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***Eagle River, Wis. (VILAS COUNTY) -- as of Mar 16, 2014:NTHIS WILL BE THE FINAL EAGLE RIVER, WISCONSIN SNOW REPORT FOR THIS SEASON. SPECIAL THANKS TO THE EAGLE RIVER CHAMBER, AS WELL AS OUR EXPERT SOURCES FROM THE EAGLE RIVER COMMUNITY, FOR THEIR UNSWERVIING HELP AND SUPPORT, WHICH MAKE THESE REPORTS POSSIBLE. SEE YOU ALL NEXT SEASON!
Here is some important and detailed information about the trails and snowmobile opportunities in the Eagle River area:
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 are in fair riding condition. All of our trails while groomed, are icy, especially in the open areas. For instance the "Grade" (Trail 13), right through Eagle River is covered with icy crystal snow. There is burn through on the south sides where trails run along roads. Trails on roads have lots of burn through. Those areas only have thin covering and it burns through quickly. So the best riding is in the woods under cover - -like the Kimble Creek Trails and Trail 17/7 heading west and south through the woods. Riding could be adventurous with the icy trails we're now getting. Also the corners could be pretty "interesting", so please slow down. We have enough statistics for this riding season. Will have to dip into the loose snow along the trail to prevent high fax heat ups.
Total snowfall for this season to date in the Eagle River area is 7+ feet. Even with the warm up snow banks are still very high. So at the crossings stand up and look both ways. Vehicles on the roads just can't see us and we are no match for a truck or car.
The Catfish Lake Loop and Eagle Lake Trail are marked with orange barrels. Ice underneath the trails. There is slush in some areas, and ice underneath the trails. Drive steady through it. Stay by the barrels. Don't ride anywhere on a lake that is not marked as a trail.
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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