Snow Cover: 7"-8" in the woods
Date of Report: December 26, 2016
All day Sunday was overcast, below freezing & no precip. Then we received about 1/2 of wet snow & sleet in the evening. Trees were snow covered & pretty. We actually increased our snow cover a bit by 9PM & I was thinking the groomers would be able to lay down a nice flat trail. Sometime after I went to bed it warmed and rained & this morning, trees are bare & we had lost some snow cover. Temps are above freezing as I type. Lakes have brown slush as visible from shore & creeks are running as visible from the roads. It is forecast to cool down & the trails should harden back up. Expect trails to be fair with some poor & wet areas.
Twin Haven via the new trail; Trail is nice except for the last 3/4 mile where it turns off the grade. This section must be ridden slowly. For those running along the power lines N from North Twin boat ramp, you now have a stop sign at the grade, E/W traffic has the right of way.
Lakes are not marked yet, stay off until they are marked.
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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.