Reported By: Sayner/Star Lake Barnstormers
Trail Report: Sayner
Date of Report: 02/27/2015
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Variable Inches On Trail
Area Report: .
The trails should be good for this weekend. I will not say it is pristine conditions, but it is pretty good out there considering the lack of decent snow fall in January and February. Its been a week since we got about 2 inches. Other than that; we have had a lot of lighter snow falls here and there. The cold temps, continued grooming, and little snow falls have held the trails in fair to an average of fair to good on average.
In my opinion, the trails are currently good on average out there, although aybe toward the lower end of the good range. Near town(s) and heavily traveled sections are snirty. Further away from town and especially lesser traveled sections are good to excellent.
It is supposed to be in the upper teens today (Friday), middle 20s tomorrow, and then upper 20s for the next three days. Hopefully, there will not be too much full sun mixed in with those upper 20s. The sun is getting more powerful by the day and will hurt the trails even if it is below 32.
Its that time of year that you need to ride when you can. As we get into March, they could be done in a heartbeat. Vilas County Trails CAN remain open until midnight March 31st – conditions permitting.
We still have logging operations working on Trail 51 between intersections 344 & 352 and on 6/11 between intersections 205 & 353. This will probably continue for the rest of the season. Please keep an eye out for logging ahead signs, logging equipment, and logging trucks. Do everything you can to get and stay out of their way. Please watch for their directions. These people are not out there to ruin your snowmobiling experience. They are out there trying to make a living.
As always, PLEASE RIDE SAFE!!! Expect the unexpected. Respect especially the groomers and also other riders. You are not the only one on the trail, so always expect traffic to be coming at you around every corner.
Riding Stupid Takes a Toll! – Riding Smart Should Be Your Goal!!!
News & Events: .
Our fundraiser at Stillwaters was a big success! A HUGE THANKS to Chuck, Karen, and their staff!!!
Our fundraiser at Patti’s Murmuring Waters was a big success!!! A HUGE THANKS to Rich, Patti, & Kaye!!!
Our fundraiser at Vinchi’s Hillside was a big success. A huge thanks to Jim, Nancy, & Staff!!!
All of our fundraisers went very well this year thanks to our fund-raiser Co-Chairs Gary & Sharie Kaphinst!!! Great job to everyone that helped!!!
The Sayner Barnstormers are proud groomers of the Sayner – Star Lake Wisconsin area snowmobile trails. Our club was founded back on November 26, 1969, with 27 charter members. The Barnstormers trails stretch all the way from Hwy 70, just east of Arbor Vitae, all the way up to Old Hwy B, just west of Land O Lakes. We groom these trails with three tractors each equipped with 9-foot-6-inch grooming drags built by Sno*Boss of Eagle River and Arrowhead Groomers of St. Germain.
Snowmobiling was born here in the 1920s, when Carl Eliason, of Sayner, invented the first snowmobile in 1924 (he called it a snow machine initially). He took his first patent out on November 24, 1927. He has been featured in History Magazine, in the Modern Marvels section. You can still see some of the very first snowmobiles to ever be ridden in Sayner’s History Museum and at Eliason Lumber, both located on Hwy 155 in Sayner.
Our trails cover a variety of terrains including beautiful wooded trails, lake crossings, and some road routes. Over the years signage has improved tremendously, with the most recent addition of intersection numbers, making it easier for snowmobilers to figure out where they are. These intersection numbers were also created to assist snowmobilers and emergency crews to find each other in the unfortunate event of an accident.
Through the combined efforts of the Sayner Barnstormers and our great neighboring clubs, we feel that Vilas County has the best maintained and marked trails in the world. Our trails adjoin St Germain’s BoBoen Club, Arbor Vitae / Minocqua Cross Country Cruiser’s, Eagle River SnoEagle’s, Land O Lakes Frosty Club’s , and Boulder Junction’s trails. Other clubs in the county include the Conover Snow Buddies, Manitowish SnoSkeeters, Presque Isle SnoBunnies, Phelps, and Lac du Flambeau Northern Horseshoe.
See you on the trails and always, Please Ride Safe!!!