Snow & Trail Conditions
ALL THE VILAS COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS ARE OPEN!!
TRAILS ARE IN VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION & GROOMED!
Trails will be open until midnight March 31st
Yes the trails are in Very Good to Excellent Condition & 1/2 the system in Sno-Eagles Country was groomed last night. The other 1/2 will be groomed tonight. Each day until trails close at midnight March 31st I will be posting pictures that I take on the way in.
Trl 13 heading south Trl 1 to Eagle Lk Trl 13 by Holiday S Trl 10 near Trl 1
Trig Spur heading S Trl 13 - Shopko 13/70W-Super 8
As you can by the pictures we have a lot of snow in Sno-Eagles Country. Plenty to ride one. Here are comments from riders this weekend:
"Rode 104 miles today. Started with Kimble creek trail down to Three Lakes (excellent) then to Sugar Camp (excellent) then 15 up to St Germain (getting snirty in spots, lot of snirt in St Germain ) then 10/13/3/17 back to Eagle River. Good all the way. Roads are starting to melt a little in spots."
As you ride be aware that corners might be icy so slow down. Stay on your side.
The snow fall for the winter is somewhere around 7 feet+. Terrific winter. With all the snow comes very, very high snow banks. So at the crossings do double duty looking both ways. Standing up on your sled & look both ways is the best. Vehicles on the roads just can't see us & we are no match for a truck or car.
As you are riding be aware of the sign below. These 3 digits numbers could save your life. You will see them in Vilas, Forest, Oneida & Iron Counties. If you get into trouble call 911 & give them the last number you saw & the county. The Department punches it in & your where abouts appears plus it give them the best way to get to you.
Catfish Loop & Eagle Lake Trail are marked with orange barrels. Plenty of snow. No reports of surface slush. Stay by the barrels. Please don't ride anywhere on a lake that is not marked as a trail in Sno-Eagles Country or for that matter anywhere. At the boat launches there still are ruts from trucks & ATV's so be aware for that. The wind left some righteous drifts which are now big bumps.
The Sno-Eagles Wednesday rides meet every week at 9am! They meet at the Railroad Depot on Trail 13S by Friendship House Restaurant at 9am. There will be Tuesday Scenic Rides. The meeting place for the ride is the Railroad Depot on Trail 13S at 9am. Same spot as the Wednesday ride. Everyone is welcome & you do not have to be a Club member.
Another great addition is Day Trip Trailer/Tow Vehicle Parking. It is located by driving North on Hwy 45 & turning left on Bluebird Rd. Bluebird Rd is in between Days Inn & Leif's Restaurant. It curves behind Leif's & that is where the parking is located. Watch for the signs.
Ice Castle coming down as I write.