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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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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)
Monday, February 25, 2019  posted: 2/25/2019 7:44:41 PM
Firsthand Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Groomed and set new track at Hiram today after the a few inches of new snow Friday night and the very strong winds on Sunday. There were a lot of oak leaves, pine needles, cones and sticks on the trail. I was able to clean off most all the sticks and cones. There are a lot of oak leaves and pine needles mixed into the snow on some parts of the trail. The track is a little ragged in places with the oak leaves and ice chunks getting stuck in the track setter. I skied after I finished grooming and over all it was pretty good skiing. With the cold temps I was using a harder kick wax which the oak leaves were not sticking to so the glide was good. If we get a little snow it should pretty much cover the leaves and needles up. Worth a trip to Hiram for some skiing this week.
(Paul Klinger)
Thursday, February 21, 2019  posted: 2/21/2019 12:53:14 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Groomed and set new track at Hiram this morning after around 3 inches of snow yesterday. Most all the forest litter was covered up and the track was forming to the full depth of the track setter. Not sure how firm it will be this afternoon with the mild temps since I didn't ski right after I groomed. I wanted to let it set for a few hours before I ski on it this afternoon. Beautiful day to be in the woods, get out and enjoy.
(Paul Klinger)
Friday, February 15, 2019  posted: 2/15/2019 7:58:43 PM
Firsthand Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  I skied Hiram this afternoon to check it out after the inch or so of snow and the strong winds yesterday. In the more open areas the tracks were completely covered over and there were some scattered Oak leaves in the tracks that were not completely covered up. Plenty of deer damage in places also. I decided to make a single pass with the groomer and reset the track for the weekend. The track setter was icing up so the track did turn out as clean as I would like but for the most part it turned out well. With the cold temps tonight the track should set up firm. The overall conditions should be very good this weekend and make for some fun skiing. Get out and enjoy the winter wonderland if you are able to.
(Paul Klinger)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019  posted: 2/13/2019 5:22:43 PM
Firsthand Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Groomed and set new track at Hiram today after another 5 inches of new snow yesterday. Lots of snow in the woods. Track turned out well over all just a few ragged spots from ice chunks getting stuck in the track setter. Not much for forest litter since there has not been much wind lately. With the deep snow in the woods the deer are walking on the ski trail more this season but you can still ski over the damage they cause. I included some pictures so you can get a better idea how the conditions are. I skied it after the grooming was done and it was very good skiing. Get out and enjoy the good ski conditions while they last.
Photos:  
(Paul Klinger)

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