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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – March 16, 2019

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: SNOW over a hard ice base
Date of Report: March 16, 2019
Area Report:

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

March 16 2019 6:53am – 19 – High 31

New SNOW overnight.  About 2 inches 6 miles east of Eagle River.

Groomers were out again last night. Trails groomed:

  • 3 aka 13alt to Three Lakes connect
  • 13N/3 through town and north to Conover connect
  • 3N aka Manske Swamp
  • 17N to just past 1N
  • 13’s heading toward Bauer’s Dam area
  • Part of Uncle Kent’s trail

With the exception of the 2 inches of new SNOW trails are in about the same condition.  In town trails are degrading.  Here are some better riding areas.  The grade south to the 10E intersection.  Out east on 10E starting where the one way starts at the ERRA Sports Arena & east.  There are some corners that were exposed to sun that are icy & yes the road trail section out in the Anvil Lake area that are bare. Heading north on 3/13.  At the intersection take 3 north.  10W/13N is closed.  Most of 17N is pretty good too.  In the morning all trails crusty & icy.  As the day goes on the SNOW softens up.

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 there are snowbanks at driveway crossings & road crossings.  Road crews are still out off & on 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. Lots of slush so for the more experienced rider at this point.

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.
Wednesday, March 20 – Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance – 6:30 gathering with 7pm meeting – Eddie B’s on Hwy 45N just across the bridge
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.