Warm weather effects snowmobile trails in Vilas County

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Warm weather effects snowmobile trails in Vilas County

Post by Jim » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:26 am

From [URL="http://wjfw.com/stories.html?sku=20141214222803"]WJFW[/URL]:

EAGLE RIVER - Warm temperatures made their way to the Northwoods this weekend. Even though the warmth might have given some people a break from the snow, it made difficult conditions for snowmobilers in Vilas County.

Snowmobile trails in Eagle River opened Friday, but the high temperatures made it difficult for snowmobilers to get around.

The Snow-Eagles Snowmobile Club president Ken Storms says the trails have already taken a beating.

"What should be nice hard packed snow is pretty soft right now," said Storms. "The other areas where some trails are on roads, roads are pretty much burned off and they're bare pavement and really not very friendly to the sleds right now."

He says the trails that are in the woods where there isn't much sun aren't as bad.

They did have to close off a trail because of an incident with a snowmobiler.

"We had somebody go in there that wasn't familiar with the area and they got stuck. We had to pull them out," Storms said. "So the best thing to do is close that area until things harden up, we can get back in there with a groomer and get things back to normal."

That trail is north on Highway 45, about a mile north of Eagle River.

Storms quoted Aaron Rogers and said "Just relax. Things will get better." He recommends for snowmobilers to wait until it gets colder.

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