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***Eagle River, Wis. (VILAS COUNTY) -- as of Mar 03, 2014:Here is some important and detailed information about the trails and snowmobile opportunities in the Eagle River area:
Now that we're into March, please remember that the Eagle River area snowmobile trails are open through midnight on March 31st. This is the final month to enjoy one of Eagle River's finest snowmobile seasons in recent memory. So come on up to Eagle River now and make your own snowmobile memories
The Eagle River trails are in very good to excellent riding condition. All of our trails are freshly groomed. The snow is very deep everywhere. The base is 24+ inches and more of hard frozen snow with loose snow on top. Fresh snow is continuing to fall which is great for lubricating the high fax. Total snowfall for this season to date is approaching seven feet which is more like what Eagle River receives in an entire season.
At the road crossings in some areas the snow banks are really high. Do double duty on looking for vehicles on the roads. You might want to literally stand up and look left and right.
The Catfish Lake Loop and Eagle Lake Trail are marked with orange barrels. Plenty of snow. Stay by the barrels. Don't ride anywhere on a lake that is not marked as a trail. Word is that there have been riders riding on the river between Catfish Lake and Voyageur lake. That is NOT SAFE!! Don't do it!! First- - it's a river, and not always tight. Second, the water is deep. It's also been noted that with the righteous winds we've been getting there is a big heave in the middle of Eagle Lake. It's a launcher, so slow down and be extra cautious. The ruts, drifts and the ice heave are hard to see, especially at night. Don't be a hero. It's not worth it.
There are new to the sport riders who do not realize how important it is to stay on the right side especially with the increased sledding we're experiencing.
There are lots of trails to ride in the Eagle River area. Here are just a few ideas for having a great ride. All the mentioned trails are literally freshly groomed. Take Trail 10E to the Three Lakes Trails. We call it the Kimble Creek Run. Takes you through the woods and you come out just outside Three Lakes. Run through town and pick up Trail 13, the grade back to Eagle River a 50-60 mile run. Or head south on Trail 13 to Three Lakes Trails and make your way south to Monico and over to Rhinelander; looping around from the south heading north to Eagle River. These rides have less pit stop so the traffic should be less but so will the stops be less. With that in mind, dress warm, take a cell phone and watch for those three digit brown sign numbers on the trails. If you get into trouble, you can call 911 and give them the number and they will be able to find you quickly - -and for sure don't ride alone. It's cold and windy out there.
Remember that at night - -that's dusk to dawn - -there is a 55 mph speed limit on all snowmobile trails. Also, when you are riding parallel to a road, as a sledder, you cannot exceed the speed limit of the road you are running next to. So, for instance, on Trail 13 through Eagle River, that would be 25, 30 or 40 mph, depending on where you are. Be aware of the speed limit, both for your safety, and to save being issued a costly citation, which can increase your insurance costs.
With the recent very cold weather, remember these cold riding tips:
*Dress warm and in layers *Always have an extra pair of dry gloves in your jacket pocket *Take a fully charged cell phone *Small shovel *Updated trail map *Watch for those 3 digit brown signs *Don't ride alone *Stop more often and order warm beverages (and NOT alcoholic!) *When you pass a gas station fill up - -even a gallon can make a difference if you get twisted up on the trail
The 100 miles of snowmobile trails are groomed and maintained by the Sno-Eagles snowmobile club in the Eagle River area and are continually inspected.
Sno-Eagles Inc. who groom and maintain the trails described strongly recommends that riders pick up a new 2014 Snow-Eagles trail map.
The "Proud Groomers of the Snowmobile Capital of the World®", the
Sno-Eagles, Inc." continue to groom the trails. "It's a great year to be a
sledder," says the website
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