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Trail Report: Ely, Minnesota – March 16, 2017

Ely, MN Chamber of Commerce

Trail Conditions: Poor
Snow Cover: 3 inches
Date of Report: March 16, 2017
Area Report:

Ely Area Lakes & Trails: (Local Groomers report):  Grooming on all area trails has been suspended and trails will have icy stretches and areas of exposed ground.  With warming weather predicted, standing water up to 18 inches may exist in low lying and wetland portions of the trail.  Lake travel by snowmobile is not recommended.  Area snowmobile clubs have pulled staked trails from lakes.  Reports by local groomers say the lake ice is in poor condition near current areas and constriction points.  Warming weather may create standing water areas, which can cause dangerous ice conditions.  Please use caution when riding area trails. 

Taconite Trail: Snow – 5-15” depth  Base – 0-4”  Groomed – yes  Condition – poor  

Arrowhead Trail: Snow – 8-18” depth  Base – 0-4”  Groomed – yes  Condition – poor 

Putnam-Fishing Lakes Trail: Groomed – yes  Condition – poor

Lake Vermilion State Park and Soudan Underground Mine State Park: closed for season

Taconite Spur Trails and Stony Spur Trails: Base – 0-4”  Groomed – yes  Condition – poor