North Country Snowmobile Club UP

North Country Snowmobile Club UP This page belongs to the local snowmobile club in Ontonagon, Michigan. We provide updated information in regards to trail conditions and local businesses.

Operating as usual

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11/23/2021

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Timeline Photos
11/22/2021

Timeline Photos

11/22/2021

We have been busy with brushing and signing our 109 miles of trails

Groomer Mikey has been busy getting all 3 machines and 4 drags ready!! Still waiting  on tracks for a machine, they  sho...
11/22/2021

Groomer Mikey has been busy getting all 3 machines and 4 drags ready!! Still waiting on tracks for a machine, they should be here this week??:)

Braaaappp
11/22/2021

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Photos from Conover Sno Buddies's post
09/06/2021

Photos from Conover Sno Buddies's post

Groomer Mikey  and the guys in line for the Ontonagon parade
09/05/2021

Groomer Mikey and the guys in line for the Ontonagon parade

Groomer Mikey has pulled the groomers out of the barn to start fall maintenance. Brushing and signing  days coming up in...
09/04/2021

Groomer Mikey has pulled the groomers out of the barn to start fall maintenance.

Brushing and signing days coming up in October.

Anyone interested in a club atv/sxs Halloween poker run October 30th?

Photos from MI-TRALE's post
08/30/2021

Photos from MI-TRALE's post

Photos from MI-TRALE's post
08/29/2021

Photos from MI-TRALE's post

08/23/2021

86 and sun? Are you more wind in your beard or turn the AC up kind of rider?! We supply both worlds here at NCA! We'll be getting back to rental and guide clients this week. We traveled a few thousand miles last week Attending a family funeral. Thanks for your patience!

100 days until December  1st!! BRAAAAPPP
08/23/2021

100 days until December 1st!! BRAAAAPPP

100 days until December 1st!! BRAAAAPPP

08/16/2021

Attention White Pine business owners: Some of you may have heard about the closing of the ATV trail through town, and its potential impact on our businesses and rentals. At the town meeting on Wednesday, August 18th at 5 pm there will be some folks present to educate everyone on the issues and solutions available to us. Spread the word!

Be here before we know it!!
07/29/2021

Be here before we know it!!

126 days  until December 1st
07/29/2021

126 days until December 1st

126 days until December 1st

07/08/2021

Testing trackers on South Boundary Road for North Country Snowmobile Club UP and Gogebic Area Grooming . Last night temps were in the 40's, can't wait for the white gold to fly!

07/08/2021

July 7, 1936: The Greatest Heat Wave Begins
By Karl Bohnak

Scorching heat, borne off the bone-dry Plains, infiltrated Upper Michigan just after the Independence Day weekend in 1936. The temperature soared to 98 in Ironwood on the 7th and moderated slightly under the influence of a fresh breeze the next day. The heat wave gradually reached a crescendo over the next several days; it reached 103 degrees on the 12th and an all-time record of 104 the next day.

The stifling heat was blamed for 13 deaths on the Gogebic Range. Most victims were elderly and died of heat stroke. Gust Lindquist, 83 years old and a pioneer of the Norrie location near Ironwood, lost his wife on July 12 due to complications brought on by the hot weather. The following day, Lindquist himself succumbed to heat stroke. When admitted to the hospital his body temperature topped out at 108 degrees. The hardy pioneer pulled through; the next day his condition improved. At the same time, cooler air began filtering into the region.

While Escanaba wilted under 104-degree heat on July 8, the lightkeeper in that town “enjoyed the fresh breezes from the lake” that “made living comfortable” at his shoreline location. The next day the temperature uptown soared to 102 at 10 a.m., while at the same time at the lighthouse, the mercury leveled off at a more comfortable 88 degrees.

Escanaba endured the searing heat with most of its natural ice supply lost. On July 7, fire leveled the Swanson Ice House, melting the precious contents of the building in a matter of two hours.

It got so hot a thermometer broke in Menominee. Actually, the thermometer was overexposed. City employees at the water works placed a thermometer directly in the sun; minutes later, the temperature rose to 120 degrees and broke the glass containing the mercury. Menominee reached 99 degrees in the shade on July 7 and 102 on the 8th.

Record breaking heat was experienced in the “Queen City” by the lake. Marquette reached 103 degrees on July 7, and 101 on both the 8th and 9th. It was the first time since 1901 that the weather bureau recorded three days in a month with a temperature above 100 degrees, and the first time ever this milestone was reached over consecutive days. Even out on the area’s “largest natural air conditioner” there was no escape from the hot air mass. Sailors on an ore carrier 10 miles offshore on Lake Superior said the temperature there climbed over 100 degrees.

The climax of this historic heat wave came on July 13. Just like Ironwood, Marquette suffered with a 104 degree high accompanied by excessive humidity. The temperature stayed above 100 for nearly four hours late that afternoon and early evening. In Munising, the thermometer peaked above 100 degrees from noon to 7pm. In Republic, it topped out at a sizzling 107.

Records for extreme heat were set in 16 states from the Plains to the East Coast during the second week of July 1936; this after many spots set or approached records for duration of cold the winter before. Mio, in northeast Lower Michigan, set the all-time state high temperature record of 112 degrees during the heat wave. In North Dakota, the temperature in one town rose to 120 degrees; this Death Valley-like temperature has never been equaled since. Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma also reached the 120-degree mark. The Heat Wave of July 1936 still stands as the most intense in United States history.

It must have been unbearable in the days before air conditioning. Below, residents in Lincoln, Nebraska slept on the lawn of city hall during the intense heat wave.

