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***** NORTHWOODS PASSAGE SNOWMOBILE CLUB TRAIL/LINCOLN COUNTY REPORT
As of Jan. 19, 2018
All Northwoods Passage trails are open. Lakes are marked.
Trails overall are in fair condition. Wooded areas and trails that get less use are in better shape.
The snow that came in the last week was enough to keep us going. Groomers have been running, but we need snow. I was out Tuesday and dragged over 40 miles of trail. There was enough snow to make a nice flat trail.
I groomed from Somo Lake to Nokomis and to Wild North Saloon last night. Everything flattened out well. High traffic areas were a little brown. There were a few rocks in the trail east of Wild North that need more snow to get covered. Snow would help a lot, but there still is good riding out there.
Please ride only on marked trails and be careful
*****LINCOLN COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS
As of Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
All of Lincoln County Zone 1 funded snowmobile and winter ATV trails will open 8:00 AM, Friday January 19, 2018.
Due to a lack of snow and warm weather forecast, all trails in Zones 2 & 3 will remain closed.
Be aware of Trail Closed and Logging Ahead signs, stay on marked trails only and respect private land.
Use extreme caution and expect early season riding conditions throughout the trail system.
Trails designated as winter ATV trails are closed to ATV use when the temperature is above 28 degrees F.
For up to date Lincoln County trail conditions, call our Trail Hotline at 715-539-1033.
*****PRICE COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS
Snowmobile Trail Report - as of Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
All Price County trails are open and in excellent to fair condition. All trails are being groomed on a regularly basis. For your safety, stay on marked lake trails. Detailed reports from snowmobile club trail reporters are posted below upon receipt.
Several miles of trail are open for winter ATV and UTV riding including the Flambeau Trail System, Solberg Trail, and Georgetown Trail. The Price County portion of the Pine Line Rail Trail (Prentice to Ogema), Snowmobile Trail 189 (Ogema to Timm’s Hill), and Snowmobile Trails 116, 181 and 118 (Prentice area loop) are also open to winter ATV and UTV riding when the trail is officially open to snowmobile use and the temperature is 28 degrees or colder.
Bushbenders (Prentice, Brantwood, Ogema, and Spirit areas / southeast Price County) - 01/15/18 - The trails and Southern price County are in good to excellent condition. We have a good snow base with the recent snow falls. This is the best it has been all year. Please ride safe and enjoy. Be aware there is some brushing going on around Prentice on trail 181 to the east, 116 to the north, and 102 to the South.
Driftsplitters (Catawba-Kennan area / southwest Price County) - 01/16/18 - Trails are being groomed twice a week and they are in good condition with a 5 - 7 inch base. There is logging on Trail 94 and on Trail 181 east of Intersection 100. Also, there is a section of Trail 94 that may be icy due to water flowing from the cranberry bog on occasion.
Sno-Drovers (northeast Price County / Pike Lake area) – 01/15/18 - The trails in the Pike Lake Chain are good to very good condition. The snow is still thin so there remain occasional rough spots but the few inches we’ve gotten across the area have covered the rocks, and the swamps are frozen and groomed.
Bushwackers (east of Park Falls & Fifield / north central Price County) - 01/16/18 - The trails are groomed and in beautiful shape with a good hard base including Trails 101,102,103,105,110, and 111.
Sno-Gypsies (west of Park Falls / Tuscobia / northwest Price County) - 01/16/18 - All trails are being groomed on a regular basis.
Lugerville Chasers (west of Phillips / west central Price County) - 01/16/18 - All of our trails are being groomed on a regular basis. Please use caution as there was a logging operation in progress on Trail 88 between Crane Chase and Soo Lake.
Northwoods Hi-Riders (Solberg Lake area / northeast of Phillips / central Price County) - 01/16/18 - Trails around the Solberg Lake area are snow covered with a frozen, packed base of approx. 4"- 8". They are being groomed on a regular schedule and are in Very Good to Excellent riding condition.
Chaparrals (east of Phillips / east central Price County) - 1/16/18 - The trails are being groomed on a regular basis and the condition is good to excellent. The trail base is 4-8 inches.
Elk River Pioneers (Soo Lake area / west central Price County) - 01/19/18 - All trails have been groomed and they are in excellent to good condition with a 6 - 8 inch base. The trails are being groomed twice a week.
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 fee structure supports local trail maintenance and will generate additional revenue for the state snowmobile program fund.
Last updated: January 19, 2018
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