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3/12/17:Our Gun/Crossbow Raffle Winners were drawn yesterday after the parade. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and for your continued support. Also, Thank You to Dick & Cindy at Country Inn for sponsoring the parade and allowing us to have our drawing at your restaurant.
Congratulations to the winners:
1st: Dean & Polly Blazek
2nd: Jerry Bontrock
3rd: Dave Schertz...
4th: Matt Rindahl
5th: Mary Fermanich
6th: Bev Bostwick
7th: Doug Aird
8th: Doug Aird
9th: Mike Farrior
10th: Mike Christman
11th through 20th:
Bill Raciti, Perry Siebers, Jeremy Jansen, Bob Marquardt, Pine Grove Resort, John Fermanich,
Cory Weber, Gary Thron, Brenda Malitz & Adam Justman
3/2/17: The Forest County Snowmobile Council met yesterday afternoon and decided that grooming is over for the season
and all Forest County trails will close on Monday March 6, 2017. Trail conditions are poor.
2/23/17:Due to rapidly deteriorating conditions and the presence of large areas of running water on the trails,
the entire Langlade County Snowmobile trail system will CLOSE effective immediately.
Forest County trails remain open at this time.
2/19/17: This weekends weather has been spring like with temps in the 50's and sun . This next week looks more of the same...
Sunday & Monday highs in the high 40's. Rain is also in Monday's forecast. Tuesday and Wednesday highs in the mid 50's...
Thursday in the 40's, then finally a cool down for next Friday & Saturday..
2/18/17: Langlade County's Section "B" will close on Sun. Feb. 19 at 8;00AM. Section "A" will remain open until further notice.
The TPSC would like to send a huge "Thank You" to everyone who stopped by the clubhouse this past Saturday and made this year's Chili Ride-in one of our most successful fundraisers yet! We have the best Board of Directors, Groomer Drivers, and Volunteers who are running this club, keeping our trails in tip top shape, and working hard pulling together events like last weekend's Family Ride-in and Saturday's Chili Ride-in.
Hat's off to ALL of you for making this club extra special and family friendly! If you're not a member of this club, you should be. Think Cold and Snow!
Let's hope for a few more weekends of riding yet!
Groomers were out Sunday after the extremely heavy traffic weekend and will be out when weather permits to try to repair the trails.
Todya's high 38, low of 26 , Tuesday high of 33, low of 14, Wednesday high 23 low of 8
2/8/17 @ 7:50 AM:
2/2/17 @ 9:05 AM:
Conditions will be very good to excellent with the recent snow. (About 2.5") There are still several areas where the groomers can't get thru because of wet areas that haven't frozen, and probably won't be able to get thru for sometime. There is also considerable logging in many areas of the county. Overall the trails are very good to excellent considering the weather this fall & winter.Besides the TPSC, the following clubs have groomed in the last day or so: Polar, Bryant, Elcho, Lily, Antigo, & Phlox, Trails should be excellent for the coming weekend!
Today, sunny, high of 13, low -1, Friday , sunny, high of 16, low of 4. Saturday chance of snow, high of 21, low 19,. Sunday, cloudy, high of 24, low of 7. Ride safe!
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today! 6 more weeks of winter!!!!!
1/27/17 @ 8:30 AM
The Langlade County snowmobile trail system (Zones A and B) have re-opened as of at 8 am Friday, January 27, 2017.
The trail west of intersection 53A west to County Highway H (Five Cent Firelane) will remain closed due to heavy truck traffic....
Trail conditions in the wooded areas will be fair to good, with the exception of some low lying areas which may rough and have standing water.
Trails across open fields may be lacking snow cover and also have standing water.
Please stay on marked trails.
ATV's will be allowed on the trails beginning February 1, 2017, and when the temperature is less than 28 degrees F.
UTV's are not allowed on the snowmobile trail system.
Sat. Feb. 4 TPSC Club Ride Meet at TPSC Grounds at 9:30 AM. Ride will end up at Boy Scout Camp for hot dogs, hot chocolate & campfire.
Sat. Feb 11 TPSC Chili Ride In at TPSC Tractor Barn 3PM to 6PM (after the Jump In) Food, Basket Raffles, Paddle Wheel & More
1/25/17 @ 8:10PM
We received only a dusting of snow today, but the bigger feat is COLDER weather moving in!
Langlade County SnowmobileTrails in Sections A & B are re-opening!
This is TENTATIVELY set for FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 2017 AT 8:00 AM
IF TIME OF TRAIL RE-OPENING CHANGES, I WILL POST ASAP.
TPSC trails in Langlade County should be good.as we had them all smoothed out before the warm weather.
Uncertain of the TPSC trails in Forest County, as it has been too warm to groom.
NO ATV's will be allowed on trails until after 5 to 7 days of re-opening the snowmobile trails.
I will post more on that when more info is available.
Don't forget, this Saturday January 28th is the Langlade County Ride in at the Lily Clubhouse starting around 11 AM
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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
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.
(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.
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.