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Welcome to Langlade Snow. The intent of this page is to keep you informed of snowmobile trail conditions in Langlade County in Wisconsin. I will also post upcoming events that would be of interest to snowmobilers. If you are a first time snowmobiler to our County, you will notice that the trail map has numbers at all intersections. The numbers are also located on the trail at the corresponding intersections. The reason for intersection numbers are two-fold: 1. SAFETY: In the event of an emergency, rescue personnel will be able locate you quicker. 2. ASSIST the snowmobiler in pin pointing where you are. In the future GPS coordinates may be added to the intersection signs.

On the Langlade County Snowmobile Map are zones A & B. Usually the trails in Zone A will open prior to those in Zone B; this is because some of the trails in Zone B go through open fields in the Antigo area (a lot of the snow can be blown off the fields).

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LANGLADE COUNTY TRAILS:----ZONE "A" "USER" ( user meaning snowmobiler) funded trails will OPEN Friday, 11 Jan, 2019 at 5PM; with the following exceptions: Corridor 9 South of Polar to Phlox will open Saturday, 26 Jan., also the trail between Intersections 54C & 53A will be closed due to logging operations. ZONE "B" will OPEN at 0800, Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019.

TRAIL CONDITIONS:---------------7:03 AM 3/19/2019: The forecast doesn't look good with that much RAIN forcast, just have to wait it out & see what effect it has on the trails. By the end of the day Sunday the trails were pretty much mush. There is actually a couple of fair conditions for riding; late in the morning when they start to soften up after the overnight freeze, and to early afternoon when they start to get very soft. ZONE "B" will CLOSE at 5PM 14 Mar 2019 because of standing water & deterioting trail conditions. ZONE "A" will remain open, but could close with very short notice. Hopefully riders will stay off the trails until this weather situation turns around; if it does. With the trails being this soft it is doubtful if they could be groomed even if it cooled down somewhat; the groomers would probably sink down 8-10". There is logging on five cent road( I51A to I53B) & Pine Lake road (N. of I56 & I57) W. of Elcho. For what it's worth, the trail from I66 to I44 is closed.

NOTE: Be VERY CAUTIOUS at road crossings because of the higher snow banks; also the deer seem to have taken a liking to the trails whether it's day or night, especially from Lily South.

NOTE: Expect very limited grooming in ZONE "A", if any at all.

FOREST County: CLOSING Sunday, 24 Mar at midnight.

OCONTO County: One listing said all Oconto Cty closed; the other said Red Arrow, Paul Bunyan, & Chute Pond trails open--call 888.626.6862

NOTE: ZONE "B" (Antigo Area) will be CLOSING Thursday, 14 March-2019 because of standing water & deterioting trail conditions, ZONE "A" will tentatively be open this weekend, this could change rapidly because of changing trail conditions; if ZONE "A" is open expect very limited grooming.

ZONE "B" will OPEN at 0800, Wednesday, 30 Jan, 2019. This means the entire county is open.

ZONE "B" will CLOSE Thursday at 5PM, 14 Mar, 2019 because of standing water & deteriorating trail conditions. ZONE "A" will remain open, but the following trails will close in ZONE "A" immediately: I103 to I104 to I24 at Polar due to standing water; Corridor 9 south of Hwy 64 due to standing water, I52A to Cty J due to standing water, I54C to I53A & I53B to I51A due to truck traffic. Expect water/slush in low areas. Entire ZONE "A" could close with very short notice.

WEATHER:------7:03 AM 3/19/2019

Tuesday: NOW: 19 HIGH: 46, A mix of clouds & sun. WIND: WSW 10-15

Tuesnday night: LOW near: 29, Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late. WIND: SW 5-10

Wednesday: HIGH near: 41, Mainly cloudy with snowshowers around in the morning. Chance of snow 50% with less than an inch. WIND: WNW 5-10

Wednesday night: Low near: 26, Partly cloudy skies. WIND: NNW 5-10

Some confusion existed last season on a corner between I22 & I22A (north of Elton). On this corner there is a local trail that is groomed by locals to access the main trail. This local trail brings you out on Sherry Road & then Hwy 64 just west of Elton. Some riders are thinking this corner is I22A, and the trail south to Elton for gas. At this corner continue east for a couple miles to I22A, then south if you need gas at Borucki's Shell.

NOTE: Trail passes can be ordered as of 1 July, also, a receipt for your $10 trail pass will be available to down load that will be good for 3 weeks. For questions on the trail pass & registration, call the DNR at 888.936.7463

SNOW

Total snowfall 2012-2013: 57 3/4"
Total snowfall 2013-2014: 69 3/4"
Total snowfall 2014-2015: 47 1/4"
Total snowfall 2015-2016: 49" (18 1/2" after trails closed)
Total snowfall 2016-2017: 49 3/4"
Total snowfall 2017-2018: 64 3/4" (31 1/2" after trails closed)

2013-2014: First snow--8 Nov--1/4", melted next day
2014-2015: First snow--5 Nov--1 1/4"
2015-2016: First snow--28 Oct--2 1/4"
2016-2017: First snow--19 Nov--1/2"
2017-2018: First snow--01 Nov--2 1/2"
2018-2019: First snow--14 Oct--1 1/2"

SNOW FALL LAST 24 HOURS: 0"

Snow on the ground at White Lake: almost to much.

