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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 19, 2019

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Deep snow with hard ice base
Date of Report: February 19, 2019
Area Report:

Trails Good 

February 19 2019 6:15am – 10 below – High 22

Still plenty of SNOW in Eagle River.  Groomer drivers were out last night grooming & working on any problem areas from the heavy traffic over the past weekend.  Most trails north, northeast, northwest & west were groomed last night.

Volunteers were out again clearing up more branch & tree fall on the trails over the last couple days. Most of the road crossings have very high banks.  So take it slow & please stop at the road & driveway crossings.  Work will start on digging out trail signs that have gotten buried & replacing those that have been knocked over or are missing.  Noticed some on buried signs 10E & 70W.  Again take it slow. 

The evil sun softens up the SNOW during the day & crusting it up as the temps drop.  With the ice base underneath it can make riding squirrely. Might even dart around a little.  Some of that on the northside of 10E the one way headed west back to Eagle River.  There are areas with chop & even some areas with moguls.  Also saw some blow out starting in some corners.  Grooming will take care of most of this.

Next SNOW is forecast for Wednesday with some of the weather guys forecasting 3-5 inches.  Others 1-3 inches.  Looks like SNOW for next weekend too.  But it is early & we all know the weather guys do not always get it right.  So stay tuned. 

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.  

Remember mid week riding is the best!  Time to ride!

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 
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.