ of snow for the season.*

 

Please consider joining a club where you ride:  https://www.gogebicareagrooming.com/

 

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 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, 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!!

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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.

 

 

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