Our trails start off this Friday good to excellent thanks to the snow from last Monday. The forecast is calling for upper 30s to low 40s today. With the fresh snow – the trails should handle this short warm up – especially if riders take it easy on them today. We will be out doing a full groom throughout the weekend, into Monday.
As always, ride with caution and be ready for icy corners. Many corners can start the day snow covered but end up icy with traffic.
Please continue to be cautious on the lakes. The weight of more snow can force the ice down which pushes water up through cracks to form a slush pocket. The slush pockets can come and go. Ice heaves can also form without warning, as ice expends, and be in an area that was smooth the day before.
There are logging operations in the following locations: Trail 9 between Hwy 70 (TIN 364) and Ross Lake Rd (TIN 225), Trail 7 between Wharton Lake Rd (TIN 218) and Old K (Tin 217), and Trail 7 between Hwy K (TIN 216) and Lake Laura Rd (TIN 214). There is also logging in the Jean Lake Rd area of Trail 7 North, between TINS 227 & 800. That logging should be in the woods off the trail.
(TIN = Trail Intersection Numbers)
Please watch out for these logging areas. Slow down and stay out of the way of the loggers. DO NOT hassle the loggers. They have the right to close down sections of any trail they are logging near or using. If they get hassled too much, that is exactly what they will do – shut that trail down. The logging operations can run at anytime of the day or night. Loggers use some of the trails to drive in and out. So please be watchful in logging areas for trucks on the trail.
Tomorrow, January 27th, is the Jesse Roman Memorial Vintage Snowmobile Show. It starts at 9am and runs until 4pm. It is centered around Sayner Pub. Proceeds raised go to the Vilas County Historical Museum.