Snow Cover: 6-8 inches in most places. Fair to good Condition.
Date of Report: February 3, 2017
As is typical for this time of year, certain trail segments can be opened and others are not ready yet due to wetland crossings and/or have restrictions due to private land easements. It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to use their property. Please review the information below carefully before trail riding and confirm that you are using open trails.
Please note, in scattered areas the trail base is ice. Please exercise caution and operate at reduced speeds.
Trail Report 2/3/2017
3.4 inches of new snow fell earlier this week in Poplar, some places received a little more.
South end of Trail 235: Closed between Trail 35 (Wild Rivers) and Highway K.
North end of Trail 235: Open from Trail 2 (TCC) to Highway K.
Trail 635 is scheduled to open on Friday, February 3.
Trail 24 is currently open.
All other trails are open at this time.
All trails have been groomed except Trail 235, Trail 635, and the northern end of 35 (Wild Rivers Trail.)
All winter use trails in this quadrant are open at this time.
We have received 4-5 inches of snow and the groomer will go out on Wednesday, 2-1, and Thursday, 2-2. Please use caution on all trails as we have not experienced a complete refreeze from last week’s warm spell and rain. A crew was out over the weekend and reports that the trails are passable. There are some wet spots on Trail 4-41 just before the warming shack. Will update trail reports as conditions change.
We received approximately 4 inches of snow on January 29-30th. The forecast is calling for cooler weather in the coming days. Most trails that were open prior to the melt will reopen. Trails 5, 5A, 925, and 9 from the groomer shed north to Moose Road are safe. Riders should be aware there are still swamps not completely frozen and ride with caution.
All other trails remain closed at this time.
All trails are open.
Trails 27B, 35S, 35N, 5, 7, 27, 41s have been groomed as of Friday, February 3.
Trails 541 and 41N are open, but they have not been groomed.
ATV/UTV use is not recommended on 41N and 541 due to wet area issues. Will update trail conditions for ATV/UTV when areas freeze over.
Trail 3 – Received 4-5 inches of snow, and has been groomed as of Friday, February 3.
Trail 217 and Trail 17
Trail 217 – Trail is open with a rough, icy base with 2” of snow pack. Grooming scheduled for the week of 2-6.
Trail 17N (Fowlers Circle North) – Trail is open with a rough, icy base with 2” of snow pack. Grooming scheduled for the week of 2-6.
Trail 17S (Fowlers Circle South) – Closed, due to extensive logging operations and lack of snow base on trail and roads. Trail 17s may stay closed for the remainder of the season.
Douglas County Ski Trails
The ski trails were groomed and tracked on Wednesday, February 2, 2017 in the afternoon. Good Condition at this time.
The Superior Municipal Forest is open and was tracked and groomed on Wednesday, February 2.
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.