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Trail Report: Conover, Wisconsin – December 20, 2016

Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 8" - 9" in woods
Date of Report: December 20, 2016
Area Report:

As promised I am got out this morning & rode 47 miles. Traffic was non existent (2 deer & 0 sleds). My route was from town 45S to 13N running the “D loop”. Then 13N into Land O system to 6 & turned around. Followed 45N to 8E/8W intersection. At this intersection (#117), the center fork is 8E but somehow is labeled 8W. The brown signs are correct. I’ll try to get this sign corrected soon. Ran 8E to the power lines and the Land O/Phelps intersection & back. Then rode the grade east to Twin Haven via the new trail; Trail is nice except for the last 3/4 mile where it turns off the grade. This last section must be ridden slowly. Returned to town via 3 into the park.

I’m rating the trails overall as fair. Some areas were good but I want to be conservative. There were no wet spots but a few rocks & logs sticking thru and periodic snirt areas. Lakes are not marked yet, stay off until they are marked.

News and Reports:

Don’t forget you need a WI trail permit to ride the state’s groomed trail system. Aggressive riding causes more trail damage than slower, less aggressive riding. Until the base gets built up & we get more snow to work with, groomers can only do so much  to repair damage.