Results 1 to 25 of 25
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Waukesha County
    Posts
    6

    Default Ontonagen - Houghton - Keweenaw

    Heading to Bergland Thursday morning for overnight trip up to Copper Harbor Thu and Fri. Just wondering if anyone rode today (or drove past) trails around Bergland, Houghton and northen UP in general. Saw a few trail cams and trails appeared to have survived today's heat wave, thanks to the nice top-off we got from Sunday's storm. Hopefully temps stay below freezing so everyone can keep the dream alive for one more weekend. Any updates appreciated.

  2. #2

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by biev View Post
    Heading to Bergland Thursday morning for overnight trip up to Copper Harbor Thu and Fri. Just wondering if anyone rode today (or drove past) trails around Bergland, Houghton and northen UP in general.
    Saw a few trail cams and trails appeared to have survived today's heat wave, thanks to the nice top-off we got from Sunday's storm. Hopefully temps stay below freezing so everyone can keep the dream alive for one more weekend.
    Any updates appreciated.

    SNOW NORTH of Bergland was VERRRY good overall- railroad grade trails were just bumpy due to high traffic on the weekends- ALL GOOD by Sunday - THANKS to the GROOMERS !!!!!!!!!!!

    We back-packed it starting with (5) sleds from;

    //////Friday late morning left Presque Isle (was sketchy) via trail 11 North to Marenisco (GOOD SNOW) through Bergland Friday evening (some good-some bad logging roads on WEST side of the lake and some spots on the trail were bare) ended up in Twin Lakes (152 miles for the day) railroad grade was BRUTAL (GOOD SNOW just mogul-city)

    then ////////

    Saturday Rode from TWIN LAKES (trail 13 through the woods- pretty nice) to Ontonagon and back over to Calumet - Railroad grade was doubly BRUTAL Saturday night from Twin Lakes to Calumet- GOOD snow just bumpy//////////


    Sunday left Calumet and rode to Copper Harbor and back to Calumet as the 5" of snow was coming down

    Brockaway mountain was foggy with poor visibility - SNOW was FANTASTIC

    TRAILS were a solid "9" all day - railroad grade from Vansville back to Calumet just a little bit bumpy

    Ran across the groomers 3 times all day - THANK YOU !!!!!!!

    We wore out the NEW GUY on the Ski-Doo rental - 124 miles and he was done for the trip :-))) ///////////



    Monday Rode from Calumet to Henry's Never Inn in Rockland and back to Twin Lakes- trails were nearly a "10" easiest 84 miles of the trip-had to quit riding early to pick-up the new guy back at camp///////////




    5 guys started the trip 475 miles, only 2 of us finished, lots of screwing around with retrieving sleds, felt like that movie, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
    Last edited by kraven700; 03-03-2021 at 02:10 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Waukesha County
    Posts
    6

    Default

    Thanks for the report (and funny story) kraven700!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Crown Point, IN
    Posts
    677

    Default

    biev - If you happen to check this again, please update once your up there...
    I'm hoping to take my boys after school Friday. Then it is and 8 hr drive just to ride Saturday. I am just hoping it will be good enough...


    Quote Originally Posted by biev View Post
    Thanks for the report (and funny story) kraven700!


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Keweenaw Peninsula
    Posts
    999

    Default

    IMG_20210303_163901_01.jpg
    7519473840684353296.jpg
    IMG_20210303_163543_01.jpg
    -6111805138673202623.jpg

    With family & friends coming up, ran around yesterday (3/3) afternoon & evening checking trail crossings to make sure worth them bringing snowmobiles.

    Pic 1: trail 3 going into Portage Lift Bridge from south
    Pic 2: trail through Calumet
    Pic 3: trail 3 along canal in Houghton
    Pic 4: road crossing between Hancock and Calumet

    Was down around Lake Linden this morning and the couple spots I saw 122 it looked very good. I think away from town 99% of trails will look like pic 4 as long as they've been groomed.
    Last edited by packerlandrider; 03-04-2021 at 03:14 PM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Crown Point, IN
    Posts
    677

    Default

    Yeah that does look well worth the drive. They look like that should hold through Saturday. I'm sure trail 3 will take a hit but they look like they will hold.
    I just bought my oldest a new used sled and he's itching to try it on the trails!  

