Archive for December, 2012

Snowmobiling Marenisco Bergland Watersmeet MI

Friday, December 28th, 2012

We suited up and headed out a bit earlier than yesterday. Trail 6 was a little rough but trail 1 was in decent shape. It was groomed last night and we were the first sleds on it. After we got through Marenisco, we ran into some wet areas that had boulders and logs in the trail. If you ride in this area, be alert, because you never know what will be over the next hill. We got to the Gogebic Lodge and had breakfast. Not many people have been riding the lake, so we decided to take trail 1 all the way to town. We found more rocks and logs, but the trail was as good as it could be with the amount of snow on the ground. After getting gas in town we headed down trail 13 to the south end of the lake. 13 was in decent shape with the usual wet spots, rocks and logs. Then we got on trail 2 East to Rogers Bar. We ate a sandwich there and then headed for home. Unless we get 6-12″ of snow tonight, we are going to take tomorrow off. If it was mid March, I would probably go out and ride, but since we have the entire season to go, I’d rather not tear up our equipment.

I started tracking our rides and it kind of worked. Check out our track below:

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Overall Trail Rating: 4 out of 10
Distance: 135
Previous: 73
Season Total: 208

Snowmobiling between Manitowish Waters and Winchester Wisconsin Bear Bar

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Today was our first ride of the season. We started out with a ride to Presque Isle for breakfast at The Last Wilderness cafe with our friends The Blooms. The food was great as usual. After breakfast we got gas and headed back home to meet up with my Dad.

Our friends headed home and my Dad suited up. We headed west on trail 6 to trail 11 north.

We saw the groomer working on trail 11 for the first time this season. After passing the groomer we got to play in a lot of loose powder, but there were a lot of down logs and limbs. Make sure you pay attention while riding through this area! Then we hooked up on trail 2 into Marenisco. Other than a few rocks in the center of the trail, it was in good shape. We grabbed some food at Bam Bam’s and then headed for home.

Overall Trail Rating: 6 out of 10
Distance: 73
Previous: 0
Season Total: 73