WASHBURN RANGER DISTRICT TRAIL REPORT for Friday, May 4, 2012
All trails on the Washburn Ranger District are now open for use. A crew will be out next week to begin clearing and repair work so please so ride with caution as spring conditions prevail. Trail 31, including sections of the Iron River Trail and the western Valhalla loop trail have had significant reconstruction work done in the last month. Very soft conditions, and the potential for debris such as roots and loose rocks exist in these areas. Responsible riding in these areas is essential to ensuring the longevity of the work done. Please slow down in these areas and avoid abrupt turns and stops that will rut the trail surface. Your cooperation in this matter will ensure that we can keep the trail open during this settling in period.
Forest Visitors: Please remember that the Valhalla and Drummond parking areas require a $5 daily fee or an annual parking pass. Daily passes can be purchased on site, and annual passes are available at district offices and area vendors. The 2012 forest passes arenow on sale and will be valid until March 31, 2013. Trail passes are also required for all non-resident ATVs. These passes can be purchased for $35.00 at local chambers of commerce and sporting goods stores, and must be visible and permanently affixed on the forward half of the ATV.