Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 2-6"
Date of Report: January 23, 2022
I ran with groomer Dean last night.17 North is good yet, but thin after the first bridge and then drops off as you get closer to the open area in the marsh. Sleds are running off grade to the east, and although bumpy, no visual evidence of sinking in. Trail 5 into the casino is good to very good. 17 south from H to Stearns Lake Road is good but showing wear. Trail 1 Stearns Lake Road to East Boundary has adequate snow to cool and lubricate. 17 from Stearns Lake Road to Woodruff is good to thin in spots, especially around the bridge and then gets thinner closer to town. F trail is good, but after it switches to road at Gunlock, scrounging snow gets hard.Lakes are good, and Fence trail is open again. There are ice bumps in the middle, and the slush area off the boat launch is frozen leaving ruts where the sleds dug in. I have not run it since we got the couple inches of snow, and the wind. There were riders that destroyed a considerable section of new landscaping in a landowners yard on the Pokegama Lake shore trail. It was intentional, malicious, and will cost a lot to repair. Clubs and trails cannot survive without our landowners. We work hard to build and maintain relationships with these generous people, and a couple of weenees destroy it all in minutes. That’s all I have to say about that. Mark