Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 6-10" after recent snowfall for the trail base!
Date of Report: February 23, 2018
It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to use their property. Please review the information below carefully before riding to confirm that you are using open trails.
Trail Report 2/23/2018
Good news, more new snow! The 3-4” of snow in addition to the 8-10” of snow that has fallen since Sunday/Monday has added significant amounts of snow on top of icy trails. Since the Sunday-Monday snow all of the Brule River Rider Trails have been groomed, with most of them having been groomed twice. With the new four inches of snow most trails will not get groomed again before the weekend. Please keep in mind the worst corners with heavy traffic may burn down through the snow cover to the icy base.
The Trail 4 Detour between Bennett Junction and the Bennett Road has been reopened. We have a new culvert in place of the old bridge. Trails are all flat underneath but they aren’t expected to hold up very well with all the new snow and warm weather.
Logging in progress: Trail 4 East of Bellwood Pit Road (shot haul route). East of Hawthorne the logging job T’s off and crosses our trail several times and signage has been upgraded in that area.
All trails in this area are in good conditions with the exception of the Logging operation areas. All trails have been groomed and are ready for the weekend.
Logging operations continue on Trail 4 and Trail 41 between Bear Creek Bridge and Wanek Road. On Trail 4 between Brietzman Lake Road and Big Balsam Road are also experiencing logging activity. Brushing is ongoing in these areas that are not accessible until this time of year. Please use caution and watch for equipment on these grails.
Please note – the parking lot located off Tuff Road is closed for the season and there is no trail access from the lot.
We have received plenty of new snow this week. Groomers have been out, trails in the SW Quadrant are in excellent condition! We expect that to continue until our 43rd Annual Booya on Saturday, March 3! For more information on the Booya: https://www.facebook.com/Cozy-Corner-Trails-Inc-233900521842/
Thank you to everyone who did the snow dance! After receiving 10” of snow Sunday & Monday, we received an additional 6” Thursday night. Conditions across all 98.6 miles of the Jackpine Riders Trail System are excellent. All trails have been groomed at least once this week and our neighbors to the East in Barnes and northeast in Brule are reporting excellent conditions also. This is the weekend to ride!
Saturday, February 24 the SWORDS ATV Club is hosting their 28th Annual ATV/Snowmobile Poker Run. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/128988072901509/
Wascott Trail 3 received 6 inches of new snow and was groomed on Tuesday and is in very good to excellent condition.
Trails 217 and Trail 17
Trail 217 and Trail 17 from Cabin Lane to Trail 8 are in excellent condition and will be groomed by the end of Saturday.
Douglas County Ski Trails
The Douglas County Cross Country Ski Trails have been groomed and packed. Additional snowfall occurred after grooming. Crews will not be out again until after the weekend.
The Superior Municipal Forest Cross Country Ski Trails have been groomed, but the groomers were not able to set tracks for the yellow trail as of Feb 22. This will be completed by the weekend. Trails were in excellent condition.
Pattison State Park has been groomed and tracked and is in excellent condition.
Brule River After Hours Ski Trail has had nearly a foot of snow over the last few days. Trails are being groomed and tracked Tuesday. Trails are in excellent condition. There is about 20 inches of snow on the ground with 6 inches for the base.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FORESTRY AT 715 378 2219 DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS OF 8 AM TO 4:30 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY (EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS). Or Check on Line at www.douglascountywi.org under the Forestry Department tab.