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Waukesha County
    Posts
    6

    Default

    Sorry, got back last night and just saw this. Hopefully you got out yesterday while the gettin was still good.
    Everything was good north of Houghton.
    Trail 3 was great pretty much the whole way between Copper Harbor and Bruce Crossing, but 8 from BC to Bergland was sketchy in places by 4pm yesterday. If anyone is heading up, I'd recommend dropping in north of Bergland.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Crown Point, IN
    Posts
    677

    Default

    No problem, we ended up pulling in to Krupp's at almost 2:45 a.m. EST Friday night/Saturday morning. Ended up sleeping in didn't pull out on the sleds till 11:00 a.m. by that point trail three headed north was bumpy. Probably not so much for single rider but having my youngest son ridding 2up it was a bit bumpy for him. Once we got north of Houghton things turned much better. We ended up riding all the way up to Copper Harbor. On the way back we hit a few more bumps going towards Lac La Belle just those consistent small ones that you got to find the right line on nothing too bad. On the way up we had a late lunch at Glacia Tavern, So we decide to stop on the way back too. Definitely worth the stop! Great food and service! We pulled back in Krupp's at 12:45 am But the nice thing about traveling that late was from Houghton pretty much back to Krupp's The trails were all nicely groomed! Here are a few pictures: 20210306_180439.jpg 20210306_130228.jpg 20210306_101657.jpg

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Waukesha County
    Posts
    6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lofsfire View Post
    No problem, we ended up pulling in to Krupp's at almost 2:45 a.m. EST Friday night/Saturday morning. Ended up sleeping in didn't pull out on the sleds till 11:00 a.m. by that point trail three headed north was bumpy. Probably not so much for single rider but having my youngest son ridding 2up it was a bit bumpy for him. Once we got north of Houghton things turned much better. We ended up riding all the way up to Copper Harbor. On the way back we hit a few more bumps going towards Lac La Belle just those consistent small ones that you got to find the right line on nothing too bad. On the way up we had a late lunch at Glacia Tavern, So we decide to stop on the way back too. Definitely worth the stop! Great food and service! We pulled back in Krupp's at 12:45 am But the nice thing about traveling that late was from Houghton pretty much back to Krupp's The trails were all nicely groomed! Here are a few pictures: 20210306_180439.jpg 20210306_130228.jpg 20210306_101657.jpg
    Glad to hear you made it out one last time, sounds like it was a good trip with the boys. Amazed at how fast it turned as we headed back to Bergland Friday late afternoon. We drove back to St. Germain, WI (an hour+ south) Friday night and I couldn't believe people were sledding down there - really trying to milk whatever they could. Likely need to spend some extra money fixing their sleds up for next season as there was stretches of trail with absolutely no snow to be found. Next year's gotta be better.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Crown Point, IN
    Posts
    677

    Default

    Trips with my boys are always great! The trips with the guys splitting the bills is much cheaper! LOL



    Yeah on the way up Friday I saw many sleds in that area sitting at bars and with what I could see almost not snow on the trails from the roads. Sunday during the day only confirmed how bad it was from there south... I can't wait till next year, my youngest will be on his 340. Of course this means a higher gas bill for me. LOL

  11. #11

    Default

    Anyone know if you can make it over bridge and through town at this time? Any issues getting over to gay rap to copper? Thx. Looking at Friday and Saturday ride.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Elkhorn, WI
    Posts
    842

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mark_zaar View Post
    Anyone know if you can make it over bridge and through town at this time? Any issues getting over to gay rap to copper? Thx. Looking at Friday and Saturday ride.
    When I left town on Sunday the trail going through Hancock was almost all asphalt until you got out of town, that was before the real warm temps.

