All trails in LaCrosse County remain CLOSED at this time. We are currently receiving much needed new snow. However any trail openings will be determined on how much snow we do actually get and how many low areas have standing water and icy hills. We will evaluate these conditions and ask for your patience as we do this. If the trails are not officially open, please respect our wishes and our land owners and stay off the trails. We are and will do the best we can to open if and when it is possible! With the past warm weather and melting snow, we are again starting all over, and in some case with all the new standing water, worse off than when we started. Thank you for being patient.
A message sent out by the AWSC and Madison area snowmobile clubs concerning Blue Mounds State Park Master Plan:
If you recall, the Natural Resources Board unanimously approved the Blue Mounds State Park Master Plan Amendment that included the final compromise to re-open the snowmobile trail within the park at their January, 2016 meeting. Due to a legal discrepancy, the Natural Resources Board may be re-voting on that Master Plan Amendment at their January 25th, 2017 meeting.
The NR Board will be accepting comments on that re-vote until 11 AM on January 13th. Comments can be made to Laurie Ross’ address and email address listed below:
Laurie J. Ross, Board Liaison
Office of the Secretary
P.O. Box 7921
Please note that we are commenting on the January 25th Agenda Item 9B: We are asking the Natural Resources board to approve the Blue Mounds State Park Master Plan Amendment including the snowmobile trail as they had done so unanimously at their January, 2016 meeting.
Remember… this effort is in addition to our iPetition of support (which will also be presented to the NR Board). However, it is also critical that we also get as many comments as we can get in to Laurie’s office before the 13th as possible!
Thanks to all!