From the Oconto Co Facebook page.. Including the discussion..
Oconto County – Adventure Awaits
𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐎𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐒𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐦𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬
Those trails on the Oconto County Snowmobile Map 2022-2023, identified as Red Arrow, Paul Bunyan, and Chute Pond Trails, will be safe and ready for snowmobile riders on January 11, 2023.
The Nicolet State Trail will ONLY be open from Intersection 402 near County Highway AA Breed, WI, north to Forest County.
For your own safety and that of the club groomers and volunteers, DO NOT ride on CLOSED trails.
There are many moving parts involved with opening and closing Oconto County snowmobile trails. Too many to discuss or to list here. The club trails listed above have recently been groomed as needed, inspected, and are ready to ride. They may not all be beautiful and are not in mid-season form- but they are ready to ride as of this Wednesday.
Why are the trails opening if there has been no snow since closing the trails? There wasn’t enough snow when closing them and still isn’t enough. What is the reason for closing in the first place then if you are opening them back up with no improvement in the conditions or without more snow?
Travis Hoffman Many of the trails north of Breed are in fairly good condition. Reports indicate that the further north you go the better condations get. A good portion of the PBR & Red Arrow trails should have never been closed in the first place.
Scott Siebert I rode the Thursday before new years weekend and there wasn’t enough on many of the PBR trails. That 40 degree day wiped out a lot of them. A lot of big rock hitting the carbides, gravel in the trails, dirt showing in many spots and leaves galore coming through with how things the snow was. I can’t fathom how that is fixed without more snow. I sure hope the trails don’t turn even worse by opening them back up too soon is all. Trailer to laona and ride North for now.
Travis Hoffman exactly… No snow and only rain… Everyone will be riding off the main trail to try and cool there sleds… This is a recipe for disaster…
Travis Hoffman yes it is not idea riding, only fair to good early season type riding condations. We do need more snow. Many of the Red Arrow trails are in pretty good condation. I for one will wait until we receive more snow before we will be doing any trail riding.
Many of the trails north of Breed are in fairly good condition. Reports indicate that the further north you go the better condations get. A good portion of the PBR & Red Arrow trails should have never been closed in the first place.
Maryssa Boeldt Lisa Phillips
How can they open with our getting any snow ❄️??
What does the ice on sauls spring road look like? Were you able to pull snow From the side back onto the trail?
Jacob Massart Luke Scheuerlein wooo