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Thursday, January 14, 2021: We have been patiently waiting for some measurable snow to add to the 3.5 inches (on average) that is already on the ground in the Lakewood area. And, it appears that the Snow Dances that have been going on for the past few weeks are going to pay off. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Northern Oconto County from 10pm this evening to Noon on Friday. Snowfall predictions range from 2-4 to 2-6 inches, depending on who you believe. But, one thing that appears to be the same is that there will be a fair amount of moisture content which is good for the trails as long as it doesn’t get too crazy. Regardless, we will be out panning it down together with the snow we already have on the ground. And, don’t put those dancing shoes away too far because it sounds like we are going to get into a more traditional winter weather pattern next week, as well. And as always, it is up to Oconto County to make the decision to open the trails. If the trails do OPEN it will be posted on their website at https://www.ocontocounty.org/trail-reports/. Check back on Friday for more information and an update on trail conditions. THINK SNOW!!!
Monday, December 28, 2020: The cold weather has held for the most part continuing to firm up the trails. Generally, the Lakewood Area has about 3-4 inches of snow on the ground after receiving an inch of new snow last night. The weather forecast is saying we could get about 3-5 inches starting Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The predicted temperatures suggest it will have a fair amount of moisture content (good for panning). The weather system is predicted to drop more snow farther south (again). Let’s hope they’re wrong. Regardless, our trails are ready, and we are planning to pan down the 3-5 inches if it happens. However, we caution everybody that does not necessarily mean the trails are open. It is up to Oconto County to make that decision. If the trails do OPEN it will be posted on their website at https://www.ocontocounty.org/trail-reports/. Check back on Wednesday morning for more information. THINK SNOW!!!
Thursday, December 17, 2020: The cold weather is just what was needed for the trails to start freezing everything up in the swamps, and to make good ice on the lakes. This has allowed us to get into the low-lying areas with the tractor to remove the leaners and cutup the windfalls. All we lack now is the snow. The three groomers are ready to go out to pan the trails once Mother Nature provides a blanket of new fallen snow. We will update the trail report as required to keep you all informed.