Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: Ice hard base - Thick to Thin - Snow covered
Date of Report: January 12, 2019
VILAS COUNTY TRAILS TO INCLUDE SNO-EAGLES TRAILS ARE OPEN!
Still Early Season Riding with GOOD to FAIR conditions
January 12, 2019 7:48am – 20 degrees – High of 24
On average the trails are in GOOD conditions. Still ranking Early Season until the SNOW gets deeper. Heavy traffic. Groomers were out last night.
There is ice under the SNOW on the trails not just in the corners. At road crossings saw some areas with snirt. The roads are sanded & sleds carry that sand up onto the trail for a short distance. Have reports of a bumpy rough areas. When the temps dropped into the single digits bumps can set & it takes a extra work to get smoothed out. Base is good but need deep SNOW to do a good job of cutting.
Heavy traffic areas like in towns are pretty good too, especially the grade heading into town. 10E after you come off the grade & head east is pretty snirty in a lot of spots until to get to Bloom Rd to the roads that take you to the one-ways near the Sports Arena. Same heading west on 70/7 the beginning section where you cross the road near the Lincoln Town Hall until you get out a bit. Lots of woods & the SNOW didn’t get in there so it fatigued out quicker. Haven’t been up north in Sno-Eagles Country so not sure what’s up there.
No Lake Effect Snow yesterday & only 10-20% for today. It will be cloudy for the next week. Terrific for the trails. Also going to be single digit cold at night except Monday. On Monday temps will pop up to 30 during the day & 21 at night. That could mean some SNOW. START DANCIN’
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. So heading out east you are on the south side of the road. Heading back into town heading west you are on the north side of the road. The other is the 13’s up near Buckatabon Bridge & Bauer’s Dam area. Clearly marked with DO NOT ENTER signs. This can be dangerous.
EAGLE LAKE TRAIL & CATFISH LAKE TRAIL ARE MARKED & OPEN. Stay by the reflective orange barrels. Do not drift away from the barrels as it is not safe to do so. Remember not all lakes have trails so if you don’t see marker do not ride on it to be safe. These are the only 2 lakes that are marked in Sno-Eagles Country. No other lake trails.
Also there is a dusk to dawn speed limit of 55 MPH.
Continue DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE & THINK COLD!
See ya on the trails!
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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
- Thursday, January 17 – Sno-Eagles General Member meeting – ER VFW – 6:15pm appetizers with meeting at 7pm
- Saturday, January 26 – SNO (Saturday Night Out) – White Stag(7141 Hwy 17 N, Sugar Camp, WI) – 5:30pm Social time – 6:00pm Dinner
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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