EAGLE RIVER - As the weather gets colder, the start of snowmobile season gets closer. That means plenty of snowmobile clubs are doing their part to make sure the trails are ready.
The Sno-Eagles in Eagle River started clearing and brushing trails in mid-September. The club spent much of Thursday trying to get things ready for an inspection set for the first week of December.
Right now, Trail Boss Brian Scheid said they'd like temperatures to drop to freeze up some waterways.
"Last year we had a lot of rain late in the summer and the beginning of May last year. This year we haven't seen that so much, so the water is going down in some areas," said Scheid. "Like I said, if we get the cold weather we'll be in good shape."
In the meantime the club is brushing the trails and checking signs to gear up for snowmobile season.
"It's just a lot of work and a lot of hours and we're still not done. We've still got a lot to go yet," said Sno-Eagles Board Member Ronald Engels.
Members say that hard work is even more difficult to accomplish because only a handful of people are doing it.
Scheid says in order to keep up with everything they really need more hands.
"We really encourage people to come out and help," said Scheid. "We can't continue to do this with three, four, five, six, seven people all the time. We need to see people start showing up, especially the younger people."
Engels said that any snowmobile enthusiast should be willing to help.
"It's part of Eagle River, snowmobiling, and if you enjoy snowmobiling this is the place to be and this is the place to help out," said Engels.
If someone is interested in helping, the Sno-Eagles' contact information can be found on its website
or Facebook page