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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 16, 2019

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: Lots of Snow covering a hard ice base
Date of Report: February 16, 2019
Area Report:

Trails Very Good to Excellent

February 16 2019 6:25am – 1 below – High 22

Trails are great for this President’s weekend!

Yesterday Lake Effect SNOW of less than an inch.  Lake Superior is not frozen over so there will more Lake Effect off & on.  The weather guys do not forecast Lake Effect as it is hard to predict.  Next “real” SNOW is forecast for next weather.  1-3 inches in the forecast.

Nightly grooming continues.  Saw the New Holland on 10E around 6-6:30pm last night.  Trails groomed last night are:

  • 13/3/10 thru town south to the 10E turn & north to the turn onto 10W/13N
  • 10E to include 9 mile
  • 10W/13N aka Wisconsin River Bridge trail
  • 13’s N the Buckatabon/Bauer’s area to the Conover turn around
  • 10W & 7N to the Sayner & St. Germain connects
  • 17N to 1N
  • 1N to Eagle Lake
  • 3N aka Manske Swamp

With a holiday weekend & all the SNOW traffic is very high.  Many large groups.

There are still some low hanging branches.  Ice covered & with the SNOW there are still areas that could be hard to get through.  Plus may find branches & small limbs along the trails. Volunteers are working to remove. Some of the road crossings have high banks.  So take it slow & please stop at the road & driveway crossings. Saw an accident yesterday where a sled pulled out in front of a vehicle on the road. Sled was very damaged.  Hope the rider is ok.  Beside this found no other problems.  Not even any icy blow out on the trails.

EAGLE LAKE TRAIL & CATFISH LAKE TRAIL ARE MARKED & OPEN. Stay by the reflective orange barrels.  There was wind Sunday evening so there could be some moguls.  Be safe & slow down.

Been mentioning this all season:

Sno-Eagles Country has 2 areas that have one-way trails.  10E is a one-way trail from the ERRA Sports Arena all the way out to Nicolet Mini Mart.  The other is the 13’s up near Buckatabon Bridge & Bauer’s Dam area.  Clearly marked with DO NOT ENTER signs.  Plus trail signs are backwards if you are going the wrong way.  

Thanks for THINKING SNOW!!!  Are you riding?  If not why?

See ya on the trails!

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club


News and Reports:

Wednesday & Thursday – Trail Rides – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on “the grade” Trail 13/3 at 9am.  Contact Club Pres., Howard Wolf 262.442.4876
Tuesday-Thursday, February 12-14 – Sno-Eagles Week Day Away – Florence, WI
Thursday, February 21 – Sno-Eagles General Member meeting – Ed B’s White Spruce – Hwy 45 at the bridge – 6:15pm gathering & 7:00pm meeting
Saturday, February 23 – Ride With Pride drawing – Trackside – 12-1pm
Saturday, February 23 – SNO(Sat. Night Out) 12 Pines – Hwy 70E to right on Townline Rd – 5:30pm gathering 6:00pm dinner

Snowmobile Information:

Handy Snowmobile Links

Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App GPS style app of all trails in Vilas Cty.  Plus includes the brown 3 digit emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number.  Find you quicker.