WJJQ SNOWMOBILE REPORT (UPDATED February 5)
reports at 7:30, 12:30 and 5:10
For the first time in a while, we’re entering a weekend after getting a nice snowfall during the week. The groomers have been busy getting the trails ready and finally had some snow to work with.
Riders have already been taking advantage, have to ride when you can. Trails should be in much better shape. Last week, most of the trails were fair, now most are good. You may be able to find some trails in the very good or excellent category if you get out early or on some lesser traveled trails.
*Effective at noon Friday, the remainder of the Lincoln County Trails will open. The winter ATV trails in Zone 2, however, will remain closed until next week. (All trails closed to ATV’s above 28 degrees)
Knight Owls Feb. 4 Trails will be good for this weekend. Been out grooming every night. All trails in Lincoln county will open Friday 5th at noon. Caution on Lake Alice there is a reroute. Pine Creek opened up. (It will also be busy with the Alice in Winterland Fishing Jamboree.)
Northwoods Passage: Feb. 4 Trails right now are in good condition. Our big snow storm went on both sides of us, but we got about 3 inches of snow. Trails are white again and we can groom. We just have to be thankful for what we got. I have to go fire up the groomer, more later. Only travel on lakes that are marked and stay on marked trails.
Rhinelander Trail Conditions: Good Snow Cover: 6-8″
Area Report: Not complaining with new snow, but, ‘oh, what they predicted could have done to the trails.’ As it is, the new snow helped freshen up the trails. The trails were bumped up to “good” as an overall rating. The forest roads and general trails are in good shape. There will still be some areas that have bumps / holes that we can’t seem to smooth out with the existing snow base.
Minocqua Trail Conditions: Good Snow Cover: 12+
Area Report: We received 4″ to 5″ of new snow. This will help us rebuild after last weekend’s melt down. All of our groomers were out mainly panning to help build our base back up, and there are some light snows in the forecast for the upcoming days along with some colder temps. Most of Cross Country Cruisers trails are in GOOD condition as are the 47 trail and Bearskin. Everything north of Hwy 70 is in good condition, some areas very good. The 70 trail in town is fair. We will be grooming nightly through the weekend and with some more light snows I expect things to improve. All of our neighboring clubs are doing the same thing so I expect some pretty good riding conditions for the weekend.
Eagle River Trail Conditions: Varying ~most good; Added about 4 inches of snow to the existing base Tuesday. Much of the new snow has been panned. So all in all trails are good, especially out of town & in the woods. Keep in mind there are some areas with ice under the new snow. There was a mushy section on Alternate Trail 13S and approaches to the Wisconsin River Bridge. They are passable and With the cold over night it might have corrected.
Manitowish Waters/Boulder Jct. got between 6-8 inches of snow and clubs expect a great weekend of riding. Groomers have been out getting the trails ready nightly. Trails are good/very good at this time. Most of the areas have between 8-14 inches of base.
Check back for further updates.
Trail updates are also available on our Trail Hotline: 715-539-1033.
Snowmobile Trail Map: http://www.co.lincoln.wi.us/i/d/snowmobile_trail_map.pdf
The snowmobile trail reports can be heard three times daily on WJJQ-FM, mornings at 7:30 am afternoons at 12:30 pm and evenings at 5:10 pm. The reports are brought to you by:
Best Western Lake Aire, County Road L, on Lake Nokomis, call 453-5189
Erv’s Sales and Service, North Fourth Street, Tomahawk
Holly’s Bar and Grill, W5698 County Rd N, Tomahawk, call 453-8476
Kracker Barrel, County Highway L, Nokomis area
Mary’s Hangout, corner of Highway 86 and Highway S, Tomahawk
Tomahawk Warehouse Liquor, North Fourth Street, Tomahawk
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, 510 Old Abe Road, Lac du Flambeau
Prairie Rapids Tavern, 10223 Prairie Rapids Road, Tomahawk
Northland Stainless, 1119 Bridge Street, Tomahawk
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