We picked up around an inch of snow last night. I headed out for a ride hitting some St. Germain, Eagle River, Sayner and Lake Tomahawk trails. The St. Germain and Sayner trails I rode had been groomed and were smooth. The Lake Tomahawk ones I rode hadn’t been groomed and ranged from smooth to getting some bumps. The Eagle River ones I rode hadn’t been groomed with one being fairly smooth but the other was getting rough. There are some areas with snirt making the trail brownish but most are white with good snow cover. After the weekend traffic did notice more of the corners are getting pushed out making them icy and/or thin on snow on the insides, but majority are still in good shape. My carbides scraped a few times on corners but not too much. There’s a lot of really nice trails out there. I’m going with an overall good rating. You’ll see some fair areas, lots of good and some very good to excellent.
Plowed road trails range from having a decent ice base with some snow on them to having areas that are thin with no snow and bare spots. the carbides were scraping in spots on them.
More lakes are getting 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. There are some nasty frozen ruts on the lakes that are marked.
Note: In the pictures, some trails will look whiter than they are due to the new snow.