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***Eagle River, Wis. (VILAS COUNTY) -- as of Feb 22, 2015:EDITOR'S NOTE: NO REPORT WILL BE ISSUED ON MARCH 2, 2015. REPORT WILL RESUME ON ITS REGULAR SCHEDULE ON MARCH 9, 2015. Eagle River area trails are in VERY GOOD condition, are groomed, and we've got three inches plus of new fresh snow
Nightly grooming continues on trails in and around Eagle River. With all the cold weather the base is really hard. We got some fresh loose snow, and the trails are smooth! Hard base is cover with loose snow on top.
There are corners that are blown out and really icy. So riding conditions are icy under the new snow. Your sled could slide around especially in the back end as you ride, even on the straightaways. so please slow down everywhere, but especially in the corners so your sled does not skate out to the wrong side of the trail.
And remember that a stop sign on the trail means "stop!"
You will also see "driveway ahead" and "yield" signs. Please slow down and look left and right before you cross the driveways. And when a trail runs parallel to a road the speed limit on that trail is the same as the road. So as you ride through Eagle River on Trail 13, if the road speed limit is 25, you need to go 25 on the trail, too. As the speed picks up on the road you can also speed up, but remember that the night time speed limit, regardless, is 55- - dusk to dawn.
Logging began February 4 on Trail 10W/13N. The section starts where the trail is on Croker Road to where the trail turns right on the way to the Wisconsin River bridge on the west side. Coming from the east, it is after you cross the Wisconsin River bridge. It will be marked, and there will be logging equipment in there. The logging crew has done extra marking as it is winding on that trail section. Slow down.
The Eagle River Lake trail and Catfish Lake loop are marked and open. Stay by the barrels. There are some bumps out there from the traffic so be careful. We do not groom the lake trails as the equipment is too heavy. Remember not all lakes are trails.
GRACIOUS THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE TO OUR REQUEST FOR DONATIONS SO WE CAN GET OUR NEW GROOMER AND KEEP THE ONES WE HAVE IN OPERATING CONDITION
It's cold in Eagle River - -so make sure you follow some simple rules:
* Dress for the cold, and forget being a "fashionista!"
* Do not ride alone
* Make sure your fuel tank is full
* Tell someone where you're headed
* Stay on marked trails
* Watch for the brown three digit numbers on the trails. If you get into trouble, you can call 911 and give them the number and they will be able to find you quickly.
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 2015 Sno-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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