Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 6 inches
Date of Report: January 11, 2021
Northern end of the county are good conditions and southern end of the county are fair conditions.
While we haven’t had any new snow we have not had warm temps and our trails have held on to what they have quite nicely. Spoke to several riders throughout the weekend and today already, all seasoned riders and they continue to be surprised how good the trails have held up from the Flowage to the north! There are some rocks and some inside corners that have some washboard and the trails along the highways are pretty brown but once in the woods they are quite good.
Not many groomers have been out, a few and in some short distanced areas to not disrupt what is there. All this being said our forecast shows snow Thursday and Fri before the weekend!! This will be very much celebrated! Even a simple 3″ would make conditions in many areas of the county excellent!
As we have mentioned the sights in the Northwood’s have been breathtaking! Everything encased in frost makes the world up here look almost black and white! Riders seeing deer, eagles and ELK! A little fresh snow before the weekend will be just the soul food you all need to get your sleds and gear ready! We will update as we get closer to the weekend and see that snow fall!
All of the lakes have been reported to be staked with the exception of LCO, still some large grey areas. They are checking it several times this week and hope to perhaps have staked soon. We will update with that ETA as mother nature does her thing! Some lakes have slush. Always ride the staked trails, wondering away from them can provide open spots, stumps, rocks, heaves, fisherman shanties and tip ups, plowed ice roads for shanties that creates a berm, etc. Ride smart and safe!
Surround counties: Washburn and Bayfield Counties are open, Ashland, Price and Rusk are closed, Barron partially open.
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