Trail Report: Eagle River
Reported By: hollyt
Date of Report: 03/05/2015
Trail Conditions: Very Good
Snow Cover: Hard ice base & loose snow in most areas
Area Report: Trails Are GOOD to 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.
Double digit below zero Tuesday night & single digit highs for yesterday plus traffic is low, so day time grooming yesterday for the safety of the drivers. Yesterday from the Groomer Barn on Trail 13 here is what was groomed:
South on Trail 13S/10E to intersection of 70W/13S/7S
Trail 7S to where Sno-Eagles connects with St. Germain Trails & back to Kathan Inn Trail 7S
Trail 7S to where Sno-Eagles connects with Sugar Camp Trails at the Kathan Inn & back to Trail 13S
Trail 13S to where Sno-Eagles connects with Sugar Camp Trails at Ripco Road & back to intersection of Trail 70/13/7
Trail 13N/10W to the Groomer Barn
I rode with Trail Boss Tom & the trails were beautious after grooming. Check out the Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club FaceBook page for pictures.
It is 20 below zero at 6:30 this morning. Today there will be a double run. Day run & overnight run. This will groom all the rest of the system. It will be cold today & tonight. The future temps are a bit uncertain.
Thursday High 11 Low 5 below
Friday High 30 Low 15
Saturday High 30 Low 14
Logging continues on Trail 10W/13N. 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. Rode through there yesterday & it is indeed marked well. Please slow down as you ride through there. There is logging in a few other areas in the County as well.
Eagle Lake Trail & Catfish Lake Loop are marked & OPEN. Stay by the barrels. the sun in March is out longer & there is a ton of ice covered with a ton of snow. There could be surface slush. No ice melting. Snow on top melting. Steady as you go through it. Not all lakes are trails.
KEEP DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE & THINK COLD!
See ya on the trails!
PROUD GROOMERS OF THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
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News & Events: Ride When We Go It!
Eagle River has long held the distinction of SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, and it’s a matter of pride that causes local clubs and businesses to work so diligently to maintain that title. Snowmobile fever becomes a way of life in our Eagle River winters, and the talk often turns to “picks”, “carbides” and performance. In fact, these snow machines seem to outnumber cars during the winter months.
Over 500 MILES OF GROOMED TRAILS connect the communities of the area, including access to major county and state routes. Trails wind throughout the area’s scenic forests, but frequently pass close to service businesses which can provide you with fuel and sustenance, shelter and refreshment. If you don’t have your own snowmobile, several dealerships will be happy to provide you with equipment during your visit.