Conditions, from yesterdays 41 and sun, deteriorated rapidly. Dark areas melted down. Road routes have bare areas again. What snow there is, turned pretty much to slush. Our areas with logging operations going on are junk. It is supposed to be 40 today with occasional rain or drizzle. If it is cold for the next three days, what snow there is, will be extremely icy and dangerous. So if you do try to squeeze out another day or two – PLEASE be very careful. In areas that had melted down to nothing in the recent warm spell – many rocks had popped up. There were/are areas where there is/was standing water on the trail. We don’t have swamps but other neighboring clubs do. Some of those swamps opened up in that warm up.
Markers have been removed from many lakes, including Plum & Star. As always – if you don’t see markers – DON’T CROSS!!!
Then we have the forecast to consider. While it is supposed to be cold for the next three days, there is another warm up right behind that – with 42 Saturday and 50 Sunday. There is NO significant snow forecasted at this time. The only snow at all is a week from today of less than an inch and then warm again the next day.
We always have the safety of snowmobilers at the top of the priority list. With everything considered, there could be a closing of Vilas County’s State Funded Trails later this week – IF – a majority of Vilas’s 11 clubs agree to close. Please stay tuned for an update on that.
If you try to ride prior to that closing, just be aware that things are not the greatest out there. It will be hit & miss and the “miss” areas are growing.
PLEASE! Lets be careful out there!!!
***Who couldn’t use some extra cash? A new fundraiser for this season is the Barnstormers Poker Run – 50/50 3-place Raffle to help support our trails. Tickets will be available at businesses listed below and are $5. 2000 tickets will be available for sale. Possible cash prizes of up to $2500, $1500, and $1000 if all tickets are sold. Tickets will be available starting in December at Sayner Pub, Stillwaters, Vinchi’s, Weber’s, Mar-li’s, Patti’s Murmuring Waters, and Fibbers. The Poker Run doesn’t end until March 19th so there is still time to get out and win some cash!!! Even if there is no riding, you can still do it by truck/car!!!