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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – March 5, 2019

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Deep snow with hard ice base
Date of Report: March 5, 2019
Area Report:

On average GOOD to VERY GOOD

March 5 2019 7:16am  – 3 below  – High 10

A bit more SNOW last night that started about 8pm maybe an inch maybe a bit more. It will be cold again today with a high of 10.  Daytime temps will come up on Thursday.  With next forecast for SNOW Saturday night into Sunday.  With the temps coming up some could be sleet.  Will update this as the weather guys adjust their forecast.

Trails are filled with plenty of SNOW.  With the sun out during the day & cold nights there will be some SNOW that gets crusty.  But SNOW is very deep.  With that in mind off trail riding is never recommended & with this deep SNOW doubly so. Corners are in many sections are piled high with loose SNOW.  There is still SNOW on the trail with no blow outs.  Icy conditions on some sections of the road trails.  All in all it’s really GOOD riding out there.  If you are riding sure you noticed that Trail 17N is sitting very high up.  Same with sections of 10E.  Please read my important updates for more info.

Grooming again last night.  The gts.groomertrackingsystem reports the following trails groomed:

10E to include Chanticleer Inn & 9mile trails
1S aka Grampa Grahm
3/alt13 heading south to Three Lakes connect
13 aka the grade through town
13N to the Conover connect
10W/13N up to the Buckatabon/Bauers area
3N aka Manske Swamp

Here are other important updates:

Trail 10W/13N aka Wisconsin River Bridge Trail has reopened.  Please use caution.

There is 1 logging operations going on where there is a need to use parts of the trails. Trail 13N by Deep Lake Rd. Plus utility work on 7 near Sugar Camp on the high line.

The snowbanks at driveway crossing & road crossings are still high. Road crews are still out winging road banks.  Expect some blocked road & driveway crossings.  Please stop & cross with caution.

Still seeing some signs buried in the deep SNOW.  

Watch for deer.

EAGLE LAKE TRAIL & CATFISH LAKE TRAIL ARE MARKED & OPEN. Lakes are drifted & lots & lots of slush under the SNOW especially on Catfish Lake.  Drifting on Eagle Lake is much worse than on Catfish Lake.

The 2 one-way trail areas are 10E from the ERRA Sports Arena all the way out to Nicolet Mini Mart.  The other is the 13’s up near Buckatabon Bridge & Bauer’s Dam area.  Please be aware that for now signs will be buried in many locations.  PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK A MAP SO YOU KNOW THE LOCATION OF THESE TRAILS.

See ya on the trails. Get out & ride it is great out there!

Holly Tomlanovich
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club

News and Reports:

Wednesday & Thursday – Trail Rides – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on “the grade” Trail 13/3 at 9am.  Contact Club Pres., Howard Wolf 262.442.4876
Tuesday, March 5 – Sno-Eagles Board meeting – 6pm – Snowmobile Hall of Fame – Hwy 45N
Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10 – USSA Series Snowmobile Race – World Championship Derby Complex
Thursday, March 21 – General Member meeting – 6:30pm gathering with 7pm meeting – Eagle Waters Resort
SNO(Saturday Night Out) – Pike’s Pine Isle – 5:30pm gathering with 6pm dinner – 1261 Pine Isle Rd, Three Lakes

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 GPS style app of all trails in Vilas Cty.  Plus includes the brown 3 digit emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number.  Find you quicker.