We have been brushing the trails during the week because of all the hunting activity on weekends. At this posting we have a little snow on the ground, but temperatures are supposed to warm up this week. The video here is showing Dave Velie on the Wolf River Trail north of Hemlock Road using our 7040 New Holland tractor with a brushing attachment that can reach 12 feet. That saves us time and back aches.
As of right now the club is going to hold off on a brushing day due to Covid-19. The numbers are still on the rise here in Forest County.
If we get a heavy wet snowfall or really high winds and the trails need maintenance. I’ll send out another post looking for volunteers.
We are currently working on a reroute on LMT 6 just north of Highway Q and west of Highway W to get around a marsh that is full of water. If the reroute is approved by Meteor Timber LLC I’ll keep everyone posted and then we’ll need help brushing for sure.
On LMT 4 that reroute is still pending with the US Forest service near Range Line Road. If that gets approved, we’ll need a good size crew for that brushing. We are hoping all these will be approved by the middle of November. Thank you this week goes out to Bob VanGrunsven, Mike Hitchcock, Rick Hermus, Pat VanKauwenberg, Bob Carney, Mark Smits, Mike Gonzo Link and Mark Truyman for being able to brush this week. Stay healthy and think snow!
We had today 3” of heavy wet snow, temperature at the time of this post is 35 degrees. The Forest County trails will be closing Monday March 16, 2020 at 8 am. As of today our grooming operations have ended for the season. The trails held up the last few days even with the warm temperatures so if you can ride before the warmer temperatures arrive this weekend do it! This has been a great snowmobiling season. I appreciate all the support from the groomer operators, the Pit Stops along our trails, also from you the people that rode the LMT system.
This Saturday March 7, The LMT will be having the cash drawing at JARS Bar and Grill in Laona. Stop out and support the LMT!
See you next year! Trail Boss Steve
LMT Monthly Meeting Charlie’s Lake Metonga March 12, 2020 5:00 pm
This past week we received around 4” of new snow helping out with trail conditions with another inch forecasted for tonight. Temperatures the next couple nights will hover below zero making the groomed trails set up great making for a good ride. All LMT trails including the Wolf River State Trail and Nicolet State Trail are rated in very good condition making the midweek ride wonderful. The grooming machines are expected to be out daily including nights so be on the look out for them. Have a safe ride and keep right!
Trail Boss, Steve
The Red Arrow Snowmobile Club in Townsend just south of us off the Nicolet State Trail is having their annual Fisheree Fund Raiser, Saturday 2/15/2020 so please stop by and support them.
The Carnage Cruise Races this year will be held on Saturday 2/15/2020 out on Lake Metonga right in front of Charlie’s Lake Metonga Resort check out the action!
LMT February Membership Meeting February 13 5:00 Hotel Crandon
With this past week’s warm temperatures the trails have become slippery on hills and curves.
I was out on LMT 2 Carter to intersection 4 today and was very icy on hills and curves.
LMT 3 from the Wolf River State Trail (intersection 9) to WindFall (intersection 10) has icy spots.
LMT 4 Wabeno was groomed Sunday night and will be done Wednesday night with icy conditions.
LMT 6 was groomed today and in good condition.
LMT 7 was groomed Monday night and the driver reported icy spots.
LMT 8 was groomed Monday night and the driver reported icy spots.
Nicolet State Trail will be groomed Tuesday night. I will have another report coming out as we get closer to the weekend. We could use another 6” of snow to make for ideal conditions. Please stay on the marked trails and slow down for the groomer drivers! Thank you for riding the LMT system.
Don’t forget the February Membership Meeting at the Hotel Crandon 5:00 Feb. 13
Tom B. LMT 3/Wolf River State Trail south of Jungle Lake Rd. Good condition
Jack K. LMT 6/ Wolf River State Trail to Crandon good to Very good.
Dave H. LMT 7/8 , Nicolet State Trail Laona to Wabeno good to very good.
Thanks guys for reporting! The conditions of the trails change rapidly with these above normal temperatures and the amount of sled usage so be very cautious on hills curves and low areas. So have a great midweek ride and remember to ride Right and be Safe!
The groomers have been out the last couple of days cleaning up the trails from the past weekend. Monday night the temperatures were hovering around zero making the trails we groomed set up great! Be safe, ride right and enjoy the LMT trail system. Trail Boss, Steve
From Trail Boss Steve: Pat was out last night on LMT 2 (Carter)& 4 (Wabeno) and groomed to the icy area at ( Intersection 4) he reported that both trails are in very good condition til the (Intersection 4) so be very cautious with some slushy and ice chunk areas. There is caution tape up. Rick was out in the Windfall area and reported some soft spots near old county E but other than that LMT 3 is in Very good condition. Todd took care of LMT 7 last night and reported the trail as being in Very good condition. All other trails are rated very good to excellent in the LMT trail system. A big thanks go out to our drivers! Be safe, be cautious, be courteous and ride right! Thanks, Steve
Caution tape is across Intersections 4&5 on LMT 2 near Wabeno/Carter. Currently this trail remains open, however, we are strongly recommending to avoid this area and take an alternative route until it freezes up.
Trails are in fair condition with rapidly changing and deteriorating conditions in some areas. Use extreme caution if you venture out. Trails remain open. However, please be considerate of the trails if you choose to ride because the more they get tore up, the harder it will be to straighten them out and provide a nice trail for the rest of the season. Think cold! Think snow!