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Old 11-26-2018, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just curious if anyone knows what the earliest or projected "Open" date for the trails will be this year?
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Travel Wisconsin has a snow report that all the clubs in the selected region comment on. The leases start december 15 if I recall correctly, and over the last few years the trails have been opening within 5 days of Christmas (before or after). Seeing the trend this year, and according to my knee, my best guess that the tentative trail opening date will be roughly Dec 22.
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From what I hear, December 10th.
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From what I hear, December 10th.
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From what I hear, December 10th.
That very well could be the 10th. Only cause muzzle loader season for deer closes the 9th. This was the earliest gun deer season could be, so the earlier start date for trails to be open if we have the snow we need for them.
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While a day can make all of the difference, we are going to need something significant in terms of weather to get them open. At least we have some cold to freeze up the swamps and lakes. Still plenty to go.
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While a day can make all of the difference, we are going to need something significant in terms of weather to get them open. At least we have some cold to freeze up the swamps and lakes. Still plenty to go.
How much snow do you have up there? How is the ice?
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How much snow do you have up there? How is the ice?
A few on the ground. It looks like today is going to get to 32 along with tomorrow. Then, it get cold again. The P.I. club was out rolling the trails and completing the final checks for inspection next week. They reported there were areas not accessible yet due to ground conditions.

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Checked the ice on Little Saint yesterday, just a bit over 6".
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Checked the ice on Little Saint yesterday, just a bit over 6".



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