2018-2019 daily snowfall

14 Oct---1 1/2"Heavy snow showers Sunday afternoon, melted the next day or so.
04 Nov---1 3/4" Melted next day
09 Nov-- 1 1/2"
10 Nov---3 1/2"
19 Nov---3/4" morning of 19 Nov
24 Nov---Rain
29 Nov---3/4"
02 Dec---7"
12 Dec---1/2"
23 Dec---1/4"
27 Dec---3" packy snow early morning
27 Dec---rain all day, snow is mush
07 Jan---5"wet snow, with lite rain now
07 Jan---a steady RAIN (after the snow) until mid afternoon
17 Jan---1/2" yesterday afternoon
22 Jan---3/4" early morning
22 Jan---1 1/4" during the day
23 Jan---1/4" during the day
24 Jan---1/2" during the day
28 Jan---2" early morning & still lite snow
28 Jan---2 1/2" during the day
31 Jan---(-29*)
01 Feb---(-18*)
05 Feb---5 1/2"
06 Feb---1/2" overnight
07 Feb---5" afternoon/evening of 7 feb
09 Feb---(-24*)
10 Feb---3", snow all day
12 Feb---17"
20 19 Feb---(-16*)
20 Feb---4"
23 Feb---3" during the day
24 Feb---6" early morning
27 Feb---3 1/2"
01 Mar---4" eve of 1 Mar
04 Mar---(-17*)
06 Mar---(-20*)
07 Mar---(-17*)
10 Mar---1 1/2" overnight

2016/2017 TRAIL OPENING/CLOSING

27 Dec---ZONE "A" OPEN at 0800, 27 Dec
06 Jan---ZONE "B" OPEN at 5PM, 06 Jan
18 Jan---All trails temporarily CLOSED at 5pm, 18 Jan
27 Jan---ZONES "A" & "B" (entire county) will RE-OPEN Friday at 8AM, 27 Jan
19 Feb---ZONE "B" CLOSED 8AM, 19 Feb.
23 Feb---Zone "A" CLOSED at 2:07PM, 23 Feb,2017 (ALL county trails are CLOSED).

2017/2018 TRAIL OPENING/CLOSING

18 Jan---ZONE "A" OPEN at 8AM, 18 Jan
27 Jan---ZONE "B" OPEN at 7AM, 27 Jan
20 Mar---ZONE "A" CLOSE at 5PM, 20 Mar
16 Mar---ZONE "B" CLOSE at 8AM, 16 Mar

2019/2020 TRAIL OPENING/CLOSING

11 Jan---ZONE "A" OPEN 5PM, 11 Jan 2019.(ZONE "A" exceptions--the trail from I54C to I53A is closed for logging in the Parrish area.
30 Jan---ZONE "B" will open 30 Jan 2019 at 0800. Some of the fields around Antigo may be a little thin on snow. Be prepared for changing trail conditions.

NOTE: The trail east of Lily (Corr 9/16), is a shared trail/driveway. The shared trail/driveway starts where the trail enters the woods after you leave Bostwick Rd and continues east for a couple miles.

The trail north of the Sno Birds clubhouse on Turtle Lake Rd is a shared trail/driveway for about 3/4 mile from Turtle Lake Rd. to the bridge on the north loop from the club house.

First Ride

09 Dec 1st ride of 2013-2014: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI.
05 Dec 1st ride of 2014-2015: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI.
21 Dec 1st ride of 2015-2016: Trailered to Greenland, MI.
25 Dec 1st ride of 2016-2017: Trailered to Mountain, WI.
19 Dec 1st ride of 2017-2018: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI
10 Dec 1st ride of 2018/2019: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI

LAST RIDE:

03 Mar 2013-2014
08 Mar 2014-2015
04 Mar 2015-2016
04 Mar 2016-2017
15 Mar 2017-2018

2018-2019 Season Rides:

10 Dec Trailered to Watersmeet, MI. Rode trail 2 east to the jct of 107 North. The snow on #2 was a little thin, with small ares of small stones, but certainly rideable. Not to long after heading north on 107 I encountered a stretch of very rutted trail that continued for what seemed like miles. I was close to turning around, but eventually got thru the mess & the trail improved. Continued North on 107 to the jct of 150, then continuing North on 107. No trails were groomed, but there had been several sleds on the trail, which packed the snow giving a smooth trail 6-8'wide. I was not in a hurry anyway as these were break-in miles on a new sled & an old body. Continued North on 107 to the jct of FH 4580 & the trail; most sled traffic had taken FH4580. There was enough snow on the shoulders for the hyfax & cooling. FH 4580 runs due north for about 2 miles to HWY 2, with the #8 trail just across the highway. Took #8 east to Kenton, continuing east to Sidnaw. Stopped here for a short break, then north on 8/15 to the jct of 8/15-109. Had to turn around here as I had to get back for two club meetings in the evening. It was kind of hard to turn around, as the groomer had just come from the NE, and then turned to the NW on 109. I then backtracked to the jct of 107/150. Took 150 to the west to the jct of 3. Thought I would try a different trail (3) back to trail 2. Tr 3 was a little thin with some rough spots, but it was a lot better than 107 back to 2. Although no trails were groomed, they were all very rideable (the short section on 107 being the exception). I will probably repeat this ride this weekend as I would like to ride 109 & 12 to Rousseau & Mass City.

