Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Ice and snow base - 3-4 inches new west snow
Date of Report: March 12, 2023
March 12 2023 8:10am – 23 degrees – High 32
EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
Late Season Riding – All Conditions
Snow overnight which looks to be ending & starting back up at 11am. East of Eagle River 3-4 inches wet packy snow. Forecast says 4 more inches. Good grooming snow! Temps tonight in low teens. 20’s during day til Wednesday. Precip Wednesday. Not clear what kind yet. Stay tuned.
Late Season Riding in Eagle River on the Sno-Eagles trails. Rode east trails & into Eagle River. ALL conditions when riding. Taylor Lk & Pine Ln have ice & snow cover on the edges. It is worth riding especially heading into the woods trails. Those trails are still in Good to Very Good shape. Woods section on Trail 13N, 10E, 17N are still a good bet. Photo on left is woods section of 10E last night’s grooming. New snow will help open areas & trails that are along the north side of east/west roads. Those require a bit of Adventure Sledding! When riding can tell it’s mushy under the new snow. Water at many of the crossing as you get to the northern part of the trails that are in town. Northwest on 10W/13N after crossing Wisconsin River Bridge is still tight. Water/mushy in places, but safe. Typical late season riding.
Grooming resumed last night. Combination of rolling, panning and grooming. Groomed north from the groomer barn on 10W/13N all the way to Conover connect & then crossing Wisconsin River Bridge. Groomed all 10W trails to include the club trail that run south to Hwy G. Reminder that Trail 13Nc is closed. Rest of 13N groomed.
With the number of accidents & fatalities this season will keep reminding you:
When you come upon a group of sleds in front of you on the trail. Passing them can get you in trouble. Have been seeing this all winter. When an entire group passes, by the time the last sled passes, a sled could be coming from the other direction.
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!
Please ride on the right side, slow down, limit alcohol & no off trail riding.
Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are still marked. With the sun there is heavy surface slush on the SNOW. If a lake is not marked it probably is not safe.
Take the snowmobiliers pledge to protect snowmobiling access for today’s and future snowmobiliers.
Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!! And THINK COLD!
Adventure Sledding Season! It’s not over. See ya on the trails!
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 Rides – ON HOLD WAITING FOR SNOW. Meet on Trail 10/13 in town at the Railroad Depot – To be sure the rides a “go” check out Sno-Eagles.org/events
March 15 – Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance – 6pm – Guides Inn – Boulder Junction
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
April 4, 2023 – Sno-Eagles Board Meeting – 6pm – Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
April 20, 2023 – Sno-Eagles General Member Meeting- 6pm – Blue Heron – Chain o’ Lakes Rd off Hwy 45N
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!