Snow Cover: 6-12"
Date of Report: January 10, 2017
Most of the County received some fresh snow today, and some areas are still getting snow. Groomers in all areas plan on being out this week. We are hopeful that the cold has frozen down the last few stubborn wet spots and we are getting eyes on those areas this week. A more detailed report will be posted Friday morning after groomers get a chance to assess their trails.
Northern Bayfield County:
In higher elevations away from Lake Superior, trails are very good. We have been getting some lake effect snow off and on all week which is helping, but not adding up to much. Port Wing has poor trail conditions and Trail 1 near Port Wing (between Touve Rd. and Flagg Rd.) is CLOSED due to active logging on private land until further notice. Herbster has fair trail conditions. Trail 31 to the casino is open, but with some logging activity near Lost Lake Rd. so use caution.
Central Bayfield County:
The Iron River area trails continue to improve with some fresh snow over the past couple of days and a very hard base. The main focus has been clearing fallen trees and grooming will start again Friday morning.
Southern Bayfield County:
Barnes- Grooming is in progress on all Town of Barnes trails. Trail 17N to Iron River has been groomed as well as Trail 18 to Corridor 31. Trail 31S to Mulligan Creek and to the Ounce River has not been groomed due to lack of snow and swamp freeze up. That area will be addressed in the future when we get more snow. All trails are in fair to good condition; please ride with caution.
Drummond – trails have a hard base but very little new snow. The groomer will be out over the weekend on all trails with the possible exception of north of Grand View and Bibon Swamp until the ground freezes.
Namakagon- The stick trail will be put up on Lake Namakagon on Friday, January 6th. The groomers went out late last week and hit all trails. Conditions are fair with a good base.
Please use caution when riding and stay safe.
News and Reports:
New snowmobile maps have arrived! Order yours online at www.travelbayfieldcounty.com or pick one up at area businesses. You can also download the Avenza app (for free) and get the updated Snowmobile Map on your device before you hit the trails – you can locate yourself on the trail map with GPS so you can see where you are, even with no cell reception!