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Longville, MN
13km
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Easy to moderate classical groomed trail through hardwoods and mixed pine stands in the Chippewa National Forest. Only the parking lot off County 5 NE is open in the winter.
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Monday, January 27, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Jerry and I groomed the whole east side and all 8 km of the outer west side. Snow is so deep that even with no new snow for the last 8 days we were able to make very clean new trail. It is a winter wonderland out there, get out and enjoy the trails.
(Terry Vacek)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Jon and I packed the west side of Goose Lake. After numerous passes packing the whole east side and the outer west side was groomed and tracked. Lots of snow shoe and deer trackers were covered along with a lot of wind debris. Because of the deep snow in the woods the deer are using sections of the trail for their movement. The east side is setting up firm but I expect the west side will be softer for another day.
(Terry Vacek)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
The east side of Goose Lake was packed and groomed this morning. There is about 8” of new snow. Two packing passes and one grooming pass was done. The west side is OK to ski if you like skiing thru deep snow. It was not drifting while grooming but the winds are getting gustier now.
(Terry Vacek)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Fresh grooming on Goose Lake this morning. The whole east side and the outer loop of the west side has been groomed. We had about 3” of new snow. Enough snow to cover all the debris but the snow did not track as well as I like; track is softer than I would like.
(Terry Vacek)
Monday, January 6, 2020
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I groomed and reset tracks on the east 3 loops in the evening. Ginzu did a great job covering the down tree debris and I would say that the 99% of the trash is gone now. While the Ginzu did excellent job on the track and ski wash outs, not even 2 passes could fix the foot and snow shoe deep holes completely. I didn’t get to the west side so if you wish to ski that you will want B skis as there will be lots of debris in the tracks.
(Terry Vacek)
Friday, January 3, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied the whole older loop this morning. Lots of skiers have been skiing but tracks are holding up excellently. There are only a couple of short hills spots where the tracks have been washed out from herringbone steps or snow plowing. A few places the pole deck is still soft so I would recommend large baskets. It is still very gorgeous out there and tracks are very clean. Kick wax looked like I just applied it after finished skiing.
(Terry Vacek)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
It really is a winter wonderland at the mighty Goose trail. The grooming was perfect as was the snow. Met a few nice folks on the trail but it was not crowded. The snow on the trees made it look magical. I skied with my wife Michelle and good friends Joe and Leanne. Big thanks to the Lake Country Nordic Ski Club! Thank You for all you do.
(Charlie Cremers)
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Finished grooming Goose Lake Trail today. The west side of the trail was compacted, groomed and tracks set. The whole outer loop (15 km) now is groomed with new tracks. The first two cut thru’s were groomed and tracked yesterday. The west end cut thrus are compacted but not groomed yet.
(Terry Vacek)
Monday, December 30, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Winter wonderland out there. Jon and Terry (I’m guessing from previous posts) had just finished grooming and tracking. First ones on trail. Slow but perfect. Track Goes to no. 9 marker and circles back. West side wasn’t tracked yet.
(Mark Ferber)
Monday, December 30, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
The first 3 loops from the parking lot were packed and groomed this morning. About 8 km of track set. Track depth is over 6” so good skis are good to go. There were so many branches down that a few smaller pieces might have gotten groomed in but should easily be avoided if they were not totally covered. It’s a winter wonderland out there.
(Terry Vacek)

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