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Trail Report: Oconto County, Wisconsin – January 3, 2017

Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 3-4
Date of Report: January 3, 2017
Area Report:

Townsend – Red Arrow Snowmobile – ATV Club – We picked up about 1 1/2″ of snow last night, it will add some lubrication and an added cushion to your ride today. I rode 107 miles yesterday and had a real nice time with some of our members. I would rate our trails as FAIR to GOOD! Most areas are pretty darn nice. Some are mid season form. Be alert for icy corners today, with the fresh snow over the ice of earlier this week.

Lakewood – Paul Bunyan Snowmobile Club – The Lakewood area received about a inch and a half of fluffy snow. It will provide much needed lubrication for the slides. Watch for icey corners and rocks and ruts. We rate the trails as fair to good.

Bagley and Brazeau – Joyriders Trails – The trails are open but the rain and 45 degree temps hurt the trails. There is water in low areas that needs to freeze up again. No groomers will go out until we receive 3 or more inches of new snow.   Remain off the lakes due to unsafe conditions.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders – No update since last report.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club – Chute Pond trails are open and in “early season” condition, with possible icy areas, occasional exposed rocks, and some thin or rutted areas. There are some wet low spots that have not frozen up yet- or that have frozen up and have not been groomed smooth yet.

We got 2″ of packy snow last night, and it’s just what we needed to make our trails rideable again. Most of our trails have a solid ice base with 2-4″ of snow cover on top of that base. We are grooming when possible. After this week’s deep freeze we should be able to groom all low and swampy areas.

Areas we recommend you avoid or use extreme caution in until they freeze up completely and can be groomed properly: pipeline trail- rough with broken water holes, trail from Junction to pipeline- rough with broken water holes, Twin Pine road trail- rutted from vehicle tracks, 18 Corridor from Neligan Rd to Crooked Lake- rough swampy area. These areas have substantial wet & muddy areas which may or may not have frozen yet- either way they could possibly cause issues for you and your sled.

Our trails are ride-able, but they are still in early season condition- please use extra caution, especially in the areas listed above.

Oconto Falls – Sno Jokers Trails –  Trails are CLOSED.

Lena Snow Drifters – Trails are CLOSED.
Chase Sno-Chasers – Trails are CLOSED.