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Trail Report – : Hayward / Sawyer County, Wisconsin – December 28, 2022

Trail Conditions: Closed
Snow Cover: 6-9 inches of snow
Date of Report: December 28, 2022
Area Report:

With approval from the forestry department, we are able look at a tenative ETA to partially open some areas HOPEFULLY Friday. We understand it’s hard to not hear a “yes for sure this date” but the safety of all is a huge consideration. Crews and contractors have been out clearing and packing. The biggest issues have been that much of the trees and branches are very large and were bent over into the trails creating walls and these trees must be cut up high for safety as well as for groomers and excavator’s to be able to fit through and continue forward so the most challenging is the need of large equipment to complete the task and the deep snow making the process slow.

Then of course the lakes, there is a lot of slush and many crews have been riding where they find it safe enough to pack that slush down, so it freezes and creates more ice. Again, crews that have a lot of knowledge and experience packing lakes and swamps safely during the day in hopes of creating/freezing more ice at night so please do not ride the lakes until they have been declared safe, staked and open.

We will update with a definite date as to when and where the partial opening will be as the week progresses.