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GRTA's volunteers back grooming snowmobile trails


December 31, 2018

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DAN COX works to loosen blades on the drag of a groomer to drop them lower at the Gogebic Range Trail Authority's garage.


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WAKEFIELD - The Gogebic Range Trail Authority began grooming Friday's fresh snow to form the base of its snowmobile trails Friday.

"We are entering our third season, running with a 100 percent all-volunteer staff," said GRTA president Steve Hamilton. "We're the only club in the western Upper Peninsula to operate like this."

As is typical with early season conditions, club members faced a mixed bag of weather as they prepared to trail-groom in earnest over the weekend.

On Friday, it snowed about 3.5 inches, then rained for 45 minutes, before another...

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