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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – December 28, 2019

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 6-12 + on trails
Date of Report: December 28, 2019
Area Report:

December 28, 2019 – 6:58am   18 degrees

Fair on average
Update – Trl 17N closed from Trl 1 intersection to Columbus Rd. 
Heading south detoured to Hwy 17. Cross Hwy & take Trl 1 back to Eagle River 

Mixed precipitation today.  The weather service reports freezing rain turning to SNOW mid afternoon. 1-3 inches of snow/ice mix predicted.  Tomorrow, Sunday rain in the morning changing to SNOW/rain mix. 1 inch SNOW. Monday all SNOW.  3-5 inches during the day & another 1 inch Monday night.  THINK COLD to get the temps down. THEN START DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!

Groomed trails according to Groomer Tracking is:

3S aka Alt 13 to the Three Lakes turn around – from groomer barn through town to “grade”
70W to the St. Germain turn around
7 aka Paintball Field from turn off of 70W to County H turn around near Kathan Inn
10W/13N from the groomer barn north to 17N intersection
17N to Chain o’ Lakes Rd
1N from Eagle Lk Boat Launch to Townhall Rd
Uncle Kent’s trail to Croker Rd off of Hwy G
10W from Boot Lk Rd to 13N connect
10W/7 to Sayner connect
13N to 13c to Bauer’s turn around then back to 13N grooming to TIN 132. rest of 13N not groomed
10E to include 9MI – Loon Lk Rd to Bloom Rd not groomed

The following trails have had minimal grooming or no grooming so far this season due to potential slush & rough conditions.  Experienced riders only:

*Wisconsin River Trail aka 10W/13N – frozen but shiny slippery ice – approaches not        groomed
*Manske Swamp aka Trail3N – no recent grooming
*Loon Lk & Bloom Rds section of 10E(use City/Trig’s Trl to Bloom Rd) – not groomed
*Trail 17S from Trail 7 aka Paintball Field heading south to the Sugar Camp trails – not

Catfish & Eagle Lake Trails are NOT MARKED.  So I’d wait before crossing 

Rode 125 miles yesterday with husband Tom & friends from Plymouth, WI.  From our home on 10E to town.  Rode Bloom Rd to Loon Lk Rd moguled & rough.  “Grade” 3/aka Alt 13 to town bumpy from lots of traffic & warm temps. 70W all the way to Eagle River Inn.  Groomed to around Oak Ln going west.  From there no grooming again until Synergy Salon.  Frozen mushy areas in there. From Eagle River Inn 70W into St. Germain trails were groomed & good.  Took 15 into town to avoid Little St.  Then back out & north to Sayner by 15 & 10.  Lots of traffic good to fair with some areas of bigger bumps. Then on up to Boulder using 15 & 11. Lots of traffic with well used trails.  15 to 6 heading to Land o’ Lakes.  First section well ridden with lots of traffic. Used north club trails.  Mostly road running from Old B to 13 connect.  Snow covered all the way.  South on 13 toward Conover & Eagle River all the way to 10. Cross WI River Bridge.  Icy but solid. Approaches on both sides not groomed. 10/13 to Manske Swamp/3 to 17. No recent grooming & icy. First section of 17 not groomed until after Chain o’ Lks Rd. To the “grade” 10/13 into town.  Friends headed to Eagle River Inn we headed down the “grade” to 10E & home.  Great day!!!

Very important!  THINK COLD & start DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE! 

See you on this trails!

Holly Tomlanovich
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club

News and Reports:
January 1 – Happy New Year!
January 7 – BOD meeting at 6PM at World Snowmobile HQ
January 8 – First Wednesday Ride – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on Trail 13 – 9am
January 9 – First Thursday Ride – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on Trail 13 – 9am
January 10-12 – Vintage World Championship Snowmobile Derby – Food Booth Volunteers needed
January 17-19 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby – Food Booth Volunteers needed
Contact Club President, Howard Wolfe at 262.442.4876 to sign up for any event.

Snowmobile Information:

Handy Snowmobile Links

Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App GPS style app of all trails in Vilas Cty.  Plus includes the brown 3 digit emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number.  Find you quicker.
GTS (Groomer Trails Systems App – shows trails groomed last 24 hrs, 48 hrs, 96 hrs