Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: Deep snow with hard ice base
Date of Report: February 23, 2019
EAGLE RIVERS TRAILS
Trails Very Good to Excellent!
TRAIL 10W/13N aka WISCONSIN RIVER BRIDGE TRAIL IS CLOSED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
February 23 2019 5:24am – 24 Snow Showers – High 30
Winter continues. SNOW storm is moving in this morning. 1-3 inches of SNOW today. Tonight 8-12 inches of SNOW tonight. 1 more inch of SNOW Sunday. Temps will be up so the SNOW will be the heavy wet stuff. After the SNOW on Sunday the temps will drop below zero Sunday night. So if you thought winter was over you were wrong. Trails in Vilas County can stay open until midnight March 31st. That is with weather & SNOW conditions permitting.
Grooming continued last night. All trails groomed. With the heavy SNOW moving in it will take the groomers some time to get the trails back in shape. If you ride it will be deep SNOW riding.
Here are some important updates:
Trail 10W/13N aka Wisconsin River Bridge Trail is Closed Effective Immediately
There are 2 logging operations going on where there is a need to use parts of the trails. Trail 13N by Deep Lake Rd & on 7 near Sugar Camp on the high line.
The trails right now are in really great shape. Did notice some chop & bumps under the newer SNOW. Grooming should take care of that. SNOW did get mushy yesterday with the temps up & the evil sun out.
All the SNOW means even higher snowbanks at driveway crossing & road crossings. Please when you see the yield driveway ahead sign slow down & take the time to look both ways. At the road crossings there are stop signs & please stop. It is nearly impossible to see vehicles coming. Have seen a few sled & vehicle accidents this season not good.
There are sections where the trails signs have been buried with the deep SNOW or by plowed snowbanks. The club & groomers will be out to dig out signs or add post extensions so we can see the signs when we ride.
EAGLE LAKE TRAIL & CATFISH LAKE TRAIL ARE MARKED & OPEN. Stay by the reflective orange barrels. Lots of SNOW on the lakes so there could be some moguls. Reports of slush. Be safe & slow down.
REMEMBER THE DUSK TO DAWN SPEED LIMIT IS 55MPH EVERYWHERE. Lake & Land Trails.
Been mentioning this all season:
Sno-Eagles Country has 2 areas that have one-way trails. 10E is a one-way trail from the ERRA Sports Arena all the way out to Nicolet Mini Mart. The other is the 13’s up near Buckatabon Bridge & Bauer’s Dam area. Clearly marked with DO NOT ENTER signs. Plus trail signs are backwards if you are going the wrong way.
Be safe. See ya on the trails!
THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
News and Reports:
Wednesday & Thursday – Trail Rides – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on “the grade” Trail 13/3 at 9am. Contact Club Pres., Howard Wolf 262.442.4876
Saturday, February 23 – Ride With Pride drawing – Trackside – 12-1pm
Saturday, February 23 – SNO(Sat. Night Out) 12 Pines – Hwy 70E to right on Townline Rd – 5:30pm gathering 6:00pm dinner
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.