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Goose Lake Trail
Longville, MN
Trail Length: 13km  Maps: |
Groomed: Classic Only    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
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Notes:   Easy to moderate classical groomed trail through hardwoods and mixed pine stands in the Chippewa National Forest. Only the parking lot off County 5 NE is open in the winter.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  posted: 1/22/2019 9:16:19 PM
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Jon and I groomed Goose Lake. There was at least 12" of new snow in most parts of the trail. The 3 front loops from the parking lot are groomed and tracked. The west part of the trail was compacted with several grooming snowmobile passes and are yet to be tracked. About 50% of the trail is track completed.
(Terry Vacek)
Monday, January 14, 2019  posted: 1/14/2019 7:03:31 PM
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  I groomed the trails today. Conditions were pretty good before grooming but several areas were accumulating lots of debris in the track and some of the down hills had tracks washing out. The first 3 loops from the parking lot were groomed and are in very good shape. The whole west outer loop was groomed and the trail was re tracked where a snowmobile got on the trail. Very good track now and most of the debris has been covered. Some areas however have lots of leaves and needles mixed in the snow, but ever there it should ski well. 90% of the trail is completely clean and has great tracks. 5% is good and %5 is fair. Pole deck will need to harden up again after tenderizing today.
(Terry Vacek)
Sunday, January 13, 2019  posted: 1/13/2019 3:33:16 PM
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  By far the best conditions I have encountered recently. The track is firm and well defined in almost all cases with nice glide and climbing grip, I was able to stride up most hills with waxless skis. About 1K of damage from a snowmobile intrusion on the far west loop but overall a great ski.
(Michael Laputka)
Wednesday, January 9, 2019  posted: 1/9/2019 1:45:03 PM
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  I just finished re grooming Goose Lake this morning. We had some warm weather late last week and light freezing rain over Sunday night which ending up icing up the trail. I groomed the trail today using the knives to break up the ice and pull up fresh snow. It worked very well since we have so much snow packed base. The whole outer loop (16km) was groomed and the first 2 cut thrus on the east side. Tracks are very firm with 90 % excellent, 8% good and 2% shallow. Pole deck I expect to be soft yet in areas.
(Terry Vacek)
Wednesday, January 2, 2019  posted: 1/2/2019 5:32:26 PM
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Groomed the whole 16 km outer loop. Great snow conditions. Tracksetter was working excellent. Snow is setting up frim. I expect pole deck to continue to improve. There were a lot of skiers out for New Year Eve and Day so the old track were washed out but are now fresh. Get out and enjoy.
(Terry Vacek)

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