Snow Cover: Thin, icy & crusty
Date of Report: March 1, 2017
Late Riding to Poor Condition
19 degrees at 1:30pm. About an inch of new snow this morning.
Trail Boss Brian reports due to weather and trail conditions no grooming.
Vilas County Alliance President has contacted all 11 Clubs for their input. The decision has been made to be open at least through this weekend.
If you are riding you will find Adventure Sledding in Eagle River. Meaning all sort of conditions. In town there is snow but it was mushy and snirty yesterday. Today with the colder temps it is frozen and crusty. There was icy slush areas yesterday. Some of it deep. Trails along side the roads were down to dirt in a lot of areas from the rain and salt from the roads. Best bet for riding is way out in the woods.
Trail 17N from Eagle River is open only to the connection with Phelps at Shangri-La Rd closed from that point. Trail 10E from Eagle River is open & riders can ride all the way to Three Lakes using the Kimball Creek Trail. Heading west Trail 6 from the Forest County line to Phelps fire tower area is closed due to mush and water.
These are Eagle River Conditions. If you plan to ride other parts of the County be sure to check with the Club, friend, business or Chamber where you plan to ride as conditions are different from area to area. You may come upon gates from area to area.
For safety here are 4 areas to stay away from:
TRAIL SECTION 10W/13N aka Wisconsin River Bridge is closed due high water conditions. Gated. DO NOT ENTER THIS AREA
High water/slush is also present on Trail 3 aka the Manske Swamp. Use extreme caution.
Section of Trail 10E from Bloom Rd to Loon Lake Rd has slush. Recommend taking City Trail on Tamarack St to Trigs Shell Trail to Bloom Rd.
The barrels have been pulled from both Catfish Lake Loop & Eagle Lake Trail. Advise not to ride. If you do it is at your own risk.
Would like to ride again! Stay tuned.
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News and Reports:
SNO (Saturday Night Out) – Cocktails 5:30pm – Dinner 6:00pm
- March 25 – Catch 22 on Hwy 70E/Trail 10E about 5 miles from Eagle River.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY TRAIL RIDES – No Trail Rides this week
- Meet on Trail 13 (the Grade) in town between Historic Railroad Depot & Friendship House
- 9am departure
MONTHLY MEETINGS – 6:30pm Snacks – Meeting at 7pm – All Welcome!
- March 16 – Eagle Waters (Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd-follow the signs)
- April 20 – Gordo’s (Hwy 45N across from Holiday North Gas Station)
BOARD MEETINGS – 7pm at the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (Hwy 45N next door to the World Championship Snowmobile Derby)
- January-May the 1st Tuesday of the each month
DNR Registration, $30 Trail Pass information