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5/4/05 Draft VI

Trail/Route (a)

UP ORV Routes

Bill Nicholls

Iron River - Marinesco

Hancock to Calumet

Illegal Use

Conflicts

Additional Evaluator Comments

Illegal spur trails to residences and to access streams.

Use permits are issued for loggers to use this grade as a summer haul road. Has not been a major conflict.

The grade extends north to Canal Rd. This part of the grade was not designated because of the Old Mill Rd. crossing slope problems. We should reevaluate this decision. It would be feasible if the trail surface was upgraded to protect from erosion on the slope and would expand route mileage.

Illegal spur trails to residences.

Some spur trails in Hancock and Calumet.

Some residents concerned about dust, noise from ATV traffic.

Major conflict on this trail is due to noise and dust in the cities and villages. There are regular complaints and most are about dust. Many young ATV users waiting to “graduate” to cars for

Trail needs annual maintenance – spot gravel and grading. There is a three mile segment where DNR does not own the grade. The current reroute uses a county road – Old US2- as the trail. USFS owns the connector to the West. The Gogebic County Road Commission owns most of the Old US2 ROW. The problem is on the east end and DNR/FS should address this jointly. This trail needs annual maintenance by spot gravel and grading. Some form of hard surfacing in town areas would help control dust.

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