14 Dec Trailered to Watersmeet. Rode 2 east to 3 north. A few more small stones on the grade. 3 is not groomed, but it is alot better than 107 from 2 to 150. Took 107 all the way to Kenton--mistake; where the trail (107) meets FH4580 I took the trail to Kenton. This section of 107 is in very bad condition, any way I made it to Kenton & continued on to Sidnaw. Quite a few sleds from a Rockford,IL club were at Sidnaw on a club ride. After a short stop at Sidnaw, rode the gorg trail-8/15-109 (groomed & very good) to Laird road. Turned around at Laird road as it was plowed with very little snow; I later found out it was only plowed for a short distance. Backtracked to the jct of 109-8/15, rode 8/15 for 5-6 miles towards Baraga (groomed). Then back to Sidnaw for lunch. On the way back I took 8 all the way to FH4580, taking FH4580 south to the trail. The warm weather was taking a toll on what little snow was on the road (4580). Back on 107, 150, 3, & 2 back to Watersmeet. A few more small stones were appearing on the grade (2) as a result of the warm weather. After this weekend 2 might be be pretty well used up. More snow is definetly needed in the Watersmeet area.

29 Dec Trailered to Watersmeet. Rode 2 east to 3 north to the jct of 3/150. (2 was thin with a few small stones). 3N was rough all the way to 150. Took 150 east to 107. 107N to 4580 to trail 2. (150 & 107 not grooomed, but enough snow to be groomed). 2 east to Sidnaw where I met up with 4 friends. From Sidnaw north on 8/15, then 15 to L Anse, turned around before L Anse, tried 8 to Nestoria, but 8 was gated, back tracked to 159 north, then forest rds west to 109, continued on 109 & then 12 to Rousseau for lunch. Needed gas, so headed for Mass City on 12, 12 was just plain ugly rough, (although there was enough snow to groom). After gas back tracked to Rousseau, just east of Rousseau jumped on forest rds for the rest of the afternoon. Parted company with the 4 friends where the trail 2 crosses hwy 28. An uneventual ride back south to the jct of 107/159 in the dark. Noticed a small group at the jct of 3/159 looking at a map. The map shows the jcts of 3/159 & 159/107 being 2-3 miles apart, when they are only a couple hundred yards apart, being dark this added to their confusion. Took 107 south to 2 (one kind of a rutted/rough section on 107 before 2). 2 back to Watersmeet was getting kind of used up. Hopefully the trails south of hwy 28/trail 2 will be groomed.

5/6 Jan Trailered to Washburn. Rode two days in the Valhalla area. Riding was mostly on forest roads in the national forest, with ocassional short rides on the trail. The trails in the area of the Pub & Grub were groomed & it looked like the groomer had headed towards Red Cliff. Rode the trail part way to Cornicopia, turned around just short of Cornicopia at the jct of 1/11. Trail to here was quite challenging. At some point in time they will have to do some serious brushing. Back tracked south & rode forest roads the rest of the day. On Saturday started out riding forest roads, ( all foresrt roads were not groomed, but were good to very good). Decided to try & get into Herbster, again the trail was not groomed, but had adequate snow. Again the trail was quite challenging with several areas of washouts. Decided to turn around & leave this trail for another day. Headed south & rode forest roads the rest of the day. I found this year that more of the forest roads are plowed for logging. One thing that affects the trails in this area; and other areas as well, is that they are extremely short handed when it comes to grooming operators or trail work. All in all, had a good ride as it was early season riding for that area.

10 Jan Trailered to Animals at the Jct of Hwy 64 & Cty T. Rode N. & W. getting on the Langlade County trail N. to Lily jct 96. From I96 E. to Oconto & Forest counties. For 2 miles E. of I96 the road/trail is plowed for logging & VERY icy. There is no way to get snow for cooling. This was the only problem area. Trails around Wabeno & Laona were good, as was the Nicolet St Tr.

12 Jan Rode from White Lake N. to I22C just south of the Wolf River bridge, then W. to I22B, I22A, & I22, then N. to I23, N.thru the Crockers to I99, continued N. to Lily with a short stop at the Sno Birds clubhouse, continued N. to I101B, then W. to I101, then N. to I100, taking the E. loop to I73, then N. to Hummer's for a short stop, (all trails to Hummer's were good to very good) from Hummer's E. to Pickerel--this stretch of trail was getting kind of used up, from Pickerel NW to the old Frog Alley, and then the Wolf River State Trail back to White Lake. All trails were good, no dirt, very few stones, with some ice to be aware of. For trail opening the grade hasn't been this good for many years. From reports the trails in the Jack Lake & NW of Summit Lake were good.

13 Jan Rode from White Lake N. to I21, then E. to langlade & I20, then N. to I19, I18, I17, I96, The W. to the grade, (Bostwick Rd is a little thin as usual) then N. to I94A, then W. to Northwoods Inn for breakfast, continuedto Pickerel & W. to I74 (Hummer's), this section is still used up. S. to I73, I100, I101, then E.to I101B, and the N. loop to the sno birds, from the snow birds S. thru the Crockers to I23, then E. to I22 on the grade, and back to white Lake.Trails are still holding fairly well, although a little more ice is starting to appear. NOTE: If you lost a rear tunnel bag, send me an e/m, I found one W. of the grade.

