Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 9+- inches - 0-4 inch varied icy base
Date of Report: January 2, 2023
January 2, 2023 – 8am – 26 degrees – High 30
SNO-EAGLES – EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
EARLY SEASON RIDING – Poor to Fair
Longer report today with riding ideas. No new snow overnight. Next SNOW forecast to move in late Tuesday morning & continue through Wednesday. No firm totals. Temps will be in the low to high 20’s which impact how much sticks to the ground.
As for the trails it’s Adventure Sledding with little change. Trails north are much better than south trails. Trail 13/13C the Bauer’s 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 are icy & burn through at the road crossings. Road routes are ice covered. The grade just past Dairy Queen is under tree cover & should be pretty good. Heading south to Three Lakes is covered in most areas & icy with some mushy areas. Heading east on 10E will be ragged until you get to the Hockey Sports Arena along Hwy 70E. The one way heading east on the south side of road is fair to good from there except for road crossings. Heading back on the north side icy snow cover until just past the trail that takes you to Chanticleer & Eagle Lake. From there it is poor with little snow cover. Riding west of town same conditions along Hwy 70W.
Grooming was limited last night. Here are the areas groomed:
Heading north – Trail 10/13 from groomer barn to Trail 17N intersection to Trail 3 aka Manske Swamp back onto Trail 10/13 across Wisconsin River bridge which heads west.
After crossing Wisconsin River Bridge at intersection of Trail 10/13 south (left turn) on Trail 10W. Mid way down Trail 10W & Trail 7S connect. Both were 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 & surface slush pockets particularly on the turn that takes you off the lake to Townline Rd. Stay by the orange reflective barrels to be safe.
Some reminders when you ride. Have a Map or Phone App. 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!!
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
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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
January 19 – Member meeting – Buckshots’s Downtown – 6:30pm
January 21 – SNO(Saturday Nite Out) – Braywood – Catfish Lk Rd of Hwy 45S – 5pm -ALL Welcome
January 19-22 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby
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
Snowmobile Wisconsin – Know before you go!