Yesterday was a warm one with highs in the low 40s and light rain. Rain switched over to snow last night and we picked up about an inch to an inch and a half. I headed out for a ride hitting some Sayner, Eagle River and St. Germain trails. St. Germain groomed last night and their trails were smooth and set up pretty good. The other ones were overall smooth with some bumps in areas. With the rain that froze with the new snow we got, trails were pretty decent. Overall I’m giving the trails I rode a fair/good rating. Some trails were very nice and it didn’t look like the warm up did much to them. I did see some fair and poor spots that were lean on snow with some bare ground. There also were some areas that melted to slush but did freeze back up. Some corners are icy so be careful. There are snirty areas so expect to see some brown trails.
Plowed road trails are the areas that are fair to poor. Some are holding an ice base while others are mostly bare pavement.
It’s getting late in the season and there is still some good riding. However, once an area has bare ground showing, any warm temps or sun will melt new snow quickly. This time of year trails can change quickly.
Note: Trails will look whiter than they are due to the fresh snow.