Local Trail Report

❄️❄️Hurley Area Trail Report January 17, 2022
North Iron County Snowmobile Trails:
The White Thunder Riders trail boss provided us with the following update on trails:
Northern Iron County trails have all been groomed and reported in good riding condition. With this weekend’s traffic there are areas where the groomer operators are moving snow around to cover bare spots and keep corners from icing.
Keep in mind that there are active logging operations continuing on 8, 8A and 8B.
Forecast has a 40% chance of snow today; 80% chance on Tuesday and 60% chance on Wednesday. Temperatures are in the mid 20’s daytime with overnight lows in the teens.
Continue the Snow Dances everyone!!
Purchase your White Thunder Rider 50/50 Raffle Tickets at local businesses today!!
STAY on the marked trail. RIDE right. SLOW down and STAY together.
Watch for groomer drivers —- stop and wait to be waved on before you proceed.
Upcoming events:
February 19 White Thunder Riders Auction
February 26 Terra X Snowmobile Racing
March 5 White Thunder Riders 50/50 Drawing
 

To help clarify when ATV trails open/close.  Many other counties have hard dates when the open/close their trails.  We don’t. Typically the ATV/UTV trails do not close in the fall.  They just roll right into Snowmobile season.  But there are a few caveats.  When the trails are froze or December 1, whichever comes first, then ATV/UTV use is prohibited if the temperature is 32 degrees or above.  This is in effect until March 31.  ATV/UTV trails close in the spring when the Snowmobile trails close, no later than March 31.  ATV/UTV trails stay closed until spring break-up conditions are good, generally around May 15.

ATV/UTVs need to follow the ATV/UTV map, even in the winter.  Tracks are not allowed on ATV/UTVs on the trails as they do not meet the WDNR definition of an ATV/UTV.  Tracks are allowed on lakes for fishing.

When we get calls from ATV/UTVers  who are looking to come up during deer season, we do caution them that many of our trails are on public and private property that are used for hunting during gun deer season and caution should be used.  Also, we remind winter ATV/UTVers that we get a lot of snow and there are many areas that they may have to get off of the trail when meeting a groomer.

We hope this helps. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

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