14 Jan Trailered to Kettlebowl. The state was there to inspect the tows, after inspection 3 riders from the Bryant club met me at the hill. They had come up thru Crockers & said it was good. Headed N. to Lily & the Wolf River St. Trail, then N. to Crandon. Grade waas good to Crandon, as we crossed Hwy 8 we encountered ballast rock for a short distance. Had lunch in Crandon, then headed E., trail 9 was thin for a ways, but then got pretty good. Continued E. to FC I32, FC I31, continued E. on 9 to where it jcts with 7 on tghe Nicolet State Tr., then south to Laona, then W. to FC I24 & S. to FC I26 continuing W. to the grade. Parted company with the Bryant group here, I had to get back to white Lake as I had a meeting to go to. So S. on the grade home. All trails were good, with exception of the short stretch in Crandon.

15 Jan Rode from White Lake. Wife wanted to go for a short ride. Rode N. to I18, then W. I22B, I22A, I22, turned around at I22, then E. I22C at the Wolf River bridge, then north to Lily, turnee around at I97 (hwy55), and then back to White Lake. All trails were good, & all had just been groomed. Again, the trails are alot better than I expected for just opening & limited snow, nothing to complain about. I think I'll give the sled a rest for a couple days.

22 Jan Met up with a group from the Bryant Ridge Runners snowmobile club north of Bryant at I103. Rode W. to I103A,(field was a little thin--but rideable) then N. to I73A, NW to I72, I71, w. to I68, then N & W to I63, N. to I62, W. to I61(near Summit Lake), N. to I60 &I59, W. to I58, then N. to Boondockers at Monico for lunch,(trails were good to here), after lunch headed E. along Hwy 8 to Crandon, this section to Crandon was good. Struggeled a little bit getting thru Crandon to the grade; not real well marked. Got to the grade & headed S.(still ballast on the grade on the E. side of Crandon). The leader turned off the grade at some point at a jct to Mole lake, then further on took a turn for Walleye Lodge, (the trail from the grade to the Lodge was quite used up)crosseed the Lake to FC I90, then S. to Pickerel Lake, crossed Pickerel Lake to the E., then SW to I83, I75, I74, I73, I73B,(the trail steadily improved after we left Walleye Lodge) some of the group split at I73B for differnt routes back home, continued S. to I100, I101, I102, & I103. I had trailered to a farm near I103. All in all , a good ride with the exception from the grade to walleye Lodge. For some reason I couldn't remember or recognize this trail, it's possibly a new trail.

23 Jan rode from White Lake N. up the grade to Lily, then E. to I96, continued NE to I95, (the plowed road just E. of I96 had ample snow for hyfax/cooling)comntinued E. to I95A, I95B, N. on LMT4 to OC I4, E. on LMT2 FC 3 just S. of Carter, then N.on the Nicolet St tr to Carter, Wabeno, Laona, Newald, Popple River, Long Lake, ending up at White Tails, all trasils very good to here--I met groomers on different areas of the trails, or there was evidence of very recent grooming. Had lunch at white Tails & then back tracked to Laona for a fuel stop, continued WE. with a short stop at Johnnies, surprisingly only two snowmobilers here, left Johnnies & headed S. to FC I19, then worked my way back to the wolf River St. Tr. & kS. to Whitye Lake. All trails were a 10, if I want to nit pick, there was s short section on the Nicolet St. Tr. in the vicinity of Cty G that had small stones on the surface. Again over all very good to excellent trails. In talking with snowmobilers, the trail to Hiles was good, also to Argoone, & from Hiles to the West to Hwy 45 was good.

26 Jan -30!!!

26 Jan -18. Rode the WRST to Lily and then to the Sno Birds for the 35th Ride-In. Dressed for the cold, and a nice ride up the grade. I have been up the grade to many, many times, but early morning rides always seem exceptional. Trail was a 10 all the way up. For awhile I had the only sled at the club house. The turn-out was a little lite until around noon. Many came by vehicle, but the snowmobile count was very, very good; many more than I expected; and nobody was complaining about the cold. Everything kind of wrapped up a little after 3. I left around 4:30 & decided to take the Crocker Hills trail to I22, then E. to I22C, & the grade back to White Lake. I did meet 5 North bound sledders in the Crockers. All trails were still a 10. Really a good Saturday, especially with the snowmobile turn out for the Ride-In.

27 Jan Left just before noon. Rode the WRST to Lily & then to the Sno Birds for a short stop. Had a nice visit with three riders from Lily Lake, hope you had a good ride the rest of the afternoon. See you on the trail again. From the Sno Birds the north loop to I1012B, then W. to I101, north up Augustyn Springs Road to I73B, I73A, I72, I71, then W. to I68, N. & W> to I63, N. to I62, then E. to I77. The trails were good to Fitzgerald Dam Rd.(Hunting River) from the road E. snow was quite thin. Worked my way down to Hummer's for lunch. Continued E. to Pickerel- (the trail from Hummer's to Pickerel was not that bad for late Sunday Afternoon). Continued E. to Burgt's(old Frog Alley) for a short stop. Rode LMT 3 E. & S.(met a groomer on LMT 3) to Windfall Lake, continued S. to Langlade County I95, Then SW on Corr 9/16 to the WRST in Lily, & the grade back to White Lake. Only met 5 snowmobilers. All trails were good to very good.

