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***Eagle River, Wis. (VILAS COUNTY) -- as of Mar 09, 2014:Now that we're into March, please remember that the Eagle River area snowmobile trails are open through midnight on March 31st. This is the final month to enjoy one of Eagle River's finest snowmobile seasons in recent memory. So come on up to Eagle River now and make your own snowmobile memories.
The Eagle River trails, as they have been all season, are in very good to excellent riding condition. All of our trails are freshly groomed. The snow is very deep everywhere, with amazing snow depth. You don't want to step off the trail. Way deep! With the advent of some warming temperatures, try and stick to the woods for your major sledding, because if the warmth causes deterioration, it will start in town.
The base is 24+ inches and more of hard frozen snow with plenty of loose snow on top. Fresh snow is continuing to fall which is great for everyone. Total snowfall for this season to date in the Eagle River area is 7+ feet - -and more is coming. Wow!
At the road crossings in some areas the snow banks are really high. Do double duty on looking for vehicles on the roads. You might want to literally stand up and look left and right.
The Catfish Lake Loop and Eagle Lake Trail are marked with orange barrels. Plenty of snow. Stay by the barrels. Don't ride anywhere on a lake that is not marked as a trail. It's a been noted that with the righteous winds we've been getting there is a big heave in the middle of Eagle Lake. It's a launcher, so slow down and be extra cautious. The ruts, drifts and the ice heave are hard to see, especially at night. Don't be a hero. It's not worth it.
There are new to the sport riders who do not realize how important it is to stay on the right side especially with the increased sledding we're experiencing.
Remember that at night - -that's dusk to dawn - -there is a 55 mph speed limit on all snowmobile trails. Also, when you are riding parallel to a road, as a sledder, you cannot exceed the speed limit of the road you are running next to. So, for instance, on Trail 13 through Eagle River, that would be 25, 30 or 40 mph, depending on where you are. Be aware of the speed limit, both for your safety, and to save being issued a costly citation, which can increase your insurance costs.
Wednesday rides are continuing to be very popular this season. New this season is a Tuesday ride. Both Tuesday and Wednesday rides start out at the railroad depot on Trail 13 in Eagle River by the Friendship House restaurant at 9:00 am. You don't have to be a club member to join the rides- - and they are great fun!
Another great addition to the Eagle River trails is Day Trip Trailer/Tow Vehicle parking. The parking lot is located by driving north on Hwy. 45 and turning left on Bluebird Rd. Bluebird Rd. is in between Days Inn and Leif's Restaurant. Bluebird Rd. curves behind Leif's and that is where the parking is located. Watch for the signs.
The 100 miles of snowmobile trails are groomed and maintained by the Sno-Eagles snowmobile club in the Eagle River area and are continually inspected.
Sno-Eagles Inc. who groom and maintain the trails described strongly recommends that riders pick up a new 2014 Snow-Eagles trail map.
The "Proud Groomers of the Snowmobile Capital of the World®", the
Sno-Eagles, Inc." continue to groom the trails. "It's a great year to be a
sledder," says the website
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