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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 20, 2018

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Icy hard base on most trails - snow cover varies from lots to none
Date of Report: February 20, 2018
Area Report:

February 20, 2018 – 7:20am

Plenty of GOOD too!

Some SNOW yesterday afternoon & last night.  Maybe 2-3 inches east of Eagle River.  Not as much as I would have liked, but we will take it.  It’s 22 at 7:20am moving to a high of 32. Overcast all day!

Yesterday was the Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobiling VIP dignitary ride.  Over 70 riders in 6 groups.  All the trails we rode were groomed the night before our ride.  Found Trail 17N in pretty good shape with the usual snirt on the north side of the road section of that trail.  Manske Swamp trail was smooth & snow covered for the most part. 10W/13N thinner SNOW with icy blown spots. The One Way 13 Trail was filled with lots of white SNOW and smooth.  13S from the Buckatabon Shelter was mostly SNOW covered with some icy corners.  10W off of 13S was the thinnest.  Also grainy, snirty & icy.  When we hopped onto 7 toward Eagle River there was plenty of white SNOW again and trails smooth.  70W heading toward Eagle River was thin & icy on the high ridge area that is across the highway from the Wisconsin River.  Great view from up there.  In the woods 70W was better but still could use more SNOW & is icy.  The section from Cloverland Rd to the highway crossing from the south side to the north side had SNOW but it was snirty.  The last leg on the north side to the Eagle River Inn & Resort was SNOW covered.  From the Eagle River Inn to Trail 13N/3 intersection behind the Dairy Queen was in not good shape.  Very snirty, ice & thin of SNOW. The “grade” back to the Derby Track is in pretty good shape.  SNOW covered.  Our ride into town & back on the “grade” and 10E had all sorts of conditions.  The “grade” was EXCELLENT both in & back.  10E on the north side heading to town is a combination of SNOW covered, ice, snirt & even few spots of dirt.  10E on the south side heading home is much better.  All SNOW covered. All trails could use more SNOW.  About an inch or so today & a bit of “wintery mix” that iced our helmet shields.  Popped my shield open for most of the day.

Trail 1N logging operation continues in the section between the Town of Washington Town Hall & Eagle Lake. With the log piles and icy grainy conditions in that section it would be good to slow down. Minimal grooming due to the logging operation.

Catfish Lake Loop & Eagle Lake Trails are marked with orange easy to see reflective barrels.  Please stay by the barrels to be safe.  No surface slush.  Reminder that the Catfish Lake Trail that ran from Braywood to Lumpy’s is not open.  Please do not trespass on private land.

Do the Dance!  Want to hear you all the way of here!
See ya on the trails!
Holly Tomlanovich
Communications Chair
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club

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Thank you State Rep. Rob Swearingen,  Northland Pines Administrator, Mike Richie & State Senator Tom Tiffany for joining us for Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobile & riding on the VIP ride!



  • Feb 24 – Ride With Pride drawing – TrackSide – 12 noon
  • Feb 24 – Trail Ride following Ride With Pride drawing
  • Feb 24 – Saturday Night Out (SNO) – Silver Leaf – 5:30pm


Snowmobile Information:

Handy Snowmobile Links
Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App