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Trail Report – : Rhinelander, Wisconsin – December 23, 2022

Reporter:Hodag SnoTrails
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 6-9" of semi packed base
Date of Report: December 23, 2022
Area Report:

We are off and running.  The Oneida County Snowmobile Trails are open as of Friday, December 23rd.  

First the good news…..The land based trails are open and ready to enjoy.  Club members spent countless hours in the last week clearing the trails since the icy, heavy snow the previous week.  All trails are passable and should have a good base once they are packed in.  

Now, the watch outs……The lakes are not marked at this point and should be considered unsafe until they are marked.  Travel at your own risk if you choose to cross them.  The club has been able to pack (via groomer) about 50% of the trail system at this point.  All trails have been packed with sleds, but that is not the same as via a groomer and / or a drag.   There are a few swamps that we can’t take the groomers through at this point.  We plan on hitting all trails with the groomers starting next week.  In addition, with the extreme conditions in the forecast the next two days, we don’t want to send the groomers out with little or no support over the holidays.  

The conditions will vastly improve over the next week, but currently, the trails are “Early Season” conditions.  

Feel free to get out and enjoy the first opportunities to ride, but temper your expectations at this point.

We are excited about having the trails open prior to Christmas.  Good things to come!!