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We are of one of the largest snowmobile clubs in the State of Wisconsin! 
 
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The TPSC assumes no liability from use of this site or any references.
    

  • 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, 2016 to May 1, 2017.
    Citations will be issued to anyone riding on closed trails

 

 
                               Website Last Updated On: Mon. August 15, 2016 @ 7:35PM

Congratulations to the winners from our 2016 gun raffle!
Winners were: Dana Lucas, Pete Keker, Doug Aird, Tom Marquardt &
Brad Siebers.










08/15/16: TPSC GUN RAFFLE Tickets are now on sale & available at Pit Stops!

Tickets are $10.00 each and available at participating Pit Stops, or from any Officer or Board Member.
Drawing March 11, 2017 
2:00 PM after the St. Patrick's Day Parade 
Country Inn Restaurant located at Hwys DD and 55 in Pickerel
Need not be present to win.
Lic. No. R0004884A-14635
1st and 2nd: 10pt Wicked Ridge Cross Bows with Scopes and Arrows- Hunt Ready
3rd: Remington 7mm Rifle with Scope - Stainless
4th: Savage 17 HMR Bolt Action Rifle - Synthetic
5th: Weatherby 12 Gauge Pump Shotgun - Synthetic
6th: Weatherby 20 Gauge Pump Shotgun - Synthetic
7th: Stihl MS 170 Chainsaw
8th: Browning (No Flash Blackout) Game Camera
9th: Redfield 650 yard Laser Range Finder
10th: Barska Armored 10x50 Waterproof Binoculars
11th thru 20th: Browning Lites (400 Lumens Light & 160 low Lumens Red Distress Signal
Great addition to your sled, car and hunting & camping gear!










10/14/15: Our Club has joined Facebook!
"Like" us and join in on the fun!
Administered by Patti Vogt
Editors: Dawn Mineau & Jacquie Bailey 




08/15/16: Our Trail Work Day (TWD) is scheduled for Saturday September 10, 2016.
Meet at TPSC on Hwy DD in Pickerel at 9AM
Bring your working teenagers, 7/16" wrenches and sockets, chainsaw, loppers, hammers, bug spray,
gloves, ATV if possible and energy!
After the TWD is cookout, potluck (please bring a dish to pass),  bon fire and beverages.
We would like a headcount to know how much food we need to get, so please email
TPSC at tpsc@tombstonepickerel.com  or Mary Schmitzer at djsmas@new.rr.com
Also this year is a buy, sell swap or trade of snowmobiles, gear and parts.
All members are invited to bring their own table and set up on the grounds!



Effective July 2015: Wisconsin Trail Pass
For more information about the Trail Pass, scroll down on this page.






       
              



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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.

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(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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03/04/16 @ 7:45 PM:

ALL LANGLADE COUNTY SLED TRAILS WILL CLOSE FOR THE SEASON ON MONDAY MARCH 7, 2016 AT 8:00 AM
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THE LANGLADE COUNTY SNOWMOBILE ORDINANCE PROHIBITS SNOWMOBILES AND ATV'S FROM OPERATING ON THE ABOVE TRAILS. ANYONE OPERATING ON THE ABOVE TRAILS WILL BE CITED,

ALSO, THE LANGLADE COUNTY ATV TRAIL SYSTEM WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ALL FOREST COUNTY SLED TRAILS WILL CLOSE FOR THE SEASON ON MONDAY MARCH 7, 2016 AT NOON.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE LANDOWNERS WHO ALLOW THE SNOWMOBILE TRAILS TO CROSS YOUR LAND, IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Don't forget our Gun Raffle drawing will be held on Sat. March 12, 2016 at 2:00PM at Country Inn after the St. Patrick's Day Parade!   (Parade starts at Noon)


03/02/16 @ 5:30PM: ALL FOREST COUNTY TRAILS WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY MARCH 07, 2016 at 12 NOON.
Don't forget our Gun Raffle drawing will be held on Sat. March 12, 2016 at 2:00PM at Country Inn after the St. Patrick's Day Parade!   (Parade starts at Noon)


03/02/16@ 11:20AM:  TRAILS ARE CURRENTLY STILL OPEN IN NORTHERN LANGLADE COUNTY . 
                           TRAILS FROM HWY J SOUTH ARE NOW CLOSED.
                                TRAILS IN FOREST COUNTY REMAIN OPEN.
Not a lot new within the last week or so, last Saturday was warm (50*) and we didn't get any new snow this past week.
Trail conditions remain fair to good in the north with some icy corners, bare spots and  rocks.  It is expected to be a warm weekend again with Friday being 30* and sun, slight chance of snow Friday night into Saturday morning. 
Saturday 34* and sun &
Sunday 42* & partly sunny.
Monday and Tuesday of next week 50*

Don't forget our Gun Raffle drawing will be held on Sat. March 12, 2016 at 2:00PM at Country Inn after the St. Patrick's Day Parade!   (Parade starts at Noon)


