Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 4-8”
Date of Report: February 11, 2023
Keith and I groomed the whole circuit. Trail 17 gets a little thin up in the Powell marsh around the bridge, sleds are currently going out into the marsh and bypassing the bridge. Trail five into the casino is good. Raven Lake area was thin in spots, but Keith worked it over several times to level it out the best he could. It’s like giving Picasso finger paints, there’s only so much you could do. Trail 17 south of the Raven all the way to Woodruff had plenty of snow, and we groomed it back the best we could. F trail running down to Gunlock Lake Road is excellent. Trail one, Stearns Lake Road, going north, has adequate ice and snow on the edges, and as the sun warms up today, the people that dodge the banks should tear some down. Northern Hornshoe trails are in amazing condition, considering the lack of snow. Last year I would report excellent. I went on patrol yesterday and ran into a considerable number of sleds, so I think this weekend will have some heavy traffic. It’s 20° right now at 7:30 AM, so things have set up the best they could. It’s going to be bright sunshine and 43° today, so still a decent day for a ride, but the next two days will probably take their toll. The lakes are all good, except the fence which is not marked. When I was grooming last night, I saw quite a few sleds coming off the trail that takes you to the Landing off 47 so they’ve been out there. It’s going to be busy today, so slow down on the corners, and stay right. Enjoy the weekend and be safe. Mark.