30 Jan -24*!!!

31 Jan -29*!!!

01 Feb -18*!!!, Waited until it warmed up a little bit before leaving for Kettlebowl ski hill to groom. Rode the WRST to Lily & then to the ski hill. Although ungroomed after the new snow, the trails were good. Finished grooming mid afternoon, rode to the Sno Birds & then the N. loop to Hummer's for a burger. Trails good to here. From Hummer's to Pickerel, as usual this stretch was a little used up, from Pickerel to Burgt's for a drive by, contined E. on LMT 3 to Windfall, and then S. on Langlade County trails back to Lily & the WRST to White Lake. There was evidence of some aggressive riding by some, as the corners were pushed out, also some ice was starting to appear. But overall a good short ride.

02 Feb Rode the WRST to Lily & then to the ski hill, although the trail was ungroomed--still good. Finished grooming the hill after closing, then rode back to the Sno Birds, they said they had very heavy traffic all day. From the Sno Birds S. on the WRST to home. For the amount of traffic, the trails were still in very good condition.

06 Feb Met up with a group from Bryant at Lily. Rode N. to LMT 3 E. to Windfall, then s. to FC520, then E. to FCI522 (Valley Inn), trails to here were covered with 5-6" of new snow. In some areas a few sleds had been thru. Then S. to I625 at Lakewood, then E.to I621, I650, I649, continued E. to Waubee Lodge, stopping for lunch here. Leaving the Lodge we continued N to I654, & then E. to I657, then S. to I675 & I677. Then W. to I679, I617 at Lakewood, continued S. on the NST to I607, then W. to I502, then S. to I322, Then N. to Animals for a short stop. We met 4-5 groomers E. of the Lakewood/Townsend area. From Animals N. & W. to OC I503. Then W. to Langlade Cty I18, S. to I19, I20 , stopping at Langlade for fuel. Then W. to I21 on the WRST where we parted company; myself back to White Lake & they back to Bryant. Not that many miles, but a very good ride.

09 Feb Left early morning for Kettlebowl to groom. Rode the WRST to Lily. The grade was groomed from White Lake to Hollister, from Hollister to Lily not groomed. Hollister is where the Polar/Lily groomers turn around. From Lily to Kettlebowl not groomed. Just before noon I left Kettlebowl to meet the AWSC youth group for lunch at the Northwoods Inn. The WRST north to I94A & west to the Northwoods Inn was not groomed. (Lily trail). The youth group consisted of 25 youth with adult chaperons. The Langlade Cty Snowmobile Council sponsored their lunch. After lunch I returned to the ski hill. After closing the hill I rode south thru the Crockers to I22 & then east to I22C (just south of the bridge), the Crockers was not groomed (Lily Club) & quite used up. Every club in the county, Boulder Lake, Polar, Antigo, Bryant, Phlox, Elcho, & Pickerel had their trails groomed. This was probably the highest traffic weekend in the eastern part of the county because of the jump-in & chili ride-in at Pickerel, and why Lily trails weren't groomed after two 6" snowfalls doesn't make sence; could be equipment breakdown, sickness, etc.

11 Feb Went on guided ride in the Minocqua area that was sponsored by the AWSC; with the DNR, Secretary of Tourism, & some legislatures on the ride. Trails were good, but with loose snow. Also attended meetings Mon afternoon & Tues.

16 Feb Went on the snowmobile Hall of Fame Ride, I've been on this ride every year since 1985. Rather than go on the ride to Lake Goebic, I went with a group to the Tomahawk area and to an individuals personal museum of restored ski doo snowmobiles(very impressive). The trails weren't to bad on the way to the museum; but there were a lot of road crossings & more lake running than I care for. Encountered quite heavy trail traffic. On the return ride mid afternoon the trails were used up. Just tons of sleds all over.

18 Feb Left White Lake, then E. to Langlade & to I20, then N. to to I19, I18, then E. to OC I508, OC I507, then N. to OC I510, 512, I514, I516, I520, & Langlade Cty I95. Continued N. on LMT4 to FC I4 where a group of snowmobilers were stopped looking at the trail side map. I stopped to see if they needed help with directions. It turned out they were from Langlade, had a nice unexpected visit & continued N. on LMT4 to Wabeno coming out at the water tower. Trails were very good to here. We got on the NST at Wabeno & continued N. to Laona where we parted ways; they going W. & myself N. I continued N. on the NST to Whitetails for lunch. After lunch headed N. on the NST to the Ironriver/Crystals jct, stopped here and on the bridge for a couple pics. Did encounter some annoying stutter bumps on the freshly groomed trail around Long Lake. Back tracked to Laona for fuel, then N. on the NST for about 4 miles, taking Corr 9 to the W. to FC I31. Then S. to Johnnies (it's almost mandatory that you stop at Johnnies). From Johnnies S. working my way back to the WRST. the WRST was good to Cty A, from Cty A S. to Lily some chop was starting to develop. From Lily to white Lake the WRST was good. Wanted to run the Crockers, but I was running out of time. Overall the trails were good to very good with more than enough snow.

19 Feb White Lake N. on the WRST to I22C,(S. of the Wolf River bridge) then west to I22, then N. to I23, I102A, then W. to I102 (N. of Bryant) then N. to I100(Agustyne Springs Rd.), I73 S to I73B, & N. to I71, then W. to I68 (Jack Lake area) at I68 N to I63, I62, then E. to I77, all trails to here were good, with Jack Lake trails very good, continued E. to Hummer's for a short stop, then E. to Pickerel, this is the best I have seen this stretch of trail from Hummer's to Pickerel. Thru Pickerel to I92, then E. to I94A on the WRST, & S. to Lily to the clubhouse, then S. thru the Crockers to I22, E. to I22B, I18 & the WRST & S. to home. I did not meet a sled on the trail, althouogh a few were at Hummer's. A perfect day for riding; sunny, warm, & very good trails.

21 Feb White Lake N. on the WRST to I21, E. to Langlade to I21A(Fish hatchery jct) trail groomed to here, then N. to I19, taking the W.loop to 9 Mile, then E. to I17, & N. to I96, then W. to the WRST & home. Ride was cut a little short as I had an invite to ride the night shift with a groomer operator from the Sno Devils. In all my years of snowmobiling, this was my first time in a groomer; quite the experience. Thanks Pete.

22 Feb A mid afternoon start from White Lake on the WRST to I97 at Lily, then E. to I95B then N. to OC I4, then E. on LMT2 to the NST, then N. FC8A, the NST was starting to show some wear to FC8A, then E. & N. on Corr 16 to FC I30, then N. on the NST to Laona, continued N. to the jct of Corr 7/9, W. on Corr 9 to FC I31, then S. to FC I19,, then W. to the WRST, & then S. to Lily & White Lake. All trails were good to very good, with exception around Carter. Met quite a bit of trail traffic.

23 Feb Very short ride, I just wanted to get out after closing Kettlebowl. Rode the WRST to Lily, turned around & back to White Lake. The grade from Lily to White Lake had loose snow, but was smooth.

28 Feb A ride that I take quite often. From White Lake N. to I22C just south of the bridge, the west to I22, then north to I23 ( the grade & the trail to here were not groomed, but very rideable these trails will be be groomed to day, continued north thru the Crockers, it looks like the this trail was groomed earlier in the day, as traffic was starting to take effect on the trail, at the clubhouse took the north loop to I101B, I101, this section was groomed part way, from there to I101 not groomed, but traffic had pretty much flattened the new snow, from I101 to I73 groomed the previous nitem as it hadm set up nice, from I73 I worked my way up the east side of the jack Lake trails 9groomed) there was evidence at all jct's that all trails had been recently groomed, then down to Hummer's for a short stop & on to Pickerel, (The club had to deal with some huge drifts in the field just east of Hummer's--they have the trail in very good condition, from Pickerel east to the grade, not groomed from I94 to I94A (WRST), then south on the grade to White Lake. the grade to Lily & south wasnot groomed.

01 Mar From White Lake north to I21, then east thru Langlde to I 20, then south to I20A, then east to OC I325, continuing east to OC I322, then north to OC I501, crossing Hwy 32 at the Halfway bar to OC I607 on the NST, then north to OC I625, east to OC I621, north to OC I650, OC I649, OC I649, OC I641, OC I639, OC I637, & OC I 635 (basically on the east side of Hwy 32) on the NST. All trails were good to very good. Then north on the NST to Wabeno, Laona, ending up at the Roadhouse 139 for lunch. Back tracked south to the jct of corr7/9 then west on corr 9 to FC I31, then south to FC I19, then working my way back to the WSRT. Once on the WRST encountered light snow the rest of the way back to White Lake. All trails were good with signs of a lot of grooming in Forest & Oconto Cty's. This Saturday should be a perfect day for riding. Remeber this is March, the weather can change at any time, so ride when you can. Unfortunately I have to be at the ski today.

04 Mar -17*

06 Mar From White Lake north to Lily, then east to I95B, then north to Wabeno. There was one small area south of Wabeno on LMT4 that was extremely rutted up for about 25', don't know if the groomer broke down, something broke on the drag, or someone driving on the trail & got stuck very bad, but the trail was quite bad, would be an extreme hazard day or night as it is on a straight away. From Wabeno continued north to Laona for food, then west to FC I24 by Silver Lake, then south to FC I26, then west to the WRST, then south to the old Frog Alley, west to Pickerel for fuel, continued west to LC I74 (Hummer"s) & south to LC I100, LC I101,, then east to LC I101B, then the north loop to the sno birds, from LC I101B north for several miles the Bryant segment was not groomed to where they meet Lily; this segemnt will be groomed today by the Lily club, from the Bryant/Lily jct to the club house was just groomed. Also in going by the clubhouse noticed that the trail south to the Crockers was just groomed, was pressed for time so took the grade back to W. Lake. Many deer on the grade. All trails were good to very good with the exception of the Bryant segment & the segment on LMT4 just south of Wabeno.

08 Mar To nice of a day to drive to Kettlebowl, so rode the sled. North up the WRST to Lily & then south to the hill. Needless to say the trails were excellent. Debating whether to ride up Saturday morning with the freezing rain/drizzle forcast later in the day.

09 mar Rode to the ski via the WRST to Lily & then to the ski hill. A nice early morning ride. Trails very good. Left the hill early evening south thru the Crockers to I22, then east to I22B, then east to I21B on the WRST, all trails were showing some wear, but still very rideable.

12 Mar LAST RIDE??? Rode this afternoon to I21, then to Langlade & I20, trail some what used up to here, then north to I19, trail good to here, then north to I18, trail quite used up to here, continued north & west to I17, this section was also quite used with 3 speed bumps on the trail, then north to I96, fair to good to here, then east to Lily & the WRST, then north to Burgt's, WRST was good, then west to Pickerel--good, continued west to Hummer's-good, stopped at Hummer's for lunch, then south to I73, I100--good, south to I101 & east to I101B--this section a little ruff(Bryant groomer has been down), then north to the sno birds clubhouse, the Bryant segment of this trail needed grooming, Lily segment was good, from here to the WRST & south--good to Hollister, from Hollister to White Lake a little ruff. Hopefully this is not the end, but it doesn't look good.

