Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 6-9 inches of snow
Date of Report: December 29, 2021
A friendly reminder, while we are almost to New Years we are very early in the season. This snow wasn’t an accumulation over a week or even days to ready, it was over night. There takes some patience in trail and grooming work, patience with Mother Nature not just giving us snow but setting it up right with the correct temps and precipitation. Also patience with private land owners knowing their property is safe to allow us on and open gates. Patience with all of these volunteers and that is what these hard working people are, VOLUNTEERS. This is a vacation destination but it is their home and reality. They have businesses to run, many of which cater to the riders day and night, other jobs to tend to, family lives to tend to. They too have experienced shortages of help so have been working around the clock for almost two years. Some jobs such as big brushing jobs have to be hired out and paid for and we have to wait for contractors, there are only so many hours in a day. So please have patience. Our volunteers are working to groom, brush, clear, pack trails as fast as they can. Many rocks get unearthed from riding on trails, moguls form with heavy traffic, many branches blow down in the wind and fall from heavy snow, it’s the Northwoods, we have an abundance of trees and branches, trails change hourly. We are not into full season where every trail will have perfection. Please do not focus on that. These volunteers deserve the utmost gratitude and respect for their loyalty, hard work and passion to keep this sport alive and well. We appreciate you all so much that show such gratitude, your kindness and positivity is what keeps them doing it year and year! Ride safe! And if you can volunteer even a little please do so, even if it means stopping and throwing a branch off the trail or visit our website to report a trail issue, please don’t complain about but rather report. There isn’t trail issues on purpose nor are they ignored, and remember those repairs take manpower, money and sometimes certain steps of approval if need be i.e. DNR approval, DOT approval, etc. The volunteers can’t be everywhere and all times so your eyes are very much appreciated! We want your riding experience to be the best! We are grateful to be apart of so many memories!
LCO and Grindstone staking is complete.
Callahan Lake is staked. Round Lake is complete.
Groomer will be in the Seeley Hills and 63 north tonight and complete by Thursday.
Bayfield County is packing trails and plan to open before the weekend, goal is Thursday.
Tuscobia from Winter to Couderay & trail 9S to the Chippewa Flowage groomed.
Whitefish is now staked. A good solid 10” of ice.
A reminder for the upcoming weekend: The annual “Tuscobia Winter Ultra” non motorized marathon is this coming weekend. Starting at 6am Friday, December 31 and ending at 6pm January 2nd, hikers, skiers and fat tire bicyclists will be on the Tuscobia 24/7 from Rice Lake to Park Falls. They will be departing at different times. If anyone is using the Tuscobia with their snowmobile please be courteous and slow down when meeting or passing anyone.