Friday night into Saturday we picked up another 5 inches of snow. I headed out for a ride hitting some St. Germain, Sayner, Sugar Camp and Eagle River trails. The St. Germain and Sayner trail I rode had been groomed. They were mostly smooth overall but there are some bumps the groomer wasn’t able to knock down completely. Sugar Camp groomed some but not others. The groomed ones were beautiful while the others had some bumps. The Eagle River trails I rode hadn’t been groomed. A couple had some small bumps and some smooth stretches while one was mogul after mogul. Temps were in the mid 20s so trails were packed in better. Temps in the low to mid 30’s the past few days has trails showing a little more wear. There are more 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. My carbides scraped a few times on corners but not too much. Once the groomers get out after the weekend, trails will be nice this week and traffic should be light the next few days.
Plowed road trails are the biggest question mark. A lot of them are getting plowed down to almost nothing. 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.