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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – March 9, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Varied - deepest in woods
Date of Report: March 9, 2023
Area Report:

March 9 2023 6:32am –  2 degrees – High 35

Late Season Riding

Not much new. It’s officially Late Season Riding. ALL conditions depending where you ride. Woods trails are still GOOD but soft.Trails along roads on the south side are GOOD. North side trails are in rough shape & POOR. Best riding is heading NORTH or EAST. Roads & road crossings area challenge & POOR.  SNOW starting tonight and off & on thru next Monday.  Right now it looks like 2-3 inches of SNOW.  It’s March & temps pop up during the day into the 30’s.  Cloudy today. At night in the teens helping to freeze, building a base & hold the SNOW. It’s ADVENTURE SLEDDING. Time to ride it when we got it.

Out of Eagle River -Sno-Eagles Country, riding west & south of Boulder Junction is a good bet. Also Sugar Camp woods trails.   But everywhere conditions change quickly. 

No grooming last tonight. Waiting for colder temps & more SNOW.

With the number of accidents & fatalities this season remind you when riding:

When you come upon a group of sleds in front of you on the trail.  Passing them can get you in trouble.   Have been seeing this all winter.  When an entire group passes, by the time the last sled passes, a sled could be coming from the other direction.

Remember as you ride & meet a groomer the equipment is NOT able to leave the trail due to it’s weight.  Pull over & stop.  Wait for direction from the driver.  Give ’em a thumbs up.  They groom so we can ride!

Please ride on the right side, slow down, limit alcohol & no off trail riding.

Catfish  Eagle lakes are marked with reflective orange barrels.   Surface slush on top of snow.  Stay by the barrels.

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News and Reports:

SNO-EAGLES EVENTS – . Wednesday & Thursday Guided Trail Ride s– ON HOLD WAITING FOR SNOW.  Meet on Trail 10/13 in town at the Railroad Depot – To be sure the rides a “go” check out 

March 7 – Sno-Eagles Board Meeting – 6pm – Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
March 16 – Sno-Eagles General Member Meeting & Annual Election – 6pm – Eagle Waters Resort – Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd
April 1 – Groom to Ride Raffle Drawing & Bucket Raffle – 1pm – WCDC – Hwy 45N
April 4, 2023 – Sno-Eagles Board Meeting  – 6pm – Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
April 20, 2023 – Sno-Eagles General Member Meeting- 6pm – Blue Heron – Chain o’ Lakes Rd off Hwy 45N

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.  Has all trail alerts. 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!