My buds and I were up in the Keewanaw Pennisula this past weekend in the UP. A balmy 55 degrees on Friday followed by a steamin' 57 degrees on Saturday-- record breaking. Snow melting like crazy, trails went to edit for bad language, especially the ones along the roads where there is no cover. No grooming since not getting below freezing. Supposedly they are to get more snow tonight-- who knows. They need a severe winter storm to get the trails back into shape. Sorry dudes.
Just back from Munising, Trails from Buckhorn to Jackpine to Boot lake were the best in the UP, but thats not saying they were good. Hats off to the groomers, they did a wonderful job for what they had to work with. There were good spots and bad. The trail from Camel Riders to Thunder Lake Rd. were flat as a table top and wide open all the way. We had a good weekend but by Sat. evening they were getting very soft, rode through a lot of water. I'm afraid if they freeze up now they will be all rutted up. They need snow and cold real bad. I really feel for the businesses there, they have to be hurting. Got any questions I'll try to help. Doo2
Anyone go to the Newberry, Trout Lake area? We're going to try to head up this weekend (Thursday night hopefully) and would like to make as short a drive as possible which appears to be Trout Lake. We've never been to the UP to ride, our maiden voyage I guess you could say. We're just hoping to get a decent couple of days in.
Well I found a computer in Three Lakes, 3 Lakes Motel great place (906)323-6101 so here's an update. The rail grade out of St. Ignace was awesome this morning 80 mph with no problems 11 out of 10. Going west out of Trout Lake was very good until 10 miles east of Newberry. From there until Curtis starts going was good. From North of Curtis until Seney was Fair Much better then the Doo talk ride Dale. From Seney to the Bear Trap was Awesome 10 inches of fresh snow. The trail from Miners Castlel south to the Coalwood grade was rough and we were in a blizzard with 100 feet of Vis. They were double grooming the Coalwood grade which was in great shape. From the Brownstone to the Casino was very good. Got thin from the Casino to the Welcome area (log) in Marquette. From there to 3 lakes was very good except Isheming which needed 2-3 inches of snow in town. To sum it up from 9 to 4 pm 250 miles, 6 was poor, 15 was fair 15 was good the rest was very good to excellent. They are calling for lake effect west of here with up to 6 inches tonight will update tommorrow if I find a computer.
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