Trail Conditions: Closed
Snow Cover: Thin covering of snow in woods areas - Time to THINK COLD!
Date of Report: November 20, 2020
Nearing the end of November & what we need in all of Vilas county is for you all to THINK COLD! Trails especially the swamps need to freeze up tight. Then you need to START DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!
Right now many swamps have standing water that in places is knee deep. The section of Trail 10E between Loon Lake Rd & Bloom Rd has high water especially as you get near the Bloom Lk Rd crossing. Same for Trail 3 aka the Manske Swamp, Trail 10W from the intersection of 10/13 where you turn off the grade to head toward the Wisconsin River Bridge trails area. Wet on both sides. Same for lots of other low areas throughout the County.
Clubs throughout Vilas county are busy brushing, signing & working at reroutes. Trail 13 heading west out of Eagle River has a small reroute at Oak Ln. When you ride past the Super 8 & head back into the woods by the Town of Lincoln Townhall just before you come back out on the road there is a slight reroute. No word on whether the section of Trail 3/Alt 13 aka “the grade” heading south that moved out on the road due to equipment in the trail will be back on the trail. That section is just before you come out & ride down Bloom Rd to cross Mud Creek bridge.
Trail inspections will start after the 9 day deer gun hunt that starts this Saturday, November 20 & runs to dark on November 29. There are 11 clubs so that takes around 10 days to complete. From there it’s a waiting game to get through the 10 day muzzle loader hunt & 4 day anterless hunt. These all end December 13.
So until then keep THINKING COLD as all of Vilas needs to get much colder to freeze the trails. Won’t be long now!
This year want to add video & photos of trail ride fun to the page. You can get them to me by emailing to my email address below.
See ya on the trails real soon!!!