I headed out for a ride hitting some Sayner, Eagle River and St. Germain trails. All the trails I rode had been groomed recently. Trails were packed in nice as temps were well below zero again this morning. Most were smooth but I did find a few with some bumps. Most corners had snow on them. Only scraped the carbides on a few spots on plowed road trails. There’s really not much to say about conditions. Trails are in the best shape of the season. Bottom line is trails have plenty of snow and the only thing that will make a trail less than very good to excellent is if it hasn’t been groomed for a while or a ton of traffic is out and the groomer can’t keep up.
Lakes are bumpy and if you get off the marked trails expect deep powder with pockets of slush.
With all this snow, snowbanks along the roads are unusually high making it difficult for sledders and vehicles to see. Slow down on plowed road trails as cars pulling out of driveways or side roads can’t see you coming. Also, some signs have been covered by the snow. If you see a stop ahead or stop sign covered up – stop and clear them off.
A word of caution. There are a LOT of deer on the trails because the snow in the woods is so deep.