Sawyer County Trail Condition Report 12/18/13
The Sawyer County Snowmobile and ATV Alliance (The largest single owner of trail grooming equipment in the world) met last night. Many volunteers from our 10 county clubs have been working day and night to get these trails up and running. Sawyer County snowmobile trails never close, but of course we need lake trails staked and land trails groomed before it is the snowmobiling wonder land everyone has known the Hayward area for.
Our primary battle this year has been downed trees and over hanging branches. 90% of the trails are passable now except for the LCO loop between Grindstone Lake and the casino. All the lakes have been staked or will be by Thursday, except for Big Chetek Lake and Lake Hayward. There are some ice heaves here and there especially on Lake Couderay. Also, many stumps are exposed on the Chippewa Flowage due to the 8 feet they dropped the lake. Signs are also hard to see because of all the snow hanging in the trees. So stay on the trails!!
We also have a property owner dispute between the County and the private property owners on the railroad grade (trail 63). They don’t want non-motorized users on the trail so they are threatening to close the trail to snowmobilers. Don’t ask why snowmobilers have to feel the pain for this but it is what it is. The Alliances response is that we will not be grooming trail 63 from Boedeker Rd North to the intersection of Trail 70 and 73 by Cable. Take the alternate route of 111/8/13.
Bottom line is Sawyer County and surrounding counties trails will be rocking with snowmobilers this weekend in some of the best early trail conditions we have seen in many many years.ATV CLOSED TRAILS
· Tuscobia in Price County – closed November 15th to December 15th.
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*Trail conditions will be updated as changes occur!