Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 10 to 12 inches in the woods
Date of Report: January 15, 2018
All riders I spoke with that rode over the weekend reported great trails. We did get some new snow which started last night. While it appears that the heaviest snow went to the south, we did get about 2 inches. It is supposed to snow again this afternoon with another 1 to 2 inches in the forecast. Even the 2 inches we already have on the ground is great for maintaining the trails. Its actually better than getting a lot of snow. Too much snowfall at one time is when you get the deep moguls. It looks right now like we have another short warm up coming at the end of the week, but right now, it does not look like it will be more than a couple days of mid 30s. IF we don’t get much sun on these days, it won’t be too big of a deal. The trails should hold just fine. The areas that get hurt the most with these little warmups, are town trails, which always take a beating on weekends no matter what.
As always, ride with caution and be ready for icy corners. Many corners can start the day snow covered but end up icy with traffic.
Please continue to be cautious on the lakes. The weight of more snow can force the ice down which pushes water up through cracks and form a slush pocket. The slush pockets can come and go.
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 should be in the woods off 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.
We have a Breakfast Fundraiser Coming up this Sunday at Stillwaters in Star Lake – January 21st – 8AM to 11AM.