Snow Cover: 3 to 6 inches
Date of Report: December 28, 2016
Well, there are three things that damage snowmobile trails, wind, temperature and sun. Mother Nature gave us all of them. After the melt down, our groomers went out to see what they could do. The result is a lot of bare areas. Although the trail is basically flat now, we do need some snow. Some areas are rideable, but then again, you get around the corner and it is not good at all. Our northern groomer said once you get north of Brandy Wine Lane its better, but you will still run into the occasional bare spots.
This has been a very busy summer and fall, working on permits to improve our trail system. The Twin Bridge Park area has some huge changes thanks to the Marinette County Parks Department and Wisconsin DNR. We have been able to take care of a culvert extension along Parkway Road north of County X. We also, just finished the largest problem area in the park. The swamp hole coming off the bridge has been rerouted slightly for a much safer trail. We put in a culvert there allowing our groomers to get through, even early in the season! Also, north of Twin Bridge Campground, were we had a wetland issue, thanks to the new landowner, we were able to reroute with few problems to improve that area. Landowners are such a big part of our trail system. When you see them, thank them, wave and give them thumbs up! Remember, use of their property is a privilege, not a right!
The Oconto county area of the trail has had our loyal excavator very busy. He has bulldozed from Holtz Ranch Road north and over to LaFave Road, then…from Chickadee Road west to Boat Landing 11 Road. He was even out there on a Sunday, trying to stay ahead of the cold weather. THANK YOU VERY MUCH…
In addition to the new John Deere tractor that we purchased last year, we have now purchased another New Holland tractor for even better trail grooming.
If you do try to ride…please be careful. There is a swamp hole north of Bucks Ranch Road on the pipeline. Snowmobiles can make it through. There is caution tape there, please be aware. OUR WATERWAYS ARE NOT SAFE. We need snow and colder temps.
News and Reports:
Saturday, January 28 – 5th Annual Human Ice Bowling at Thortons Resort
Saturday, February 11 – High Falls Fish-o-Rama and Radar Run
Saturday, February 18 – Crooked Lake Fish-o-Rama
Saturday, February 27-Vintage Sled Ride at Thunder Lake Lodge
(any club members with events to be listed, please contact me…thank you)