Any comments you may have about the trail or anything else, e/m me at "snowing@granitewave.com", thanks. The 2019-2020 Langlade County snowmobile map will be out early November. There are no changes to the "A"-"B" zone boundry lines, but a few minor trail changes W. of Elcho.

See you on the trail

KETTLE BOWL:---The fun day at Kettlebowl was a huge success with the cardboard box races & the custome competion. Skiing conditions were very good with spring corn snow. The crowd was very good & the weather was perfect. We will be OPEN the weekend of 2/3, 9/10, & 16/17 Mar., with 17 Mar being our fun day. We will be CLOSING after 17 Mar for the season. The regular scheduled open hours are 12-4 Sat & Sun. (we are only open Sat & Sun) A ski shop from Antigo brings a large trailer out to the hill with the rental skiis/boots/poles/snow boards. (ANTIGO SKI, 715.623.4300 or 715.350.1002) The normal hours at the hill are 12-4 Sat & Sun. We may at times be open during teachers conventions or holidays. Kettle Bowl ski hill is located approximately 15 miles NE of Antigo on Hwy 52 or 4 miles SW of the Hwy 52/55 intersection at Lily. We have five rope tows, all runs are intermediate with a bunny/beginners hill. Snow boards are very popular and are welcome. There is no sledding or tubing facilities at the hill. We have a very modern chalet with food available that is VERY reasonably priced. Every day that we are open, two helmets are given away to youth by a ticket drawing. Snowmobilers are welcome, use caution when entering the parking lot & do not travel in front of the chalet, park to your left as you enter the parking lot. Skiing conditions were very good this past weekend.

SNOWMOBILE PUBLIC PARKING:----Summit Lake Park at Summit Lake(on Hwy 45 approx 15 mi. N of Antigo), DNR parking lot at Langlade (usually plowed); You can also park at the Lily Sno Birds clubhouse-(Lily), Hummer's (jct of Cty A & TT), BP North-Antigo, FS-Antigo-just N. of the lights at the jct of 45/64, Timber Haven(715.623.7662)- Hwy 64 Polar/large parking lot. Inquire at the business before off-loading, White Lake at the east end of the food pantry(across from the mill) on Bissel St.

EVENTS: 2018/2019

Langlade County Snowmobile Council Banquet (Date to be determined)

MISC:

The restaurant in White Lake is closed, everything inside was sold at an auction. At the present time the White Lake Market is serving breakfast on Saturdays & Sundays(breakfast sandwiches on weekdays); also the Black Bear in White Lake serves food(no breakfast & closed Monday).

Spencer's Country Store (PS91 with 91 non ethonol) (formerly Schafer's) gas station across from Hill's still on HWY 55, north of Pickerel is now OPEN, and will be open this winter.

WI TRAIL PASS INFO: Visit the AWSC web site at AWSC.org or the DNR web site.

Thanks to all that stopped at the Lily Sno Birds clubhouse this past season(2017-2018), and to those that didn't, hope to see you this coming season (2018-2019).

The ice on White Lake went out on 1 May, 2013.
The ice on White Lake went out on 3 May, 2014.
The ice on White Lake went out on 9 Apr, 2015.
The ice on White Lake went out on 6 ApR, 2016.
The ice on White Lake went out on 3 Apr, 2017.
The ice on White Lake went out on 8 May, 2018.

Season: Start Date//End Date: Miles

85-86: 12-20-85//3-20-86: 1,550****86-87: 12-25-86//3-04-87: 1,293
87-88: 12-13-87//3-05-88: 2,492****88-89: 12-18-88//3-18-89: 2,781
89-90: 12-16-89//2-25-90: 1,757****90-91: 12-19-90//3-03-91: 2,839
91-92: 12-14-91//3-22-92: 1,816****92-93: 12-29-92//3-21-93: 1,995
93-94: 12-23-93//3-12-94: 1,672****94-95: 12-30-94//3-10-95: 2,427
95-96: 12-15-95//3-27-96: 3,090****96-97: 12-10-96//3-23-97: 3,078
97-98: 12-31-97//3-21-98: 2,071****98-99: 12-31-98//3-14-99: 2,510
99-00: 01-05-00//2-20-00: 1,890****00-01: 12-20-00//3-24-01: 3,620
01-02: 12-29-01//4-07-02: 3,178****02-03: 12-28-02//3-14-03: 2,123
03-04: 12-13-03//3-23-04: 2,123****04-05: 12-19-04//3-26-05: 2,503
05-06: 12-11-05//3-23-06: 2,278****06-07: 01-02-07//3-23-07: 1,850
07-08: 12-29-07//3-17-08: 2,391****08-09: 12-26-08//3-14-09: 2,494
09-10: 12-18-09//3-04-10: 3,667****10-11: 12-24-10//3-15-11: 2,858
11-12: 12-23-11//3-09-12: 2,533****12-13: 01-03-13//4-24-13: 4,625
13-14: 12-19-13//3-23-14: 4,208****14-15: 12-05-14//3-07-15: 3,806
15-16: 12-21-15//3-04-16: 2,841****16-17: 12-25-16//3-04-17: 2462
17-18: 01-18-18//3-15-18: 4,028****18-19: 12-10-18//

MISC

If traveling across a lake, follow the markings. Clubs are not required to mark lake crossings, but they or businesses do this as a courtesy.

