Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 8-9
Date of Report: February 9, 2021
What a great weekend! We finally have the conditions we have all longed for and the riders were out in full force! As mentioned last Thursday we received approximately 5-6” of fresh snow in much of the county and with that followed the cold temps so the snow set up nicely and the groomers were out in full force!
Many groomers were out the week prior to the snow and warm temps cutting trails so they were nice and flat so when the new snow fell and the temps set the snow set up beautifully! And the riding this weekend proved that! The forecasted temps continue to be cold but once again, we dress for the occasion! We are snowmobilers, we don’t let cold stop us, we throw on another balaclava, a heated shield some handlebar muffs and we ride!
Without great new snow on Thursday and temps dropping Friday our groomers set out to ready trails for the weekend. Saturday the groomers are not out during the day as strongly as the big equipment can pose a danger on the heavily traveled trails on the weekend. But Sunday-Thursday they are always back in action! Many groomers have been out over the last 24 hours and will continue to work hard on those trails through the week to make for some excellent riding this holiday weekend! Trails reported to be groomed since the weekend so far are;
The Seeley Hills – trails 63, 8, 77, 22 and 31.
Trail 8 from Nelson Lake to the Washburn County line
Round Lake to Lost Land Lake to Moose Lake and to the Chippewa Flowage – 9 from Round Lake to 5 east, trails 3, 5 south, 18 and 12. 21N and 3 to 8. 5/21 to 319 and 320
Trails 17 and 31
Trail 9 south
Winter area and Tuscobia/9 mile loop is groomed – do note they are down a groomer with maintenance so they are do the system with one.
All surrounding counties are now reported to be open according to Travel WI reports; Ashland, Bayfield, Washburn, Rusk, Barron and Price
We are going to be in for a great weekend of riding! Pull out your layers and dress warm and get those sleds ready for a long weekend! Thank you to all of our volunteers for their hard work and thank you to you for choosing Sawyer County as your riding destination!
And if you want to get a chance to win some money keep your eyes peeled for the “Sawyer County Snowmobile Friendly” signs out there and take a selfie with it tagging #sawyersled2020 and the Hayward Lakes Convention Bureau! What a fun way to show your great times in Sawyer County!