Trail Report: Superior – Douglas County
Reported By: Superior-Douglas County Visitors Bureau
Date of Report: 01/20/2016
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 4-8 inches
Area Report: Douglas County Recreational Trails Update: January 20, 2016
As is typical for this time of year, certain trail segments can be opened and others are not ready yet due to wetland crossings and/or have restrictions due to private land easements. It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to use their property… please review the information below carefully before trail riding and confirm that you are using open trails. Please note that on certain trails only segments of that trail may be open at this time. We anticipate frequent updates as the clubs report in with trails they have checked. In all areas where the winter recreational trails are closed the clubs are actively working on the getting the trails open. Ice conditions – Wisconsin DNR website provides general and safety information about ice conditions: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/outdoorrecreation/activities/icesafety.html
Monday, January 18, 2016
BRR Trails are shaping up nicely except for the ungroomed portion of Trail 4 west of Pikes Peak Road to the warming shelter. The Sunday evening Groomer Operator on Trail 27 said the trail rated an 8 out of 10. That is common with most areas of our trails.
Snow levels are a little skimpy in the NW portion of our area.
All Brule River Riders trails were groomed Sunday or Monday with four exceptions.
Trail 4: Trail 4 was groomed west of Hawthorne to the Okerson – Pikes Peak Road last week. We had to go around a small unfrozen portion south of the Bennett Road. We are going to attempt grooming to the warming shelter on Tuesday. At present Trail 4 dead ends at the warming shelter as Trails 41 and 4/41to/from there are not open (trail 9 is open from the warming shack to Moose Junction only).
Trail 35 (Wild Rivers Trail): North of Mikrot Road. The Groomer operator felt with the low snow level it was best to leave it alone. It is ok to ride with a sled.
Trail 235: Portions of the trail were groomed with a small groomer last week.
Trail 635: Will probably be groomed next week but is in decent shape.
Much of our area received several small snowfalls last week.
ATV riders are advised to use caution in any wetland area and areas with moving water.
In Bennett use the Bennett Road route around a soft spot rather than # 4 across the swamp to Trail 35 (Wild Rivers Trail).
Grooming has been temporarily suspended until we receive additional snow.
The Saunders Grade
The Gandy Dancer (Trail 43)
The Wrenshal Grade (Trail 66)
CLOSED TRAILS – Being worked on
Trail 4/41 from the Warming Shack to the Gandy Dance Trail
Trail 41 from Amnicon Lake (CTH A) to Milchesky Road
Equipment being repaired and should be ready to go.
All open trails are rough.
There is still little to no frost in swamps, and we have had equipment sunk in swamps.
Please bear with us.
Douglas County – 5 and 5A are open, groomed where possible, fair riding condition. Trail 9 from Moose Junction north to the warming shack is checked and open, poor riding condition, there is water in some areas, please use great caution. There is a culvert out on Trail 9 from Moose Junction south to the Cozy Corner area, that will remain closed until we can get it replaced.
9 –South and West of Moose Junction
925 – Tamarack River
Burnett County Trail Update
Burnett County – 925, 151, 118 are in fair winter riding condition, groomed where possible.
JPR and 4 Season’s Trail update.
OPEN AND GROOMED TRAILS
#35 Wild Rivers Trail) –
# 5 – From Trail 35 west to W. Mail Route Road
Trail 541- To near the dam
OPEN BUT NOT GROOMED YET THIS WEEK
Trail 41–Scheduled to be groomed before the weekend (THR or FRI)
Trail 3 – Trail-3 is in fair condition. We have not had any snow in the last week.
Trail 41N-Wild Rivers Trail (Trail 35) to the Warming Shack – Scheduled to be worked on WED…will update as work is completed.
Trail 217 and Trail 17
Trail 217 is in Good condition – Groomed
Trail 17 from Cabin Lane to Fowlers Circle is in Good Condition – Groomed
Trail 17 South of Fowlers Circle is Closed – (Possibly open Thursday – will update as work is completed)
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