Snow Cover: 18" in undisturbed areas
Date of Report: January 12, 2017
Groomers are out tonight as I type. It snowed 4″ Wednesday morning into early afternoon. Winds picked up today and the snow is blowing. We received a good foot from Sunday night until now.
Today 2 of us rode to into Forest County, down to Three Lakes & back. All trails are very good to excellent. Just watch for drifting in open areas. Yes, I know we don’t have a lot of open areas in the Conover network but…..
Traffic was light everywhere today, but it is Vintage Derby weekend in ER so there will be lots of people up. Temps are forecast to drop below zero tonight & be cold Friday.
Twin Haven via the new trail; Trail is nice except for the last 3/4 mile where it turns off the grade. This section has now been groomed & is much better but still has new trail bumps.. For those running along the power lines N from North Twin boat ramp, you now have a stop sign at the grade, E/W traffic has the right of way.
The lakes are marked and have lots of snow. Again, watch for drifting, North Twin has lots of drifts especially as you head farther east.
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It crossed my mind that for those of you that have never snowmobiled in Vilas or surrounding, it is unlike areas further south. We really have nearly zero farm field crossings. Most riding is in the woods, some trails are on old rail grades & there are lots of lake crossings. But, be prepared to travel a distance to the next stop, especially along the northern portions of the county.
Don’t forget you need a WI trail permit to ride the state’s groomed trail system. Aggressive riding causes more trail damage than slower, less aggressive riding. Ride right & be safe.