I headed out for a ride hitting some Sayner, St. Germain, Eagle River and Lake Tomahawk trails. All the Sayner trails I rode were groomed, packed in tight and sweet to ride. The St. Germain, Eagle River and Lake Tomahawk trails I rode hadn’t been groomed. These were a mix from smooth to getting some bumps to stretches that were bumpy. Some trails are all white while others have some areas have snirt making them brownish. Some corners are getting pushed out making them icy and/or thin on snow on the insides. My carbides scraped a few times on corners but not too much. I didn’t go over any but have gotten reports from other riders that some swamps have wet areas. I found some stretches that were absolutely beautiful. Traffic has dropped way off so give the groomers a couple times out and most trails will be good to excellent.
Plowed road trails range from having a decent ice base to having areas that are thin. My carbides were scraping in areas.
Most lakes are not marked and should be considered unsafe. Please stay off the lakes until they are safe. There are some pockets of deep slush in areas.
I’m going with an overall good rating on the trails. There are some fair areas and a few poor spots, but as groomers get caught up from the heavy holiday traffic, most will be good to excellent.