Trail Report: Eagle River
Reported By: Holly Tomlanovich
Date of Report: 12/28/2014
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Over a foot PLUS
Snowmobile Trails are open & in
Good Early Riding Condition
Today is the day for the Eagle Waters Packer Game-Sno-Eagles Fundraiser
3pm on Sunday December 28
8 inches Plus new SNOW yesterday. Some wet & packy & some Lake Effect Snow!
The COLD has arrived. It was 8 degrees for a low last night! The National Weather Service predicts these temps:
- Sunday – High 17 Low 2
- Monday – High 11 Low -9
- Tuesday – High 7 Low -10
- Wednesday – High 8 Low 2
The overnight lows in the single digits & below zero many nights will freeze up the packy snow building a hard base & ground will freeze hard & the snow on top will set. As you ride this weekend you will see trail snow breakdown until the now single digit temps at night freeze the trails up.
All trails with the exception of the trails leading to the Eagle Lake Boat Landing, trail leading to Catfish Lake Landing were groomed last night. According to Trail Boss Tom they are smooth & setting up great.
The trails are still in Early Riding Conditions which means conditions change really quickly as you ride so be aware. There may be snow ruts on Forestry Roads & trails we share with the hunters during hunting season. Icy conditions not only in the corners but even on the straight away. There has been icy heavy snow fall which knocks down trees & branches. Slush spots. Remember to stay on the trail surface & not venture off the trail. Last many lake trails are Not Open. The businesses on these 2 lakes mark the lake trails. Contact Braywood, 12 Pines & Lumpy’s to see when Catfish will be marked. Contact Eagle Waters Resort & Chanticleer Inn to see when Eagle will be marked. Not Safe! Keep THINKING COLD.
The ONEIDA COUNTY TRAILS ARE OPEN. There are some trail sections that will not open. I am posting them here. If you are not sure of the location contact the Clubs directly.
- Minocqua Forest Riders Trail 5 in between trail 10 & trail 5A.
- Minocqua Forest Riders Trail 10 in between trail 9 & trail 10A.
- Three Lakes Trail 13 in between trail 217 & Alternate 13 trail.
- Willow Region Trail 5 in between trail 5b to the Lincoln County Line
Trail Boss Tom is going to keep the section of Trail 3 closed between the intersection of 17N & intersection of 10W/13N. For those of you familiar with Sno-Eagles Trails it is also called the Manske Swamp. You still can take 3 from 10W/13N to Conover. Also at 17N you can head east(right). Just the short section in between.
Alternate Trail 13S that heads down the grade south toward Three Lakes has slush & someone with a pick up truck drove down it & got stuck. This report was received Friday night. It could be a bit bumpy but safe. Keep in mind you can be ticketed for driving on snowmobile trails with trucks, etc & could jeopardize trails as many trails are on private property & this is trespassing.
Hang in there the COLD is coming!
KEEP DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE & THINK COLD!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year & See ya at the Packer Party today at 3pm & on the trails!
PROUD GROOMERS OF THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Recorded Trail Update 715.479.5185
News & Events: Today is the Packer Party Sno-Eagles Fundraiser starting at 3pm. Need directions call me at 715.617.4708