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Mercer, WI
20k
Skating/Classic
No
No
1 Cabin 1 Little Turtle
715-600-1196
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Trails are on rolling glacial terrain through pine, spruce and tamarack forests. A heated chalet with a vault toilet, wax bench, and changing room is located at the Cabin trailhead. There is a second trailhead at the Little Turtle Flowage parking lot.
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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
We got a little snow this week and a good cold night. All trails were groomed and new tracks were set. Skate lanes are good, tracks are rough in some places. Enjoy the spring conditions.
(Bernie Langreck)
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
We went out this morning to see what we could do after the rain last week and the little snow we got. We are able to reset the track quite well except where the tree canopy covers the trail. The skate lane is mostly good except as previously mentioned. Trail turned out great, we are still grooming the Turtle River Pursuit Course for the skaters enjoyment. Enjoy the Spring skiing.
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(Bernie Langreck)
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We got a little snow finally which enabled us to freshen up all skate trails. We are still grooming the Turtle River Pursuit trail for skate and classic use. The race course makes a great skate opportunity. The classic tracks are firm and with the little snow we got you should get good grip. Enjoy the Spring temps and conditions.
(Bernie Langreck)
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skate lanes freshly renovated and combed producing a level ski surface. Mid morning ski was fast, snow was still cold. Classical tracks had a faint dusting of snow. Overall conditions very good.
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(Jerome Leiterman)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The Mercer area received approximately 2-3 inches of new, dry snow yesterday. Today groomers mixed the new snow with the cold base. New classical tracks were cut and the skate lanes were renovated and combed. Because of the cold temps, tracks set up hard the skate surface very firm and level. Conditions are rated very good to excellent.
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(Jerome Leiterman)
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
I skate skied the entire trail system. The skate deck was firm but a bit crusty from last Sunday’s thaw. The downhills were fast but control was still good. Homestead had been groomed but the groomer was not able to set a track the entire length. Therefore, I ended up skating that too. I would rate overall conditions as good. It would appear last Sunday’s thaw has made grooming a challenge.
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(Jim Gantz)
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Had very good skiing on Moose Trail to the bridge then around Osprey. Tracks firm, but not icy. Hills are very fast!
(Larry Testin)
Friday, February 7, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The entire trail system was renovated breaking up the hard pack, icy surface. Skate lanes were combed level and the classical tracks were re-set. Very nice conditions and very fast!
(Jerry Leiterman)
Friday, February 7, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The trail was groomed this morning for the weekend rush.  Multiple passes were made and they are in very good condition.  Track was reset and should be fast.  Those out training for the Turtle River Pursuit, the K markers have been put out on the course to give you an idea of distance.  Grooming for next weekends race will continue through the week after Sunday.
(Gary Mears)
Monday, February 3, 2020
Afternoon
Observation 
[ Trails Open: All ]
Due to the deterioration from the warm weekend, we decided to snowshoe instead of ski. The classic tracks were very hard and icy, and snowplowing was not feasible due to the icy crust on the skating deck. Depending of which species of tree was overhead, there was significant needle or cone debris on the trail. New snow is needed to mix in with the icy crust. There is still plenty of snow for next regrooming.
(Dave Henning)

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