Snowmobile Trail Report for Sunday, December 28, 2014

The snowfall from Friday through Saturday morning added up to 6 inches. I headed out for a ride hitting some St. Germain, Eagle River, Conover and Sayner trails. All these clubs groomed or were grooming. Trails were smooth overall but with the heavy traffic will get bumpier as the day goes on. The new snow has given the groomers to work with but there are still some thin areas. Mainly on the insides of some corners where I did scrape the carbides at times. Most trails are white with a good amount of snow but there is some snirt coming through in areas giving those trails a brownish tint. I found some beautiful stretches that were really, really nice. Temps dropped into the single digits last night so trails were set up tight this morning.

It’s the holiday time and traffic will be heavy. Trail conditions will vary greatly with all the sleds out. A trail might be good in early afternoon but bumpy by late afternoon. You’ll also see some corners getting pushed out with some being icy and others thin on snow. For best riding, trail to avoid main corridor trails.

Lakes are in pretty good shape but there is some slush in areas. One bad spot on several lakes are the access points. A lot of them have a drop from the bank to the ice making it difficult to get off the lake. There are also some of these areas that have slush and puddles right as you get on the lake. Most lakes are marked. Please stay off lakes until they are marked.

Another area of concern this year are the swamps. We had a very wet year filling most with water. The early snows have insulated these areas so they haven’t been able to freeze solid. This means the groomers are unable to cross them. There are a few that still have standing water and some of these sections of trail are closed.

Get out and enjoy the trails!

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