Here are some updates for the trails.
Trails are open and not groomed, not enough snow yet. Please think about getting a few friends together and riding the trails and packing the swamp areas. Do not ride in one track, ride wide and pack the edges as well.
Checking ice yesterday, beaver ponds in the Kab area have between 6-8 inches of ice. Plenty for sleds and ride and pack those as well. We will need about twice as much ice to groom over those.
On the Voyageur trails between Ash River and Crane Lake, Amundsen creek still has flowing water. This is 5-6 miles south of Ash River. We will be taking care of the beaver dam causing problems there. Be careful in that area. They have been packing the trail from Crane to the creek.
Orr area trails are packed and need riders on the south spur to help freeze down some swamps there.
We are working in all areas to try and get things frozen down before more snow. If you can get out and help that would be great. In the meantime, Know that we will be grooming and riding as soon as possible. Happy New Year!
It’s getting to be that time of year. Riders and Sleds ready for another year on the trails. I will give an overview of what has been going on and what’s happening next.
We had a great response to our trails cleaning event a couple of weeks ago. It was great to have so many people step up and help.
All of the areas have been out and working and trying to get things ready once we have swamps frozen down and trails packed and a dump of snow. Trails will be groomed as soon as possible as we still have to further check ice on beaver ponds and the Park will be checking ice thickness on the lakes and working on the portage trails.
Trails in Orr area, Int’l Falls area, Crane Lake area, and Ash River/Kabetogama area are cleared, not groomed but open. Trails are rough, and some areas have wet spots, so if you ride be careful, and please ride wide to help pack, which will get the groomers out faster. I will update this site often, as conditions change.
Merry Christmas and see you soon here in the North Country!