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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – March 10, 2019

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Plenty of SNOW over a hard ice base
Date of Report: March 10, 2019
Area Report:

On average GOOD with VERY GOOD 

March 10 2019 7:52  – 24  – High 32

Trails are holding very well even with the heavy, heavy traffic this weekend.  Along with warm temps yesterday.  The levels did drop but there is so much SNOW on the ground there is still plenty to ride on & good riding.  Picture on the right was taken yesterday, March 9.  We have SNOW!

Grooming again last night. The gts.groomertrackingsystem shows almost the entire trail system was groomed.  Here are the trails NOT groomed:

Trail 7 aka Paintball field
Uncle Kent’s
Trail 1 aka Grampa Grahm trail

Light SNOW over night & heavy wet snow showers at 7:36am 6 miles east of Eagle River.  Overnight maybe 1 inch.  Stay tuned for totals.

SNOW became “sticky” yesterday as it softened up.  When riding & letting up on the throttle sled slows down pretty quickly.  Corners are in many sections piled high with loose SNOW. Not much sun yesterday but there was on Friday so there are a few corners with ice a the bottom.  Icy conditions on sections of the road trails & there are bare areas where the sun got to the roads.  With the temps up & the heavy amount of sand, salt & brine on the roads the crossing are soft & there is water on the actual roads as you cross.  If there is snirt at the crossing not much.  Not riding myself due to a sled  problem.  So took a vehicle ride & did not see any snirt in town, on trail 70W  17S70W intersection, 10E of town , 3/alt13, Manske swamp or 17N.  This was yesterday afternoon.

All in all it’s really GOOD to VERY GOOD riding out there.  If you are riding sure you noticed that Trail 17N is sitting very high up.  Same with sections of 10E.  Please read the important updates for more info.  As of yesterday even with the sun mush at the crossings was minimal.   Please stay on your side of the trail & on the trail.

Grooming again last night. The gts.groomertrackingsystem shows most trails groomed.  Here are the trails NOT groomed:

10E to include Chanticleer Inn & 9 mile trails
Grampa Graham trail aka 1S
Uncle Kent’s trails

Everything else groomed.

These important updates continue:

There is 1 logging operations going on where there is a need to use parts of the trails. Trail 13N by Deep Lake Rd. Plus utility work on 7 near Sugar Camp on the high line.

The snowbanks at driveway crossing & road crossings are still high. Road crews are still out winging road banks.  Expect some blocked road & driveway crossings.  Please stop & cross with caution.

Still seeing some signs buried in the deep SNOW.  

EAGLE LAKE TRAIL & CATFISH LAKE TRAIL ARE MARKED & OPEN. Lakes are drifted & lots & lots of slush under the SNOW especially on Catfish Lake.  Drifting on Eagle Lake is much worse than on Catfish Lake.

The 2 one-way trail areas are 10E 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.  Please be aware that for now signs will be buried in many locations.  PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK A MAP SO YOU KNOW THE LOCATION OF THESE TRAILS.

Get out & ride it is great out there!

Holly Tomlanovich
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, March 21 – General Member meeting – 6:30pm gathering with 7pm meeting – Eagle Waters Resort
SNO(Saturday Night Out) – Pike’s Pine Isle – 5:30pm gathering with 6pm dinner – 1261 Pine Isle Rd, Three Lakes

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.