I headed out for a ride hitting some Sayner, Lake Tomahawk, Eagle River and St. Germain trails. The Lake Tomahawk Trails I rode were groomed last night. Sayner groomed some of their trails but not others. St. Germain and Eagle River hadn’t groomed their trails I rode. The groomed trails were smooth overall. St. germain trails were pretty smooth. The Eagle River trails I rode were getting bumpy and had a lot of pushed out corners. Trails were packed in tight with the cold temps last night (-9). I’m going with an overall fair rating. Conditions vary from some poor areas, lots of fair and good areas and then some very good. Corners are getting pushed out making them icy and/or thin on snow on the inside. Carbides were scraping today, especially on insides of corners and on plowed road trails. You’ll see trails that are brownish in color from the snirt on them. Then you will find areas that are white with good snow and really nice.
Plowed road trails have been scraped down and a lot of them are plowed to the tree line. The carbides will scrape more and it’s hard to get on the banks.
Lakes are decent overall but some slush did come up during the warm up Friday and Saturday. There are some frozen ruts in spots.
The town trails, heavily traveled corridor trails, and tight twisty trails will be more in the poor to fair range. The more you can avoid these the better riding you should find.