Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Hanging tough
Date of Report: February 1, 2022
The trails are in overall “good” condition. There is some variation out there from fair to very good. I feel comfortable in rating them good overall. All of the fire lane type trails are very good, snow covered and flat. The exposed trails (like Trail 8 – along the highway) are thin with snirty areas. There isn’t enough snow to fill in deep holes so there are some bumps that can’t be filled without pulling all of the base off the trails. The tight corners are down to the ice base, so be aware of those while riding.
The lakes are all marked and not showing any signs of slush. There are multiple roads across Boom Lake so use extreme caution when traveling on that route. The snow cover on the lake is low, so the ice fisherman can travel about anywhere so there can be truck tracks and / or plowed roads in multiple locations.
There is one trail closure on the Hodag Sno-Trails system: Trail H4 from Boom Lake to the intersection just north of River Rd. This is basically the “land” route to not running Boom Lake. The trail is closed at this point. We have been just notified that this is a permanent closure. Running the lake is the reroute. The club is continuing to look for another “land route” but it takes time and money (unfunded – club trail).
Keep an eye out for grooming activity at anytime. We continue to double-groom on days we need to for coverage of one of our groomers. The guys have been keeping up during this spell with a groomer down. I believe the trail conditions have not suffered at all during this time.
The trails are holding up with the volume of traffic and lack of fresh snow. We do need fresh snow, but don’t use that as an excuse not to ride.
Get out and have some fun, it’s a limited season in length.