Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Many snowmobile trails still remain closed


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The combined three counties of Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon feature nearly 600 miles of snowmobile trails.

Winding through forests and towns and over bridges and lakes, they represent white gold in the winter season, drawing thousands of tourists from other states who relish the frosty, fluffy stuff made possible mostly by those three magic words: lake effect conditions.

Not so much this year.

After warm spells delayed the opening of trails straight through the Christmas and New Year's holidays, snow lovers had high hopes for last weekend's storm, which -...