Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 9 to 16 inches
Date of Report: January 10, 2020
A few updates:
Trail 5 to Wolfs Eagle Lodge, 18 off of 5 to 12 and 12 to the Flowage and back to 18 are all groomed. Also 21 to 3 to 8 has been groomed. Crew from Loui’s Landing and Musky Sno were out about 10 hours grooming that area. A few cautionary areas; a section on 18 between Hwy B and trail 12 there is still some standing water in a low land, about 2′ deep but you can go around the water. Also there is a stream between Hwy 77 and Moose Lake that is not froze. It is snall and passable but you come down a bank to the small stream and back up so ride down with caution not to hit the bank with your skis. Trail 21 along the Flowage has had an ongoing issue with a beaver dam that the DNR has intervened but beavers, well they will be beavers so they rebuild so there is a barricade around that area between the Flowage and Musky Tail.
Spider Lake in Washburn is staked. As is Lake Long Lake and currently working on Chetec.
All trails in the Flambeau Forest have been groomed and are excellent.
Trail 17 past Nelson Lake is currently closed due to some flooding that had occurred.
A groomer is out on 31 today and the LCO/Grindstone area. 31 has had some reports of rough, this is a heavily rode trail and does cross swamps making the groomer not able to groom. The swamps are froze and safe for snowmobiles but have not been for heavy equipment. They are out today checking how far they can go and will report later today.
A full report is that trails are excellent! Many more groomers have been out, lakes are staked and safe (with the exception of Lake Hayward, waiting on report). The lakes have had a lot of bare ice but we have received some fresh snow so there is plenty for lubrication but can be slick if riding without studs. So just take your time. The temps continue to be in high teens and low 20’s, so perfect for riding!
Surrounding counties are open. For their full detailed reports you can visit travelwi.com.
Thank you to all the volunteers! Trails are beautiful!