Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Varied Snow with ice base
Date of Report: March 3, 2023
March 3 2023 7:30am – 16 degrees – High 38
EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
Trails Good on average
March riding can be the best but you have to ride it when we have the SNOW. That was true yesterday. If you rode you found Good to Very Good riding everywhere in the woods. Along the roads & crossing by the afternoon it was soft & even wet. That’s late season riding.
Temps are still on a roller coaster. Warm in the 30’s during the day & low teens to 10’s at night. Next SNOW forecast Sunday night into Monday. Looks to be 2 inches. Stay tuned.
Yesterday rode from our home on Trail 10, east of Eagle River. This is the one way on the north side of the Hwy 70 to town. Left at a little past noon. High sun & there were burn throughs on 10 mainly under the big pines. Taylor Lk Rd was SNOW covered as was Pine Ln all the way to the Bloom Rd crossing & all of 10 after crossing Bloom to the Loon Lk Rd crossing. Trails GOOD. Took Alt 13S toward Three Lakes VERY GOOD. Just as you get near Three Lakes right onto Alt13W toward the cranberry marshes & Sugar Camp. SNOW covered & GOOD to VERY GOOD. Entered Sugar Camp on 13. ALL of 13 was SNOW covered & VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT. 13 connects to the Eagle River along Hwy 17 heading north. 13 was VERY GOOD all the way to the Hwy 70W crossing to the north side of Hwy 70. 13 was GOOD all the way into town except road crossing. In town back onto Alt13S “the grade” to 10E intersection on Willow Rd. 10E home on the south side of Hwy 70. Deep SNOW & GOOD to VERY GOOD. Great 42 mile ride.
Groomers headed out about 5:30pm last night & groomed nearly the entire system. Here is what was NOT groomed:
Trail 70W/13S/7 – this trail is located right behind Super 8
Uncle Kent club trail – this trail is located off 10W & ends at Hwy G
When you come upon a group of sleds in front of you on the trail. Passing them can get you in trouble. Have been seeing this all winter. When an entire group passes, by the time the last sled passes, a sled could be coming from the other direction.
Remember as you ride & meet a groomer the equipment is NOT able to leave the trail due to it’s weight. Pull over & stop. Wait for direction from the driver. Give ’em a thumbs up. They groom so we can ride!
Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are still marked. With the sun surface slush will form on the deep SNOW. If a lake is not marked it probably is not safe.
Take The Pledge, Protect Snowmobiling access for today’s and future snowmobilers (snowmobilerspledge.com)
THINK COLD!!! Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!
Ride it when we got it! See ya on the trails!
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
715.479-5185 Trail Updates
News and Reports:
SNO-EAGLES EVENTS – Wednesday & Thursday Guided Trail Ride s– 9:30am-3:00pm. Meet on Trail 10/13 in town at the Railroad Depot – To be sure the rides a “go” check out Sno-Eagles.org
March 4 – Mules UpNorth – Chef Rene’s at the Eagle River Inn – 6pm-9pm
March 7 – Sno-Eagles Board Meeting – 6pm – Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
March 16 – Sno-Eagles General Member Meeting & Annual Election – 6pm – Eagle Waters Resort – Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd
April 1 – Groom to Ride Raffle Drawing & Bucket Raffle – 1pm – WCDC – Hwy 45N
Check out www.eagleriver.org for more area events – lots of hockey at the ERRA Sports Arena on Hwy 70E
Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10 – Time to join a club!
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 County. Has all trail alerts. Plus includes the brown 3 digit emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number. Find you quicker.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours
Snowmobile Wisconsin – Know before you go!