Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Icy
Date of Report: January 30, 2018
TRAILS FAIR ON AVERAGE
POOR RIGHT THROUGH TOWN
Trails range from POOR in town. FAIR as you move out. Way out some GOOD in the tree covered areas.
Warm temps are a thing of the past. 4 below zero this morning, 6 miles east of Eagle River with reports of colder temps north of town. May be couple of inches tonight. SNOW showers in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. Do the Snow Dance!
Groomer drivers are doing their best with not much to work with in some areas. Hard icy base with loose icy SNOW on top. Corners were icy and some were burned through. In town and at crossings a lot of snirt. Riding was better out of town and improved the most in the woods. Open areas where the evil sun could get at the trails were mushy on Saturday and that is now frozen hard this morning.
Trails groomed last night were 10W/13N to the Conover connect, Manske Swamp/3N, 70W/13S to just beyond the Honey Bear bridge.
Here are a few continuing reminders on the trails:
- Trail 1N logging operation continues in the section between the Town of Washington Town Hall & Eagle Lake. Clearly marked with signs. Minimal grooming on this trail.
CATFISH LAKE LOOP & EAGLE LAKE TRAILS ARE NOW BOTH MARKED AND OFFICIALLY OPEN. PLEASE STAY BY THE ORANGE REFLECTIVE BARRELS TO BE SAFE. REMINDER THE CATFISH LAKE LOOP TO LUMPY’S IS NO LONGER A TRAIL.
Yes the Ice Castle is still up! If you are riding zip on over to the “grade” to check out the 2018 Eagle River Area Fire Department ICE CASTLE!!!! Located adjacent to the downtown “grade” trail by the Historic Railroad Grade. The lights installed change colors. Ice benches as part of the Castle let you take photos of your group. Check out this link Eagle River Ice Castle to check out a video of the Ice Castle building. Warm did do damage to the turrets of the Castle. Good the cold is back.
Next on the Winter events schedule is the 13th Annual LaBatt Blue Pond Hockey set for February 9-11 on Dollar Lake east of Eagle River. Check out the is link LaBatt Blue Pond Hockey for info.
THINK COLD & Keep Dancin’!
See ya on the trails!
PROUD GROOMERS OF THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
News and Reports:
News and Reports:
Every Wednesday & Thursday throughout the snowmobiling season – Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride. Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on Trail 13 in town at 9am. All are welcome. Trail conditions permitting.
- Jan 31 – Feb 2 – Weekday Ride-A-Way
Feb 6 – Board of Directors meeting, Hall of Fame
Feb 9-11 – 13th Annual LaBatt Blue Pond Hockey on Dollar Lake
- Feb 15 – Member Meeting – Eddie B’s – 6pm
- Feb 18 – Celebrate Snowmobiling Dignitary Ride & Gathering
- Feb 24 – Ride With Pride drawing – TrackSide – 12noon
- Feb 24 – Trail Ride following Ride With Pride drawing
- Feb 24 – Saturday Night Out – Silver Leaf – 5:30pm
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Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration