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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – March 4, 2019

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Plenty of SNOW over a hard ice base
Date of Report: March 4, 2019
Area Report:

On average GOOD 

March 4 2019 6:54am  – 19 below  – High 6

This Monday will be a cold one.  19 below zero this early AM & it will be a struggle to get above zero until near noon.  Then only a high of 6 today.  Sunny this morning & cloudy this afternoon.  Below zero at night until Friday.  Daytime temps will start warming on Thursday.  Next snow forecast to move in Saturday night into Sunday.  Stay tuned pretty far in advance forecasting.

Extremely heavy traffic this weekend.  Last night nearly all of the Eagle River trails that Sno-Eagles maintain were groomed.  The following trails were not groomed:

10E to include 9mile & Chanitcleer Inn trail
1S aka Grampa Grahm,
Section of 70/W from the trail 7S turn heading west to the St. Germain BoBoen connect

Even with the heavy traffic trail riding was pretty good. Rode yesterday starting on 10E which was in VERY GOOD condition.  This all the way east to the Three Lakes connect & later heading home from town as we circled around into Three Lakes & Phelps trails heading into town on 17. Check out Three Lakes & Phelps report for an update on those trails.  Did see deer on 17.  Good 17 was groomed last night as it had seen plenty of trail & was rough.  Should be fine today.  Trail 13/3/10 in town was GOOD.  Even though temps only got up to around 6 the snow had softened from the sun.  But still plenty of snow all the way through town heading north & south.  The “grade” heading south as far as the 10E turn off is EXCELLENT.  Saw no snirt in town & none on the section of 10E between Loon Lake Rd to Bloom Rd.  No icy in there either all snow covered.  Did see a couple of deer in that section too. Corners are filled high with snow everywhere but no icy on the trails.  Only icy conditions were on a few of the road trails.  Did not ride Eagle or Catfish lake trails.  Was told best to stay right by the orange barrels as there is a lot of drifting on Eagle & layered slush on Catfish.  All in all trails are on average GOOD.

Here are other important updates:

Trail 10W/13N aka Wisconsin River Bridge Trail has reopened.  Please use caution.

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.

See ya on the trails. Give the groomers 2 thumbs up!

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
Tuesday, March 5 – Sno-Eagles Board meeting – 6pm – Snowmobile Hall of Fame – Hwy 45N
Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10 – USSA Series Snowmobile Race – World Championship Derby Complex
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.