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LINCOLN COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS
As of Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
Due to the current January thaw, Lincoln County's funded snowmobile and winter ATV trails in Zone 2 and 3 have temporarily closed as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Trails in Zone 1 will remain open.
Trail conditions in wooded areas will be fair, with the exception of some low-lying areas which may be rough. Trails in open fields may be drifted and lacking snow cover. Use extreme caution in these areas and expect early season riding conditions throughout the trail system.
All trails are closed to winter ATV use when the temperature is above 28 degrees.
The Hiawatha is not open to ATV use.
Be aware of Logging Ahead and other caution signs. Stay on market trails and respect private land.
***** NORTHWOODS PASSAGE SNOWMOBILE CLUB TRAIL REPORT
As of Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
All Northwoods Passage trails are open.
Trails are in fair condition. 40 Degree weather with sunshine is melting the snow on the trails. Any areas that are brown will melt even faster.
The outlook for the week is not any better. More warm weather and of rain during the weekend are predicted.
Groomers will not be able to run when the temperature at night is to high.
My recommendation is to stay off the trails until it cools off and try to save the base.
There is quite a bit of slush and water on the lakes. The marked trails have been OK, but conditions can change quickly
*****FROM KNIGHT OWLS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
As of Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
Trails are good but this warm weather is making them very soft. Next 4 days in upper 30's. Hope we can get throught it. Corr.19 is passable but a LOT of logging with a LOT of dirt. Not good. Remember NO ATV's when temp. is 28 and above. Take it easy on the trails.
Snowmobile Trail Report as of Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
Updates are posted as information is received from trail managers. The conditions are excellent to good. Scroll down for individual snowmobile club reports. Some of our motorized trails welcome winter ATV and UTV riders; scroll down for the ATV, UTV & Off-Road Motorcycle Trail Report.
Northwoods Hi-Riders (northeast of Phillips / Solberg Lake area) - 1/18/17 - Trails in and around the Solberg Lake area continue to be in Very Good to Excellent riding condition and are being groomed on a regular schedule. Be advised trail conditions can change quickly if we get a significant warm up. Logging continues on trail 102 northeast of Solberg Lake.
Lugerville Chasers (northwest Price County) - 1/17/17 - Our trails were groomed yesterday and today. They are in excellent condition. There are no trouble spots.
Elk River Pioneers (south & west of Soo & Wilson Lakes) - 1/17/17 - The trails west of Phillips around Soo Lake, west to Sawyer County and to Lugerville been groom and they are in excellent condition.
Fifield Sno-Drovers (northeast Price County / Pike Lake area) - 1/17/17 - All trails are groomed and in excellent condition. No problem spots. We’re still not grooming the swamps with the big machine but they have been regularly groomed with our small drag. Enjoy the trails Enjoy the trails! Trail #106 going north into Iron County will not be groomed until Iron County begins grooming their trails. The Pike Lake chain has been marked; riders should stay on the marked trail as there had been slush reported between the snow and ice if you are off the trail.
Prentice Bushbenders (southeast Price County / Prentice-Ogema area) – 1/17/17 - All trails were groomed earlier in the week and the condition is very good to excellent. Grooming is on hold due to the warm temps and will resume when the temp gets below 30 degrees.
Park Falls Sno-Gypsies (west of Park Falls/Tuscobia) - 1/13/17 - Tuscobia Trail is groomed and in great shape. Trail 80 is groomed and in great shape. Trails 89, 90 and 91 in the Butternut Lake area are being groomed tonight.
Eisenstein Bushwackers (east of Park Falls / Fifield) - 1/13/17 - The trails were groomed on 1/12/17 and are in great shape! Enjoy and be safe.
Catawba Driftsplitters (southwest Price County / Catawba-Kennan) - 1/12/17 - Trails are being groomed; no issues to report; excellent condition.
Phillips Chaparrals (south & east of Phillips) - 1/12/17 - The trails are in excellent condition and all have been groomed. On Trail #116, the trail is narrow where it crosses a creek and there is open water to one side just south of Intersection #94; they are still able to groom through there.
Pine Line Rail Trail - (2 miles south of Prentice to Ogema) - The Price County portion of the trail will remain open through March 31. The Taylor County portion will be closed as of midnight on 1/17/17; the trail may close and reopen periodically throughout the season; contact Taylor County Tourism at 715-748-4729 or Taylor County Forest at 715-748-1486.
Price County: Northwoods Hi-Riders Winter Picnic in the Park, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Solberg Lake County Park. Join the Northwoods Hi-Riders Snowmobile Club for a winter picnic and some sledder camaraderie at the Solberg Lake County Park pavilion. Club members will be cooking up brats, hamburgers and hot dogs. Located on Trail #112 located northeast of Phillips. This is a snowmobile club fundraiser and everyone is welcome to attend. All proceeds will go towards trail maintenance and club expenses.
WISCONSIN TRAIL PASS REGULATIONS, from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources:
Wisconsin is the birthplace of snowmobiling and continues to offer some of the best snowmobiling opportunities you are likely to find, especially in northern Wisconsin. More than 200,000 registered snowmobiles hit Wisconsin's 25,000 miles of groomed trails each winter, making safety an important part of the ride. Ride smart from the start - take a snowmobile safety course!
If you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1985, and are at least age 12, you must complete a snowmobile safety certification course to operate a snowmobile on Wisconsin public snowmobile trails and areas. DNR recreational safety specialists recommend snowmobile operators complete a safety course.
•$30 for a three-year registration
•purchase and display of an annual trail pass required to use public trails;
•a $20 savings off the standard $30 trail pass fee for members of both a snowmobile club and the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs; and
•nonresident trail passes will increase from $35 to $50.
The new fee structure supports local trail maintenance and will generate additional revenue for the state snowmobile program fund.
Last updated: January 19, 2017
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