148 days more days!!!!  We have lots of trail maintenance  to do!!!??? Always  looking  for volunteers!:)
07/06/2021

148 days more days!!!! We have lots of trail maintenance to do!!!??? Always looking for volunteers!:)

148 days more days!!!! We have lots of trail maintenance to do!!!??? Always looking for volunteers!:)

06/14/2021

Stingrays fire. Another pit stop gone.

06/08/2021

Looks refreshing

06/06/2021

Reminder - Porkies no longer offers dispersed camping in the backcountry. We are site specific and you must obtain a camping permit before entering.

How to obtain a backcountry permit:
Call -1-800-447-2757
Website - www.midnrreservations.com
Visitors Center - Open daily, 8 am to 8 pm EST

#porkies #backcountrycamping #midnr

Photos from US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan's post
06/04/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan's post

Found some snow in a load of gravel today;)
06/02/2021

Found some snow in a load of gravel today;)

Found some snow in a load of gravel today;)

Still some snow out west;)
05/27/2021

Still some snow out west;)

Photos from Root Cellar Resort's post
05/24/2021

Photos from Root Cellar Resort's post

05/18/2021

Caution on the Pioneer Trail between Bergland and Rockland 5-18-2021. We have a contractor repairing this culvert it is located 1/8 of a mile north of FR630 on the Pioneer

05/18/2021

OR Route from Rockland to Ontonagon is being graded. JSP Contracting from Ontonagon has the job. This is MI-TRALE using your permit/sticker money to improve the trails. Please be courteous to the equipment operators as you get around them.

05/09/2021

Hello FB friends, we'll be firing up the smoker for our Summer/Fall season on June 8th, we look forward to seeing and serving you once again, till then, stay happy & healthy.

05/05/2021

Beautiful

Come up and ride our trails, Steve at North Coast Adventures can hook you up with rentals and guide service
05/05/2021

Come up and ride our trails, Steve at North Coast Adventures can hook you up with rentals and guide service

04/30/2021

Lake of the Clouds and Summit Peak are now OPEN!!!!

If you need your recreation passport or park maps, you can stop at Headquarters, open daily 8 am to 4 pm EST!

Get out and enjoy the outdoors!

#porkies #MiDNR #lakeoftheclouds #summitpeak

Photos from U.S. Army's post
04/28/2021

Photos from U.S. Army's post

We flew the entire NCSC trail system yesterday.  Here are a few of the pics we got along the way ✈
04/19/2021

We flew the entire NCSC trail system yesterday. Here are a few of the pics we got along the way ✈

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Ontonagon, MI
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Our new groomer was delivered today !!
Steve Hamilton 10 inches in Wakefield
We are getting lake effect snow!!!
It's coming;) don't forget we are having a trail brushing and signing day Saturday November 13th
Great day out Brushing and Signing, thank you so much volunteers! Our next brushing and signing weekend is November 13th 9 am at the. Club house
We could really use some more help tomorrow?!!!
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ONTONAGON AREA UPDATE via North Country Snowmobile Club UP - The season is over. I was hopeful that we would get a storm before April 1st, but the forecast doesn't look good for snow. We had a tough season with low snow, and break downs, but managed to groom about 10,000 miles. A big thanks to groomer Greg Dye, Jason Pragacz, President Groomer Mikey Olsen, Mac and PJ, and Kristin. These are 6 people that wear many hats and do everything it takes to operate this club. A huge thank you to the landowners, our sponsors, and members. We couldn't do it without your support... #ontonagon #westernup
Hoping to get a few hours on my sled next weekend 3/25/21. Is there any snow left in your area? Thanks Roy Aitchison
ONTONAGON AREA UPDATE via North Country Snowmobile Club UP - Trails are in bad shape, we will need a lot of fresh snow to be back grooming, we can groom up to March 31st so there's still some time?? ... #ontonagon #westernup #snowphotos
Locals are Raising funds to install Emergency Trail Locator Signs on the main trail from Copper Harbor to the Houghton Hancock Bridge (Portage lift bridge) and with enough funds key side trails . The plan will greatly reduce response times that sometimes take up to 2 hours to find people. We need to put an end to these long delays When their is a breakdown, Accident, Health issue or any Emergency it will give our First Responders, Fire Rescue, Police and DNR the exact location on the trails. Again! This will significantly reduce the response times to get to them help. So help our Friends, Family, Neighbors and All who use our trails to have a safer experience. With your help we will start this project in mid April 2021. This Project has been cleared and Approved by the DNR and is supported by the Houghton and Keweenaw County Sheriff's Offices. Sharing this helps the project. Ferrellgas is donating 300 gallons of propane to 1 lucky winner in their service area. Taxes and hazmat fees Inc. With any donation of $20 dollars or more you will be entered in the drawing. Good Luck! to all. Date of drawing depends on length of time to raise needed funds. It will be In form of a Gift certificate. We will post winners name on Go fund me and Joe Schneller's on Face Book page. Contacting the winner may be a challenge even impossible but we will do our best to contact you. To Donate: You can call Joe at (906) 281-1239 for other donation options or Go to: gofund.me/6bc8589d or Go Fund Me, type in Houghton Keweenaw MI and you will see the Trail Marker Project. gofund.me/6bc8589d You can also leave a check or cash at the Houghton or Keweenaw County Sheriff's. On the envelope mark Attn: Trail Marker Project. Cash or if check make payable to Joe Schneller. (You) can support this by sharing this post. TY Thank you Copper Country Strong
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