Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 18-24 Inches
Date of Report: February 25, 2020
Warm weather over the weekend softened the trails. Road crossings are getting bare. However there is still some good riding to be had. I rode up the grade Monday and out trail 10 to the “Sunken Horse” out on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Mercer and Manitowish Waters groomers had both been out late Sunday and early Monday morning. Trails were flat and in good condition. The grade up to Mercer was snow covered. Be careful going into corners as they are getting icy. Trail sections that share plowed roads took a hit. It’s a bit cooler today and a little overcast. A little snow would help freshen things up, but you can still get some miles on. It’s a great time of year to ride, less traffic, more daylight and some great scenery! Overall, I would call our trails fair to good in the woods.
The Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters snowmobile club was founded in 1968 and is one of the oldest snowmobile clubs in existence today in Wisconsin. Located in the very northwest corner of Vilas county, Manitowish Waters borders the Lake Superior snow-belt country. With average snowfalls of 150 inches and over 25 miles of professionally groomed trails, the area is one of Vilas County’s top winter vacation areas.
The Manitowish Waters trail system is a unique hub network directly linking into 5 other trail systems. With Minocqua/Woodruff to our south, St. Germain/Eagle River to our southeast, Lake Gogebic to our north, Presque Isle/Winchester to our northeast, Mercer and Hurley to our northwest and Lac du Flambeau/Price County to our west, our area residents and guests can choose from a variety of daily or overnight destinations for scenic riding with excellent pit stops along the way.
The Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters maintain an active grooming schedule for the area’s trail system. Coordinated efforts with the surrounding communities provide continuous smoothly-groomed trails in this northwest sector. The Sno-Skeeters own and operate some of the newest grooming equipment on the market today. Support the club by attending their special events or contributing to the “trail pigs” at local establishments along the trails. Or show your support by becoming a member!
Enjoy, and please ride responsibly and safely!