Latest Trail Report

MFR Trail Report 2-5-2023

Curt Christensen, President

I do believe that when the temperature hovers right around the freezing mark, the conditions of the trails are spectacular, especially with the amount of snow we have, allowing the grooming machines to do their thing. However, it looks like a warming trend is on the way midweek.

Trails:
Our groomer operators are reporting that the trails are in Very Good to Excellent Condition.

Trail Issues:
– The detour around the Spillway on Trail 5 has been removed.
– There’s logging activity on Trail 5 between TIN-513 and TIN-515. Sections of the trail may have limited amounts of snow on them. Ride with caution.
– Trail 5A is PERMANENTLY closed between TIN-651 (the intersection of Trail 5 & Trail 5A) and TIN-653 (the intersection of Trail 5A & Price County Road). Follow the detour.
– The caution area on the north side of the swamp on Trail BB will be removed soon.

Weekend Forecast (as predicted by AccuWeather):
Saturday:
A high temperature of 27 degrees and a low temperature of 15 degrees. Expect SSW winds of 7 mph under partly cloudy skies by day and cloudy by night.

Sunday:
A high temperature of 27 degrees and a low temperature of 5 degrees. Expect Variable winds from the West at 7 mph. Cloudy skies will prevail during the day and begin clearing during the nighttime hours.

Extended Forecast:
Temperatures will begin creeping above the freezing point beginning Monday and ending Thursday night with Wednesday’s high temperature topping out at 42 degrees. There’s also a chance we’ll get a 1/2 inch of snow on Thursday.

Snowmobile Raffle Drawing:
Mark your calendar! This event is less than a month away…
Saturday, February 25th at Lakeland PowerSports from Noon until 7:00 PM

Other Club Events:
Saturday, February 11:  Trig’s Brat Hut in Minocqua
Tuesday, February 21:    Membership Meeting at Reel ‘Em In Resort
Tuesday, March 21:         Membership Meeting at Northfork Fin & Filet

MFR Trail Report 1-26-2023

Curt Christensen – President

I hope you were able to get out and enjoy our trails, and for that matter, other club’s trails.  The conditions are the best I can remember in a long time. It looks like a dreaded polar vortex will descend upon us at the end of the weekend, bringing with it temperatures in the single digits for about five days.

Trails:
Our groomer operators are reporting that the trails continue to remain in Very Good and in some cases Excellent Condition.

Trail Issues:
•   Trail 5A is PERMANENTLY closed between TIN-651 (the intersection of Trail 5 & Trail 5A) and TIN-653 (the intersection of Trail 5A & Price County Road). Follow the detour.

•    Water has developed over the Spillway on Trail 5. The section of trail between TIN-524 and TIN-525 is closed. Follow the detour.

•    There is logging activity on Trail 5 between TIN-513 and TIN-515. Sections of trail may have limited amounts of snow on them. Ride with caution.

•    There’s a caution area on the north side of the swamp on Trail BB and it’s marked with barrels. Please ride this trail with caution. Even though it gets groomed on a regular basis, it also deteriorates much faster than most trails because of it’s heavy use.

 

Weekend Forecast (as predicted by AccuWeather):

Friday:
A high temperature of 26 degrees and a low temperature of 3 degrees. Expect WSW winds at 12 mph and gusting to 28 mph. Expect one to two inches of snow in the morning giving way to cloudy skies continuing into the nighttime hours.

Saturday:
A high temperature of 15 degrees and a low temperature of 6 degrees. Expect NNW winds of 5 mph under cloudy skies by day and by night.

Sunday:
A high temperature of 11 degrees and a low temperature of -6 degrees. Expect WNW winds at 7 mph with wind gusts of 12 mph. Mostly cloudy skies will prevail during the day and into the nighttime hours.

Extended Forecast:
Temperatures will remain in the single digits through Thursday. The coldest day will be Tuesday with a high temperature topping out at -1 degrees. Needless to say, the overnight low temperatures will be in the negative digits.

Snowmobile Raffle Drawing:

Mark your calendar!  The event is less than a month away…

Saturday, February 25th at Lakeland PowerSports from Noon until 7:00 PM

Interested in Tracking the Grooming Activity?

Below is information for an app which allows you to track grooming activity on the Minocqua Forest Riders Trails.  The cost is $10 and half of the money will go back to the club.

https://www.groomertracker.com/how-it-works/

Tin Number With Explanation

Additional Trail Reports & Weather

Membership Timeline:  07/01 through 06/30 annually
Yearly AWSC Membership Cost:  $13.00

To purchase your trail passes at AWSC.org, you need your AWSC membership number AND current snowmobile registration.  Your AWSC membership number does not change from year to year. 

Your number can be found on your Wisconsin Snowmobile News magazine, or you can find it on the AWSC website.

Club membership renewal must happen PRIOR to ordering a trail pass. 

To order a discounted trail pass, you must belong to a snowmobile club and AWSC - cost will be $10 per sled.  If you do not belong to both, the cost is $30 per sled. 

The club will process your information and send it into AWSC on the 1st and the 15th of each month prior to the trails opening.  Once the trails open, AWSC information is processed more frequently.

After AWSC receives your information from the club, it takes ~1-2 days for them to process the paperwork and activate memberships.  New members will take ~3 days.

  • Paying by credit card is the fastest method. 
  • Paying by check and mailing in a form:  Be sure your name and address is EXACTLY what the WI DNR has on file, or the form will be returned by AWSC.  Both snowmobile club & AWSC memberships must be current.
  • AWSC no longer mails the yellow AWSC membership cards
  • Trail passes cannot be picked up in person
  • You can legally ride with your trail pass receipt
  • It can take up to 21 days for delivery via US mail
  • Call the AWSC office within 30 days of order date if your trail pass has not arrived by mail
  • No refunds

The age of your snowmobile matters:
If your snowmobile is 35 years old or Older, a trail pass is NOT REQUIRED 

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