Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 6-8
Date of Report: February 6, 2020
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) – 2/6/20
The trails are hard, flat and icy in spots. In my riding yesterday, some machines were having some overheating problems. Mostly where we were forced to ride along the side of a road, but some trails that were not groomed since the hard freeze need to be turned to loosen some snow back up again. We will be out grooming all of our trails tonight and throughout the upcoming weekend. They are still in in VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT RIDING CONDITION, except between intersections 510 & 512, which I would rate as good riding condition.
Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) – 2/4/20
All the trails were groomed last night and are in excellent condition. This is going to be a great week for riding.
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) – 2/3/2020
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in good to very good condition. Be aware of a black water hole/icy spot between Nelligan Lake Rd and Crooked Lake- you’ll need to go around the edge of that spot.
NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (see map- detour is shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour route is groomed and marked.
Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don’t want to go there.
Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to “grab a little loose snow”- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.
Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders – 2/5/20
The trails held up through the warm weather on the weekend. So we are grooming Wednesday & Thursday and Friday, if needed. The trails are good to excellent condition. The trails in the marshes and low areas that are not groomed, we tried to groom in the marsh this week but we broke through again. They are getting a little rough so take it slow through them and enjoy the good trails. Chute Pond opened and marked a trail to get to Crooked Lake or Chute Pond this week. When you get to the intersection 447 leaving BB Joyriders trails, keep going west and this trail will link you to the trail that goes north to Crooked Lake or South to Chute Pond.
Gillett Sno ATV Riders – 2/3/20
Only the Nicolet State Trail is open. All spur off trails are closing at midnight tonight.
Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers – 1/30/20 CLOSED.
Lena Sno-Drifters – 1/31/20 Opening January 31, 2020.
Chase Sno-Chasers – 1/30/20 CLOSED.