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Trail Report – : Bayfield County, Wisconsin – January 24, 2019

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 3 to 12 inches
Date of Report: January 24, 2019
Area Report:

General Countywide Report:
Most of the county received 3 to 10 inches of new snow earlier this week, resulting in improved trail conditions throughout. 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. Some swamp crossings may still not be frozen and there are some trails that have only received minimal amounts of grooming. 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: We received early week snowfall of up to 3″ and trails remain in good condition. All trails were groomed mid week with the exception of trail 63 north of Grand View. Trail 63 and Trail 4 north of Grand View, in the Mason area continue to be rideable, however snow cover is very light. Some bare areas in the Bibon Swamp. As a reminder to trail users, most of the trails in the Mason area are on private property. Please stay on the trail. Don’t cut corners or look for shortcuts.

Namakagon Trail Groomers: 3 to 6 inch base, with 3+” of new snow. Most of the trails in the area are in good to very good condition. Please expect grooming operations at any time, day or night.

Valhalla Area: Trails in the Valhalla area are in good to excellent condition. With up to 10 inches of fresh new snow over the past few days, trails are being groomed twice a week.

Iron River Area: Iron River area trails are in very good condition with the recent snowfall. The base continues to be hard and icy, so please ride accordingly.

Frosty’s Vintage Riders (Mason/Delta Area): With 2 to 3 inches of new, fluffy snow, trail conditions in the Mason/Delta area have improved. But there is still a general lack of snow through the Bibon Swamp and a hard, icy base on most trails. Be extra cautious when approaching icy corners and hills.

South Shore Trail Club (Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia Areas): Trail 1 between Herbster and Corny was groomed on January 23; Trails 40 & 41 will be groomed on January 24; Port Wing trails from Iron River to Touve Rd were groomed on January 23; all are in good to very good condition.

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 trails in the Barnes area have been groomed and are in good condition. The trail conditions improve when heading further north. Trail 31 south of Mulligan Creek Road remains closed until a few repairs are completed and conditions improve (more snow).

Waino Riders (Northwest Corner of the County): Trail 1 from the Tri-County Corridor to Highway 13 was groomed on Wednesday and remains in great condition.

Washburn Valhallers: Trail #13 from Washburn to the Tri-County Corridor was groomed today and is in nice shape with most bare spots covered from our recent snow. Nice and flat! Trail #13 from Washburn to Valhalla will be groomed 1/24/19 and is expected to be in good to excellent shape. Both trails should provide great (but chilly) riding into and out of the Washburn area this weekend!!

News and Reports:

Trail 31S – South of Mulligan Creek Road is closed due to culverts out and downed trees.

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.