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Trail Report – : Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – January 15, 2019

Reporter: nikky.farmakes
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 4-6 inches in most areas.
Date of Report: January 15, 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.  

*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.

The area experienced unseasonably warm temperatures and rain over the weekend which reduced the trail base in areas and caused icy conditions now that the temperatures have dropped once again. The clubs continue to work on hanging limbs and bent saplings from the winter strom two weeks ago.  Please use caution on all trails.  

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, groomed, we need cold and snow. 
Trail 9 is open from Moose Road south and in fair condition, has been groomed. 
Work continues on Trail 9 north of Moose Road, beavers have been removed, hopeful water will freeze in these next days as temps drop below freezing, so we anticipate opening by the weekend. Will provide an update prior to that. 

All other trails closed at this time 

SE Quadrant 

All trails are open with the exception of Trail 41N from the Wild Rivers Trail north to the warming shack There is reroute around the closed portion which utilizes the Tom Green Road. Watch for icy corners, Trails in fair conditions Ride carefully! More updates will come as they happen

Trails 41b, 35s, 27b single pass on Sunday 1/13/19. 
Trails 27, 7 single passes on 1/14/19. 
Trail 35 (from double gates) to & including 27b double groomed on 1/13/19. 
Trail 217 is groomed and icy. 
Trail 17 Groomed – Icy, Use Caution – South of Fowler Circle to Seeley Fire lane Open to ATVs starting 1/18 Friday 
Trail-3 in Wascott was groomed last Friday and is in fair condition…we need more snow. 

NE Quadrant 

Please watch for low hanging brush and limbs. Conditions vary from good to very good, even excellent some places. Better to the north and thinner and icer to the south. 

The lower part of 27A is icy so we did not groom down the hill to Hwy A/Palmer’s Landing. 
The short section of 235 between Hwy E and Trail 2 (TCC) was groomed Sunday. Rated at “Better than it was”. 
Our small groomer was just moved over there so it will take some time to flatten it out. 

Grooming: With one exception, all Brule River Riders trails are groomed. Most trails are scheduled to be groomed again later this week. Trail 35 (WRT) being groomed 1/5/2019.

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. 
1/11/19 Grooming – Trail 4/41 from Amnicon Lake to the warming shack
1/12/19 Grooming – Crosstown (Trail 2), Trail 28, Trail 0, Wrenshal Grade (Trail 66), Trail 2 to the Schallamier Road Parking Lot 

Trails generally in good condition with icy segments. 

Douglas County Ski Trails 
The service roads and parking lots are plowed. Grooming and track setting have been suspended until the area receives additional snowfall. Conditions are poor at this time.

Superior Municipal Forest – All trails were groomed on January 14. 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 skiing and skating conditions.

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