21 – 02_05 Trail Report

Hallelujah; All of that snow dancing that you’ve been doing really paid off! It looks like the Northwoods was blessed with anywhere from 7 to 11 inches of snow last night.

Trails:  In general, the trails are in Good to Very Good Condition.

Trail Issues:

•         There is a logging operation on Trail 9/10A between Lower Kaubashine Road (TIN-671) and Cedar Falls Drive (TIN-670). The logging company plowed that section of trail down to mostly dirt. The new snow may have improved this section of trail somewhat, but typically the loggers keep the trail plowed until their project is completed. Recommend Detour:

–          Heading South – Follow Trail K west at TIN-671 to the Snowmobile Route on Cedar Falls Drive and turn left (first road intersection). You’ll eventually merge onto the trail.

–          Heading North – Continue north on the Cedar Falls Drive Snowmobile Route past where the trail enters the woods to the intersection of Lower Kaubashine Rd. Turn right on Trail K and head east to TIN-671.

•         Trail J, east of Bo-Di-Lac Drive (TIN 611) had exposed stumps and logs in the swampy area where the trail comes off of Squirrel Lake. It’s possible that this is no longer an issue. However, ride with caution on this trail section.

Grooming:  A regular grooming schedule will begin this weekend.

Weather Outlook (as reported by AccuWeather):

A polar vortex has settled over the area and the high temperatures will hover around 0 degrees for the next seven days or so. During this same time period, the overnight low will average a -13 degrees. Saturday, expect a strong WNW wind of at least 20 mph. During the rest of the week the wind will generally be out of the west at 7 mph, gusting at times to 15 mph. Please use common sense and always ride with at least one other person during these extremely cold conditions.

Upcoming Club Event:  Saturday, February 20th:   Snowmobile Raffle Drawing at Lakeland Powersports