  13. #13

    Default

    thanks for the info.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Live in St. Germain/ work McHenry il
    Posts
    166

    Default

    I rode in Vilas on Saturday and found some really good trails but yes anything along the roads and in towns were mud. I was surprised how good the trails were in the woods ended up with 120 miles with very little traffic. Sad it ended so early

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Live in St. Germain/ work McHenry il
    Posts
    166

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mark_zaar View Post
    Anyone know if you can make it over bridge and through town at this time? Any issues getting over to gay rap to copper? Thx. Looking at Friday and Saturday ride.
    It always seems like this time of the year you got to either ride south of the bridge or north of the bridge most years.

  16. #16

    Default

    Anyone know what conditions are like North of the Bridge after yesterday's rain/snow?

    Thinking of heading up to Calumet tomorrow and riding out of there

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Too far from the snow
    Posts
    3,244

    Default

    Wondering the same thing. Had plans to go up Saturday. Was figuring on Calumet and north but not sure how much rain or snow they got. Also wondering if there's enough riding there and north to keep it interesting for a few days. Figured you can't get through Houghton and figured anything south of there is shot now.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Elkhorn, WI
    Posts
    842

    Default

    I just saw a live video on western UP trail reports on facebook from south of the Bridge by toivola and the trial was all White still. Guessing its going to be rock hard unless its above freezing. Stretch said there were groomers going out in select area north of the bridge tonight.

    https://www.facebook.com/YOOPERTRAIL...2921553150109/


    **update** I heard groomers from Toivola North will not be going out tonight, but the Superior Club from Toivola South will be.
    Last edited by ridindirty800; 03-11-2021 at 03:48 PM.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Too far from the snow
    Posts
    3,244

    Default

    Thanks for the update. I'm on the fence about heading up. With schedules, it will be last chance, unless we go West in April, and didn't get out much this year...

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Crown Point, IN
    Posts
    677

    Default

    Last Saturday, the pavement spots I found were right by M&M Powersports 100 yards each direction. Then along 41/ Lincoln Dr. from Handcock Street to Ethel Ave. This is were the trail is right next to 41/ Lincoln Dr. The other spot was in South Range it was about a block or so long. Everything else looked like the pictures above. I'm sure out of towns will be fine, just plan accordingly. Good luck! 

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Too far from the snow
    Posts
    3,244

    Default

    We decided to head up. Figure we'll stay above the bridge or trailer below if we want to ride down there. Not expecting much but it does like there is rideable snow.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Oakdale MN
    Posts
    2,283

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier View Post
    We decided to head up. Figure we'll stay above the bridge or trailer below if we want to ride down there. Not expecting much but it does like there is rideable snow.
    Good Luck. Reports of some bad water in some areas https://www.facebook.com/14227962637...0846/?sfnsn=mo

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Too far from the snow
    Posts
    3,244

    Default

    Got a few days in. Wasn't great but did find some snow. Water spots weren't bad. Rode out of Calumet and then trailed down by Rosseau. More snow up by Calumet but they pulled the plug on grooming.

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Ptown, Ill
    Posts
    3,854

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier View Post
    Got a few days in. Wasn't great but did find some snow. Water spots weren't bad. Rode out of Calumet and then trailed down by Rosseau. More snow up by Calumet but they pulled the plug on grooming.
    Hoosier, hopefully Canada will be an option again next year. This wasn't the best year for snow up there either. Many areas way short of their norms.

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Too far from the snow
    Posts
    3,244

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by old abe View Post
    Hoosier, hopefully Canada will be an option again next year. This wasn't the best year for snow up there either. Many areas way short of their norms.
    Yeah let's hope so. Was just looking at some pictures of people riding up in Hearst. Looks good up there now. I know the Sault - Wawa - Dubreville didn't get nearly what they normally did. Further East was better.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» John Dee

» August 2021

S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1234

» Stats

Members: 20,412
Threads: 29,653
Posts: 350,845

» Online Users: 288

2 members and 286 guests
Most users ever online was 2,946, 07-12-2019 at 01:11 AM.

» Today's Birthdays

None
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0