Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Hard base to crusty snow base to frozen ground. Fair late season
Date of Report: March 7, 2018
March 7, 2018 – 6:30am
VILAS COUNTY TRAILS ARE OPEN
Snowmobile Trails Can Remain Open Until Midnight March 31st
At that time in the sledding season where the trail conditions news doesn’t change very much. Temps this morning are at 15 degree with a high of 21. 4 degrees tonight. For the future temps will be 20’s & 30’s during the day and teens overnight. So the SNOW on the ground isn’t going anywhere. Just that we need new fresh SNOW. Over the last couple of days maybe 2 inches east of Eagle River.
Trails on average are still FAIR but late riding conditions. In town trails are POOR frozen spots of SNOW & ice in the mornings. As it warms up during the day the SNOW & ice thaw & get mushy and wet especially at road crossings. Many of the road trails for the most part have no snow on them. Especially those running north & south. Moving out of town conditions improve but it is a struggle to get to them without a bit of adventure sledding. In woods trails particularly way out east, north & southwest are FAIR with even some areas of GOOD but this is getting far & few between. That would be 6 miles or more. Trailering & dropping off to ride might be good.
No grooming at this point.
Here are some continuing areas to be aware of:
The section of the Chanticleer Inn Trail off of Trail 10E that takes riders to Eagle is showing signs mushy & wet at the entrance heading to the lake but is passable. Trail Boss is monitoring that area and will close if conditions continue.
Trail 1N logging operation continues in the section between the Town of Washington Town Hall & Eagle Lake. With the log piles and icy grainy conditions in that section it would be good to slow down. Minimal grooming due to the logging operation.
The Northland Pines School Forest logging project has expanded to Trail 17N. It begins on the east side of Hwy 45N. From town that would be heading north and when you reach the 17N/3N intersection on the west side of the highway & cross Hwy 45N it begins just as you get across the road onto the trail. There are logs & equipment in that area. Slow down to be safe.
Catfish Lake Loop & Eagle Lake Trails are marked with orange easy to see reflective barrels. Please stay by the barrels to be safe. Reminder that the Catfish Lake Trail that ran from Braywood to Lumpy’s is not open. Please do not trespass on private land.
Are you Dancin’? Can’t hear you!
See ya on the trails again real soon!
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Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
News and Reports:
- March 15 – Membership meeting Eagle Waters – election of officers and Board of Directors – Snacks at 6:30pm with meeting at 7pm
- March 31 – Saturday Night Out at Lumpy’s – 5:30pm
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Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
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