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  • ATV’s are NOT allowed on TPSC located on Langlade County snowmobile trails until 10 days after the snowmobile trails have opened, and when the temperature is LESS than 28° F.   ATV's NOT ALLOWED IN FOREST COUNTY.
  • Be aware of where you are riding your ATV's not all snowmobile trails allows passage of ATV's
  • Also, the Parrish Highlands and Augustyn  Springs ATV trails are closed to ATV's from Dec. 1, 2014 to May 1, 2015.
    Citations will be issued to anyone riding on closed trails

 

 
                            Website Last Updated On: Thurs. Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:15 PM


                                 
                                 Current Reminders, Info., Events and News:











            TRAIL CONDITION REPORT WILL BE POSTED AND UPDATED AS CONDITIONS CHANGE.


                                             CURRENTLY:
                                                                 02/28/15
                                               Forest County: OPEN
Langlade County:  OPEN 


02/28/15: Again, not a lot new. (Feels like the movie "Groundhog Day")  Trails are open!  Groomers have been out and some main trails may show some evidence of some thin spots and snirt.  Once you are off the "main drags" conditions improve to good to excellent!  There may be some good news! POSSIBLE measurable snow coming this way Monday and into Tuesday of next week! Let's hope they are right and keep doing the snow dance! The temps for the next few days will be creeping up there and with the sun, well, you know the rest of the story.  But if we get that snow then the rest of the week looks great as cold temps should get us through another week of great riding!
Today, mostly sunny, high of 18  low of 1
Sunday, cloudy,  high of 27  low of 1
Monday, sunny, high of 25  low of 10
Tuesday, SNOW, high of 25  low of  -4
Wednesday, cloudy,  high of 9  low of  -15
Thursday, sunny  high of 12  low of  0






       
              



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                                                           03/26/14:   LEGISLATIVE NEWS:

CAP/STEP Signed Into Law

On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 Governor Walker added his signature to Assembly Bill 407. The CAP/STEP initiative is now officially 2013 Wisconsin Act 142. This new law will go into effect on July 1, 2015.  

Governor Signs CAP/STEP Into Law

 

Governor Walker signs Assembly Bill 407 into law on March 19, 2014,
creating 2013 Wisconsin Act 142.  He is joined by (left to right) Rep. Bob
Swearingen, Rep. Mary Williams, Emily Loe (aide to Rep. Czaja), Rep.Mary
Czaja, Sen. Richard Gudex, Dan Perchinsky (aide to Rep. Swearingen)
and Tim Lakin (Chief of Staff to Sen. Gudex).



 

   What You Need to Know About the New WI Trail Pass – WI Act 142
         (CAP – Club Assistance Program)

1.  When does this new law go into effect? 
July, 2015.  Act 142 requires each snowmobile operating on trails to display a WI Trail Pass to be purchased annually. This is separate from the WI snowmobile registration.
 
2.  What is the cost of the trail pass?
Once Act 142 is implemented, if your membership dues with one of the nearly 600 AWSC snowmobile clubs statewide are up to date and the club has paid your AWSC dues, the cost of the Trail Pass will be $10.  If you are purchasing the new Trail Pass and are NOT an AWSC and snowmobile club member the cost will be $30 per snowmobile.
 
3. Do I have to join a club?
 No – It will be your choice to join one of the nearly 600 AWSC snowmobile clubs statewide.  Please remember that without the clubs and volunteers there would be NO TRAILS!  It is the club volunteers that provide and maintain the WI Snowmobile Trail System.
 
4.  Where do the funds from the trail pass go?
The revenue generated from the sale of snowmobile registrations and Trail Passes will go into the state snowmobile program’s segregated fund.
 
5. How do I obtain my trail pass?
Those details and processes have yet to be determined by the State along with the AWSC.
 
6. Do I still have to register my snowmobile with the State of WI? 
Yes, however the registration fee structure will change to a $30/3 year registration.  Currently it is $30/2 years. 
 
7.  Is the Out of State (Non-Resident) trail pass going to increase in cost?
 Yes, it will increase to $50 from $35 (current).
 
8. My snowmobile is 30 years (or older).  Do I still need a trail pass?
The new law provides a free annual (yearly) trail pass sticker to be displayed on sleds 30 years and older.
 


