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Trail Report For: Eagle River – 02/23/2015

Trail Report: Eagle River

Reported By: hollyt

Date of Report: 02/23/2015

Trail Conditions: Very Good

Snow Cover: Very hard base – plenty of snow on top

Area Report: Trails Are VERY GOOD

Snowmobile Trails in Sno-Eagles Country & all of Vilas County will remain open until Midnight, March 31. Snow & trail conditions permitting. Lots of riding ahead.
Last night Trail Boss Tom did not send the guys out with the groomers. It did not get above zero yesterday & the temps dropped to 24 below zero. Not safe for the drivers & not good for the equipment. Grooming resumes again tonight.

Problem areas are at a minimum with the exception of the slipperiness. There are corners that are blown out & really icy. So riding conditions are icy under the new snow. Your sled could slide around especially in the back end as you ride even on the straight aways. So please slow down so your sled does not skate out to the wrong side of the trail. Everywhere but especially in the corners.

As you ride remember that a Stop Sign on the trail means Stop. Also you will see Driveway Ahead Signs & Yield Signs. Please slow down & look left & right before you cross the driveways. Last when a trail runs parallel to a road the speed limit on that trail is the same is the road. So as you ride through Eagle River on Trail 13 in town if the road speed limit is 25 you need to go 25 on the trail too. As the speed picks up on the road you can also speed up. Also remember that night time speed limit is 55. Dusk to Dawn.

Temperatures for the next few days:

Monday High 9 Low 6
Tuesday High 21 Low 10 below
Wednesday High 3 Low 16 below
Temps will be up & down. On the cold days here are some tips to help you to be safe:
Layer clothes
Do not ride alone
Let someone know where you are riding
Fill up the gas tank every time to pass a station
Stop more often & drink warm drinks
Have a cell phone with you
Watch for the Brown Signs with the 3 digits. If you have an problem call 911 & give the number. EMT’s can pin point your location by using the 3 digits.
Have a Map & Compass with you

Logging that began February 4 on Trail 10W/13N is still under way. The section starts where trail is on Croker Rd to where the trail turns right on the way to the Wisconsin River Bridge on the west side. Coming from the east it is after you cross the Wisconsin River Bridge. It will be marked but there will be logging equipment in there. The logging crew has done extra marking as it is winding on that trail section. Slow down.

Eagle Lake Trail & Catfish Lake Loop are marked & OPEN. Stay by the barrels. There are some bumps out there from the traffic so be careful. We do not groom the lake trails as the equipment is too heavy. Remember not all lakes are trails.


See ya on the trails when it warms up!
Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles, Inc
Recorded Trail Update 715.479.5185

News & Events: Sno-Eagles Wednesday & Thursday Rides

  • 9am
  • Trail 13 by the Railroad Depost & Friendship Restaurant
  • Everybody is welcome
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