Snow Cover: 13" - 15" in undisturbed areas
Date of Report: February 8, 2017
Both groomers were out again last night. Temps fell to near zero so trails firmed up rock hard. Yesterday’s “Colorado Low” system dropped about 4″ of good snow that we can work with.
I’m giving the trails a good rating but expect very good with some excellent thrown in too. (Very good is not an option when posting a report)
Road crossings on Hwy 45 are fair. Crossings on K near town also fair.
We are not grooming behind the cemetery on the way to Pioneer Lake.
Twin Haven via the new trail; It has smoothened out nicely now. For those running along the power lines heading north from the North Twin boat ramp, you now have a stop sign at the grade, E/W traffic has the right of way.
The lakes are marked and pretty smooth now.
News and Reports:
It crossed my mind that for those of you that have never snowmobiled in Vilas or surrounding, it is unlike areas further south. We really have nearly zero farm field crossings. Most riding is in the woods, some trails are on old rail grades & there are lots of lake crossings. But, be prepared to travel a distance to the next stop, especially along the northern portions of the county. Food is hard to find on Tuesdays, carry a snack.
Please stay on the trails; Trespassing is the fastest way to loose trails. 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. Ride right & be safe.
Conover Blizzard Blast is February 18th at the Conover Town Park on Hwy K east.