Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: hard base some sections have burn through - Looks like snow is coming
Date of Report: February 18, 2018
February 18, 2018 – 7:12am
Waiting for SNOW
President’s Weekend & welcome to Eagle River! 7 degrees this morning east of Eagle River with highs in low 30’s. Looks like overcast all day today with a chance of some SNOW. More SNOW Monday & Tuesday. Totals still not firmed up. So stay tuned! Any & all SNOW is welcome!
Trails are in FAIR condition. The sun has caused some trail areas to breakdown. There is snirt at most road crossings. Trails that run near or along side of road on the north side of the road are breaking down. Same with wide open areas. “Burn through” of snow & even l areas of base. In town trails are softening up because of the evil sun. Paved road routes for the most part have no SNOW on them. Plus lots of traffic for this President’s extended weekend.
For the trails on whole can’t stress enough the base is really, really icy everywhere not just in the corners. High berms in most sharp corners take extra care there. The snow on top of the ice base is thin & fatigued out, meaning SNOW too is icy. With the icy conditions you can get in real trouble real easily. This with the heavy traffic means please be sure to slow down & stay on the right side of the trail.
Trail Boss reports the following trails groomed last night:
- 10W/13N/7S – to include the Wisconsin River Bridge area
- 10E – including 9mi, Grampa Grahm aka 1 & Chanticleer trail
- 3S to Three Lakes
- 3N aka Manske Swamp
- 17S to Sugar Camp connect
- 7 aka Paint Ball Field off of 17S
- The “grade” in town
Trail 1N logging operation continues in the section between the Town of Washington Town Hall & Eagle Lake. Right now there are logs in piles along sections of the trail. With the log piles and icy grainy conditions in that section it would be good to slow down. Very icy corners. Minimal grooming due to the logging operation.
Catfish Lake Loop & Eagle Lake Trails are marked with orange easy to see reflective barrels. Please stay by the barrels to be safe. No surface slush, Reports that Eagle Lake has 20+ inches of ice. Reminder that the Catfish Lake Trail that ran from Braywood to Lumpy’s is not open. Please do not trespass on private land.
Celebrate Snowmobiling Snow Show is set for TODAY, February 18 at the Derby Track Expo Hall. From 11am-4pm. Admission if FREE!
Keep Dancin’. And Please Slow Down! We love having you here & want to see you back.
See ya on the trails!
PROUD GROOMERS OF THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
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Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
News and Reports:
News and Reports:
Every Wednesday & Thursday throughout the snowmobiling season – Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride. Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on Trail 13 in town at 9am. All are welcome. Trail conditions permitting.
- Feb 18 – Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobiling Snow Show. 11am-4pm FREE admission Open to public – Derby Track Expo Hall
- Feb 19 – Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobiling VIP Dignitary Ride
- Feb 24 – Ride With Pride drawing – TrackSide – 12 noon
- Feb 24 – Trail Ride following Ride With Pride drawing
- Feb 24 – Saturday Night Out (SNO) – Silver Leaf – 5:30pm
Handy Snowmobile Links
Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App
Eagle River has long held the distinction of SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, and it’s a matter of pride that causes local clubs and businesses to work so diligently to maintain that title. Snowmobile fever becomes a way of life in our Eagle River winters, and the talk often turns to “picks”, “carbides” and performance. In fact, these snow machines seem to outnumber cars during the winter months.
Over 500 MILES OF GROOMED TRAILS connect the communities of the area, including access to major county and state routes. Trails wind throughout the area’s scenic forests, but frequently pass close to service businesses which can provide you with fuel and sustenance, shelter and refreshment. If you don’t have your own snowmobile, several dealerships will be happy to provide you with equipment during your visit.