LANGLADE COUNTY SNOWMOBILE CLUBS

CLUB----------------------------PRESIDENT/phone number----------------MEETING DATE---------------MEETING LOCATION

Antigo Sno-Drifters-----------Tim Grall--------715.623.3910-----------------2nd Mon--------------------various area pit stops

Bryant Ridge Runners-------Carl Thiede----715.627.6089-------------------2nd Tues--------------------various area pit stops

Deerbrook Bridge Runners-Jamie Denke-715.627.0892-------------------3rd Mon--------------------Quinn's-Neva P/S 15

Elcho Sno-Devils--------------Mike Ramuta-715.610.5095-----------------2nd Mon---------------------Sno-Devils clubhouse-Elcho

Lily Sno-Birds-------------- Jim Hoffman-------715.350.6525---------------1st fri after 1st weds----------------------Sno-Birds clubhouse-Lily

N. Woods Boulder Lake Snow Goers---Jim Tilkens-----715.276.3290------(no winter meetings)

Phlox Winter Knights-------Gregg Verhasselt--------715.219.3492----------------4th Mon--------------------Phlox Town Hall-Phlox

Polar Blazers-----------------Brian Braun------715.627.4918-----------------2nd Weds---------------------Groomer Bldg-Polar

Tombstone/Pickerel----------Alan Quig-----715-----------2nd Mon---------------------Tombstone-Pickerel clubhouse on Cty DD-Pickerel

NON RESIDENT TRAIL PASSES AVAILABLE AT ANTIGO DNR 715.627.4317. Call DNR for local venders.

GAS: 24 HOUR GAS, TRAIL accessable.

White Lake-------P/S 47---(White Lake Market--down town White Lake) (next to Black Bear) (No 91)
Pickerel-----------P/S 90---(Northwoods Inn, Shell, (55/Cty A)
Pickerel-----------P/S 104--(Lotter's BP, down town Pickerel)
Elcho--------------P/S 20---(Elcho Shell, down town Elcho)
Pelican Lake-----P/S 19A--(Musky Mart, BP, E. side of Pelican Lake, next to Hwy 45)
Summit Lake----P/S 37---Summit Lake, BP, just South of Billy Timbers, E. side of Hwy 45.
Antigo-------------P/S 58---(Remington Oil, Exxon, Hwy 45, S. of town)
Antigo-------------P/S 59---(FS, just N. of Hwy 45/64)-next to Burger King
Antigo-------------P/S 69---(Northside Ammoco, BP, 1 mi. N. of 45/64)
Antigo-------------P/S 75A--(BP, just S. of 45/64) (next to Pizza Hut & Super 8)
Antigo-------------P/S 75B--(Wagner's Shell, Forest Ave/Hwy 45, S. side of Antigo)
Antigo-------------P/S 82---(Kwik trip---located at the jct of 64/45)

NON 24 HOUR and/or EMERGENCY GAS, TRAIL accessable

Pickerel---------P/S 89--(Hwy A/TT jct-Lil Hummer's)
Spencer's Country Store-Pearson (PS91 (hwy 55 & Pickerel Lake Rd
Langlade--------P/S 44--(Hwy 55/64) (Mike's Service)
Pelican Lake---P/S 25--(S. end of Pelican lake, Gerrit's Lakeview)
Lily-------------------P/S 110--(Lily Sno Birds-when the club is open)
Elton---------------P/S 108, South at I22A to Hwy 64, then west on highway 64 a short distance

Above listed are ADVERTISERS on the 2019-2020 Langlade County snowmobile map.

PLEASE stay on marked trails. At times it is tempting to cut corners in fields, or maybe go off the trail in other areas, but the landowners tell the clubs where they want the trail to go across their property. Staying on the marked trail is crucial to the clubs to maintain their trail easements. THANKS

If you would like a 2019-2020 Langlade County snowmobile trail map, send me an e/m with your name & address, my e/m address is at bottom of page.

The WOLF RIVER STATE TRAIL, known locally as "the grade", is open to snowmobiles from White Lake to Crandon.(when the Langlade & Forest County snowmobile trails are open)

LILY SNO BIRDS: The Lily Sno Birds club house is open Wednesdays & Fridays at 7:00PM. ( Open Fri, Sat, & Sun at 11:00AM DURING the snowmobile season when the trails are open) Food and refreshments are available, the family orientated club house is operated by snowmobilers, for snowmobilers & anyone else. There is a large open area to sit & relax, one of the "must stops" if your in the area. Stop and say hi to Don & the crew. Try one of Don's famous steak burgers. Snowmobile trailer parking available.

Langlade County is divided in two zones for the purpose of opening & closing of the trails. Zone "A" is basically to the North & East of the Antigo area; Zone "B" is to the SE, S, SW, W, & N of Antigo to county Hwy "J". Zones "A" & "B" are clearly marked on the current map(2019-2020). The zone lines may change; it primarily depends on snow conditions, but there are other factors that determine when a Zone is opened; and if the Zone line is changed.

FOR QUESTIONS, MAPS, ETC. e/m: snowing@granitewave.com