I headed out for a ride hitting some St. Germain, Eagle River, Sayner and Lake Tomahawk trails. The St. Germain and Lake Tomahawk trails I rode had been groomed and were nice and smooth. It didn’t look like Sayner or Eagle River had groomed their trails I rode. The both ranged from some mostly smooth sections to ones that were mogul after mogul. There are some areas of snirt showing up making the trail brownish but still plenty that are white with good snow cover. More corners are getting pushed out making them icy and/or thin on snow on the insides, but still plenty of them have good snow cover. I found some absolutely beautiful trails and some I couldn’t wait to get off of. Weekend traffic is here (and looks to be very heavy) so expect trails to get beat up as the day goes on.
Plowed road trails are the biggest question mark. A lot of them are getting plowed down to almost nothing and then plowed again. There are still some with a decent base but others are getting thin. Carbides are scraping in areas.
Most lakes in the area marked. If a lake is not marked or you’re not sure about the ice, consider it unsafe. Please stay off the lakes until they are safe. Starting to see a lot of slush coming up on lakes. This is mainly off the marked trails so stay by the markers.