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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 12, 2020

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Good snow cover everywhere
Date of Report: February 12, 2020
Area Report:

February 12, 2020 – 7:10am – 19 – Clear 

Fair to Good – Many icy sections

The day time warm up continues with a high of 30 today. Night 2 below with a start of cold temps.  SNOW moving in later morning.  1 inch in the forecast.  Thursday high of 5 & low of 14 below. Very little SNOW in the last few days.  What is falling is of the Lake Effect variety.  START DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!

SNOW depths remain deep in Eagle River. 20 inches on average.  Teens or lower at night for the next week.  Winter isn’t going anywhere.

Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS Trails) reports following trails groomed over the last 24 hours

  • 10/13 heading south through town
  • Alt13 aka 3S to Three Lakes turn around
  • 70W to the St. Germain turn around
  • 7 aka the paintball field
  • 17S to the Sugar Camp turn around (trail along Hwy 17S)
  • 17N to trail 1
  • 1N to the Eagle River Boat Launch
  • A very small section of Uncle Kent’s trail
  • All of the 13’s in the Bauer’s Dam area & Buckatabon Bridge area

Catfish & Eagle Lake trails are marked.  Eagle Lake has slight bumps but nothing very bad.  Icy with blow off of snow in some sections.  Please slow down.

Rode yesterday on the way to a 3 day sledding trip to eastern Wisconsin.  Headed from our house on trail 10 east of Eagle River into town.  While not groomed the trail was GOOD. This includes Bloom Rd to Loon Lake Rd.  Too “the grade” to town.  It has traffic type bumps. Met the rest of the group on 10/13 by the historic railroad depot.  From there headed north on 10/13 all the way to the connect with Conover trail 3N. Trails were GOOD.  Conover trail 3N was EXCELLENT. 3N to 8 to 6 all were EXCELLENT.  Phelps trail 6 heading east was GOOD to VERY GOOD for the first half.  Closer to town trails were GOOD to FAIR.  Entered Three Lakes/Brule Trails which were fantastic & EXCELLENT all the way to the connect to the Blue Ox trails in Florence county.  6 to the White Tail Inn was GOOD.  Best I’ve seen in a while for that section.  From White Tail Inn to Florence trails were a mixed bag.  Mostly GOOD but there was one swamp section that was POOR and a few sections with riding chop.  Coming into Florence roads & street were nearly bare of SNOW.  Headquarters are the Doll House Bed & Breakfast.  More tomorrow on day 2 of our 13 sled adventure.

THINK COLD & KEEP DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!!  P.S. No evil sun either!!

See you on the trails!

Holly Tomlanovich
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club

News and Reports:
February 11-13 – Sno-Eagles Weekday Away to Florence
February 12 – Wednesday Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride – 9am – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on trail 10/13 across from Friendship House
February 13 – Thursday Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride – 9am – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on trail 10/13 across from Friendship House
Wednesday & Thursday Guided Trail Rides will continue through the end of the month snow & trail conditions permitting.
February 2- – General Member Meeting – Eddie B’s White Spruce – 6:30pm snacks – 7:00pm meeting – ALL WELCOME
February 29 – Groom to Ride raffle drawing – Trackside – 12 noon – Hwy 45N
February 29 – SNO(Saturday Night Out) – Lumpy’s Sports Bar & Grill – Social time 5:30pm – Dinner 6:00pm – Hwy 45S – ALL WELCOME
Please contact Sno-Eagles President, Howard Wolf at 262.442.4876 to volunteer for any event.

Snowmobile Information:

Handy Snowmobile Links

Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
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 Cty.  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