Trail Report: Oconto County
Reported By: Oconto County Tourism
Date of Report: 01/27/2016
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 2-6
Area Report: Townsend – Red Arrow Trails – The Snow Dance is working. We picked up about 2 inches of snow overnight in Townsend. It’s 27 degrees though, so let’s hope it hangs around a while.
We will be out grooming later this afternoon and into the night to pan it down so it get’s a chance to freeze down overnight. This is a good start but not all the snow we need to have excellent trails, but a giant step in the right direction.
Lakewood – Paul Bunyan Trails -The Lakewood area received 2 inches of fresh snow on Monday night. The groomers are out doing the best they can with what we have to work with. We will continue to groom as long as the snow holds up.
Chute Pond — Groomers are out this morning working with the fresh snow! The Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, but because of lack of snow, we are not on a regular grooming schedule at this time. Our overall trail condition is “fair to good early season”. The Nicolet State Trail (Corridor 7 RR grade) is thin but fair, with gravel mixed in with the snow in some areas. Wooded trails are white and snow covered and vary in condition- mostly fair to good early season condition- with occasional ruts, exposed rocks, dips, and bumps due to lack of snow cover.
As of 5:00 am today, we got a couple inches of fresh snow here at Chute Pond, and the groomers will be out throughout the day working on the trails. Remember to watch out for the groomers, and if you come across one, stop and make sure you wait for the driver to signal that it’s safe to pass by. Please note that the ice formed very late on all area lakes. Stay safe- use extra caution until you know it’s safe.
Bagley & Brazeau Trails – Trails are 100% open but only the forest roads have been groomed. As of last weekend they were icy. Waiting for more snow before we can groom, again.
Gillett – Trails are Open.
Chase Sno-Chasers – Trails are OPENING at noon today 1/26/2016.
Lena Trails – Trails are open and in fair condition. Will be grooming this week please watch out for open water.
Oconto Falls Trails – Trails are open.
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