Archive for December, 2007

Snowmobile Trail Conditions Winchester, WI Marinesco, MI Bergland, MI Wakefield, MI Presque Isle, WI

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Today was our first ride of the season, and it was a great one! We started off around 9am out of Winchester and took 6 East over to Presque Isle, Wisconsin. After filling up and getting trail stickers we headed north on trail 1. This trail was in the best shape I’ve seen in a long time! The area has plenty of snow (1 to 2 feet in most areas) which made the trails very smooth and flat, especially for early season riding. Normally this time of year you will find a lot of wet spots, creeks running through the trails, etc because everything hasn’t froze up yet. This wasn’t the case at all today. The first 40 miles we rode up to lake Gogebic were simply unreal! In the first 30 miles we might have seen 4 sleds. Later in the day we saw a bunch more, but nothing I would consider heavy traffic. We ate walleye breakfast at Fish Tales (formerly known as “The Fisherman”). It was excellent as usual! After breakfast we headed towards home and decided to take another route. After reaching Marenisco, we took trail 2 West to trail 11 South. I knew this would be a gamble since it’s so early in the season. Typically this stretch of trail 11 is pretty wet early in the season which means they can’t groom it until later on. That was the case today. It wasn’t the worst trail I’ve ever ridden, but compared to what we rode on this morning, it was pretty rough. LOL It’s all in perspective though. We bumped our way for 15-20 miles on that trail and once we reached the sno-bunnies trail system (Winchester and Presque Isle) things really smoothed out again.

Trail 6 East from Winchester Wisconsin to Presque Isle Wisconsin

Trail 1 North from Presque Isle Wisconsin to Marenisco Michigan

Trail 1 North from Presque Isle Wisconsin to Marenisco Michigan (Part 2)

Trail 11 South from Trail 2

Trail 11 South from Trail 2 (Part 2)

Overall Trail Rating: 8 out of 10
Distance: 99
Previous: 0
Season Total: 99