02/25/16:  TRAILS ARE CURRENTLY STILL OPEN IN NORTHERN LANGLADE COUNTY . 
                           TRAILS FROM HWY J SOUTH ARE NOW CLOSED.
Trail conditions are fair to good in the north with some icy corners, some bare spots and some rocks.  It is expected to be a warm weekend again with Friday being 30* and sun, Saturday 43* and sun &
Sunday 34* partly sunny with a chance of snow with accumulations expected to be under 1"


Don't forget our Gun Raffle drawing will be held on Sat. March 12, 2016 at 2:00PM at Country Inn after the St. Patrick's Day Parade!   (Parade starts at Noon)


02/22/16: This past weekends warmer weather and rain made it rough to groom the trails and with moderate sled traffic a lot of the snow was pushed off the trails and out of the corners.  Sunday evening grooming was resumed and grooming is being done at the time of this post.  The groomers are trying to pull as much snow as possible back on the trails.

Please use caution as there is ice underneath the snow, some trails may have bare areas and rocks.

Most of the trails that I observed from the road looked to be in fair to good condition especially with the 1" to 1 1/2" of
new snow we received Sunday afternoon and into this morning.  We are hoping to have cold weather so trails can set up for another weekend of riding. We may even get a little more snow by this weekend!  Please be patient and caution as our volunteer groomer drivers are doing their best to provide you with good trails.

Don't forget our Gun Raffle drawing will be held on Sat. March 12, 2016 at 2:00PM at Country Inn after the St. Patrick's Day Parade!   (Parade starts at Noon)


02/15/16: The Officers and Board of Directors of the Tombstone Pickerel Sno-Club would like to thank first all of the members who helped in the setting up for the Chili Ride In and the Members who donated their time working at the Chili Ride In. The day's event was a huge success. We were thrilled to see such a fantastic turnout from sooooo many people. Thank you everyone for your donations to the event. Congratulations to all the winners from the basket raffles, silent auction & paddle wheels.  We truly thank every single person who showed up to support us. You made our day a success!!
YOU all made it a great day with smiles and laughter. Hope you all had as much fun as we did.
Again, THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!

Patti has pictures posted on our FaceBook page from the Ride In!

Don't forget our Gun Raffle drawing will be held on Sat. March 12, 2016 at 2:00PM at Country Inn after the St. Patrick's Day Parade!   (Parade starts at Noon)

Groomers have been out and trails are in good to very good condition.  There is a chance for some light snow on Tuesday with a high of 34.  Wednesday high of 21, Thursday maybe a little more snow high of 30. 
The weekend doesn't look good: Friday rain and high of 40 and Saturday partly sunny and 40.....


02/07/16:The 2016 Club Ride this past Saturday was a huge success!  We had approximately 50 sleds and we divided into 5 groups going each group going in different directions, making stops at the groups discretion and meeting up at Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Boy Scout Camp for fire roasted hotdogs, hot chocolate and camaraderie. Event organizers Trent Zellmer and Mary Schmitzer estimated over 220 sleds stopped in for the event!  Great job Trent & Mary!! 
There are some pictures posted on FaceBook already and more will be posted midweek!
 
Trails were groomed Saturday night and Sunday night.  Cold weather is supposed to return so trails should be in good to very good condition just in time for this Saturdays (February 13th)  Events

Pickerel Rescue Squads Pancake Breakfast at Station #2 located at N9062 Hwy 55 - Pickerel from 8AM to Noon
Snowmobile accessable, rescue squad building is across Hwy 55 (between Country Inn and Northwoods)
Cost is $6.00 for 3 pancakes, 2 sausages, coffee/milk/juice.   Or for $5.00 enjoy biscuits and gravy, coffee/milk/juice.
All proceeds will go toward the purchase of new medical equipment.

Then, head down for some fun at the Jump In on Pickerel Lake at Schuh's Sportsman's Lodge beginning at 11AM

Finally, stop down at the TPSC Tractor Barn for our Annual Chili Ride In from 3PM to 6PM (It's our ONLY Fundraiser)
Please stop in and support the Club!  Proceeds go for trail maintenace.
Free chili.  Beer, soda and water available for purchase.
Paddle wheel, basket raffles, meat raffle.

If you haven't purchased your TPSC long sleeve T Shirts yet, they will be available that day for $20.00 each.

We'll also have Gun Raffle Tickets available as well for $10.00 each.
Drawing on Sat. March 12, 2016 at 2PM
at Country Inn after the the St. Patricks Day Parade.

As always, this Saturday will be a heavy sled traffic day, expect groomers to be out during the day and ride safely!

02/03/16:The snow totals from yesterday/last night were a far cry from the 12+" the were predicting. I rode about 80 miles myself today on TPSC trails. As of this post, most all of the TPSC trails are groomed and in good to very good condition. Of course there are a few areas that are a little rough but the recent snow sure helped. In my opinion, most areas saw around 6" some areas less and some seemed like more., Later this afternoon the wind picked up and blowing and drifting i...s happening. Tonights it's supposed to be down in the single digits. This weekend, they are predicting a couple of clipper systems to come through our area, so if we can pick up a couple of inches from those systems that would be great! Don't forget this Saturday is the TPSC Club Ride, meet at 9:30 AM at the Clubhouse and next Saturday Feb. 13th is the TPSC Chili Ride In from 3pm to 6pm at the TPSC Tractor Barn. Both dates are sure to be a good time, so join the club we'd love to see you!
Please see Events for more detailed information.




