Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Hard base thin in areas - New snow this morning
Date of Report: February 3, 2018
February 3, 2018 – 7:10am
TRAILS FAIR ON AVERAGE
First, sorry for no reports over the last couple of days. Was up riding in the UP and had really poor internet & it prevented me from doing an update.
Much warmer start to this Saturday! 3 degrees at 7am and light SNOW falling east of Eagle River. So far about an inch on the ground. Should SNOW off & on throughout the day & into this evening. In between the SNOW forecast is for overcast. 4 below tonight overnight.
Trail Boss reports Trails 70W, 13S, 10W, 7S, 13N, 3S, 17S, 7N aka Paintball Field to Kathan Inn area, 3N aks Manske Swamp & 10W/13N aka Wisconsin River Bridge. Plus trails in town.
Going to busy out there is weekend. Lots of traffic already yesterday afternoon & last night. Be safe & stay on right side of the trails always, slow down when you meet large groups.
Under the new SNOW it is hard base that is icy everywhere so be aware and slow down.
Here are a few continuing reminders on the trails:
- Trail 1N logging operation continues in the section between the Town of Washington Town Hall & Eagle Lake. Clearly marked with signs. Minimal grooming on this trail.
CATFISH LAKE LOOP & EAGLE LAKE TRAILS ARE NOW BOTH MARKED AND OFFICIALLY OPEN. PLEASE STAY BY THE ORANGE REFLECTIVE BARRELS TO BE SAFE. REMINDER THE CATFISH LAKE LOOP TO LUMPY’S IS NO LONGER A TRAIL.
Yes the Ice Castle is still up! 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. Warm did do damage to the turrets of the Castle. Good the cold is back.
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.
Just got back from a 3 days sledding trip with 9 other Sno-Eagles riders. Rode many Vilas County Trails riding west & norht on our way up the UP to White Pine, Michigan. Side trip to Lake of the Clouds. Thursday it snowed like crazy up there. Headed back home coming down more east & south to Watermeet. Riding 3 toward town. Then our group separated. Some taking 10W/13N. Others rode with us to 3N & 17N intersection. 2 more dropped off there. 5 of us headed east on 17N to 1 to Eagle Lake Trail. 2 of the group dropped off mid lake to head to their house. Met lots of riders on Eagle Lake. The last 3 of us picked up 10E near 70E Road House and headed home. Over 300 miles and had a great time!
THINK COLD & Keep Dancin’!
See ya on the trails today!
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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.
News and Reports:
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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