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Sayner, Wisconsin

Trail Report For: Sayner - 12/20/2014

Reported By: Dennis – Barnstormers Trail Boss

Trail Report: Sayner

Date of Report: 12/20/2014

Trail Conditions: Unknown

Snow Cover: 0″ to 3″ On The Trail

Area Report: All trails have been groomed yesterday. All trails are flat they now have an ice base also marginal snow anywhere from 0”-3” We need snow. Middle of most trails where most all people ride is showing dirt most other clubs say they have 3-5 inches on trail we do not. Logging operations still on trail 6-10w-11 between intersection numbers 205-353 also on trail 11-51 between intersection numbers 344-352 there will also be trucks hauling on these trails please be carful . Star Lake is marked Plum Lake will be done this weekend. Please be careful out there at all times if you want to use lakes crossings, Watch out at all times. Snow is being forecasted for this week.

The Barnstormers are going to cease grooming until some significant snow has been received!

I was at the the safety Meeting with the Vilas County Recreational council on Thursday morning. We were told by law enforcement that they will be out. They will be checking registration any and all modified exhausts and safety certifications. If you were born before 1/1/1985 no certificate is required any and all born after 1/1/1985 will need safety certificates. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS CERTIFICATE AND ARE STOPPED ON THE TRAIL YOU WILL BE GET A TICKET AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO OPERATE THE SNOWMOBILE UNTIL YOU GET THE SAFTEY CERTIFICATE. THIS IS A WISCONSIN LAW. THE LAW ENFORCMENT SAY THEY WILL ACCEPT A OUT OF STATE SNOWMOBILE SAFTEY CERTIFICATE. There is a course on line I believe that you must be 16 yrs. Or older just go to dnr.wi.gov and search snowmobile classes.

Please have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to all



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Snowmobiling Information

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!!!

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