We picked up 3 inches of snow yesterday. I went out for a ride hitting some St. Germain, Eagle River and Sayner trails. The Sayner and St. Germain trails I rode had been groomed and were smooth and packed in tight with the cold temps last night. The ones that hadn’t been groomed were still pretty smooth and had powder from the fresh snow. There are some areas with snirt making the trail brownish but most are white with good snow cover. There are some corners 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.