Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 4"
Date of Report: December 23, 2021
Vilas County trails will open Monday, December 27. That being said, I have some cautions based on our brushing yesterday. Trail 17 from Woodruff to Highway H is very thin. Warm weather and sun reduced it to dirt in spots. The 4-6″ of new fluffy dry snow won’t pack well.Trail 1 headed north on Stearns Lake Road is a carbide grinder right now. Minimal ice on it, and what is there will cut down to the pavement. Snow banks are pushed back exposing dirt in between. Trail 5 headed into the casino has snow, but we broke through the ice in one spot with Machelle’s pickup yesterday. Cold weather should freeze what we did, then we can do some first aid. 17 north on the grade is somewhat thin, and drops to very little in the open marsh area. President Keith plans to run the whole system Sunday with groomer1, and, with John Dee predicting some substantial snow Sunday, I will post a more detailed report Sunday night before the green flag on Monday. We had minimal tree damage in our area, but some of the northern teams had to a ton of work to clear their trails. Appreciate your volunteers, hug your groomers, and join a club to see and hear what it takes to make our trails work. Talk to you Sunday! WhooHoo! Mark