Trail Report: Bayfield County
Reported By: Bayfield County Forestry Dept.
Date of Report: 03/04/2016
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 2-12 inches
Area Report: Barnes: Trails are continuing to hold their own, the groomer operators groomed in the early part of the week. As daytime temperatures continue to rise trail conditions can change. Trails to the north and east of Barnes including trails #7, #17, #18W and #18E. are in good riding condition. Trail #31N is in fair to poor conditions. Some of the trails are showing icy corners and stretches where standing water has frozen -as always ride with care.
Drummond: Road routes are in poor conditions where exposed to the sun; otherwise in good condition. The trails in the woods are again in fair condition to good, southern exposed hills and fields are poor, corners are icy – be aware of rapid changing conditions. Be Safe.
Namakagon: Trails in the Namakagon area are mostly good with fair conditions in some spots. There is a little dirt in some areas and the lake is icy so ride with care.
Mason: Trail #4 is closed from Horstman Road to Mason, and Trail #63 is closed from Bibon Road to the Tri-County Corridor. The new Trail #4 EAST of Mason connects with Trail #9 in Ashland County, then to the Tri-County Corridor. From the south, take Trail #63 north. Cross over Bibon Road onto Wilson Road and follow it to Highway 63. Cross Highway 63 onto Brown Road and then follow the trail signs to Trail #9. Take Trail #9 north to the Tri-County Corridor.
Iron River: All Iron River area trails were groomed as of Thursday including the Tri County Corridor. No big issues except hard and icy underneath. Other than that, all is good.
Washburn/Bayfield: All trails North of Pub N Grub are still in very good condition. Trails south and west are in good to very good condition. The farther from the Pub you get, the less snow there is.
South Shore: all trails have been groomed and are good to very good and will survive the weekend. TR 1 between Herbster and Corny was groomed Tuesday and the groomer was able to cover any dirt and smooth out the bumps and is in good shape! TR 40 and 41 out of Herbster was groomed Wednesday morning and those should be in even better condition! Trails in the Port Wing area are basically in poor to fair condition. Ice and rain soaked compacted snow have proved to be totally un-groomable. Trail #1 between Highway 13 and Lenawee Road is open but will be plowed for the rest of the season. There are a couple new areas being logged around Cornucopia, one where Trail #1 crosses Klemik Rd. and the other also near Trail #1 off Mountain Rd.
Watch for changing conditions, and ride safe!
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