Snow Cover: 9"-10" in the woods
Date of Report: January 22, 2017
The groomers have not been out since Thursday night. Temps briefly fell below freezing early Friday morning and have stayed above since. It is foggy this morning & is forecast to stay foggy until noon. Highs forecast above freezing until Wednesday. It will take several inches of snow and cold to get trails back to good.
Traffic has been light and most I saw were rentals. I can’t imagine riding in poor conditions with rain but……
Twin Haven via the new trail; Trail is nice except for the last 3/4 mile where it turns off the grade. This section has now been groomed & is much better but still has new trail bumps. 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.
The lakes are marked and had lots of snow. Watch for the possibility of slush and/or standing water in low spots along the trails and anywhere on the lakes.
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. 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.