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Trail Report – : Price County – Park Falls, Phillips & Prentice, Wisconsin – January 15, 2020

Reporter: Phillips Area Chamber of Commerce
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 16-20
Date of Report: January 15, 2020
Area Report:

Snowmobile Trail Conditions

****There is a reroute on Trail 120 that will be in effect all season. The r route is on the Northern section that eliminates from FR 519 to the intersection of 120 and 121. Reroute takes you NW up FR519 to Sheep Ranch to FR522 then connects to 101. This eliminates a very bad part of the swamp.****

Prentice Bushbenders Trail Report 01/14/2020
We are on a full grooming schedule now and all groomed trails are in great condition. We were able to get through 3 areas with the groomer this week that have been avoided because they weren’t frozen including the trails leading to Timms Hill. There is a swamp just to the East of the 101 intersection on trail 181 that still hasn’t froze enough to get through but other clubs have helped us and groomed from the other directions to the intersection. Trail 120 North of Windy Lane remains ungroomed because of 2 wet areas. These areas are passable by snowmobile but not with the groomer. Ride safe and have fun.

We are seeing more and more people riding off of the trails. Our club members are all volunteers and work very hard to provide the best trails to ride on. Please stay on the trails as getting kicked of will result in riding roads in most cases.

Sno-Gypsies 1/12/2020
1/12/20 Trails 80 89 90 91 and the Tuscobia were groomed and are in great shape and all of our swamps are being groomed now

Kennan/Catawba Driftsplitters
trails are all being groomer and in good shape trail 94 has been opened and will be groomed 1-9. Logging operation continue on 94 about 2 miles north of intersection 100. We will be grooming all trails twice a week.

Eisenstein Bushwackers1/10/2020
Groomed 111 Case Ave. thru Damrow swamp to Highway 13 to trail 80 Then 80 to white rock road and turn around on Davis was real bad all ice good now. Then to 101 out to trail 103 103 to sugar bush fire lane , back to 104 groomed wintergreen lake area then 1010 back to Fifield and 80 up to Park Falls
NOTE:
Opened gates on Martinson’s swamp from Sugar Bush Fire lane to highway 70 park area froze good for snow mobiles
Please pack the swamp wide don’t tail gate spread out pack it so we can get the groomer thru next week TY from the Bush Wackers The other side 111 being done tomorrow morning

Fifield Sno Drovers
All the trails in the Pike Lake area are in great shape with the exception of areas we’re not grooming yet due to water under the snow/ice. These areas are passible via snowmobile but may be a bit rough. This is the stretch of trail 101/10 from where it turns off the long straight-a-way leading to Northernaire/144 to the bridge at Fould’s creek. The trail 106/19 leading to Iron County remains closed until we get word that the Iron County club has been able to open their trail. We understand trail 101/10 is closed just east of Sugarbush Road due to open water in the swamp. The HOPE to reopen it on Thursday, 1/9 given the colder weather. The lakes are still not marked at this point due to slush and questionable ice conditions. While we’re hoping this cold snap improves the condition and we mark them soon, the best option is to stay off them until we’ve determined it is safe and mark them.

Rick

Lugerville Chasers 1/7/2020
Our trails are being groomed twice a week and are in good to excellent condition. We have a few bad spots that you need to take caution. First area is on Trail 80 going east and west. There are open water areas. We are hoping with cold temps that we can address these two areas. Good news is that you are able to sneak around both areas. Second area is on trail 90. Power company is updating power line poles so please drive slow in case they are on the trail.

Northwoods Hi Riders 1/7/2020
We have been grooming the highland areas around Solberg Lake, but still no major swamps. Trail 102 from Phillips to the 121 intersection above Gates Lake towards Wintergreen is groomed and in excellent riding condition. Trail 141 on the east side of Solberg is groomed and in excellent condition, trail 141 to Lugerville is partially groomed, and very rideable. Trail 112 out of Solberg Park is groomed, but there are logging operations going on along that trail. Trail 121 north of Solberg to Hick’s Landing area is NOT groomed due to the 2 major swamps on that trail, plus there are logging operations on each side of the swamps. Trails 121 going to Lugerville is not groomed east of Old 13 Road due to 2 swamps that are still not in condition to be groomed, but they are getting closer. You can ride the swamps with snowmobiles to get them packed down so they freeze, they are just a little choppy. Stay to the outside. Watch for small branches sticking into the trails. Solberg Lake is not marked as of yet, but maybe this weekend if it stays cold.

Prentice Bushbenders 1/7/2020
We have started grooming operations again and hope to have all trails that we can get to done by Wednesday night. The trails that have been groomed are in great condition. Areas that cannot be groomed yet because the swamps/creeks have not yet frozen down enough to get the groomer through are as follows; Trails 181 and 102 West and North of intersection 108. Trail 116 between County Road K and intersection 97a. Trail 120 North of Windy Lane. Trail 120 South of intersection 108 to the first gate. Trail 189 between Trail 102 (the Pine Line trail) and the Prentice Ogema Road. All trails are passable by snowmobile but the worst area are the 2 creeks North of Windy Lane. We are working on these areas daily and hope to be able to groom them within a week. Please ride safe and have fun.

Price County has 500 miles of trail, maintained by 9 volunteer clubs. You’ll find beautiful scenery and wildlife along the trail system to enhance your experience.