Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 2-10 inches snow & base total - loose snow on most trails
Date of Report: January 26, 2021
January 26 – 6:30am Currently 10 – High of 18 today – Low tonight 7
Trails on average Fair Condition
GTS Trails app shows groomers out in the last 24 hours
ALL trails groomed EXCEPT 17N, 1N & S, 10E,
3N & WI River section of 10/13
Groomers were out last night grooming. All trails heading west were groom except the east side of Wisconsin River Bridge area of 10/13. It was groomed on the west side after crossing the bridge. Trails heading east weren’t groomed last night but were groomed Sunday night. Rode those trails yesterday & the east trails were FAIR to GOOD.
Trail 3N aka Manske Swamp is now open. This trail is a cut across between 13N & 17N.
Off trail riding continues to be a problem throughout Vilas county. What this is doing is jeopardizing trail easements & will cause trail section closures. Please once again stay on marked trails.
ONEIDA COUNTY trails open at noon Tuesday, January 26.
No word on FOREST COUNTY.
Took a 50+ ride yesterday afternoon from about 6 miles east on 10E to trail 1S that takes you to Eagle lake. 10E was Good. 1S was Fair. Eagle lake frozen tight by barrels. 1S from boat launch to trail 17N had areas of snirt & grit under the tree area but pretty smooth. 17N that comes out on Columbus road was gritty with some small bumps & Fair. 17S heading toward highway 45N was Fair to Good. Sections under trees on 17S was gritty. Was happy to see 3N aka Manske Swamp trail open. It is frozen tight & pretty smooth & Good. From trail 3N intersection of 10/13N it was bumpy & gritty & not groomed. This was the case all the way to the other side of the Wisconsin River bridge to where 10 & 13 split out west. Took 10 back toward Eagle River to include the spur that comes out by Uncle Kent’s. All Good. To get back to 10/13 we rode the ditchline. That is not a grooming area so it was an Adventure. Back to town with the “grade” in Good to Very Good condition. South all the way to Oneida county line & turned around & came back. Very Good to Excellent. 10E back home. Taking the Catfish lake loop. 10E heading west was Fair to Good.
KEEP THINKING COLD & DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!
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Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10 – Time to join a club!
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Newly Updated Vilas County Map It Trail App GPS style app of all trails in Vilas Cty. Plus includes the brown 3 digit (pictured on the right) emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number. Find you quicker.
Newly Updated Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours
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