Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Hard base to crusty snow base to frozen ground. Fair late season
Date of Report: March 8, 2018
March 8, 2018 – 6:10am
VILAS COUNTY TRAILS ARE OPEN
Snowmobile Trails Can Remain Open Until Midnight March 31st
It’s March & we are at a time in the sledding season where the trail conditions news doesn’t change very much. True for today. Temps this morning are at 17 degree with a high of 27. 11 degrees tonight. For the near future temps will be in the high 20’s & 30’s during the day and teens overnight. So the SNOW on the ground isn’t going anywhere. Just that we need new fresh SNOW. Over the last couple of days maybe 2 inches east of Eagle River.
Trails on average remain FAIR. In town trails however are POOR with frozen spots of SNOW & ice in the mornings. As it warms up during the day the SNOW & ice thaw & get mushy and wet especially at road crossings. Many of the road trails for the most part have little or no snow on them. Moving out of town conditions improve but it is a struggle to get to them without a bit of adventure sledding. 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. Trailering & dropping off to ride is a good bet.
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.
Are you Dancin’? Can’t hear you! Man oh man I sure want to ride & so does my great grandson Jase!
See ya on the trails again real soon!
PROUD GROOMERS OF THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
News and Reports:
Not sure about the Thursday Sno-Eagles Guided Ride so please contact President Howard Wolf at 262.442.4876. If there is a ride it would meet at 9am on the “grade” in town by the Historic Railroad Depot.
- March 15 – Membership meeting Eagle Waters – election of officers and Board of Directors – Snacks at 6:30pm with meeting at 7pm
- March 23-25 – AWSC(Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs) Annual Convention – Green Bay, WI
- March 31 – Saturday Night Out at Lumpy’s – 5:30pm
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