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Trail Report – : Bayfield County, Wisconsin – December 18, 2019

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 18-24 inches packed, 3-4+ feet in the woods
Date of Report: December 18, 2019
Area Report:

Bayfield County Snowmobile Trails are open! We are living in a winter wonderland up here in Bayfield County. A few big snowstorms have left a huge amount of snow on the ground. While this snow makes for beautiful trails it has also created some challenges and our clubs have been hard at work getting the trails ready. Most trails have been either panned or groomed however some wet spots have not. Wet spots and swamps continue to be an issue. Lakes are not safe. Some trails have not been groomed or ridden by the clubs so may have downed trees. Contact your local club and see if they need help clearing or packing trails!


Some trouble spots to note:

  • The Bibon Swamp near Mason and Grandview– not frozen
  • Trails around Port Wing – haven’t been groomed or ridden due to wet trails and some equipment issues.
  • Trail 1 in the North – Some spots haven’t been frozen down yet or cleared yet.


Namakagon Trail Groomers: NTG trail system is all open and groomed multiple times with a 20″+ base. Our multiple marshes have been groomed up to (and turned around) but not groomed thru yet.


Barnes Barnestormers: All the Barnes trails were groomed last week with the exception of 31 south from Mulligan Creek Road to the Sealy Fire Lane. We are advising no travel on this section until we get it groomed later this week. Hazards On this section of trail include wet areas, wash outs, down trees, logging and missing trail markers. We began grooming Sunday (12/15/19) evening and should have all trails done before the weekend. Our trails are in excellent condition with no known hazards with the exception of 31 south at the present time.


Drummond SnoJacks: We spent 10 long hours on trail 4 pushing trees off and breaking trail. Leaving this morning (12/16/19) to try to sign the fields may take most of the day. Not all brush has been removed by 4 corners small over hanging trees have to be cut back yet fair warm snowmobiles that it may not be finished till the end of the week.


Frosty’s Vintage Riders: All groomed to as far as Frosty’s. Frosty’s to mason will be groomed within a day or 2, beware of logging operations between Pike River Road and Delta Drummond Road.


Washburn Valhallers: Thanks to help from Tony in the Iron River area, Trail #13 from the Corridor to Washburn was groomed Monday (12/16/19) and Trail #13 from Washburn to Valhalla should be groomed by the end of the day Tuesday (12/17/19).  Trails out of Valhalla are 80% open. Parts of Trail 1 and 31 have not been groomed but will hopefully be opened up by the weekend.


South Shore– Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia: Worked on Trail 1 Monday (12/16/19) from Herbster to Swedlund rd. Cleared all downed trees, did not use the drag yet. Tuesday cleared Trail 40 from 7 mile Rd to Trail 31 of downed trees. Hope to finish trail 1 to Corny tomorrow and then will be grooming