Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 4-6" of new snow
Date of Report: December 29, 2018
Rhinelander Sno-Trails and Oneida County trails will open today (12/29/18) at 5:00 pm. Lake crossings are only open if they are marked. It could be another week before all lakes are deemed safe enough to mark (with barrels).
This is early season conditions. Hodag Sno-Trails will have most of the trail system packed with the groomers at this point. We have not been out with the drags, because there is just not enough snow for the drags to make a significant impact.
Can you go out and ride, sure, but be aware there could be rough areas, wet spots in the swamps and minimal base in the woods. The club has been out working hard to make sure all the trails have been inspected, signed, brushed, packed are ready for more snow. The tracked groomers have been out every day packing trails. This activity flattens the trail base to make it smoother with fresh snow and drives down the swamp areas to allow them to freeze up solid with the nightly cold temps.
We need more snow, but the trails will be open for those who want to get out now. Please stay on the marked trails, we need to keep all of our landowners happy, so we can maintain the trail system we have.