Snow Cover: 7"
Date of Report: December 14, 2016
Ely Area Lakes & Trails: There is snow in the woods: however, swamps and wetlands have not frozen solid so crews cannot run groomers on the trails. Trail use in those areas is not recommended. Area lakes do have ice cover. Medium to large lakes may not have sufficient ice for foot travel yet. Use caution when traveling out onto lakes – check ice conditions as you move across the ice. Use recommended safety gear for protection when skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or ice fishing on area lakes.
Babbitt Trails: No report
Taconite Trail: Snow – 10-15” depth Base – 0” Groomed – no Condition – poor
Arrowhead Trail: Snow – 10-15” depth Base – 0” Groomed – no Condition – poor
Putnam-Fishing Lakes Trail: No report
Lake Vermilion State Park and Soudan Underground Mine State Park: Trails are closed
Taconite Spur Trails and Stony Spur Trails: Base – 0” Trail condition – poor Swamps and wetlands have not frozen yet, so grooming cannot commence. Trail use Is no recommended.
Tomahawk Trail & Local Trails: No report