The sun is shining, making everything sparkle. It's welcome, but on the other hand some more snow would be really nice! Last weekend we had riders packing trails and swamp areas to prep for groomers, but there's still not quite enough snow with just about 8" on the ground. The forecast calls for an inch more to maybe fall over this coming weekend.
Land trails are rough. Ride very cautiously and thoughtfully on open trails only - and respect the gift landowners offer by allowing trails across their properties.
The DNR reports that they have started trail packing on the David Dill/Arrowhead State Trail, but there are areas of open water and unfrozen wetlands. They recommend using extreme caution exploring on the trails.
The Park has reported improved ice conditions, and said that if all goes well they should have the Green Trail staked today from Franks Bay on Rainy to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River. The lack of snow is making portages challenging and very rough, particularly Gold Portage. Use caution and watch for signage. They will open more trails as conditions allow. Please also remember that ice is never 100% safe!
A couple of the XC ski trails are packed but not groomed, as are a couple of the snowshoe trails. Watch their posts for updates.
Keep thinking snow!!
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