We picked up 7 inches of snow from Saturday night through last night. I headed out for a ride hitting some St. Germain, Eagle River, Sayner and Lake Tomahawk trails. The St. Germain and Eagle River trails I rode were groomed making them nice and smooth. The Lake Tomahawk and Sayner trails I rode were weren’t groomed. They ranged from smooth to bumpy. The recent snowfalls are helping the trails out. The groomers have been able to cover the bare areas. There are some fair areas but most trails are good or better. Some corners are icy so be careful. There was snirty areas before the snow so as more traffic hits, expect to see some brown trails.
Plowed road trails are the areas that are fair to poor. Before the snow, some roads had a lot of bare pavement. Unfortunately, at this time of year it’s very hard to rebuild a base. So even with this new snow, once it’s plowed, the carbides will scrape. Then if any sun or warm temps come, the road will be bare again. Fortunately, some are holding an ice base and are fine.
It’s getting late in the season and trails are good with the 15+ inches of snow we’ve had the past week. However, once an area has bare ground showing, any warm temps or sun will melt new snow quickly. Get out and ride while you can…
Note: I only took a couple pics since everything looks the same with the fresh snow.