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Trail Report – : Rhinelander, Wisconsin – December 28, 2021

Reporter:Hodag SnoTrails
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: minimal cover, hopefully more on the way
Date of Report: December 28, 2021
Area Report:

Trails in Oneida County are open as of Tuesday, December 28th @ 8:00 am.  

All trails in the Oneida County Funded Snowmobile Trail System (as administered by the
Oneida County Forestry, Land, & Recreation Department) will officially open for the
winter season at 8:00 am on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.
All lake and river trails in Oneida County are considered unsafe and should not be
utilized until they have been clearly marked by a local snowmobile club. As always, the
Oneida County Forestry, Land, & Recreation Department recommends riders stay on
clearly marked trails. Always exercise caution when riding a snowmobile. The trails are
in rough, early season condition.

There is one trail closure on the Hodag Sno-Trails system:  Trail H4 from Boom Lake to the intersection just north of River Rd.  This is basically the “land” route to not running Boom Lake.  The club is trying to work with the landowner regarding the issue.  The trail is closed at this point.

For Hodag Sno-Trails system, all of the land trails have been cleared, inspected and packed with the machines.  They will be packed again with the machines over the next few days.  We are trying to develop a good base and packing the swamps prior to using the drags.  Tentative schedule for full on grooming with the drags will be this weekend.  The machines will be out packing regularly prior to that.

The lakes are not marked and should be traveled at own risk at this point.  Lakes will be reviewed for marking starting this weekend.  

This is early season riding, please be patient.  As of Sunday night the fields were bare.  There isn’t much of anything to work with at this point.  We are packing them as flat as possible and working toward the long term good base.  There are just a few wet spots, but shouldn’t cause a serious issue for riders.  

As always, let’s respect our landowners and keep on the trails (between the blazers).