I saw on a trail report, that the trail going between baraga and chassell is closed. Is that because of low snow or is it closed? I was planning to ride out of Baraga next Saturday, maybe I won't be going the way I planned.[/b]
I think you are referring to the section from Chassell to Houghton or whatever. I guess they still don't have right of way privilages etc.
So I was told when I almost went there over Christmas that you can either make it on Secondary roads just fine, or if the lake is frozen you zip across.[/b]
Is anyone riding the ice north from Chassell yet?I saw on a trail report, that the trail going between baraga and chassell is closed. Is that because of low snow or is it closed? I was planning to ride out of Baraga next Saturday, maybe I won't be going the way I planned.[/b]
T-Bone...I think that you are thinking of the Cheboygan trail.I thought the court had ruled in favor of the DNR to open that section up....what's the hold-up? Piss on those idiots that think because their property butts up to it that they can close it! It's a damn state trail paid for by all and should be open. The DNR needs to go in and knock down any barricades and get that section up and going now. These people that bitch and whine about the noise, etc are full of shit....what did these idiots do when the trains were rolling thru there? They put up with it and that's what they should do with the trail. Hey, no one put a gun to their head to buy the property, so it should be known and accepted that minor nuissance may come with ownership of said property.[/b]
How far on the ice do you have to ride and does it take you way out in the lake or is it mostly following the shoreline ?Plenty of ice to ride the lake to get from chassel to houghton, no problem![/b]
WEll i will be heading home to houghton tomorow i willl check how much they have been riding it but last time i looked there was tracks and yes you can stay near the shore if u want to .How far on the ice do you have to ride and does it take you way out in the lake or is it mostly following the shoreline ?
Is there a lot of tracks, guys been running it regular already ?
Walt ( I'm not much for lake crossings )[/b]
No Matt, this one had a similar situation. A property owner put up a barrier or fence across the trail to discourage it's use. The DNR sued and won, at least I thought they did, but yet this continues to get dragged out. I understand why property owners get pissed off when idiots blast by at late hours and/or trespass, etc. but when you have property that used to be adjacent to a RR grade what did they do about it when a train passed at 4am. I can damn well bet that they didn't build a fence across the tracks. When people buy homes next to trails, that's the offset to it....there may be some noise. Just another group of people that don't like snowmobilers. My response to them is FUCK YOU.....I pay taxes just like them and that's a state owned trail and I have a right to ride it if I want. If they don't like it then maybe they should move.T-Bone...I think that you are thinking of the Cheboygan trail.[/b]
Walt,So how do you get from Baraga to Chassell ??[/b]
This is what i wonder, why do u guys always stay in Baraga, they dont have as much snow, and it is a huge hassel to go from there, i mean after you have drove 10 hours you might as well drive the last 20 minutes to stay in houghton, which is much easier to deal with, you can go north to Copper Harbor or south to Twin Lakes, Ontanogan, anywhere that way. I am not trying to advertise, but i always see ppl on here asking about that trail, and then bitchin(not saying you in particular) when they find out the trail from Baraga To chassell is closed. I dont know makes more sense to me to go to HOughton and ride from there.Thank you Hud,
I'm going to enter that route you suggested in my GPS.