Snowmobile Trail Reports
Cold & Snowing
We’ve got snow – at least 4″ of new snow last night! Check it out on the chamber webcam (www.lakegogebicarea.com). Although the trails do officially open on December 1st the groomers have not been out, nor will they likely be out, on the trails until later in the week when the temperatures are expected to drop significantly. Unfortunately, we’ve experienced a very wet summer and fall so there are areas where our trails will be very wet until the temps drop and stay at least into the 20’s or teens with night temps even lower. The trails will probably be in poor condition until these conditions take place and we’re able to get out and start running the groomers without the drags initially. The lake has frozen, but only recently, and with a good amount of snowfall on the ice it will probably be slushy at best – not recommended to try it out yet. Also, just a heads up to watch out for the bridge east of Bergland that was washed out earlier this summer. Requests have been submitted to the state for funds to replace the bridge with a muti-function bridge for snowmobilers as well as ATV’s. However, this will most likely not happen very soon.
So that being said, if you just can’t wait to try out your sled on the trails you will at least have some snow to play on – just keep in mind that it takes awhile to build the trails up to good conditions. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop