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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – March 13, 2018

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Base ranges from hard ice to crusty snow to frozen dirt. Best conditions way out of town
Date of Report: March 13, 2018
Area Report:

March 13, 2018 – 6:40am

Snowmobile Trails Can Remain Open Until Midnight March 31st
Conditions permitting

We are at that time of the year where the trails reports have little change.  The trails really need some new SNOW.  Again last overnight there was light SNOW 6 miles East of Eagle River.  Enough to cover my car once again.  Forecast is for overcast today then the evil sun will be out for the rest of the week.  The Vilas County Alliance President is working with all 11 Club officials to determine what to do regarding the trails.  Stay tuned.  Will update this report as needed.

As for right here in Eagle River, Sno-Eagles Trails are POOR to FAIR. Very little change over the last few days.  In town trails are POOR. The base is hard on some of the “grade” but there is also crusty base.  At crossings very little snow & snirty.   Many of the road trails for the most part have little or no snow on them.

In woods trails particularly way out east, north & southwest are FAIR with even some areas of GOOD but this is getting far & few between. That would be 6 miles or more.  A lot of adventure sledding to get there however.  Trailering & dropping off to ride is a good bet.  Picture on the left was taken yesterday, March 11, 2018.  Trail 10E near the Vilas County line.  This group rode east from there all the way to Argonne & back.  Found GOOD conditions.  With the sun the next few days this will deteriorate quickly.

No grooming at this point.

Here are some continuing areas to be aware of:

Trail 1N logging operation continues in the section between the Town of Washington Town Hall & Eagle Lake. With the log piles and icy grainy conditions in that section it would be good to slow down. Minimal grooming due to the logging operation.

The Northland Pines School Forest logging project has expanded to Trail 17N.  It begins on the east side of Hwy 45N.  From town that would be heading north and when you reach the 17N/3N intersection on the west side of the highway & cross Hwy 45N it begins just as you get across the road onto the trail.  There are logs & equipment in that area.  Slow down to be safe.

Catfish Lake Loop & Eagle Lake Trails are marked with orange easy to see reflective barrels.  Please stay by the barrels to be safe.  At the entrance to Eagle Lake on the south side off of Dollar Lake Rd there are some soft spots.  Trail Boss is keeping an eye on it.  Reminder that the Catfish Lake Trail that ran from Braywood to Lumpy’s is not open.  Please do not trespass on private land.

Think I hear the Fat Lady Singing.
Holly Tomlanovich
Communications Chair
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club



News and Reports:

News and Reports:

  • March 15 – Membership meeting Eagle Waters – election of officers and Board of Directors – Snacks at 6:30pm  with meeting at 7pm
  • March 31 – Saturday Night Out at Lumpy’s – 5:30pm

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