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Hiram Ski Trail
Hackensack, MN
Trail Length: 8.0k  Maps: |
Groomed: Classic Only    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-947-3338    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Another set of trails within the Foot Hills State Forest, these are rated from novice to expert.

Trail Reports:   2018-2019 season  view previous season     File a new report

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Monday, March 11, 2019  posted: 3/11/2019 3:12:01 PM
Firsthand Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Groomed and set new track at Hiram this morning after a few inches of new snow on Saturday. The track formed up well and most all the leaves are covered up for now. With the mild temps and clear sky the snow was warming up and getting tacky when I skied later. The track and deck are fairly soft this afternoon so we will see how well it holds up to ski traffic today. It should firm up overnight and be fairly good skiing in the morning before it warms up in the afternoon. It was a beautiful day to be in the woods skiing today.
(Paul Klinger)
Wednesday, March 6, 2019  posted: 3/6/2019 7:04:23 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  I skied again at Hiram this afternoon and conditions were fairly good overall. There are some sections that have a lot of leaves in the track which were getting grabby on the downhill runs. The track is getting a little shallow in the open areas from the strong winds blowing snow into them but they will still hold the skis. On some of the hills the track is getting washed out from people herringboning on the way up but it is not a problem since the snow is still soft enough to get plenty of edge control for the decent. Still worth a trip to Hiram for some skiing.
(Paul Klinger)
Wednesday, March 6, 2019  posted: 3/6/2019 5:27:53 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Temperature was 15 degrees and sunny. Trail was recently groomed and excellent condition except for oak leaves in track. Although the leaves did not stick to my kick wax, they did slow down my glide when present. This trail is "old school" with single track and no skate lane.
(Earl Stabenow)
Monday, March 4, 2019  posted: 3/4/2019 7:58:27 PM
Firsthand Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  I skied at Hiram today mid afternoon and conditions were good overall except for lots of oak leaves in some areas along with the track being washed out on some of the bigger hills from the weekend ski traffic. With the time I had left before dark I reset the track on the first big loop up to the bench and back to the parking lot. The track turned out fairly well but there are places with a lot of oak leaves mixed into the snow which will slow you down. If we get a little dusting of snow yet tonight that should help cover some of the leaves in the track. The deer have been using some parts of the trail quite a bit but the worst areas were the part I reset the track on this evening. It should be pretty good skiing this week.
(Paul Klinger)
Saturday, March 2, 2019  posted: 3/2/2019 1:20:48 PM
Firsthand Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Made one pass around Hiram this morning to reset the track after a little new snow since the last grooming. There are still many exposed oak leaves mixed into the snow in some parts of the trail. I skied later after I had reset the track and it was fairly good skiing. The oak leaves in some spots will slow you down and the track was still some what soft. The track was already getting torn up in places from skiers ahead of me since it had not had enough time to really firm up. I had a fun ski with good glide even with the fresh soft snow, oak leaves and the cold temp.
(Paul Klinger)

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