The light snow continued through the day yesterday and added up to another 2 inches. I headed out for a ride hitting some St. Germain, Eagle River, Lake Tomahawk and Sayner trails. The St. Germain trails I rode were groomed. Sayner had groomed some of their trails but not others. The Eagle River and Lake Tomahawk ones I rode hadn’t been groomed. The groomed trails were mostly smooth with a few bumps the groomers couldn’t flatten out. The ungroomed ones ranged from fairly smooth to getting bumpy. The new snow helped the trails. I found lots of good or better trails. Some were so nice I wanted to turn around and ride them again. There are areas brown from snirt. You’ll also find icy areas – mainly on insides of corners to please be careful. The carbides did scrape in areas that were down to bare ground from the warmer temps this past weekend.
Plowed road trails seem to be either holding an ice base and are fine or are really melting exposing a lot of bare pavement.
It’s getting late in the season and temps are warming which is melting some areas. We’ve been getting fresh snow periodically which helps cover the melted areas. However, once an area has bare ground showing, any warm temps or sun will melt new snow quickly. There are still plenty of nice trails but getting to them will mean riding some bad stuff.