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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 27, 2020

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Plenty of SNOW - Soft Snow
Date of Report: January 27, 2020
Area Report:

January 27, 2020 – 6:39am 27 degrees & cloudy

Varying conditions
Heavy traffic


What a weekend in Eagle River & all of Vilas County for that matter!  Most snowmobiles on a weekend in a very long while.  Large groups of 10-12 or more of riders. Ton of traffic.

From last Thursday through yesterday SNOW fell everyday! Easily 8 inches+ of new wet packy SNOW.  It looks like the 30 for high today will mark the end of the 30’s until next Saturday.  The really good thing is teens at night.  Low tonight 17 & tomorrow 10 night.  The weather guys report this will be the case until Friday.  With the teens at night the groomers can go out groomer & the trails will have time to set up & freeze.

Groomer Tracking System shows in the last 24 hours the following trails were groomed:

  • 10/13 from the Groomer Barn through town & south onto Alt 13 aka 3
  • Alt 13 aka 3 “the grade” to the Three Lakes connect
  • 10/13 from the Groomer Barn heading north to 10/13 & 17N intersection
  • 17N to just beyond 1N
  • 1N to the Eagle Lake boat launch
  • Uncle Kent club trail to 10 intersection
  • East (left) on 10 to intersect with 13N
  • 13N to TIN 132 & the Buckatabon Creek Trl

Catfish & Eagle Lake trails are marked.  Please stay by the orange reflective barrels.

Caution Areas

Soft snow so it is squirrelly.  Especially in the corners so slow down or you might meet yourself coming around the corners!

Not much change & in general found trails sections especially in swamps have rough areas. Covered with plenty of snow but the bumps have set in the base & it is hard to correct. Sections on 13N beyond Hwy G very rough, Loon Lk Rd to Bloom Rd section of 10E rough, section of 17N from trail 1 to Columbus Rd rough. 70W section from Sundstein Rd running past the Lincoln Townhall heading west to Synergy rough sections.  17S from Paintball field to Sugar Camp connect.  Don’t be tempted to ride off trail.

With the trails soft the groomers should be able to get out there & cut the bumps & moguls.  Then with the cold night time temps the trails should set up & not be as rough. Plus this should rebuild the base & freeze it up.  Did notice some breakdown of the base as road crossings.

So here’s what you need to do…..KEEP THINKING COLD can use it & DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE! 

See you on the trails!

Holly Tomlanovich
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club

News and Reports:
January 29 Wednesday Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride – 9am at the Historic Railroad Depot in town on trail 10/13 by the Snowmobile Sculpture across from Friendship House
January 30 Thursday Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride – 9am at the Historic Railroad Depot in town on trial 10/13 by the Snowmobile Sculpture across from Friendship House
January 31-February 2 – Weekend Away to Tomahawk
February 4 – Sno-Eagles Board meeting – 6pm – Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N ALL WELCOME
February 7-9 – Pond Hockey – This year at the World Championship Derby Expo – Hwy 45N – Volunteers needed
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