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Any trail reports?

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Probably be heading up there over Christmas break. Are the snowmobile trails in pretty good shape?

How about the lake are people running that safely? Just read Shamrock's post, so maybe not.

Also where is a good place to get a map of the area trails. I know there is trail that runs right by my parents, and would like to see where we could go right from there.

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I had to run to Cook this am and the I falls trail has had quite a bit of traffic but it has not been groomed as of 10 AM this morning. Apparently there is a lot of un-frozen swamp areas that have to freeze before the groomers can get out. Machines are running the lake but it is far from safe. I believe that there is probably enough ice to support a machine over most of the lake but there are definitely areas that are very borderline. The area that we checked the other evening now has 3" of ice with 5"of water and 3-4" of snow on top of that. There are quite a few areas that had the snow blow off the slush so that is freezing down. It will get better but it may take a while.

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I saw a groomer out last night on the trail to Embarrass.

As Shamrock ststed, the swamps are stil off limits in a few areas.

Lots of slush spots on the lake yet too. frown.gif

Cliff

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Trail groomers are out but the trails are not really rideable because there are a lot of rocks still showing. We have a great base but we really need 6 more inches of snow for them to be good. Some of the ditches have enough snow to ride but you never know where you might find a culvert.

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Nothing wrong with a rocky trail, I have more than a few miles on those kind.

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Thanks guys. I will be up this weekend. Hope to get out a do a little riding and fishing.

Now I just have to decide if I want to head over to Vermilion for some eyes/perch or hit a smaller lake for some gills. Maybe both grin.gif

I have a new ScoutII camera begging to get used.

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Nothing wrong with a rocky trail, I have more than a few miles on those kind.


Yeah that is becoming normal now. I hope we get some snow soon.

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I actually trailered south this weekend! Found some great riding in the Crosslake area, shhhhhhh.

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Rode to Ely from Soudan on Sunday. The taconite was in suprisingly good condition.

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Clubs, resorters, etc. are doing some work on trails around Elephant Lake. Local riders reported the bogs seem to be frozen North up the Arrowhead trail. Elephant Lake has 8 inches of ice with about the same amount of slush on the ice. Expect the state to begin grooming after Christmas the way things are going.

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