Another half-inch of snow fell late yesterday. The cold snap we're having has definitely helped firm up the trails. We have repeatedly seen requests for riders to please keep RIGHT! Apart from that, and ongoing logging, there's not much "new" news - just the great news that all trails are open and ready to ride! Come up and enjoy the beautiful trails in Voyageur Country!
Orr area: Trails are groomed & in good condition.
Crane Lake/Buyck area: All trails are open and nicely groomed. The groomer that broke last weekend should be back in service this weekend (but that hasn't stopped grooming!)
Kabetogama/Ash River area: All trails are nicely groomed and ready to ride. Logging continues on the north Tone Dawg and 3K trails.
International Falls area: Great video of the groomer crossing the Big Falls bridge has been posted on their FB page. They reported that many miles of trail in their area have been groomed in the last 2 weeks, and the groomer is headed to Birchdale today.
In Voyageurs National Park: Grooming equipment was seen on Kabetogama Lake a couple days ago, and the lake trails keep getting better. All lake trails are open, although you'll still need to slow down for some snow drifts and a few stretches of frozen slush ruts. Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black) Trail and Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow) Trail are open and groomed. Gold portage, Moose River Grade and Sullivan portage are groomed and in good shape. The International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple) Trail is open, not groomed. All sections of the Green Trail from Rainy Lake Black Bay to Kabetogama to Ash River to Crane Lake are open, not groomed. East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue) Trail is also open, but not groomed.
Arrowhead State Trail / DNR update: Reminder that No motorized vehicles other than snowmobiles are allowed on State Trails or Grant-in-Aid snowmobile trails. The Arrowhead is groomed and in good condition. There is still a 1-2 mile stretch of ungroomed trail south of the Buyck/VRT trail (beaver ponds) that they anticipate being able to groom by this weekend. There also remain two spots on the northern end of the trail that have caused some trouble for groomers and are signed and flagged.