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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 26, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Hard ice base covered with frozen snow covered with loose snow
Date of Report: February 26, 2023
Area Report:

February 26, 2023 6:26am –  8 degree  – High 29

Trails Good to Very Good but icy

While all the trails in Sno-Eagles Country, Eagle River are on average Good to Very Good the are slippery.  They are ice based & SNOW covered making them slippery or “fast”.  The SNOW we got is drier & not sticking to the ice. A ton of traffic on the trails yesterday with many large groups of sleds. So by late afternoon there were “blown out” corners that were hard ice.  When riding it is really important to RIDE RIGHT & SLOW DOWN.

Rode 82 miles yesterday.  Heading out on 10E one way going west to town. Right onto 10W/13N,”the grade” into town.  Met friends & headed north taking 10W/13N to the connect with Conover trail 3N.  3N to Trail 12. Took Trail 12 heading east to Trail 12A to North Twin in Phelps.  Crossed North Twin to Trail 6E.  Took Phelps 6E to Three Lakes Trail 6E connect. Trail 6E to Trail 10W & home.  Well ridden trails with Good to Very Good condition with some very rough moguled areas. Lots of squirrelly slippery sections.  That improved in the Three Lakes trails

Nearly all trails were groomed last night into this morning.

The only trails that were not groomed are Trail 17N. This trail runs from the intersection with 10W/13N heading northeast.  It intersects with 3N aka Manske Swamp which also was not groom.  As 17N continues northeast it connect to Trail 1 that heads to Eagle Lake.  Trail 1 was also not groomed.

Remember as you ride & meet a groomer the equipment is NOT able to leave the trail due to it’s weight.  Pull over & stop.  Wait for direction from the driver.  Give ’em a thumbs up.  They groom so we can ride!

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are still marked.  SNOW is moguled in sections so SLOW DOWN.

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See ya on the trails!

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
715.479-5185 Trail Updates

News and Reports:

SNO-EAGLES EVENTS  – Wednesday & Thursday Guided Trail Ride – 9:30am-3:00pm.  Meet on Trail 10/13 in town at the Railroad Depot

February 26 – Arctic Cat Demo Rides – 10am  – WCDC Derby Track
March 4 – Mules UpNorth – Chef Rene’s at the Eagle River Inn – 6pm-9pm
March 7 – Sno-Eagles Board Meeting – 6pm – Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
March 16 – Sno-Eagles General Member Meeting & Annual Election – 6pm – Eagle Waters Resort – Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd
April 1 – Groom to Ride Raffle Drawing & Bucket Raffle – 1pm – WCDC – Hwy 45N
Check out for more area events

Snowmobile Information:

Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration 
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10 – Time to join a club!
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 County.  Has all trail alerts. Plus includes the brown 3 digit emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number.  Find you quicker.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours
Snowmobile Wisconsin – Know before you go!