Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 2-6 hard base with plenty snow
Date of Report: January 26, 2019
SNO-EAGLES TRAILS OPEN!
January 25 2019 6:11am – 26 below zero – High of 5
5-6 inches of a mix of real SNOW & Lake Effect SNOW have improved the trails. On average all trails are GOOD. Plenty of white out on all the trails. With the base from 2-6 inches and frozen hard no moguls. Staying smooth. Few spots that have some chop on them.
Due to sub zero temps & for the safety of the groomer drivers grooming is 5pm to 10pm. Way too cold to be out late with the frigid temps.
Traffic began to pick up yesterday afternoon even with the cold temps.
Here are some cold weather tips.
- Don’t ride alone
- Tell someone where you will be riding
- Dress in layers
- Stop more often & drink warm drinks
- Make sure you keep the gas tank full
- Be sure your phone is fully charged & you have a map
- Download the “MapIt Vilas Co” app. It is a gps app that also includes the 3 digit
safety number system. Get in trouble you can pin point where you are at for EMT’s
Worth repeating is that:
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.
Had planned to ride today but rethinking that! Let you know tomorrow!
PROUD GROOMERS OF THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
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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
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
Tuesday, February 5 – Sno-Eagles Board meeting – 6:00pm – International Snowmobile HQ – Hwy 45N next door to the Derby Track
Friday-Sunday, February 8-10 – LaBatt Pond Hockey – Dollar Lake – Hwy 70E to Dollar Lk Rd
Tuesday-Thursday, February 12-14 – Sno-Eagles Week Day Away – Florence, WI
Thursday, February 21 – Sno-Eagles General Member meeting – Ed B’s White Spruce – Hwy 45 at the bridge
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