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

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Plenty of SNOW over a hard ice base
Date of Report: March 15, 2019
Area Report:

On average FAIR – GOOD conditions out farther
Trail 10W/13N aka Wisconsin River Bridge trail is CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON 
Extreme Danger

March 15 2019 6:10pm  – 29  – Low 15 UPDATE

Temps have dropped & a skiff of SNOW over night. Less than an inch.  Teens at night throughout this weekend.  30’s during the day.  Cloudy.

No grooming overnight.

Trail conditions are about the same.  SNOW is soft during the day when temps rise.  Crusty in the mornings with temps going down into the teens or low 20’s at night.   Plenty of SNOW to ride on with varying conditions to include icy.  In town SNOW is the softest.  Water at the edges of all road crossings & later today expect some on trail sections.  The crossing just past Friendship House that takes you to the rec bridge along Hwy 45N is the worst where there is snirt.  Trails in many areas are solid & snow filled with top SNOW crusty.  Out of town going east is pretty good with downgrade between Loon Lake Rd to Bloom Rd & crossing the bridge near Boat Sport.  Otherwise pretty GOOD riding.  North the same conditions.  West the area from the Town of Lincoln Townhall out a distance is downgraded as well.  Rest is pretty darn good.  On the high hill on Trail 70W icy & rough.  Take Trail 7 aka Paintball Field to Sugar Camp Trail 15 & on to the alternate 70’s to St. Germain OR head north on 13N taking 10W/13N toward Sayner.    Note most road trails/routes are bare or low on snow. All in all what really surprised me was the lack of snirt at the crossings.  What is there is grey/brownish SNOW because of the softness & plenty of moisture.

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.

Even with the warm up the snowbanks at driveway crossing & road crossings are still have snowbanks. Road crews are still out winging road banks.  There are some parts of trails that run along highways that could be have chunky snow on them from the road clearings.  10E is one.

EAGLE LAKE TRAIL & CATFISH LAKE TRAIL ARE MARKED & OPEN. There is surface slush on top & layered through the SNOW.  Hard ice under the SNOW.

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.

Trails can & will remain open until midnight March 31 snow & conditions permitting.

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.  Please contact Club Pres. Howard Wolf 262.442.4876 as temps are up to be sure there is a ride.
Thursday, March 21 – General Member meeting – 6:30pm gathering with 7pm meeting – Eagle Waters Resort
Friday-Sunday, March 22-24 – AWSC Annual Spring Convention – Green Bay, WI
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.