Trail Conditions: Poor
Snow Cover: Need More On Trail
Date of Report: March 12, 2018
While out in the wooded sections of our trails, there is still some pretty darn nice riding, the trails to get to that good riding have slowly deteriorated. The Sayner town trail is all brown and road routes are mostly bare. So, on average they are poor with some fair to good sections further away from town.
Unless we get a surprise snow real soon and with the slowly deteriorating conditions, there might be a vote later this week, by the 11 Vilas County clubs, and a decision made to keep the trails open or to temporarily close them. Don’t forget that the system changed last season, as far as reopening them if conditions warrant. If, after we close them, we get sufficient snow to reopen them, all 11 clubs can inspect their own system. Then if each club declares their system safe for riding, the Vilas system can be reopened within 1 day – NOT the 11 days it used to take. As of March 31st at midnight, they close, for sure for the season, no matter what the conditions are like.
News and Reports:
There are logging operations in the following locations: Trail 9 between Hwy 70 (TIN 364) and Ross Lake Rd (TIN 225). There is also logging in the Jean Lake Rd area of Trail 7 North, between TINS 227 & 800. The logging, in this area, should be in the woods away from the trail. Loggers are also getting ready to move in on the Birch Spings trail.
(TIN = Trail Intersection Numbers)
Please watch out for 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/or 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 day.