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Trail Report – : Rhinelander, Wisconsin – February 25, 2021

Reporter:Hodag SnoTrails
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: some base
Date of Report: February 25, 2021
Area Report:

We did get a few inches of fresh snow earlier in the week.  All of the trails were groomed this week and the fresh, heavy snow helped.  There are some thin spots and a few icy corners.  Some rocks are starting to be rolled up.  I would rate the trails as GOOD.      Please be aware, we try to do all of our grooming at night, but there are instances that we have activity in daylight.  Keep a watchful eye out for groomers on the trail.  If you meet a groomer, please pull over and let them by.  The guys worked hard and got another groomer up and running.  One is still down, but the other two are making up for the downed machine.

A hate to say it, but this is rapidily moving to “late” season riding.  The areas in the woods are really good, the exposed areas have a marginal base.  You will find a range of conditions out there, but they are rideable.  Warm temperatures on Saturday will put a big hurt on the trail base.  There is a chance of more snow late in the weekend.  

We are continuing to groom on our regular schedule.  All lakes are marked and ready for traffic.  It is always beneficial to ride near the lake markers for the best ride.  There are some signs of slush on the lakes, but they freeze up as soon as they form.  There is more a risk of frozen slush than wet slush.  Also, Boom Lake (Wisconsin River) does end up with roads being plowed across them.  The club can’t keep up on marking all of them, so beware when running the river sections.

As always, please stay on the marked trails.  It may sound like a broken record, but it is sooooo important for the life of our trail system that all riders respect the rights of our landowners (over 150 just on Hodag Sno-Trails system).