Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 14 to 18 inches (+/-) in the woods
Date of Report: February 2, 2018
Our trails continue to be fair on average with a range from poor on town trails, thin in some areas on road routes, and very good in the shaded woods. A mixture no matter where you go. The snow is pretty thin in any area where there is active logging going on. Most corners are very icy.
Please continue to be cautious on the lakes. The weight of more snow can force the ice down which pushes water up through cracks to form a slush pocket. The slush pockets can come and go. Ice heaves can also form without warning, as ice expends, and pop up in an area that was smooth the day before.
News and Reports:
There are logging operations in the following locations: Trail 9 between Hwy 70 (TIN 364) and Ross Lake Rd (TIN 225), Trail 7 between Wharton Lake Rd (TIN 218) and Old K (Tin 217), and Trail 7 between Hwy K (TIN 216) and Lake Laura Rd (TIN 214). There is also logging in the Jean Lake Rd area of Trail 7 North, between TINS 227 & 800. That logging, in this area, should be in the woods away from the trail.
(TIN = Trail Intersection Numbers)
Please watch out for these logging areas. Slow down and stay out of the way of the loggers. DO NOT hassle the loggers. They have the right to close down sections of any trail they are logging near or using. If they get hassled too much, that is exactly what they will do – shut that trail down. The logging operations can run at anytime of the day or night. Loggers use some of the trails to drive in and out. So please be watchful in logging areas for trucks on the trail. Logging operations in any of these areas can start and stop without warning. So even if you ride in an area and there was nothing going on one day – it can start back up the next.