Trail Report: Manitowish Waters
Reported By: Barry Hopkins
Date of Report: 12/19/2014
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 8 – 10″
Area Report: NEWS FLASH: We have not lost our snow, we are not closed!! Our Groomer was out last night and smoothed things out nicely. Guess what? Things are better than I thought. Our trails are fair to good. WE DID NOT LOSE OUR BASE. It was cold last night and our swamp sections on trail #6 have firmed up. Still not strong enough to support our groomer, so they will be uneven and bumpy. Ride slower and with caution and you will be fine. (also use caution riding the swamp section between MW an Lazy Ace, this is Mercer trail , but I know a lot of our riders head that way. It will be similar to our swampy section described above) The picture on our website trail report ( www.mw-snoskeeters.com) was taken by our groomer last night. This was on Trail #2. I know that other surrounding clubs were out last night as well. A few more inches of snow and I will be upgrading our report. Stay tuned.
News & Events:
The Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters snowmobile club was founded in 1968 and is one of the oldest snowmobile clubs in existence today in Wisconsin. Located in the very northwest corner of Vilas county, Manitowish Waters borders the Lake Superior snow-belt country. With average snowfalls of 150 inches and over 25 miles of professionally groomed trails, the area is one of Vilas County’s top winter vacation areas.
The Manitowish Waters trail system is a unique hub network directly linking into 5 other trail systems. With Minocqua/Woodruff to our south, St. Germain/Eagle River to our southeast, Lake Gogebic to our north, Presque Isle/Winchester to our northeast, Mercer and Hurley to our northwest and Lac du Flambeau/Price County to our west, our area residents and guests can choose from a variety of daily or overnight destinations for scenic riding with excellent pit stops along the way.
The Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters maintain an active grooming schedule for the area’s trail system. Coordinated efforts with the surrounding communities provide continuous smoothly-groomed trails in this northwest sector. The Sno-Skeeters own and operate some of the newest grooming equipment on the market today. Support the club by attending their special events or contributing to the “trail pigs” at local establishments along the trails. Or show your support by becoming a member!
Enjoy, and please ride responsibly and safely!
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