Snow Cover: 8"-9" in the woods
Date of Report: January 5, 2017
Somehow, my last update never posted, sorry for the delay getting real time data.
Conover groomers were out last night & really had things smooth & firmed up this morning.
Today I just rode a 76 mile trip, Conover, Star Lake/Sayner, St Germain & back. Trails were basically good in in all areas. I’ve upgraded my opinion of trails to GOOD, especially considering the minimal new snow we have received. Traffic was nearly non-existent, I’m sure the cold had something to do with that. Temp was -7 when I left, warmed to -3 & dropped back to -6 by the time I returned. Forecast has no real snow and sub zero temps for the next few days. Trails should hold up well with the cold & low traffic levels.
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 but there are still some rough areas, use caution.
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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. Until the base gets built up & we get more snow to work with, groomers can only do so much to repair damage.