Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: Hard base plenty of snow
Date of Report: February 22, 2019
EAGLE RIVERS TRAILS OPEN!
Trails Very Good to Excellent!
February 22 2019 7:25am – 11 – High 31
Winter just keeps coming in Vilas County! Saturday night into Sunday more SNOW is forecast. 5-8 inches on Saturday night & 1-3 Sunday during the day! In the meantime the temps are popping up. 31 today. 32 Saturday & 26 Sunday. Then on Monday back to single digits for high & night times temps below zero until next Thursday. That’s if the weather guys are right. We will see.
Trail Boss reports that all trails in Eagle River were groomed overnight.
Some chop & set bumps in a few areas. Groomers will be out to do some cutting to fix the set bumps. There are 2 logging operations going on where there is a need to use parts of the trails. Trail 13N by Deep Lake Rd & on 7 near Sugar Camp on the high line. There wasn’t snirt at the trail crossings but temps are coming up today so mushy snirt will be at the road crossing especially right in town. SNOW’S going to soften up but it is deep enough & everything is groomed so will be great riding.
More SNOW means even higher snowbanks at driveway crossing & road crossings. Please when you see the yield driveway ahead sign slow down & take the time to look both ways. At the road crossings there are stop signs & please stop. It is nearly impossible to see vehicles coming. Have seen a few sled & vehicle accidents this season not good.
REMEMBER THE DUSK TO DAWN SPEED LIMIT IS 55MPH EVERYWHERE. Lake & Land Trails.
EAGLE LAKE TRAIL & CATFISH LAKE TRAIL ARE MARKED & OPEN. Stay by the reflective orange barrels. Lots of SNOW on the lakes so there could be some moguls. Be safe & slow down.
Been mentioning this all season:
Sno-Eagles Country has 2 areas that have one-way trails. 10E is a one-way trail from the ERRA Sports Arena all the way out to Nicolet Mini Mart. The other is the 13’s up near Buckatabon Bridge & Bauer’s Dam area. Clearly marked with DO NOT ENTER signs. Plus trail signs are backwards if you are going the wrong way.
That’s it for today! Start of another sledding weekend. Be safe.
See ya on the trails!
THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
News and Reports:
Wednesday & Thursday – Trail Rides – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on “the grade” Trail 13/3 at 9am. Contact Club Pres., Howard Wolf 262.442.4876
Saturday, February 23 – Ride With Pride drawing – Trackside – 12-1pm
Saturday, February 23 – SNO(Sat. Night Out) 12 Pines – Hwy 70E to right on Townline Rd – 5:30pm gathering 6:00pm dinner
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.