Yesterday we hit 44 with sunshine and some trails really took a hit. It snowed last night and this morning I measured an inch and a quarter. I headed out for a ride hitting some St. Germain, Sayner, Lake Tomahawk and Eagle River trails. The Eagle River trails I rode had been groomed. Sayner groomed some of their trails but not others. The St. Germain and Lake Tomahawk trails I rode hadn’t been groomed. The groomed trails were smooth. The ungroomed ones ranged from pretty smooth to getting bumpy. After two days of warm temps and sun there are some trails that I won’t ride because they lost too much snow and the little we got last night isn’t enough to bring them back. That being said, I did find some really nice areas that held their snow and I would ride them all day. There’s a lot of brown trails, mostly from snirt but some are down to bare ground. Some areas are still white but fewer of these due to the warm temps. Carbides were scraping – a lot on some trails and not often on others. There are some puddles from the warm up.
The plowed road trails are getting thin in areas so expect the carbides to scrape.
Some lakes are bumpy and if you go off the marked trail there is slush.
I’m going to say that trails are in late season condition. There are some nice trails but others are bad so you’ll hit some of everything. Our trails this season never got a solid base so any warm temps will take a toll more than in other years. We need more snow…
Note: In the pictures: due to the fresh snow, some trails will look whiter than they are.