Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 8 to 12 in the woods
Date of Report: January 19, 2018
All reports from riders this week have been that our trails are excellent. That’s the great news. The bad news is the forecast for a high of 41 today (Fri), 39 tomorrow, and 36 Sunday. Hopefully there won’t be much sun – no sun would be best. If the sun stays mostly hidden and riders take it easy on the soft snow – this won’t hurt too bad. It remains to be seen. We hope the weather forecast is off and it is actually not this warm. There is another system that is supposed to bring more snow in starting Sunday night and into Monday. Currently 3 to 5 inches is forecasted.
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.