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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 12, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 9+- inches - 1-5 inch varied icy base
Date of Report: January 12, 2023
Area Report:

January 12, 2023 – 7:49am – 31 – High 32

All conditions – Back to Early Riding

The temp roller coaster ride continues.  Best news is it is going below freezing overnight.

Yesterday, even though it was cloudy all day & there was SNOW the trails took a downturn.  The SNOW softened up & beneath there is water. Under the water is still a base.   Due to this, Sno-Eagles President made the decision to halt all grooming.   The wet SNOW is packy & there is a risk of pulling up the base.

Most areas are still SNOW covered but really soft.   The ride we were going to take today has been put on hold. Hope to get out on the trails maybe tomorrow, Friday or over the weekend. 

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are open & marked & still safe.  Expect slippery riding & some surface slush from melted SNOW.  Always stay by the orange reflective barrels to be safe.

If you are riding please take a phone & map.  Let someone know where you’re going to go riding. 

Last, off trail riding is a big problem.  In Eagle River there is a re route of Trail 10/13 that heads north out of Eagle River.  The change is at the intersection with Trail 17N. Across the highway from the Best Western Derby Inn.  The landowner closed a section.  The trail is clearly marked heading around the gas company.  It comes out at the Hwy G road crossing.  Despite clearly signing & orange fencing riders are riding off trail.  If this section is closed there will be NO direct route heading north out of town. Same goes for Trail 70 coming into Eagle River from the west.  If you see orange fencing it is because the landowner is thinking of closing trail. PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL.  No off trail riding is allowed.

Bummer report this morning.  Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!  THINK COLD!

See ya on the trails real soon!

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
715.479-5185 Trail Updates

News and Reports:

Sno-Eagles – Eagle River Events – check for more events
January 12-15 – Vintage World Championship Race – WCDC Track
January 19 – Member meeting – Buckshots’s Downtown – 6:30pm
January 21 – SNO(Saturday Nite Out) – Braywood – Catfish Lk Rd of Hwy 45S – 5pm -ALL Welcome
January 19-22 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby
January 27-29 – Weekend Away to Mole Lake Casino
January 28-30 – Women On Snow

Snowmobile Information:

Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration 
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10 – Time to join a club!
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App GPS style app of all trails in Vilas County.  Plus includes the brown 3 digit emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number.  Find you quicker.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours
Snowmobile Wisconsin – Know before you go!