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Trail Report: Oconto County, Wisconsin – February 8, 2017

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 5-7
Date of Report: February 8, 2017
Area Report:

Townsend – Red Arrow Snowmobile – ATV Club – There is freezing rain coming down as I give you this report. The trails are still in GOOD TO VERY GOOD riding condition, with icy corners and stretches. We were out grooming yesterday on the busier trails and they groomed out great.

Lakewood – Paul Bunyan Snowmobile Club – All trails were groomed on Monday anticipating the upcoming storm. The Lakewood area received freezing rain and a dusting of snow late Tuesday evening. Our temperatures will be very cold the next two days and will warm up Friday. The weekend as of now looks like above normal temperatures. Trail boss Jack Bailey said there are ice covered stretches and a lot of ice on the corners. There is still plenty of loose snow for lubrication. Ride Safe.

Bagley and Brazeau – Joyriders Trails -Trails are back open on Feb 1st at 7:00am. They are in good condition but there is a problem on the Butler Springs trail. Logging has been taking place on Butler Springs Rd and will continue for the next few weeks. The loggers removed most of the snow on the trail. Since it has snowed the groomer drivers have been out on this trail trying to re-groom it. We don’t know if the loggers will come back and take off the new snow that has recently fallen. If you are familiar with the ATV trail that runs next to the snowmobile trail, through Butler Springs, you, can use this trail. If we continue to have a problem with keeping it groomed, we plan to start grooming the ATV trail. Also we have problems grooming in other areas with thin ice. On the Pipeline and a few other areas the ice is to thin for the groomer to groom but safe for snowmobiles to ride.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders – Trails are in very good condition. Groomers were out Tuesday and groomed again today. 2-3 inches of snow expected for Saturday. Should be great trail riding for a while.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club – Chute Pond trails are open, and we are grooming on a regular basis. Our trails are in good condition, with an icy base- which with normal traffic gets exposed in and around the corners.

Please be aware that the groomers may be out day and night as needed to keep the trails in shape. Please watch out for the groomers, and give them space when you see them.

Expect a few rough and bare spots, possibly some standing water and slushy spots, and probable icy areas, especially near the corners. Please ride with caution- and stay on the marked trails. Enjoy your ride.

Oconto Falls – Sno Jokers Trails – Trails are OPEN.

Lena Snow Drifters – Trails are open and in fair to poor condition. Won’t be grooming until we receive more snow.

Chase Sno-Chasers – Trails are CLOSED.