I have a group of 10 guys who are looking to ride. We have two trips booked over Feb. 7-feb. 12 (next week). The first trip we have booked is the western portion of the superior snow challenge loop starting in Marathon going to Nipigon then to long lac then back to Marathon, the back-up trip we booked is the western UP from Munising to Houghton to Hurley for Two nights then back to Munising. We all love to ride the Canadian Trails, but this year has not been the best for conditions anywhere to date. The group seems to be split btw driving the extra 7-10 hours to Marathon and spending the exta cash on fuel and trail permits Vs. driving to Munising and spending an extra day on the trails with the time and money we would save by staying in the UP. To top it all off we haven't heard for sure weather or not the entire trail system in the Canadian loop is even open. (we can't seem to get any relyable info on the area, perticularly Marathon to Nipigon along the northern edge of lake superior. We are just looking for some advise and some place to get good info on the areas to make a good decision as to where we will find the better of the two places riding conditions. Any help??