Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 5-8 inches.
Date of Report: March 6, 2018
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Trail Report 3/6/2018
Most of the new snow missed this quadrant; however, we did receive about 4-6 inches of snow toward our Warming Shelter. The rest of the quadrant received a heavy dusting.
The recent heat has taken a toll on trails, but they appear to be holding up well with the heavy snow pack we received.
Some icy spots/corners have appeared along with a few traditional thin spots. Grooming is in progress and much has already been done since the weekend. Most trails have been groomed or have plans to be groomed this week.
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 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!
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 a significant amount of new snow, more to the south where it is wet and heavy. Our groomers will be out as soon as possible, and the trails will be in good condition once we can get out there.
The wind has been strong and with the heavy snow, but please know there may be trees down in the trails, and possible hidden under snow! Ride with care if you go! It will take time to get our volunteers out there.
The snow is laying down nicely making for good trail conditions. Trail 35S, Trail 5, and part of Trail 54 have been groomed. Trail 41B and 41S to the Burnett County Line will be groomed by Thursday. Trail 41N, Trail 35N, Trail 7, and Trail 27 will be groomed as time allows.
Trails 217 and Trail 17
Trail 217 and Trail 17 from Cabin Lane to Trail 8 are in fair condition. There is now snow, but the base is icy and it is not groomed yet.
Wascott Trail 3 received 8 inches of new snow on Monday night as was groomed Tuesday morning and is in great shape.
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 as of March 3 are in excellent condition and has been groomed.
Pattison State Park has been groomed and tracked and is in excellent condition.
Brule River After Hours Ski Trail as of March 2 is groomed and in good condition.
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