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20k
Skating/Classic
No
No
1 Anvil Lake 1 Military Rd
715-479-2827
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Forested terrain varies from mostly level (West Trail, East Trail) to rolling hills (Ninemile Trail, Lake Loop) to hilly (Devil's Run). Chickadees waiting to eat birdseed from your hand at the warming shelter. Toilets are available at the parking area and warming shelter.
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Afternoon
Observation 
[ Trails Open: All ]
Trails are still open, but not groomed and in very poor condition.
(Evan Miller)
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Afternoon
Observation 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
14" Base. We attempted to groom the system on Monday, however, the recent warm weather and now cold has solidified the base to the point our equipment may be damaged. We reassessed the trail today and determined we will need fresh snow to start grooming again. Conditions are good to fair.
(Evan Miller)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
16" base. All trails on the Anvil National Recreation Trail system have been groomed and tracked. Conditions are excellent.
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(Evan Miller)
Monday, February 17, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails looked like they had been used quite a bit over the weekend so the skate lane was hard packed. Classic tracks were in good shape but there was a lot of debris on the trail. May be better now after the couple inches of snow received in the area on Monday night thru Tuesday.
(Libby Stupak)
Friday, February 14, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Good skis ]
I skate skied the East trail down to the cabin and back to the parking lot on the West trail. Both trails had recently been groomed but the East trail was a bit narrow for good skating. The skate deck was also a little uneven from the track setter. I switched to classic skis and had a much better experience. The classic track was fast with deep firm tracks and good solid pole plants. The Ninemile and Lake Loops had not been groomed since the most recent dusting of snow but conditions were still very good. Overall conditions were very good.
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(Jim Gantz)
Monday, February 10, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
16" Base. All segments have been groomed and tracked. Conditions are excellent. Tentative plan is to groom and track Anvil Trails again later this week prior to the holiday weekend.
(Evan Miller)
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
15" Base. Military, East, West and Ninemile have been groomed and tracked. Devils Run and Lake Loop have not been groomed. Tough grooming conditions as the warmer temps have solidified our base and the surface offers little traction for our groomer. Use caution on these trails as they are extremely icy. Hoping to get some fresh snow to cut in and soften things up a bit.
Photos:
(Evan Miller)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Fantastic conditions. What a wonderful place - bring birdseed so that you can feed the birds at the shelter from your hands! The Green trails are great for skating and classic.
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(Daniel Feller)
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
16" Base. All trails have been groomed and tracked. Conditions are excellent. We will reassess conditions and use on Thursday and determine if grooming is needed prior to the weekend.
Photos:
(Evan Miller)
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied Nine Mile, East and West trails. Conditions are very good. The grooming people did an excellent job.
Photos:
(Peggy Falsetti)

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