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Trail Report – : Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – January 8, 2019

Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 4-5 inches in most spots.
Date of Report: January 8, 2019
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*Please note – The Saunders Grade Trail will be closed for the entire 2018/2019 winter season due to significant damage caused by June 2018 flooding.*

It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to utilize their property, so please verify that the trail you intend to use is open at this time.  

SW Quadrant

We have a lot of slush on the trails, got rain rather than snow in most areas over the past few days.

Trail 5 remains in fair condition, we need cold and snow. We have had several guys out on 9 clearing many trees, the trail has a lot of water, trying to pack, but we need cold weather to freeze down the swamps, we do not feel comfortable opening 9 at this point.

All other trails closed at this time

SE Quadrant

All trails are open with the exception of Trail 41N from the Wild Rivers Trail north to the warming shack. The club is working on a re-route around an unfrozen portion of swamp which will utilize the Tom Green Road. The re-route is anticipated to be completed before the weekend, look for updates.

All open trails were groomed last week and are extremely icy at this time. Additional grooming is scheduled for this week watch for updates.

Trail 217 – Poor Condition but mostly smooth, Icy base, not grooming until we get snow
Trail 17N – from Cabin Lane to Fowler Circle, Poor Condition but mostly smooth, Icy base, not grooming until we get snow
Trail 17S – south of Fowler Circle to Highway 27, OPEN, Poor Condition rough, Icy base, not grooming until we get snow – Snowmobile only. Hopefully opening to ATV once we get colder conditions to freeze up some slushy areas
Trail 3 was groomed last week but is currently very icy

NE Quadrant  

Groomed, open trails:
Trail 1, groomed Sunday evening.
Trail 2, groomed today
Trail 4, Brule to Degerman Rd, groomed this morning.
Trail 6 (to end of Minnow Lake Rd) groomed this morn.
Trail 35 (Wild Rivers Trail) was groomed this morn Trailhead to 4 west Open for Snowmobiles (No ATV’s at this time due to soft conditions), ungroomed trails.
Trail 4 – Wild Rivers Trail and the Warming Shack
Trail 4 – Degerman swamp area

NW Quadrant

All trails with the exception of the Saunders Grade are open, but there is a lot of leaning saplings that club members are working on removing. Use caution.

Drift Dodgers groomed Crosstown Route, Trail 28, Trail 41 and Trail 4/41 from CTH A to the Warming Shack last week.

Watch for heavy equipment working on the trails in the City of Superior. Use caution.

Douglas County Ski Trails

The service roads and parking lots are plowed. The trails were packed and tracked last week but the warm temperatures and rain reduced the trail base and the trails are currently very icy. Watch for updates.