This is the winter that everyone has been waiting for – MID FEBRUARY IN THE UP! We have had a lot of snow – more than 8” over the last few days. With that good snow brings a lot of traffic to the area, however, the groomers have been out and doing a good job of keeping the trails in order. As we head into the weekend, we will see a warmup into the mid 30’s for a couple of days, but then temps will drop back down by Tuesday and we have another 8-12” forecasted between Feb 13-18th.
Casey from Lake Gogebic Motel has been out grooming and has reported that he’s been out on 102 and 1 and they are in great shape. Trail 13 N to Rockland has been reported as very good – traffic is steady which will affect the conditions over the next few days. The south portion has some bumps and is thin but that is true with most trails on the South of the lake as they have not received the snow that the North side received. Trail 8 to Ewen is good – but gets bad after Ewen. Trail 1 South on the West Shore is in good to excellent condition.
There’s going to be a lot of traffic – so best to hit it early. Be safe and be courteous to other riders and our groomers who are working hard to make sure we all have a good time on the trails!
Enjoy the snow!!
Jim & Mary Beth – Walleye Lodge