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

 

 
                               Website Last Updated On: Tues. Jan 17, 2017 @ 7:25 AM & 6:05 PM
1/17/17 @ 6:05 PM:

Langlade County takes pride in the snowmobile trail system and ALL the clubs in the County tries their best to keep their trails in the best condition possible. Therefore, effective tomorrow, Wednesday January 18, 2017 IN EFFORT TO PRESERVE THE BASE, ALL LANGLADE COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS (INCLUDING ALLTHE TOMBSTONE PICKEREL TRAILS THAT JUNCTION WITH FOREST COUNTY) WILL BE CLOSED AT LEAST THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. TRAILS WILL RE-OPEN AS WEATHER PERMITS

1/17/17 @7:25 AM: This past weekend was a busy one, lots of snow & heavy sled traffic. At this point, cant say the weather will be cooperating... yesterday was about 33*. The next week to 10 days forecast is not a good one: Forecast info by WJFW. Today high of 36*,
Wednesday mostly sunny and 36*,
Thursday mostly sunny and 39*, Friday rain and 42*, Saturday rain and 41*, Sunday rain and 40*.

1/11/17: We received roughly 9" of semi wet new snow yesterday and in to last night!!
Expecting another 2-4" today!  Keep up the snow dance!
Groomers will be out and we plan on having our trail system all done before the weekend.



1/7/17: Brr! Currently it is -8*, supposed to "warm up" to 5*, sun is out, trails are open and in good condition. Ride safe and please stay ON the trail.


1/3/17: We got about 3" of new snow last night which will help fill in ruts and all 3 of our groomers have been out.  We are supposed to have some Arctic air arriving so that will freeze wet areas.  This weekend we should have good riding, but please, use caution as there is logging going on. We can ALWAYS use snow and it's still early season riding conditions.  Also, this Friday Jan 6th, 2017 Section "B" of the Langlade County Snowmobile Trail System will be open!


12/26/16: Langlade County Trails Section "A" open tomorrow, Tuesday Dec. 27, 2016 at 8AM  NOT TODAY!!!
YOU ARE TRESPASSING AND GETTING LANDOWNERS UPSET.   NOT TO MENTION THE SLEDS
THAT ILLEGALLY RODE ON THE TRAILS WITH THE WARM UP TODAY HAVE CUT DOWN TO THE GROUND AND
ARE RUINING THE BASE THAT WE NEED SMOOTH &  TOFREEZE DOWN TO HELP CARRY US THROUGH THE WINTER.
HENCE, THE REASON WHY TRAIL OPENING WAS DELAYED UNTIL TUESDAY 12/27/16.
With that being said, the sleet and freezing rain we had overnight was followed by partly sunny skies today and a high of 37*,
Currently it is very windy (and will continue to be until late tonight) cloudy with snow flurries <1 inch expected and 23*
Tuesday 12/27 Cloudy with high of 15, low of 8
Wednesday 12/28 Partly Sunny, high of 28, low 21
Thursday 12/29, Chance of light snow <2 inches, high of 26, low of 12
Keep in mind it will be early season riding conditions, be prepared for wet areas, some ungroomed section of trail, exposed rocks, logging etc. USE CAUTION!


12/22/16:
Section A of the Langlade County snowmobile trail system will open at 8:00
AM ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016.  Please consult the 2017-2018 snowmobile
map as the sections have changed.  A link to the map can be found at
www.langladecounty.org.

Trail conditions in the wooded parts of the County will be fair, with the
exception of some low lying areas which may be rough and have standing
water.  Trails in open fields may be drifted and lacking snow cover. Please
use extreme caution in these areas.  Expect early season riding conditions
throughout the trail system.


12/21/16: FOREST COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY DEC. 23, 2016 AT 9:00 AM
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THIS IS EARLY SEASON RIDING AND THAT NOT ALL SWAMPS ARE FROZE AND YOU WILL ENCOUNTER SOME AREAS OF UNGROOMED TRAILS.  ALSO, LAKES ARE NOT COMPLETELY FROZE. PLEASE USE CAUTION.

AS ALWAYS, RESPECT THE LANDOWNERS WHO GRACIOUSLY ALLOW THE TRAIL TO CROSS THEIR PROPERTY AND STAY ON THE TRAIL!


12/21/16: LANGLADE COUNTY REMAINS CLOSED AT THIS TIME, I WILL UPDATE AS SOON AS I KNOW SOMETHING MORE.


12/18/16:  ALL LANGLADE AND FOREST COUNTY TRAILS REMAIN CLOSED.

Last Monday we started panning the trails but could use more snow.
The swamps and lakes need to freeze, so there are some areas the groomers did not go to because of it being too wet in the swampy areas.
We received about 6" of new snow of the light/sugary type from this past weekends storm.
Groomers were out again  but, again with the light type of snow it was, we certainly could use more snow to really get the perfect start to a great base.

The recent below zero temps should help freeze things but with the snow insulating the ground and lakes it will take more cold weather to accomplish this.
Forecast for later this week is that the temps will climb to 17* on Monday,  33* on Tuesday,  28* on Wednesday and 27* for Thursday, therefore not helping in the area of freezing things down to well....

As of this past Friday (12/16/16)  LANGLADE COUNTY has not indicated any trail opening date.
Remember, it is up the the COUNTIES to decide when trails open and close, not the Clubs.

Also, there is some logging currently happening in Langlade County on the TPSC trail system, those areas are:
Between Intersection # 68 & 71   and  between intersections # 82 & 84.
Also near the Langlade/Forest County Line.
Another area that may see logging this season is between intersection # 80 & 86, this logging project will depend if the weather is cold enough for the loggers to get to that section with their equipment.
In Forest County, Sand Lake Rd. & Deep Hole Lake Rd.
PLEASE SLOW DOWN & USE CAUTION

KEEP DOING THE SNOW DANCE AND ASK SANTA FOR LOTS OF SNOW!!



10/29/16:   Represent Tombstone Pickerel Sno Club Gear!  www.TPSCSHOP.com












08/15/16: 2017 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!
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Administered by Patti Vogt
Editors: Dawn Mineau & Jacquie Bailey 






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.


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