WJJQ SNOWMOBILE REPORT (UPDATED February 26)
reports at 7:30, 12:30 and 5:10
Overall the trails are a mixed bag. The average is probably fair, but depending on where you are riding they may be poor, they may be good.
As expected, busy trails (the ones near towns or hot spots) are very thin due to the heavy traffic. As you get away from the well-traveled trails they improve greatly.
The weather this weekend isn’t looking promising with temperatures forecast in the 40’s. We need snow soon or the trails could be lost for the season.
Some of trails in the southern portions of our listening area have closed including zones 2 and 3 in Lincoln County, portions of Langlade County, along with Marathon and Portage Counties.
Please stay on marked trails and use caution, nearly all groups are reporting icy conditions under the top layer of snow.
(Feb 26) Knight Owls Things haven’t changed much. Harrison Hills are in the best shape, otherwise trails are in fair condition. There are thin spots, bare roads and icy corners. Please stay on marked trails, on land and lakes. Caution on Lake Alice. One other reminder-Pig roast Saturday 27th at 3:00 at Surewood Forest everyone welcome.
(Feb 21) Northwoods Passage––Northwoods Passage trails are open. Trails are in poor condition, ride at your own risk. There are icy corners and bare spots. Warm weather and rain this weekend melted a lot of snow. A few inches of snow could improve conditions greatly. Only travel on lakes that are marked and stay on marked trails.
Other northwoods trails (Feb 23-26)
Langlade County trails have an average base of 2-4 inches, trails are in fair condition. The trails in section B have been closed due to deteriorating conditions. There are also some restrictions in section A. Please be mindful of trail closures.
Minocqua Cross Country Cruisers trails are all over the place as far as conditions go. We have been out and groomed the entire system doing what we can with what we have. Trails around town are thin and snurty, but once you travel out a mile or two they do improve. The trails have become very icy especially in the corners so use some extra caution out there! We will be grooming this weekend and doing the best we can to keep them in good shape.
Price County–Trails away from town and the ones less traveled are in good condition. Those trails are snow covered and smooth, and the surface is hard and may be icy in some areas, especially on corners. The base is thin in some areas and there are a few spots that have dirt or rocks showing. Road routes and road crossings may be bare. Stay on marked lake trails to avoid slush, ruts or thin ice.
Prentice–our volunteers are out grooming every day. The trails have good snow cover and are smooth, but some corners are icy and road routes or road crossings may be bare. There are two logging operations on Trail #181, one east of Prentice and one east of Catawba / west of Intersection 101; both are passable. Use caution.
Eagle River-Same old same old. Average of FAIR. There is Good and Poor out there too. Traffic is really low. Icy base and for the most part snow covered. Grooming continues.
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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