Snow Cover: 2 to 5 inches
Date of Report: January 26, 2017
We did not get a snow storm but the temps have dropped back to the more normal temps and things are more firm again! The Sawyer Co trails are OPEN as are the trails in the Chequamegon National Forest. The wooded trails in the Seeley Hills, around the Chippewa Flowage and near Lac Courte Oreilles are reported to be in FAIR to POOR condition. The trails in the open have many scattered bare spots. The trails in the Flambeau River Forest are poor to fair. There are icy corners and the lakes are quite icy as well. All lakes are staked with approximately a foot to more with the exception of Lake Hayward has open water under the bridge and is closed.
Some areas of the county are being groomed a little, others will resume upon 2-4″ inches more of snow. Due to the lack of grooming volunteers are out panning and brushing on the needed trails.
Temps are going to continue to be in the mid 20’s and there are calls of chance of flurries for the next several days.
Trail 36 from Flambeau to Price Co line is rerouted back to the old trail along Hwy W.
Trail 63 north of Seeley from Bodecker Rd to Bayfield Co line is CLOSED
Trail 5/27 from Tuscobia south to Rusk Co line is CLOSED.
Trail 6 from Tuscobia by Ojibwa north to the Chippewa Flowage, also CLOSED.
Counties to each side and the north such as Bayfield, Ashland, Washburn and Price are open. Counties to the south such as Rusk and Barron are closed.
As always… thank you to the club members and volunteers for their hard work and to you for visiting and enjoying Sawyer County!