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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 15, 2019

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: Base is hard - Thick to Thin - Need more snow
Date of Report: January 15, 2019
Area Report:

Still Early Season Riding & FAIR to GOOD

January 15, 2019 6:30am – 24 degrees – High of 29

Trails in Sno-Eagles Country are in need of new SNOW.  Early yesterday it was a freezing mist.  Later in the day around 3pm there was a period of SNOW.  Not much then cloudy again.  There is a chance of SNOW late this afternoon into tonight.  No totals at this point. Really need more than that so START DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!  Did not see any groomers out last but thinking that they might have headed north & west on “the grade” & then west.  Not sure on that.

Sled traffic has slowed down a bit but there are still sleds out there. With the temps up trails have softened up.  In town trails are still snow covered but need new snow. The grade heading into town & heading south toward Three Lakes is good. Not sure as you ride further down in the area where you cross a mini swamp. No reports that it is mushy.

Following conditions still remain.  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. Trail 17N from the Hwy 45 crossing toward Trail 1 is snirty at the beginning.  As you get in further it is much better.  

Far north, west, east in the woods are best riding.  Just a little more SNOW north, west & east.

Road crossings are snirty from road sand & where there are icy inclines.  

Manski Swamp (Trail 3) north of town & Wisconsin River Bridge area (10/13) are icy but no slush.

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.

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.


Thinking about a ride this afternoon. See ya on the trails! 

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
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
  • Thursday, January 17 – Sno-Eagles General Member meeting – ER VFW – 6:15pm appetizers with meeting at 7pm
  • Friday-Sunday, January 25-27 – Women On Snow!
  • Saturday, January 26 – SNO (Saturday Night Out) – White Stag(7141 Hwy 17 N, Sugar Camp, WI) – 5:30pm Social time – 6:00pm Dinner

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