Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Minimal
Date of Report: January 19, 2022
Not much has changed from last week’s report. We did receive about 3″ of new snow in the past couple days, but it was lacking moisture. It helps, although we really need some heavy wet snow that will stick on the trails.
Most of our trails remain flat with minimal snow cover. The worst section is the 2 mile stretch coming into Sayner from the south. This gets hit extremely hard with traffic and is impossible to keep smooth. Overall, though, you’ll find many miles of great riding in the Barnstormer’s system. Just be very cautious of the corners as they are icy.
Please support all of the clubs by participating in their fundraisers! Here’s a list of what’s coming up for the Barnstormers. You can also get more info at http://www.saynerbarnstormers.com.
January 29, 2022: Jesse Roman Memorial Vintage Snowmobile Show @ Sayner Pub. 9:00 – 4:00
February 12, 2022: Chili Dump @ Murmuring Waters. 2:00 – 5:00
February 20, 2022: Pizza Fundraiser @ Hillside Tavern & Grill. 4:00 – 8:00
September 4, 2022: Star Lake Mayoral Race. 3:00 – 7:00
September 5, 2022: Meat Raffle @ Weber’s. 2:00 – 5:00
The Sayner Barnstormers are proud groomers of the Sayner – Star Lake Wisconsin area snowmobile trails. Our club was founded back on November 26, 1969, with 27 charter members. The Barnstormers trails stretch all the way from Hwy 70, just east of Arbor Vitae, all the way up to Old Hwy B, just west of Land O Lakes. We groom these trails with three tractors each equipped with 9-foot-6-inch grooming drags built by Sno*Boss of Eagle River and Arrowhead Groomers of St. Germain.
Snowmobiling was born here in the 1920s, when Carl Eliason, of Sayner, invented the first snowmobile in 1924 (he called it a snow machine initially). He took his first patent out on November 24, 1927. He has been featured in History Magazine, in the Modern Marvels section. You can still see some of the very first snowmobiles to ever be ridden in Sayner’s History Museum and at Eliason Lumber, both located on Hwy 155 in Sayner.
Our trails cover a variety of terrains including beautiful wooded trails, lake crossings, and some road routes. Over the years signage has improved tremendously, with the most recent addition of intersection numbers, making it easier for snowmobilers to figure out where they are. These intersection numbers were also created to assist snowmobilers and emergency crews to find each other in the unfortunate event of an accident.
Through the combined efforts of the Sayner Barnstormers and our great neighboring clubs, we feel that Vilas County has the best maintained and marked trails in the world. Our trails adjoin St Germain’s BoBoen Club, Arbor Vitae / Minocqua Cross Country Cruiser’s, Eagle River SnoEagle’s, Land O Lakes Frosty Club’s , and Boulder Junction’s trails. Other clubs in the county include the Conover Snow Buddies, Manitowish SnoSkeeters, Presque Isle SnoBunnies, Phelps, and Lac du Flambeau Northern Horseshoe.
See you on the trails and always, Please Ride Safe!!!