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icecold

snowmobiling on river?

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icecold

We have been riding the river quit abit from new ulm to north redwood, but does anyone know how river is from granite falls to redwood? with the cold weather coming it should be nice shape by next week .

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icenads

Alot of tracks west of redwood. After this weekend you should be able to go bout anywhere on river. Thinkin about headin there myself when the tempetures warm up since we got another lame winter for snow. Again

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An Area Lake

Growing up, we used to snowmobile on the main drainage ditches running from just west of Litchfield down to Redwood Falls. If memory serves, several of of these ditches dump into the Minnesota River and can offer pristine sledding to careful observant drivers.

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icecold

A bunch of us ran from new ulm to granite falls on Saturday, nice ride but snow got alittle thin by casino, all in all it was a great ride, the river is so scenic in that area, to bad alot of people are scared to run river and are missing out on some great riding , while other people sleds are sitting on there trailers were out getting miles on,

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icenads

I was riding river to saturday and had a blast. Boy was it fast! Must of met 20 other riders that day also.

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HDRIDER02

My sons were thinking of running the river but had que.if there are any areas that might be open or the like that you would have to worry about.

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icenads

We rode from redwood falls to franklin and just one small open patch by north redwood and between morton and franklin there was a bigger open spot but there was a way around it just follow the major tracks otherwise a piece of cake should have nothing to worry about on that stretch and im sure the rest of the river is fine too.

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hamrej23

did you happen to see or notice anyone fishing or had been fishing?

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icenads

2 houses by the franklin bridge and that was it.

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icecold

Since there wasnt much snow on river to go sledding a few of us took our atvs on river and ran from new ulm, to highway 4, the river ice is great, if we would get a few inches of snow this week the river will be great for riding sled again, might run up to granite on Sat if we do happen to get some white stuff

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Deadwood

I've always wanted to hit the river with the 4-wheeler. Any problem areas or open water that you guys encountered?

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icecold

The river is in the best condition that I have seen it in years We ride river alot all winter with sleds and atvs from new ulm to granite, If your going to go riding this coming weekend it will be a nice weekend and ice will still be good, if it snows thurs then we are riding sleds, and if it doesnt we are taking atvs this weekend, The river is good, just watch by sandbars as there might be a few open spots where creeks come in, but lots of area to go around them, otherwise if u ride along shore the river level has dropped so much in last 2 weeks that the ice is laying right on dirt, no water underneath after 4 or 5 days of temps in 40s thing will start to soften up , but this weekend the river will still be prime

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Deadwood

I appreciate the report. Hopefully I can find a couple free hours this weekend.....

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icenads

Just got back riding on the river. Kinda crappy, some spots were nice but some spots real patchy where the wind blew the snow off the ice. I would of turned back right away but my boy rode with too so i let him have some fun anyhow.

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icecold

The river will be better this weekend when it warms up a bit it will get nice after it softens up a bit, we have a group leaving new ulm, sat morning and going to run to the casino in granite again for lunch and refuel , With as poor as winter are in southern minnesota, we ride in any conditon as long as theres slide lube, I learned after 30 years of riding that if u wait for good conditions u might as well leave sled on trailor, the river will be like a groomed trail on sat. See you on da river

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icecold

Just got off of river ,went for quick ride to check things out for Saturday. real nice riding, heading up from New Ulm, Sat to Where ever the river takes us, See u on da river,

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icenads

Should be a nice day for it wish i could hook up with you guys today if you were goin to granite since my all my freinds i used to ride with turned into a bunch of sissys. But gota a birthday party to attend

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icecold

Just got back, from river running today , 6 of us went ran from New ulm to club 101 in redwood ate dinner and then went almost to granite, turned around by boat landing on 67 the river was just awsome seen only 2 other sleds but about 15-20 atvs the weather was great , Im still pumped from todays ride, just wish more people could experince such nice riding conditons, but it seems harder and harder to get people to go anymore. oh well if conditions hold up. we will probable be on river next weekend,,

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icecold

We had so much fun last weekend riding to granite that we are getting together a group for this coming weekend again, and head up to casino for dinner, all is it will take is a inch of snow to freshen things up. and that might happen tonight and wednesday . See ya on da river

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icenads

Me and a buddy were thinking the same thing for this weekend or we might head up to detriot lakes heard they have some snow up there.

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icenads

Got a good 2 inches lastnite here they say another inch today but i doubt it. River should be really good ridin this weekend

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icecold

We are leaving the new ulm area at 8;30 sunday moring to head for granite to the casino, if u see a bunch of yamahas, skidoos and a few polarisis thats us, Maybe see on da river.

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icenads

Weve narrowed it down to the river(blue polaris and a red F7) or Detroit Lakes this weekend were gona decide tommorrow, might see ya on da river

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icenads

Icecold got a few questions for ya! Can a guy get to that caseys to get fuel in new ulm or what do you guys do? How long does it take get to granite to new ulm and how many miles? Thanks!

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icecold

If you go down to highway 37 bridge then get off river u can get right to caseys its about 2 blocks off river, easy to get to. Its about 98 miles on river from the firefly casino to where we leave from in new ulm.

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