I headed out for a ride hitting some St. Germain, Eagle River, Sayner and Lake Tomahawk trails. All the trails I rode have been groomed recently. Trails were packed in nice as temps were down to -6 this morning. Most were smooth but I did find a section of Sayner trail where the groomer wasn’t able to knock the moguls completely out so it had some bumps. There’s really not much to say about conditions. Some trails I rode today were equal to the best trails I’ve even ridden. 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.