We picked up 3 inches of snow last night. I headed out for a ride hitting some St. Germain, Eagle River, Sayner and Lake Tomahawk trails. The Lake Tomahawk and majority of Sayner trails I rode were groomed and were smooth. St. Germain had groomed the day before so their trails were overall smooth with some areas getting bumpy. The Eagle River trails I rode haven’t been groomed and were getting bumpy. The snow covered everything up so didn’t see what I was riding on – there are snirty areas and some bare spots from the warm weather. The carbides did scrape in spots. However, there were lots of nice trails I rode. I wanted to keep riding but have work to do. This snow will help the trails.
Plowed road trails seem to be take the biggest hit from the warmth. Some are holding an ice base while others are showing a lot of pavement.
It’s getting late in the season and temps are warming which is melting some areas. We’ve been getting fresh snow periodically which helps cover the melted areas. However, once an area has bare ground showing, any warm temps or sun will melt new snow quickly. There are still plenty of nice trails but getting to them will mean riding some bad stuff.
Note: I only took a couple pics since everything looks the same with the fresh snow.