(Posted 12/12/14) Additional information from the AWSC regardingTrail Pass Roster:
Please note that the AWSC will no longer continue to list the "significant other" on the roster when the couple is not married.  The "significant other" is not a dues paying member of the AWSC and therefore is not eligible for the upcoming discounted WI Trail Pass.
   To be eligible for the discounted trail pass and the insurance benefit they must become a dues   paying member of the AWSC

                                                  

            

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                                     IMPORTANT TRAIL INFO YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Caution:

                                 The Winter aeration (large area of open water) on Pickerel Lake is located

                                                  on the north side of the lake just east of the narrows.                 
                           Please be advised that ice conditions can change rapidly and beware of ice heaves.



(Posted 01/21/14): NOTICE: THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH SLEDS GOING OVER THE 10MPH SPEED LIMIT ON LOST LAKE ROAD (NEAR HWY 55) WHERE THERE ARE SOME RESIDENCES, ESPECIALLY WHERE THE TRAIL CROSSES OVER DRIVEWAYS.  THIS TRAIL HAS HAD "SLOW" AND SPEED LIMIT SIGNS POSTED FOR MANY YEARS AND THERE WERE TWO MORE 10 MPH ADDED THIS AFTERNOON (ONE IN EACH DIRECTION) ALSO, I AM TOLD BOTH THE DNR AND LANGLADE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THIS PROBLEM AND IT WILL BE MONITORED BY BOTH AGENCIES.  PLEASE FOLLOW THE 10 MPH SPEED LIMIT SIGNS OR THIS TRAIL WILL BE CLOSED.  LOST LAKE ROAD IS A MAJOR TRAIL GETTING TO/FROM POST LAKE AREA AS WELL AS GETTING TO AND FROM PICKEREL LAKE.



(Posted 10/11/12) Pickerel Creek Rd. Issue: After many meetings with the Town Of Ainsworth Officials and your Club Officers and Board Members the passage of using Pickerel Creek Rd. has been granted with NEW STIPULATIONS:
                                                                              1. There is a 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT
                                                                    2. Snowmobiles are to be in SINGLE FILE ONLY
   3. ALL Northbound will use the east side of the road and ALL Southbound traffic will use the west side of the road.                                                         (Just as if you were driving a car or truck.)
                                                                     4. Pickerel Creek Rd. will not be groomed.
There is also a slight trail change through the woods getting on/off Pickerel Creek Rd. near Hwy T so you won't have to be on the road the entire time.

PLEASE RESPECT THESE STIPULATIONS OR THIS PASSAGEWAY WILL BE CLOSED.

(Posted 10/11/12) Due to a sale of land you can no longer get off/on the trail off of Pickerel Lake at Firelite Lodge. You will still be able to get to the Firelite Lodge by TRAIL ONLY and not via Pickerel Lake.

(Posted 11/17/2012) Due to circumstances beyond the Tombstone Pickerel Sno- Club's control, the trail that goes up to the Mole Lake Casino will DEAD-END at the Mole Lake Casino. This means you will NO LONGER be able to ride from Mole Lake to Hwy 8.
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                                                                            2014-15 PAST POSTS


02/19/15:  Not a lot new.  Trails are open!  Main trails may show evidence of some thin spots and snirt.  Once you are off the "main drags" conditions improve to good to excellent! Yesterday, although the high temp was -4 there were four of us that rode. Trails that we rode in Langlade, Forest and Oneida Counties were great!   This weekends forecast starts out bitterly cold, then a bit of a warm up:
Today: high of 1  low of -26
Friday, chance of snow!! (2" possible) high 14  low 10
Saturday, cloudy, high 23  low of -8
Sunday, cloudy, high of 1  low of -17
Monday, partly cloudy  high of 9  low of 1




(Posted 02/14/15 @ 10:45 AM) 
Due to the recent changes on the Board of Directors and Officers of the Tombstone Pickerel Sno Club (TPSC) there are a few things to share with you.  The TPSC is solvent.  We have continued to groom throughout theses changes and will continue to do so, as we have always strived to make the TPSC trails some of the best in the State.

The Club will also continue to do business as usual and will keep moving forward in a positive, growing direction.

