Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 4-6 inches
Date of Report: December 30, 2021
Trails throughout the county are still in early season condition with spotty snow coverage in some areas. The whole county received snow but the base is thin in spots. Hopefully the cold weather helps us maintain what we have. Be aware that there are still places with exposed rocks, gravel, and mud holes so ride carefully. Thank you to our groomers for working hard to get the trails open!
Just a reminder to all to please respect private landowners and stay on the trail. Stay on the trail or stay home!
Some trouble spots to note:
- The Wally Polk Trail/Trail 40 near Port Wing and Herbster is closed. Flag road is a suitable re-route.
- Trail 1 to Red Cliff/the Casino is temporarily closed. We ran into a landowner issue but hope to have a resolution within the week.
Namakagon Trail Groomers: Gene & the guys were out in the Huskies and got the majority of the trail system panned yesterday (Tues) with we’re going out this morning and finished the last remaining section which was Lake Namakagon to Grand View & back. We have not driven through any of the marsh/swamp areas – we’ll let the snowmobiles pack them down first. We have not seen or heard of any issues. After packing the trails, we don’t seem to have much snow but the cold weather should hopefully help them hold up as well as possible. Round about a 2-4″ base. It is definitely “EARLY SEASON RIDING”
Barnes Barnestormers: Barnes trails are looking beautiful; we have everything groomed. Groomed 31 south of Mulligan Creek Rd. today (12/29/21).
Drummond SnoJacks: All trails out of Drummond are groomed and trail 4 to Sanborn are open and groomed. Trail 63 from Grand View to Mason is ok. The water crossing in the Bibon Swamp is frozen.
Iron River: The tri-county corridor was groomed to Brule. Trails 22,24 and 31 Ruth Lake to Iron River are also groomed. Grooming Trail 4 to Mason and Friday Trail 31 north to Trail 63. The trails groomed today looked great. Seems to be 12-14 inches of snow in this area total.
Washburn Valhallers: The Washburn groomer was out yesterday (Tuesday) and groomed Trail 33, 31, and 63 (Moqua Spur). The trails groomed up nicely and with the added 4-5 inches last night, they should be ready to ride for Thursday. We are out today (Wednesday) grooming 31 and 35 today up through the Sunbowl and will groom 13 tomorrow into Washburn and to the Ashland corridor. Trails appear to be in good riding shape.
South Shore– Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia: There are still mud holes on the trails that need to freeze, but trails are passable. Close to the lake there are weeds showing once the snow was packed down but there’s at least a base. We need a good freeze down and will leave the trail till next week before more grooming by the lake.