Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 9+- inches - 0-4 inch base
Date of Report: December 31, 2022
December 31, 2022 8:36am – 19 – High of 29
EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
EARLY SEASON RIDING – Poor to Fair
Still in the late December thaw. Temp will still hover around the 30’s during the day until Wednesday. High teens & 20’s at night. Next SNOW forecast for Tuesday. 4-5 inches. Temps will bounce up & down for the near future. THINK COLD!
As for the trails….Adventure sledding. Trails north are much better than south trails. Trail 13/13C the Bauers trails are in pretty good shape. Lots of tree cover. Head north out of town on 10/13 all the way to the turn that takes you over the Wisconsin River Bridge area. Once crossing the bridge it will be a rough. At the 10/13 intersection head north (right turn) that will head you to the better trails. No report on 17N that branches off of 10/13 in town. Assume it’s icy, rough & thin as it has lots of open areas.
Heading south through town will be icy & rough this morning & burn through at the road crossings. The grade just past dairy Queen is under tree cover & should be pretty good. Heading south to Three Lakes was mushy yesterday, so today it will be icy. Heading east on 10E will be ragged until you get to the Hockey Sports Arena along Hwy 70E. The one way heading east one south side of road is pretty good from there. Heading back on the north side there will be thin snow sections. Riding west of town same conditions.
With temps dropping overnight the groomers did go out to smooth out the mush before the freeze. Catching most of the system. Below are the ones not groomed. Sorry for the later report. Groomers were out later.
Trail 10E – NOT groomed
Trail 1S that takes you to Eagle Lake – NOT groomed
Grampa Grahm trail that spurs off 10E at Off the Chain restaurant – NOT groomed
Trail heading west & south of town to St. Germain, Sugar Camp – NOT groomed
NOTE – DEERVIEW LANE SECTION OF TRAIL 1N THAT HEADS TO EAGLE LAKE HAS HEAVY TRUCK TRAFFIC. Slow down & be aware.
Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are open & marked. Take it slow. Hard ice & frozen slush this AM will make riding rough. Stay by the orange reflective barrels to be safe.
Some reminders when you ride. Please no off trail riding & stop at driveways. Also as you ride you might meet a groomer. They are big & can’t pull over for us. So pull over & let the driver direct you. And oh ya give ’em a thumbs up. They groom so we can ride!!!
Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!
See ya on the trails real soon!! Happy New Year!
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
715.479-5185 Trail Updates will begin with trail opening
News and Reports:
January 3 – Board of Directors meeting- 6pm – World Snowmobile HQ – Hwy 45N – Members welcome
January 12-15 – Vintage World Championship Race – WCDC Track – Looking for volunteers
January 19 – Member meeting – Buckshots’s Downtown – 6:30pm
January 19-22 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby – Looking for volunteers
January 27-29 – Weekend Away to Mole Lake Casino
January 28-30 – Women On Snow
Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10 – Time to join a club!
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App GPS style app of all trails in Vilas County. Plus includes the brown 3 digit emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number. Find you quicker.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours
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