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Trail Report – : Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – January 11, 2019

Reporter: nikky.farmakes
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 4-5 inches
Date of Report: January 11, 2019
Area Report:

To get the trail report in an easy-to-read, downloadable format, please to go https://www.superiorchamber.org/recreation/trail-report

*Please note – The Saunders Grade Trail will be closed for the entire 2018/2019 winter season due to significant damage caused by June 2018 flooding.*

It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to utilize their property, so please verify that the trail you intend to use is open at this time.  

SW Quadrant

We have a lot of slush on the trails, got rain rather than snow in most areas over the past few days.

Trail 5 remains in fair condition, we need cold and snow. Trail 9 is now open south of Moose Junction and the club is still working on a portion of Trail 9 from Moose Junction north to the warming shack.

All other trails closed at this time

SE Quadrant

By 5 pm today all trails worked on by the Jackpine Riders (Trails 5, 7, 27a, 27b, 27c, 35,41s, 541) will have been groomed with the exception of a portion of Trail 41N which is closed due to unfrozen trail base conditions.  There is a reroute around the closed segment which utilizes the Tom Green Road (please see attached map).  These trails are reported to be in fair to good conditions in most places and generally improve the further north you go.  Trails do have icy spots so please use caution.

NE Quadrant 

Groomed, open trails:
Trail 1, groomed Sunday evening.
Trail 2, groomed today
Trail 4, Brule to Degerman Rd, groomed this morning.
Trail 6 (to end of Minnow Lake Rd) groomed this morn.
Trail 35 (Wild Rivers Trail) was groomed this morn Trailhead to 4 west Open for Snowmobiles (No ATV’s at this time due to soft conditions), ungroomed trails.
Trail 4 – Wild Rivers Trail and the Warming Shack
Trail 4 – Degerman swamp area

NW Quadrant

All trails with the exception of the Saunders Grade are open, but there is a lot of leaning saplings that club members are working on removing. Use caution.

Drift Dodgers groomed Crosstown Route, Trail 28, Trail 41 and Trail 4/41 from CTH A to the Warming Shack last week.

Watch for heavy equipment working on the trails in the City of Superior. Use caution.

Douglas County Ski Trails

The service roads and parking lots are plowed. The trails were packed and tracked last week but the warm temperatures and rain reduced the trail base and the trails are currently very icy. Watch for updates. 

Superior Municipal Forest – All trails were groomed on January 10. The skate deck is in great shape other than a few icy spots throughout the forest.

After Hours Ski Trail – Is groomed, tracked and reporting excellent skating conditions.

Pattison State Park – Is groomed and tracked with great conditions, reports of a few icy spots.