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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 29, 2020

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Still plenty. Much is crusty
Date of Report: February 29, 2020
Area Report:

February 29, 2020 – 7:44am – 0 degrees – Sunny

Varying conditions – Good, Fair, Poor
Adventure Sledding time of the year

Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS Trails) reports in the last 24 hours nearly 100% GROOMING.  Here are the couple of sections not groomed

  • Uncle Kent trail west of Eagle off Hwy G with the exception of a short section next to Hwy G
  • Trig’s Shell section of the City trail to Bloom Rd
  • Trail 1 aka GrampGrahm off of 10E near Catch 22 that leads to Eagle Waters Resort


Cold morning that will change quickly.  High of 33 today with the evil sun this morning changing to partly cloudy after lunch.  Low tonight of 23. Warm again tomorrow in the 40’s with 24 tomorrow night. 30’s will continue for the future during the day.  SNOW in forecast for Tuesday & Thursday.  Inch or 2 for each day.

Trails have had a crusty SNOW cover with a little loose SNOW on top.  With the warm up today it will soften up.  This is adventure sledding season.  Meaning when you ride you are going to find every sort of condition.  SNOW covered. Burn through.  Icy.  Mushy with even some water especially road crossing.  As for road routes most are bare.  Under cover sections are shiny ice.  This is a time of the season that really requires that you slow down.  With the conditions on the trails changing quickly you can get into real trouble when riding.

Catfish & Eagle Lake trails are marked.  Stay by the orange reflective barrels. Have not ridden either lake lately but thinking by the end of today there will be surface slush.  Remember not all lakes are safe.  No markers means probably not safe

There is a 55mph nighttime speed limit.


See ya on the trails!

Holly Tomlanovich
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club

News and Reports:
February 29-March 1 – World Series Snowmobile Championship Plus 100 Lap Mira Enduro Race – Check out – Volunteers needed
February 29 – Groom to Ride raffle drawing – Trackside – 12 noon – Hwy 45N – Did you buy a ticket?  It’s not too late. TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE AT TRACKSIDE PRIOR TO THE DRAWING!!!
February 29 – SNO(Saturday Night Out) – Lumpy’s Sports Bar & Grill – Hwy 45S – 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