Reported By: Sayner/Star Lake Barnstormers
Trail Report: Sayner
Date of Report: 03/12/2015
Trail Conditions: Trails Closed
Snow Cover: –
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All Vilas County Trails are closed as of noon today! Its been a great year!
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DON’T WAIT!!! PLEASE join or renew with the Sayner/Star Lake Barnstormers NOW, for your 2015/2016 Club Membership!!! When you do, your AWSC membership will be immediately processed and WILL BE GOOD for one year from your application date!!! You WILL need a current AWSC membership number and your Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration number in order to be eligible to purchase a discounted trail pass (available through the AWSC website, sometime after July1st). No out of state club memberships will be accepted, along with; No out of state of state snowmobile registration will be accepted when applying for a discounted trail pass.
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!!!