Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 9-11 inches - Base 1-5 inches+
Date of Report: January 9, 2023
EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
EARLY SEASON RIDING – Good – Some Fair
Temps have bounced back up to high 20’s low 30’s during the day. 20″s at night. Partly sunny today then cloudy for the next 3-4 days. Snow tomorrow night. Looks to be maybe an inch.
Rode yesterday & found travels much better than I expected. Heading west on Trail 10E from my home, which runs alongside Hwy 70E of Eagle River, trail 10E was totally SNOW covered. Thin under a section running from Catfish Lake Rd to the Hockey Arena. The road sections (Taylor Lk Rd & Pine Ln) SNOW along the edge. Back on trail at the Bloom Rd was SNOW covered all the way to Loon Lk Rd crossing & connect with Trail Alt13. 10/13 “the grade” was Excellent from there to the Dairy Queen crossing. Rest of 10/13 was SNOW covered all the way to Hwy G crossing with exception of road crossings. 10/13 from there to Adams Rd was in the best shape I’ve seen in several years. Adams Rd had SNOW along the edge. Took the 10/13 across the swamp which was tight & SNOW covered. That continued all the way to the Conover connect. Heading back south to Trail 3 aka Manske Swamp. Manske Swamp SNOW covered & hard. Trail 17 heading back toward Eagle River was thinner but had SNOW. Shorter ride as we had a sled blow a belt & had to be towed. All in All trails were GOOD with loose SNOW.
Grooming last night:
Trail 10/13 south through Eagle River
Trail 10E complete grooming – all spurs
Trail Alt13 to Three Lakes turn around
Trails 70/17/7/13 all heading west & south
Trail 10/13 north through Eagle River to Trail 17N intersection
Trail 3 aka Manske Swamp
Trail 10/13 across Wisconsin River Bridge & north on the 13’s to Bauer’s turn around
Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are open & marked. Take it slow. Hard rough & some shiny ice. Always 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. Trail 10/13 heading north out of Eagle River from 17N intersection to Hwy G crossing due to landowner closure. There still is off trail riding. PLEASE STAY ON new re-route or the risk is NO trail out of town to the north.
Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!! THINK COLD!
Next ride Tuesday. Heading west!
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News and Reports:
Sno-Eagles – Eagle River Events – check www.eagleriver.org for more events
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!