MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - About five of every six Wisconsin counties now have at least some of their snowmobile trails open.
Travel Wisconsin.Com said 11 of the 72 counties still had not opened their trails at last word. Eight of those counties are in the west central part of the state.
Seven counties report excellent snowmobiling conditions -- Polk, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Vilas, Oconto, and Washington. Ashland County reports good conditions with a 10-inch base as of Thursday.
Apparently, the county did not get pounded like the city of Ashland did last Sunday and Monday, when 31 inches of snow fell there.
Many counties opened the trails this week, after groomers from local snowmobile clubs got them ready.
Many trails have opened earlier than normal, due to all the snow we received this month. Part of a Lincoln County trail was still closed at last word due to standing corn from a later than normal harvest.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)