Jan 2 2019
Conditions: Fair to Good
Trails held up very well through the heavy traffic over the weekend. Groomers were out all day yesterday getting the trails flattened from a very busy week in the Northwoods. We still have some trails that need some work but overall conditions are fair to good. Of course as always as of late we need to watch the forecast as this weekend we are expecting unseasonably warm temps. Be safe and let’s ride!
December 28, 2018
Mostly rain yesterday with some light flurries throughout the night. Forecast for today says 1-3″. Overall not enough to get our groomers out. Northern part of Iron County (White Thunder Riders) is still grooming, trail 17 (the grade) is still open and after 3-10 Road you will find more snow.
December 22, 2018
We have received flurries for the last couple days but nothing substantial. We got out and rode yesterday, we found the grade (Trail 17) had a solid base, no rocks, gravel, or dirt showing anywhere. However, it is froze solid with minimal snow to cool down the machine. Once we got to 3-10 Rd the snow amounts did pick up and White Thunder Riders of northern Iron County were out grooming last night. In short you can use the grade to go north but the riding in Mercer now is poor. We only need 4-6 inches of good snow to get out and do some grooming, let’s keep watching the forecast and as conditions change we will let you know ASAP. FYI we closed a section of Trail 19 from Cedar Lake Rd to the Winchester Grade for logging. It is really wet in there and the logger needs to use the trail. We will let you know as soon as they are done 1-2 weeks.
The warm up hit us hard last weekend, we had a lot of melting and lost a lot of snow. The grade held up well as it is packed solid but basically a sheet of ice. At this point we cannot open any additional trails, but Trail 17 (the grade) remains open. There is some hope as John Dee is forecasting we might see some accumulations in the next week. Let’s all hope for snow!