Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: Minimal
Date of Report: January 7, 2021
There is still no good news in terms of forecasted snow. The Barnstormers panned our entire system again this week, but until we get more snow, we really can’t improve the conditions.
For those of you that are still choosing to ride, please keep the following things in mind:
- Logging operations are continuing throughout the northwoods and in many areas where snowmobile trails are located. Loggers have first priority! PLEASE be respectful of them and make every attempt to stay out of their way. DO NOT engage with them. Loggers have a legal right to close any snowmobile trail where they are working. They are being cooperative with the clubs and working with us the best they can. PLEASE do not give them reason to close the trails.
- There is absolute minimum base on the trail. Be prepared to encounter many ruts, holes, rocks and little snow for hyfax lubrication.
- Hintz’s North Star Lodge is currently closed. Therefore, we have closed the trail leading to their establishment. If and when they are open for business, we will reopen that trail. Please respect them by not riding across their property.
- Oneida county trails are still closed. This includes the highline trail near St. Germain, so be aware of where the county line is. Fines in excess of $200 per sled have been issued for riding on closed trails. Many establishments that have paid to be Pit Stops on the trail maps are not yet accessible by sled. Please don’t forget about them. Hop in your car and go support them!
Thank you for your patience and support while we await more snow. Ride RIght and Stay Safe!