I headed out for a ride hitting some St. Germain and Lake Tomahawk trails. I did drive by an Eagle River trail which hadn’t been groomed. The St. Germain trails I rode had been groomed and were nice and smooth. Lake Tomahawk groomed some of their trails but not others. Their trails were smooth overall but the ungroomed ones did have some small bumps in areas. Temps were cool last night so trails were packed in fairly tight. Trails are in great condition overall. There are some areas of snirt showing up making the trail brownish but still plenty that are white with good snow cover. A few 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. I found some absolutely beautiful trails this week. They are so much fun to ride. That being said, weekend traffic is starting to pick up so expect trails to get beat up as the day goes on.
Plowed road trails are the biggest question mark. A lot of them are getting plowed down to almost nothing and then plowed again. 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.