The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Warm weather knocks out area snowmobiling


Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

IRON COUNTY, Wis., snowmobile Trail 15, near the Gile Flowage dikes in the town of Carey, has only scattered snow on Tuesday. The trails are closed following weekend melting. There was unsafe ice on the nearby flowage.


Temperatures that reached into the 50s across the Gogebic Range on Monday, combined with strong west and southerly winds, evaporated the little snow cover that remained.

The spring-like weather closed most area snowmobile trails. The warm temperatures had turned the trails into slush and mud over the weekend.

With no snow in the immediate forecast, trails were in very poor shape or closed on Tuesday.

The Hurley Area Chamber of Commerce said all Iron County snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle trails were closed effective Tuesday at noon. Gates along...

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