This week the groomers have been out grooming the trails. No snow fell so far this week maybe a little will fall Thursday evening. As of today, the trails that are in the woods are in good to very good condition. Some of the fields are getting thin of snow but others are still in good condition. The Klondike trail and north to White Potato Lake are getting bare in some areas. The trail from 407 to Suring is also getting thin. As I reported last week the Suring golf course will not be groomed for the rest of the season. Loggers maybe logging between 425 and 429, which is the Butler Springs area. Cooley Lake area also may have some logging as well.
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Our trails are good to very good condition. There are some areas that the trails are in excellent condition. We received between 5 to 9" of snow on Saturday with the largest amount north of Hwy 64. There are two areas on our east trail system, east of 419 and near 441 that are a little bare because of snow blowing off the trails. The golf course in Suring will not be groomed the rest of this season due to landowners request. After leaving the golf course the rest of the trail is groomed. We have groomed the trails Monday and Tuesday of this week. They will also be going out all day Friday. Please be aware that they will be out on the trails.
We received 2 plus " of snow Wednesday. The groomers went out after the snow stopped and also will be going out Thursday The drivers think the trails will be in good condition for the weekend. The cold weather will help keep the trail in good shape. The weather men think we will be getting more snow for the weekend.
We received 4 to 5 " of wet heavy snow during the snowstorm. The groomer drivers went out Wednesday and Thursday. the groomer drivers said the trails are in very good condition. The warmer weather coming on Friday may deteriorate the trails. Hopefully they will last through the weekend.
Our trails did receive about 4" of snow. The groomers were out Tuesday & Wednesday. The conditions are fair on most of the trails and good in some spots. If the weather conditions for the weekend get warm, this could impact the trails quickly. If anyone had ridden the trails two weeks ago the conditions as of now have improved somewhat from that time.
January 7, 2018
We rode the Bag & Bra Snowmobile trails on Saturday and Sunday. I would say the trails were in fair to good condition in some areas. There are some trails that still need to be groomed. We hope to have them all groomed by the end of the week, if snow conditions improve We do have a great snow base already, with a few more inches of snow, we will have a great trail system. In our opionion the trails north of our trails are in poor condition, very brown. All other trails around ours are not groomed or are closed due to the lack of snow.
The marsh west of White Potato Lake, trail # 433 to 437, has high marsh grass but it does have enough snow under the grass to ride on. It looks worse than it is.
The trails will open 12/29/2017 Friday 8:00AM
The trails are from fair to poor with 5 to 7”of snow. The trails in the woods are the best area to ride. The groomers have been out two days and will be out Friday also. Be sure to watch for the groomers on the trails. The marshes and wet areas need to freeze up more before they can get groomed Remember the groomers are 10,000 lbs and snowmobles are between 400 to 600 lbs. Can you help us out when you ride in the areas not groomed? Please help by packing down the outside edges of the trails, try not to just stay in the middle of it; this will help freeze them up. We do not know the condition of the Lakes so I would not ride on them at all.
Time to start preparing for the snowmobile season.
To let everyone know, the trails still need to have more work done this weekend due to wind damage areas before they can be opened. The marshes and wet areas need time to freeze up harder. Kelly Lake was still 1/2 open on 12-9-2017 and other lakes as well. We did receive 10 to 12" of snow this last snowfall. We have not done any grooming at this time. We plan to have the groomers out soon. We will inform you when the trails are open, check this website, facebook or the Oconto County website. The whole county is not open to snowmobilers at this time.
Remember to get your trail passes.
We will be closing the trails Monday 8:00 AM 2/13/2017. We will open when we get more snow and cools down. It saved the trails the last time we did this.
Trails are back open on Feb 1st at 7am. They are in good condition but there is a problem on the Butler Springs trail. Logging has been taking place on Butler Springs Rd and will continue for the next few weeks. The loggers removed most of the snow on the trail. Since it has snowed the groomer drivers have been out on this trail trying to regroom it. We don't know if the loggers will come back and take off the new snow that has recently fallen. If you are familiar with the ATV trail that runs next to the snowmobile trail, through Butler Springs, you, can use this trail. If we continue to have a problem with keeping it groomed, we plan to start grooming the ATV trail. Also we have problems grooming in other areas with thin ice. On the Pipeline and a few other areas the ice is to thin for the groomer to groom but safe for snowmobiles to ride. Enjoy the trails again and please be respectful of the landowers property.
I hate to report this but we are keeping the trails close for the weekend, do to the water on the trails and fields have very little snow on them also we only ended up with 1/2''of snow no good for grooming. Maybe Monday we will get more snow and then we can open the trails back up
We will be closing the trails Wednesday 1/18/2017 7:00AM. We are trying to save the trails and get colder weather to open them back up.
9" of new snow, the trails will be groomed Wednesday and Thursday all but some marshes still need to freeze up. The groomer drivers said the trails are still very good in many areas after the weekend and before the new snow. Can you help us out when you ride in the areas not groomed pack down the outside of the trails not just stay in the middle of it, this will help freeze them up.
The trails are getting better, we have a good base and the snow we received Friday night and Monday night helped. The marshes still need time to freeze up, before we can groom them. Club member reported in this weekend and said the trails were fair to good condition in many areas. Snow is light on the east portion of the trail system, from Klondike north to White Potato Lake. Pipeline is in fair condition due to lack of grooming. Forest trails are fair to good.