Snow Cover: 6 to 9 inches
Date of Report: January 3, 2017
We received about three inches of good, wet, packy snow last night. That does not sound like much, but all these little bits are definitely helping out. The base is flat and frozen. All three groomers are going out tomorrow morning to pack the trail. You will be updated after I hear back from them.
This has been a very busy summer and fall, working on permits to improve our trail system. The Twin Bridge Park area has some huge changes thanks to the Marinette County Parks Department and Wisconsin DNR. We have been able to take care of a culvert extension along Parkway Road north of County X. We also, just finished the largest problem area in the park. The swamp hole coming off the bridge has been rerouted slightly for a much safer trail. We put in a culvert there allowing our groomers to get through, even early in the season! Also, north of Twin Bridge Campground, were we had a wetland issue, thanks to the new landowner, we were able to reroute with few problems to improve that area. Landowners are such a big part of our trail system. When you see them, thank them, wave and give them thumbs up! Remember, use of their property is a privilege, not a right!
The Oconto county area of the trail has had our loyal excavator very busy. He has bulldozed from Holtz Ranch Road north and over to LaFave Road, then…from Chickadee Road west to Boat Landing 11 Road. He was even out there on a Sunday, trying to stay ahead of the cold weather. THANK YOU VERY MUCH…
In addition to the new John Deere tractor that we purchased last year, we have now purchased another New Holland tractor for even better trail grooming.
If you do venture out on the trails…please be careful. There is a swamp hole north of Bucks Ranch Road on the pipeline. Snowmobiles can make it through. There is caution tape there. Please be aware. OUR WATERWAYS ARE NOT SAFE. Stay on marked trails. We need snow and colder temps.
News and Reports:
Saturday, January 21 – High Fall Flowage Snowmobile Radar Run
Saturday, January 28 – 5th Annual Human Ice Bowling at Thortons Resort
Saturday, February 11 – High Falls Fish-o-Rama and Radar Run
Saturday, February 18 – Crooked Lake Fish-o-Rama
Saturday, February 27-Vintage Sled Ride at Thunder Lake Lodge
(any club members with events to be listed, please contact me…thank you)