Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Still plenty
Date of Report: February 7, 2020
February 7, 2020 – 7:43am – 18 Cloudy
SNOWMOBILE TRAILS IN EAGLE RIVER
For the most part Fair due to some icy conditions
These photos show trail conditions yesterday afternoon after the sun was out all day. First 2 are trail Atl13/3S. The far right one is the entrance/exit of trail 70W at the Sundstein Rd crossing at the Lincoln Town Hall. Trails in pretty good shape
High of 19 today with 9 below tonight plus CLOUDY. Yesterday the evil sun was out most of the day. What it did was soften up the rock hard trails by mid day. Meaning loose SNOW on the trail to help with lubrication & making it a little less icy & a bit safer riding. But please slow down as there still are icy stretches.
All in all trails are in pretty good shape especially in the woods under cover. They are also icier in the woods because the sun did not get to them & soften them up. So slow down. Otherwise everything is pretty much SNOW covered. Some corners have blow outs with hard ice in them. Other corners in the bright sun have burn out. The steady sunshine on the snow does that. Roads have hard shiny ice with some bare. Crossings have frozen puddles in the morning & water by the afternoon.
More riding today with more to update tomorrow.
Groomer Tracking Systems reports a big night of grooming. Here are the few trails not groomed in the last 24 hours:
- 10E to include Chanticleer Inn trail to Eagle Lake, GranpaGram aka 1, 9MI not groomed
- City trail from Trig’s Shell heading east to Bloom Rd not groomed
- 70W from near Honey Bear to the turnaround not groomed
- Mankse Swamp aka 3N not groomed
- Alt13 aka 3S section from Bloom Rd/Loon Lk Rd intersection to Three Lakes turnaround not groomed
- Portion of Uncle Kent not groomed
Catfish & Eagle Lake trails are marked. Reports of sizeable moguls. Please stay by the orange reflective barrels.
THINK COLD & KEEP DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!! P.S. No evil sun either!!
Be safe. See you on the trails!
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Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
News and Reports:
February 6 – Thursday Sno-Eagles guided trail ride – 9am – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on 10/13 in town. Across from Friendship House
February 7-9 – Pond Hockey – Due to ice conditions on Dollar Lake this year at the World Championship Derby Expo – Hwy 45N – Volunteers needed
February 10 – Snowmobile Rec Council Meeting – Eagle River Inn
Please contact Sno-Eagles President, Howard Wolf at 262.442.4876 to volunteer for any event.
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.
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