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Vadnais Heights, MN
9k
Classic Only
No
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651-748-2500
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Trails wind around Sucker and Vadnais lakes. Generally flat terrain.
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Friday, January 24, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
We were #2 and #3 after fresh grooming today on the north loop of Sucker Lake. It was great! A little soft but only because of the temps. The west end of the trail along the north end paralleling 96 was freshly covered by crud by the guy clearing the sidewalk, but we got through it OK.
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(Sherry Marsh)
Friday, January 24, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied the section south of F starting at 10:30 this morning. The tracks were good with an inch or so of new snow, but a bit slow on my old Fischer Double Crowns. Met the groomer as I was skiing, so now the trail is excellent. No oak leaves! This trail is mostly flat except where it crosses the creek. Nice trail for an old guy with a bum knee!
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(John Strand)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trail south of CR F was in fair to good condition. It was mid 30's with drizzle at the start. Leaves continue to be a problem especially with sticky wax like the Rex Red I was using. Track is also getting shallow in spots.
(Keith Carlson)
Monday, January 20, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
I skied the Sucker Lake loop. Double track set for classic with the exception of the north end next to Hwy 96 where there is only one track in some spots. This section has some icy patches, but it is not sandy. Tracks on the rest of the loop were well used but in good shape. Beautiful day to be out there!
(Cindy Angerhofer)
Monday, January 20, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied the Vadnais lake side. Track was very good, maybe a little loose here and there with a few leaves.
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(Bruce Montgomery)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Conditions were very good for classic. It was machine-tracked, very little leaf litter (finally), with depth or coverage just a little sparse in the trees after the bridge, and still down to just one track in the short portion south of Hwy 96 for apparent truck access for utility work. I used Swix Blue Klister, which was obviously wrong, but it worked okay except for grip on the steepest hills.
(Keith Carlson)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomer came today and set classic tracks on all trails. Not enough snow in some areas to set deep tracks but there is no exposed ground or pavement anywhere. Most of the trail is in excellent condition.
(Steve Jorissen)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Not groomed yet but the double track has been skied by a number of folks today and it's in good shape, both north and south of County Road F.
(Doug Nelson)
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Conditions on the trail south of CR F were poor to fair because of heavy leaf litter. Track is shallow but but was sufficient to guide my skis when the track was difficult to see int the dark. It was 17F degrees. I used Swix Blue Klister. Conditions were generally bad - didn't want to miss a pole plant for fear of losing my balance when the leaves caused sudden deceleration but I moved okay on the few leaf-clear portions of the trail. I was able to get in a few stretches of double poling. So I'll count my blessings.
(Keith Carlson)
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied the entire loop north of Country Road F. Between the icy conditions and the debris (leaves and sticks), most of the trail was difficult to ski on. Particularly on the wooded, east side of Sucker Lake. We need more snow before I'll venture there again. Otherwise, it was a beautiful day!
(Matthew Robertson)

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