Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 2-3 inch hard base. Fresh loose snow on top.
Date of Report: January 24, 2018
ALL SNOWMOBILE TRAILS GOOD
The SNOW that started Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning left 6-9 inches wet packy SNOW! Overnight the temps dropped into the single digits so not going anyway for now. High today will be in the low 20’s. Get out & ride! Today is Wednesday which means a Sno-Eagles guided ride with Ron. Meet at the Ice Castle by the Historic Railroad Depot at 9am. Ron’s rides are always the best!
Lots of grooming in Eagle River last night. Groomers headed out about 3pm. Much of the system was groomed to include 10W/13N, 7N & S, 17N, 1, 70W, 7S to Kathan Inn, 13S, 3 and parts of 10E.
Was out riding yesterday after lunch and there is plenty of SNOW on the trails. We rode before grooming start so with grooming have to believe trails are in really, really good shape. Left our house heading west on 10E to the “grade” & into town for a meeting north of town. Then continued north on 10W/13N crossing Wisconsin River Bridge. That area was frozen hard and pretty smooth & no slippery spots. No slush yesterday. Took 13N to Hwy K area picking up 8W. Rode that to 7 in the Sayner area. Took 7 to where it connects with 70W heading east toward Eagle River. At the 70W 3S intersection we headed back on the “grade” to 10E and home. All in all trails were in GOOD ungroomed shape. A few icy corners. More riders out that I expected. Rode about 80 miles.
Here are a few continuing reminders:
- Trail 1N logging operation continues in the section between the Town of Washington Town Hall & Eagle Lake. Clearly marked with signs.
- Wisconsin River Trail – 10W/13N & Manske Swamp – 3N are being groomed off & on. Found 10W/13N to be in really good shape. Not slush, rough spots or icy conditions.
CATFISH LAKE LOOP & EAGLE LAKE TRAILS ARE NOW BOTH MARKED AND OFFICIALLY OPEN. PLEASE STAY BY THE BARRELS TO BE SAFE. VERY HARD SURFACE. SURFACE SLUSH MIGHT DEVELOP WITH THE NEW HEAVY WET SNOW. REMINDER THE CATFISH LAKE LOOP TO LUMPY’S IS NO LONGER A TRAIL.
If you are riding zip on over to the “grade” to check out the 2018 Eagle River Area Fire Department ICE CASTLE!!!! Located adjacent to the downtown “grade” trail by the Historic Railroad Grade. The lights installed change colors. Ice benches as part of the Castle let you take photos of your group. Check out this link Eagle River Ice Castle to check out a video of the Ice Castle building. Holding up well in the warm up.
Next on the Winter events schedule is the 13th Annual LaBatt Blue Pond Hockey set for February 9-11 on Dollar Lake east of Eagle River. Check out the is link LaBatt Blue Pond Hockey for info.
THINK COLD & Keep Dancin’!
Plenty of new SNOW. See ya on the trails!
PROUD GROOMERS OF THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
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News and Reports:
Every Wednesday & Thursday throughout the snowmobiling season – Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride. Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on Trail 13 in town at 9am. All are welcome. Trail conditions permitting.
Jan 26-28 – Women on Snow
January 27 – Saturday Night Out – Nutty Squirrel – 5:30pm
Jan 31 – Feb 2 – Weekday Ride-A-Way
Feb 6 – Board of Directors meeting, Hall of Fame
Feb 9-11 – 13th Annual LaBatt Blue Pond Hockey on Dollar Lake
- Feb 15 – Member Meeting – Eddie B’s – 6pm
- Feb 18 – Celebrate Snowmobiling Dignitary Ride & Gathering
- Feb 24 – Ride With Pride drawing – TrackSide – 12noon
- Feb 24 – Trail Ride following Ride With Pride drawing
- Feb 24 – Saturday Night Out – Silver Leaf – 5:30pm
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