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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 13, 2020

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Plenty of SNOW
Date of Report: February 13, 2020
Area Report:

February 13, 2020 – 6:31 – 4 below – Cloudy

Fair to Good – Many icy sections

Temps starting dropping late afternoon yesterday.  Today’s high is 5 with 14 below tonight.  Cold Friday with a high of 12 & low of 5.  There was a little SNOW of the Lake Effect variety yesterday.  About 1/2 inch of the fluffy stuff.

SNOW depths remain deep in Eagle River. 20 inches on average.

Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS Trails) reports shows the following trails groomed over the last 24 hours

  • Heading north from the groomer barn up 10/13
  • Trail 13N to the Conover connect
  • Wisconsin River bridge area
  • 10W & 7 to the Sayner/St. Germain connect

Note good news the Sno-Eagles have a purchased another groomer which may not have the gps installed.  You may find other trails groomed.  No update yet this AM from the Trail Boss.

Catfish & Eagle Lake trails are marked.  Eagle Lake has slight bumps but nothing very bad.  Icy with blow off of snow in some sections.  Please slow down.

It’s Thursday & the Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride. All are welcome to ride.  Meet at 9am at the Historic Railroad Depot trail 10/13 in town.  Across from Friendship House.

Yesterday was day 2 of the Sno-Eagles Weekday Away in Florence.  We left The Doll House Bed & Breakfast at 9:30 am heading through the town of Florence making our way to the Blue Ox Snowmobile Club trail F2. Took F2 south to F5 which heads west & then south to where it connects to trail F4.  Riding that all the way into Long Lake for lunch at the Roadhouse which is along Hwy 139.  The trails were EXCELLENT & very smooth except 1 section of what appeared to have been a swamp.  Mile at most.  All of the trails were covered with SNOW.  Some sections were icy underneath causing a little darting. Met 2 Blue Ox groomers.

After lunch we head north on corridor 7 aka the Nicolet ATV/Snowobile trail to corridor 6 which heads east of corridor 7.  7 is a heavily ridden trail & some minor chop.  Corridor 6 was ExCELLENT with the exception of one swamp section that frozen & rough.  Rode that all the way back to Florence.

Today we head back to Eagle River led by our leader, Iron man Ron.

THINK COLD & KEEP DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!!  P.S. No evil sun either!!

See you on the trails!

Holly Tomlanovich
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club

News and Reports:
February 11-13 – Sno-Eagles Weekday Away to Florence
February 13 – Thursday Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride – 9am – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on trail 10/13 across from Friendship House
Wednesday & Thursday Guided Trail Rides will continue through the end of the month snow & trail conditions permitting.
February 2- – General Member Meeting – Eddie B’s White Spruce – 6:30pm snacks – 7:00pm meeting – ALL WELCOME
February 29 – Groom to Ride raffle drawing – Trackside – 12 noon – Hwy 45N
February 29 – SNO(Saturday Night Out) – Lumpy’s Sports Bar & Grill – Social time 5:30pm – Dinner 6:00pm – Hwy 45S – ALL WELCOME
Please contact Sno-Eagles President, Howard Wolf at 262.442.4876 to volunteer 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.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours