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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 9, 2020

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Plenty of snow!
Date of Report: February 9, 2020
Area Report:

February 9, 2020 – 7:42am – 9 Cloudy 

Varying conditions – Many icy sections

Another cold morning in Eagle River.  Currently 7 moving on up to 21.  3 degrees tonight. Weather reports & radar show SNOW moving in around 9am.  Continuing through the day until around 5pm.  1-3 inches of SNOW forecast.  Do a SNOW DANCE so we get more! 20’s for highs & teens overnight for the next few days.  More SNOW forecast for Wednesday. Cloudy today!!

Out riding yesterday & it was busy on the trails.  See our ride below.

Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS Trails) is having technical difficulties this morning.  So no trail grooming report for this morning.  If corrected will update later today.

Catfish & Eagle Lake trails are marked.  Rode Eagle Lake trail yesterday.  There are slight bumps but nothing very bad.  Did find trail very very icy with blow off of snow in some sections.  Please slow down.

Yesterday rode from our house on 10E heading west toward town.  Trail good all the way in.  A little chop on the section under the trees along Hwy 70.  Road sections were partially covered with ice.  

Took Chanticleer Inn trail to Eagle Lake.  Some chop but ok.  As reported above no moguls on Eagle Lake but it was very very icy.

Trail 1 heading north was good.  Townhall Rd section on the road was very icy.  1 all the way 17N intersection was good.  Went right on 17N to Columbus Rd & it was very good.

Headed back on 17N. Section from trail 1 intersection west to Hwy 45N road crossing fair with bumps.

Trail 3 aka Manske Swamp was pretty good on the east side up to the middle.  West side fair.

10W/13N up to the turn toward the Wisconsin River Bridge area was very rough.  Wisconsin River Bridge section was good.  Frozen tight.

At the intersection of 10W/13N took 13N.  Rode all the 13’s in the Bucatabon Bridge/Bauer’ area trails were they excellent.  Looks to have been groomed more than others.  Rode back pretty much the same way we went up there on 13. Crossing back over the Wisconsin River Bridge – 10W/13N all the way down to Eagle River.  From 3N aka Manske Swamp intersection all the way to where you pick up Adams Rd trail not groomed & very rough.

From turn back into the woods into & through town trails good.  A bit of chop on “The Grade” section of 10W/13N just before Hwy G crossing.  Snow in town is still soft & mushy but there is plenty of it. Not much water at crossing even with the evil sun out.

Headed home on Alt13/3S which had a few more bumps.  Turn onto 10E.  Loon Lk Rd to Bloom Rd was pretty good.  Some chop.  Road sections very icy.  Riding east on 10 trail was very rough with moguls all the way home.  

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

Be safe.  See you on the trails!

Holly Tomlanovich
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club

News and Reports:
February 7-9 – Pond Hockey – Due to ice conditions on Dollar Lake this year at the World Championship Derby Expo – Hwy 45N – Volunteers needed
February 10 – Snowmobile Rec Council Meeting – Eagle River Inn
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 – Thurday Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride – 9am – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on trail 10/13 across from Friendship House
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