Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Dwindling fast
Date of Report: February 15, 2023
The entire Barnstormers trail system was groomed Monday night. Based on the section I did, at that time, I could say that 70% of our system was still in pretty good condition. The main trail coming into Sayner from the south is nearly trashed with no way of recovering except more heavy wet snow.
Since then, we’ve had another day of 40 degree temps, plus a lot of rain. There is only 2 out of the next five days with highs forecast below freezing and virtually no chance of snow. These are conditions we would expect to see near the end of the season. For now, there’s been no serious talk of trails closing in Vilas county, but another week may change that.
In the meantime, our biggest challenge is going to be off-trail riding. People want to ride where there is still snow. But, it is still illegal! Don’t do it!!
Hopefully, the forecasts are wrong and I can have a better report next week. Fingers crossed!
TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE: Due to ongoing logging operations, the Barnstormer’s trail #51 is CLOSED between TIN 344 and 353! DO NOT RIDE THIS SECTION OF TRAIL!
Mark your calendars for the final Barnstormer Fundraising Event of the season!
Sunday, February 19, 2023: Pizza Fundraiser – Join us at The Hillside Tavern and Grill from 4:00 – 8:00 for our Pizza Fundraiser!