Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 2 to 10 inches of snow
Date of Report: March 2, 2020
While we are having a warm up we still have GOOD conditions! We’ve had such a great base that has been a blessing to help us make it through the couple of warm ups we’ve had this season. The wooded trails are great! You will find many trails that are near the roads to have slushy or bare spots and some as we call “snirt” spots (snow + dirt). The roads as well are quite bare. However these areas of mention are generally connecting routes from one trail to another so you will not have to travel them long and they are most certainly passable. The lakes are withstanding the warm-up as well, be sure to stick to the trail and not deviate off of it.
Speaking of lakes, the Chippewa Flowage, while a great ride and filled with your favorite stops we do just want to advise you to stay on the staked trails and ride with caution. It’s excellent riding but the lake level has dropped about 8’ over the course of a few months. The last 2 weeks or so those bars/humps and stumps are more noticeable. Volunteers have staked some of the concerning stumps but please keep your eyes peeled.
Also at some areas of entrance on the Flowage you may find the level is so low there isn’t much water/ice and it’s muddy but those areas are off to the sides of the trails and again, very much passable. Just please ride safely and watch your surroundings.
Some logging is being done north of Nelson Lake on trail 8. Also trail 8 west to Washburn County has some logging happening on it.