01/27/16 @ 17:00:  The rest of the Langlade County Snowmobile Trails will OPEN this Friday January 29, 2016 at 5PM


01/27/16 @ 08:30: We have about 2 1/2" of new snow and it's predicted we should get another 1 - 2" later this afternoon. 
They are also predicting another couple of inches for this Friday! Then maybe small accumulations over the weekend. 
Wish it was more, but hey, we'll take it!

We have a lot of logging going on on our trails this year:
North end of Exxon Rd. (Forest County). 
Also in Forest County there have been reports of sleds trespassing north of where the trail crosses Hwy 55,
sleds have been cutting across a landowners field to cut across Mole Lake to get to Mole Lake Casino. This is unacceptable.
It has since been blocked off.  PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS.

Logging In Langlade County near Hwy U between intersections 76 & 77. 
Off Corridor 16 East of intersection 74 (in the Boy Scout Camp area) &
Near Pence Lake Rd. (where we merge with the Sno-Devils) about a 1/4 mile,  intersections 67 & 68
Shortly, (if not already) between intersections 85, 86 & 80 off Lost Lake Rd.
 



01/20/16: I went out and did some sign replacing today, seems we had some signs missing. Please keep an eye out and report suspicious activity. After the signing I went out and did some grooming and due to the logging on the one-way I would recommend not riding it, at least until we get more snow. I will keep you posted

 01/14/16: Section "A" of the snowmobile trails in Langlade County will open at 8:00 a.m., Friday January 15, 2016, with RESTRICTIONS. Trails south of Highway J from the Lincoln County Line to Highway 45 will remain closed, with the exception of the trails from intersection 43A to Highway 45, and intersection 42A to the intersection at Highway C, H and I. Also, trails south of Highway V from Highway 45, to Highway I, to Highway 52, along with trails west of Hill Road and west of Polar Road south of Polar, will be closed due to lack of adequate snow cover. Trails south and west of these areas are considered unsafe and riders are warned to stay off these trails. Anyone riding on closed trails will be cited. For a map of closed trails, please visit www.countyoftrails.org

Trail conditions in the wooded northern and eastern parts of the county will be in fair condition, with the exception of some low lying areas that may be rough. Trails in open fields and across lakes may be drifted and also lacking in snow cover; please use extreme caution in these areas. Please stay on marked trails.

Also, trails designated for winter ATV use will not be open to ATV traffic until Monday, January 25, 2016 and closed to ATV use when the temperature is above 28 degrees F.



12/31/15: Forest County Trails will open on Friday Jan. 1, 2016 at 8AM.  Trails are in early season condition marginal at best right now. With the warm temps the ground is not froze, and the rain that we had, expect to find bare spots, ruts, wet areas and standing water.  On our trail, sections in Forest County the following trails are CLOSED:
                                ***Trail from Jekyll and Hydes to the TPSC Clubhouse/Tractor Barn.
           ***Trail from Sunset Bay (east side of Pickerel Lake) to Pickerel due to lack of snow and crossing a hayfield.
                       ***ALL LAKES AND FROZEN WATER IS considered UNSAFE TO RIDE ON and OR CROSS.
***ALL TRAILS IN LANGLADE COUNTY ARE CLOSED.  WE NEED COLDER TEMPS AND MORE SNOW TO OPEN.
PLEASE be patient as we want the trails open just as much as you do!  ALL of the people who are involved in putting in trails, brushing, groom, do maintenance on all of our equipment and all other aspects of the Club are VOLUNTEERS and put in countless hours to make YOUR snowmobile ride enjoyable and SAFE. 

12/29/15: All 3 of our groomers are out panning trails and by the looks of radar we may be getting more snow coming in from MN, keep up the snow dance!  No word on when trails will open.  It takes a lot of time and effort from volunteers to make this all happen.  Of course, weather has to cooperate too, (please send a memo to Mother Nature about that)
Not all areas are froze which may complicate matters.
All trails in both Langlade and Forest Counties for opening and closing trails are at the discretion of the Counties, not the Clubs, as many factors go into this as well.
When trails open, it will be posted here as well as on our FaceBook page.


09/17/15: TRAIL CLOSURE:
Intersection #91 (East side of Hwy DD, across from Clubhouse) 
Going North to Intersection going to Sunset Bay Resort/Frog Alley.
This is approximately 2 miles of trail.
12/29/15: THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN RESOLVED AND THIS TRAIL WILL BE OPEN!!
THANK YOU LANDOWNER!!

12/16/15: Not much happening, just waiting for it to freeze up the ground and swamps, and THEN hoping for a lot of snow!
                                                                Merry Christmas from the TPSC!