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Trail Report – : Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – February 28, 2018

Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 6-10+ inches
Date of Report: February 28, 2018
Area Report:

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Trail Report 2/28/2018

NE Quadrant

Good news, more snow!  Significant amounts of new snow fell Sunday/Monday, Thursday, and again on Saturday of last week.  We have gone from ice trails to the other extreme of having difficulties grooming due to too much snow!  Trails did take a major beating over the weekend.  Sunday and Monday there were a few icy spots in the tightest corners before grooming and some will probably reappear as the week continues with warmer temps during the day. Trails are excepted to hold up very well with the new snow and warm weather for the time being.

All trails were groomed Sunday evening and Monday morning except the upper end of Trail 35 (Wild Rivers Trail) and the west end of Trail 2 (Tri-County Corridor). 

We hope to get the last sections done by end of day 2/28.

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.  

NW Quadrant

All trails in this area are in excellent condition with the exception of the Logging operation areas. All trails have been groomed and are ready for the weekend.  Watch for drainage ways as they start to open creating dips and/or refreezing creating icy spots.  Gravel Road connectors are starting to fade quickly with the warmer temps but many of the grader operators have been kind in leaving snow on the edge or even shoveling the snow banks.  Get out and ride before the end of the season! The time is now!

Please note that some of the trails in the Municipal Forest will be temporarily closed (6am – 2pm) for an event on SUNDAY MARCH 4.  

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.

SW Quadrant

We have received plenty of new snow this week.  Groomers have been out, trails in the SW Quadrant are in excellent condition! Please watch out for logging operations on the trails.

Our 43rd Annual Booya on Saturday, March 3!  For more information on the Booya:

SE Quadrant
Conditions across all 98.6 miles of the Jackpine Riders Trail System are excellent. All trails have been groomed or will be groomed before the end of the week.

Wascott Trail 3 was groomed 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 good condition and have been groomed.  

Douglas County Ski Trails                                                      
The Douglas County Cross Country Ski Trails have been groomed and packed.  Conditions are expected to be good after the grooming.

The Superior Municipal Forest Cross Country Ski Trails have been groomed. The track has been reset on all of the Red and Green loops.  The groomers hope to have fresh track set on the Blue, Purple and Yellow trails by 2/28. This Sunday, March 4, a winter triathlon is being held on the SMF trails, which means the yellow and part of the purple trails will be closed from approximately 6 am – 1:30 pm.

Pattison State Park has been groomed and tracked and is in excellent condition.

Brule River After Hours Ski Trail has well over a foot of snow on the ground, however the daytime high temperatures reaching 40’s+ this week are making the trails soft.  Trails were rolled today; track is set only at the entry and exit.  Conditions are good.