We picked up a quarter of an inch of snow last night and have had some freezing drizzle this morning. We both headed out for rides hitting some St. Germain, Eagle River, Sayner, Arbor Vitae and Lake Tomahawk trails. All of the trails I rode had been groomed and were smooth. Some had a few small bumps but not many. Trails were soft as temps were warmer in the mid 20s. There are some areas with snirt making the trail brownish but most are white with good snow cover. After the weekend traffic did notice more of the corners are 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.
Note: In the pictures, some trails will look whiter than they are due to the new snow.