Reported By: Sayner/Star Lake Barnstormers
Trail Report: Sayner
Date of Report: 01/12/2016
Trail Conditions: Poor
Snow Cover: 1 to 2 inches (+/-) On The Trail
Area Report: –
Not much new to report. We still need snow badly. There ARE many sections of trail that are good. But in between those sections its bumpy. There has not been enough useable snow yet for the drags to do their job and build a smooth base. Holes in the trail bed have not all been filed. Ruts from 4X4 trucks have not been filled, such as Trail 51 around and between intersection numbers 361 & 352. Pretty much what the trail bed was like before any snow fell is what you are riding on, including exposed rocks have not been covered. As I said – some areas are great but its hit & miss.
Lakes are freezing up but not many are marked yet. The only one I know of at this point is Pickerel in St Germain has been marked. Even with that and if you see any others marked – this DOES NOT mean they are all safe. Even if you see tracks – do NOT follow them. Many a snowmobile has gone through ice following someone else’s tracks. DO NOT CROSS UNTIL THEY ARE MARKED.
VERY IMPORTANT: We do have logging going on up by Star Lake. Anywhere you encounter a logging operation – DO NOT CONFRONT THE LOGGERS!!! There was already an incident where a couple riders confronted a logger and it had to get smoothed over. The loggers are not out there trying to piss off snowmobilers. They are out there trying to make a living. They have the right to shut snowmobile trails down if they so choose. If snowmobilers piss them off enough – thats exactly what they will do – shut the trail down until they are done logging. So PLEASE – be patient, give the loggers room, get the heck out of their way, and give them the utmost courtesy possible.
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