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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     Request a new report

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Thursday, January 10, 2019  posted: 1/10/2019 6:32:46 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Conditions this afternoon were fairly good overall and made for some fun skiing. There are many scattered leaves and needles in some areas but it did not cause a problem at least today. The icy crust is broken up and mixed in with the soft snow to make for good glide and a fast ski but still plenty of grip for the kick. The track formed pretty shallow in some places but overall it is deep enough to hold the skis. The track is firm and the deck is firming up for better pole plants in most places.
(Paul Klinger)
Wednesday, January 9, 2019  posted: 1/9/2019 7:32:17 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Re-groomed Hiram this afternoon to try to breakup the icy crust from the freezing rain on Sunday night and to try to cover up some of the oak leaves. The old Tidd Tech Trail Tenderizer used at Hiram can't dig deep into the base to bring up fresh snow but it was able to breakup the icy crust and covered up some of the oak leaves. It will take more snow to completely cover them up. The track is not as well formed as I would like due to having to drive faster than ideal because the snowmobile was overheating. The overall condition now is fair to good.
(Paul Klinger)
Tuesday, January 8, 2019  posted: 1/8/2019 8:07:01 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Skied at Hiram this afternoon after we had a light dusting of snow this morning. The track and deck are covered in an icy crust but the little dusting of snow this morning covered up the ice just enough so hard kick wax worked and didn't have to use klister. The strong winds last night and today brought down many leaves and sticks. The trail is also some what rutted up after the weekend traffic and the ruts are now frozen solid. The trail can be skied but conditions are poor because of all the ice and forest litter.
(Paul Klinger)
Friday, January 4, 2019  posted: 1/4/2019 4:40:53 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  I skied Hiram this morning while it was still below freezing. The track is a little shallow in some places where the track- setter was not able to get to its full depth. There are some lumpy spots in the track from clumps of snow falling from the pine trees as it warms up. Scattered forest litter but not bad enough to be a problem. The track was fairly firm and was not icy yet. The deck is a little soft in places so pole plants go to deep sometimes. Overall it was very good skiing this morning with plenty of glide and good grip for the kick.
(Paul Klinger)
Thursday, January 3, 2019  posted: 1/3/2019 1:36:46 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Set classic track this morning before temps got to warm. Turned out fairly well just some ragged edges in places. Scattered Oak leaves as usual but not enough to be a problem. We will have to see how trail conditions hold up but right now it's good skiing. Get out and enjoy.
(Paul Klinger)

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