Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 8" + in the woods, 2" trail base
Date of Report: January 11, 2023
Trail conditions have improved with the reduction in traffic after the Christmas / New Year week. We have been grooming nightly. There is very little base to work with right now, but we are still able to keep the trails mostly flat. Everyone I’ve talked with over the past week or so has been very happy with riding conditions.
The snow we are currently working with has been groomed and regroomed multiple times over, so there is no “stick” left in it. It takes very little traffic to blow the loose snow out of ruts and create a bumpier ride. We need some new heavy wet snow to remedy this. The forecast for the next week does not appear to be bringing us any white gold, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed!!
This coming weekend is the 22nd Vintage World Championship Snowmobile Races in Eagle River. It’s also MLK weekend, so you can expect to see very heavy traffic. We should still be able to maintain good riding conditions, but please be aware that corners will be very icy. Please be extra cautious when approaching corners!
TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE: Due to ongoing logging operations, the Barnstormer’s trail #51 is CLOSED between TIN 344 and 353! DO NOT RIDE THIS SECTION OF TRAIL!
Mark your calendars for the following Barnstormer Fundraising Events!
Saturday, January 14, 2023: Brats On The Trail – Join us at Trail Marker #217 for Brats on the trailside! We will have chili, hot dogs, brats, chips and beverages. A small bonfire to sit/stand around.
Saturday, January 21, 2023: Stillwaters Snowmobile Breakfast – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
Saturday, February 4, 2023: Annual Chili Dump – Join us at Murmuring Waters from 2:00 – 5:00 for our Annual Chili Dump.
Sunday, February 19, 2023: Pizza Fundraiser – Join us at The Hillside Tavern and Grill from 4:00 – 8:00 for our Pizza Fundraiser!