Our  New Officer changes are: 

Eric Stoffregen, President     

Mary Schmitzer, Secretary

New Board Member:  Dennis Giles    

New Membership Chair:  Jeff Kramer

We also have a few of our pitstop owners who are new to putting in some hours behind the wheel of the tractors, they are:
Ed Donovan of Trailside Inn,   Gary Larson of Motor Sports Marine (MSM)  and Hummer of Wolf Den Bar and Campground.
They join our other active pitstop owners who help out, they are Kenny Mikkelson of Walleye Lodge;  Alan Quig of Maplewood Golf Course and Frank Lotter of Lotter's BP Gas Station and Convenience Store.

You, as members of the TPSC are valued and are appreciated and we are proud to have you as members and it is a privilege to maintain and groom our trails for you.

As always, THANK YOU for your continued support and we hope to see you on the trails.


02/12/15:  Not a lot new.  Trails are open!  Main trails have evidence of some thin spots and snirt.  Once you are off the "main drags" conditions improve to good to excellent. Our recent snowfall yesterday of about 2 1/2 to 3"  freshened up the trails and groomers have been out doing what they can to enhance your riding experience!  This weekends forecast is a cold one:
Friday, chance of snow!!  high 23  low -2
Saturday, cloudy, high 0  low of -20
Sunday, cloudy, high of 9  low of -2
Monday, chance of snow!!  high of 18  low of 3



02/05/15: Not a lot new.  Trails are open.  Main trails have evidence of some thin spots and snirt.  Once you are off the "main drags" conditions improve.

Our weather pattern should get a little more interesting across northern Wisconsin starting Friday with a parade of clippers expected through this weekend! While this should mean the opportunity for snow, don't get your expectations up for a big dumping of snow! Light snow returns Friday afternoon with several rounds of light snow possible Saturday morning, late Saturday afternoon and again Sunday morning. There could be the opportunity for at least a couple inches of snow across the Northwoods by Sunday depending on how these storm systems track across the region. 

Thursday: Partly cloudy and turning breezy by the afternoon.
Temps: 11 to 13
Winds: Southwest 10-20, gusting up to 30 mph
Wind Chills: -10 to 0

Thursday Night: Clouds return and still breezy!
Temps: 2 to 5
Winds: Southwest 10-20 mph
Wind Chills: -15 to -5

Friday: Chance for light snow by the afternoon and little milder!
Temps: 22 to 25
Winds: West/Southeast 3-8 mph
Wind Chills: 15 to 20



02/02/15: Trails are open and in fair to good condition.  Main trails are showing some snirt especially in corners where the snow keeps getting pushed out.  Groomers are doing what they can and more snow would definately be welcomed.  There isn't any big snowfalls on the horizon for at least the next 5 to 7 days.
Tues.  Partly Cloudy, high 16, low 0
Wed. Partly Cloudy, high 8, low -12
Thurs. Mostly Sunny, high 12, low of 2
Fri. Mostly Sunny, high 22, low 12 with slight chance of snow.
Sat. Mostly Cloudy, high 19, low 8 with chance of snow.


1/30/15: We received about 2" of new snow last night/early this morning! (Some is better than none!) The TPSC trails are open and conditions are fair to good. There may be some thin spots.  The new 2" of snow from last night/this morning was again on the lighter side, it will help some. We could see more snow this coming weekend but again, not much in the accumulation department.
Temps for Friday, high 14, low 3
Saturday, high 27, low 3
Sunday, high of 9, low of -5



1/27/15: The TPSC trails are open and conditions are fair to good. There may be some thin spots.  The new 3" of snow from last night/this morning was on the lighter side, it will help some, but basically replenished what we lost from this past weekends warm temps.
Wednesday and Thursday mostly cloudy, high of 30
Our next chance of snow may be on Wednesday night, but not much expected, maybe an inch.
After that, we could see more snow this coming weekend but again, not much in the accumulation department.
Temps for Friday, high 14, low 3
Saturday, high 27, low 3
Sunday, high of 9, low of -5

1/18/15: The TPSC trails are open and conditions are fair to good. There are some thin spots. We need more snow.  This weeks weather is on the mild side, with a chance of snow Tuesday into Wednesday.
Today's high is 32 with low of 8
Monday, mostly cloudy high 5, low of 18
Tuesday, high 26, low 6
Wedneday, high 26, low 14
Thursday, high 21 low of 5


01/13/15  Our next TPSC Event is our Club Ride on Sat. Feb. 7, 2015
                CLICK ON THE EVENTS PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 


01/13/15: THE TPSC WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HELPED TO MAKE OUR CHILI RIDE IN A SUCCESS!  
FROM PLANNING, ADVERTISING, MAKING DONATIONS, COLLECTING DONATIONS, CLEANING THE TRACTOR BARN, MAKING CHILI AND DESSERTS, SELLING TICKETS, SERVING FOOD, BARTENDING, CLEANING UP AFTERWARDS AND TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO SUPPORT THE CLUB.    THANK YOU!!

