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Trail Report – : Bayfield County, Wisconsin – February 6, 2019

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 5 to 15 inches
Date of Report: February 6, 2019
Area Report:

General Countywide Report:
Most of the county received more new snow over the past week, ranging from a few inches up to 10+ inches. More heavy snow is in the forecast for the next few days. Even with the new snow, trail conditions remain variable, with hard bases and icy conditions still being reported throughout the county. Use extra caution when out on the trails. Also, please be aware of maintenance equipment on the trail, as grooming can occur at any time, day or night. Approach all wet areas with extra caution and be prepared to turn around if the crossing appears suspicious. Be wary of low hanging branches, wet areas, downed trees and/or limbs, and other similar hazards that may compromise the trail. Use extra caution, be prepared to turn around or find an alternate route and stay on the trails!

See below for area specific reports. For the most up to date report of trail conditions, please contact the local snowmobile club.

Drummond Snojacks: After heavy use the trails have held up well due to the cold weather last week. Trails 63, 6 and 7 are in very good condition and will be groomed mid-week and before the weekend. Trail 4 to Sanborn will not be groomed this week or until we get a significant amount of snow cover in the fields. Reminder to users…trails in the Mason area are entirely on private property. Stay on the trail, don’t cut corners or look for shortcuts.

Namakagon Trail Groomers: 3 to 5” base. All trails were groomed on 2/4 and are in good condition with an inch+ of new snow on them! As always, remember to watch for groomers on the trail, day or night

Valhalla Area: Trails in the Valhalla area are in excellent riding condition. With 10 inches of fresh new snow over the past few days, grooming operations will continue every day. Come up and ride the best trails in Bayfield County.

Iron River Area: All trails along with the Tri County Corridor in Iron River area continue to be in very good to excellent condition.

Frosty’s Vintage Riders (Mason/Delta Area): Trail 4 in the Mason/Delta area has a nice base, but still some icy spots, especially on sharp corners and hills.

South Shore Trail Club (Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia Areas): All trails on the south shore will be groomed by Friday and in very good to excellent condition. The trails in the Port Wing area are in very good condition. With more measurable snow expected Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the plan is to groom again during the day on Thursday

A portion of Trail 40 (Wally Polk) was recently plowed, but is still open. If riding this section of trail be aware of logging activity, including haul trucks. To get to Port Wing, an alternate route would be Trail 43 to Trail 66 to Trail 3.

Barnestormers (Barnes Area): All Barnes trails are in fine condition and will be groomed before Friday, including Trail 31 south of Mulligan Creek Road. Trail 31 south is in good condition with a few poor sections. Be aware of logging operations north of Seely Fire Lane and south of Mulligan Creek Road. There are a few rough spots and tops of stones showing through, this will improve with more snow and continued grooming.

Waino Riders (Northwest Corner of the County): Trail 1 is in very good condition to Highway 13 and will be groomed after the predicted Thursday snowstorm.

Washburn Valhallers: Trail 13 North between Washburn and Valhalla was groomed Monday, 2/4 and is in excellent condition. Trail 13 South was groomed on 2/5, and is also in very good to excellent condition. We will re-groom both trails on Friday 2/8, before the weekend.

News and Reports:

Trail 63 in the Cable Area: Trail 63 just south of the intersection with Trail 70 south of the town of Cable is closed until further notice.

Trail 4 just east of Mason: Trail is closed at Yderstad Rd. Take Yderstad north to Brown Rd. then back South on Roy Anderson Rd where you can pick up the trail again. Follow signs.

Trail 4 in Delta: At Camp One road and County H. Follow the signs.

Trail 63 and 70 into Cable: To get into the Town of Cable from the East take Randysek Rd. North into town.

Trail 40 just South of Port Wing: Flag Rd. is closed. Use East White Birch Rd. to get into Port Wing.

Other Notes:

A portion of Trail 17, located west of Highway 27, and heading west through Sawyer and Bayfield Counties, has been plowed for a logging operation. The trail remains open, but please be aware of logging activity, including haul trucks.