01/09/15: DON'T FORGET, TOMORROW IS THE CHILI RIDE IN AT THE CLUBHOUSE! STOP IN TO WARM UP AND HAVE SOME FUN!  BASKET RAFFLES, WHEEL RAFFLE, ETC.


01/08/15 @ 10:15AM: Section "A" Restrictions will be removed and all of Section "B" will be open on Friday Jan 9, 2015 at 12 Noon, making all of LangladeCounty Open! 

01/02/15 @ 4PM: THE TPSC GROOMERS ARE OUT.  PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THIS IS EARLY SEASON RIDING CONDITIONS.  WE NEED ADDITIONAL SNOW TO FILL IN HOLES AND TO MAKE THE TRAILS OPTIMAL.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING IN THIS.  AS MUCH AS WE WOULD LOVE IT TO SNOW, WE HAVE TO RELY ON MOTHER NATURE.  HOPEFULLY, WE WILL GET MORE SNOW THIS WEEKEND.


12/30/14 @12:50 PM: Section "A" of the snowmobile trails in Langlade County will open at 8AM on Wed. Dec. 31, 2014 with RESTRICTIONS: Trails south of Hwy J from the Lincoln County Line to Hwy 45 will remain CLOSED, with the exception of the trails from intersection 43A to Hwy 45, and intersection 42A to the intersection at Hwy C, H and I.
Also, trails south of Hwy V from Hwy 45, to Hwy I,to Hwy 52 along with trails west of Hill Rd. and west of Polar Rd south of Polar, will remain CLOSED due to lack of snow.  For a map of closed trails, please visit www.countyoftrails.org   Anyone riding on closed trails will be cited.

12/29/14 @ 10:00PM: LANGLADE COUNTY: THE TPSC TRAILS WILL OPEN ON WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 31st AT 8:00 AM.  HOWEVER, IT REMAINS UNCLEAR HOW MUCH OF SECTION "A" WILL BE OPEN ON WEDNESDAY.  AGAIN, I WILL POST AS SOON AS I RECEIVE OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION. PLEASE REMEMBER, NOT ALL OF THE LOW AREAS, AKA SWAMPS MAY NOT BE FROZE. PLEASE USE CAUTION.

12/29/14 @12:20PM: FOREST COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS ARE OPEN, PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS EARLY SEASON RIDING AND NOT ALL LOW AREAS MAY BE FROZEN.  LANGLADE COUNTY TRAILS REMAIN CLOSED AT THIS TIME.



                              12/27/14: ALL LANGLADE AND FOREST COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS ARE
CLOSED.  The TPSC is out panning and I am sure other area clubs are out panning as well. We are waiting for colder weather to give the trails a chance to freeze.  This is very important to our base. PLEASE STAY OFF THE TRAILS! It will be posted here when the trails open.
                                                              


                                              12/12/14: 2014 Snowmobile Safety Class Photo
                                                          Click on Safety Class Page

                        12/12/14:
 Additional information from the AWSC regardingTrail Pass Roster:
Please note that the AWSC will no longer continue to list the "significant other" on the roster when the couple is not married.  The "significant other" is not a dues paying member of the AWSC and therefore is not eligible for the upcoming discounted WI Trail Pass.
To be eligible for the discounted trail pass and the insurance benefit they must become a dues   paying member of the AWSC.
                                        


                                11/12/14:  TPSC Poker Run Info Sheet and Stamp Sheet Available.
                    Poker Run Begins December 12, 2014 and runs through Sat. January 10, 2015 @ 4PM!!
                                                         Click on Events page for more information!


                                                       10/15/14: Radar Run on Pickerel Lake
                                                                 at Pickerel Point Resort  
                                                                  Saturday Jan. 31, 2015
                                      

                                                        10/07/14: Jump In Date added: 
                                                               Saturday Feb. 14, 2015

                                                  10/06/14:  2014 Snowmobile Safety Info.
                                                See Safety Class Page for more information.