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Grand Rapids, MN
10.0k
Classic Only
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218-832-3161
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Located in the Chippewa National Forest, semi-primitive. Contains Joyce Estate, a historic northwoods retreat with log and stone buildings of Adirondack architecture. Rated beginner/intermediate.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 13    Month: Jan | Dec
Friday, January 27, 2023
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed and set new classic tracks on Doan lake trails tonight. Multiple light drifts along the lake but I think they groomed out ok. Premium conditions overall. JC set new tracks on Trout Lake trails earlier today. Great skiing out there.
(Carl Nordgren)
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
All Trout Lake and Doan Lake trails groomed this morning with new classic tracks set. Excellent conditions and perfect temperatures. Enjoy the snow.
(Carl Nordgren)
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Track still in very good shape and fast. Skied to the N lot. Broke off a few face slapper branches.
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(Pete Friedlieb)
Sunday, January 1, 2023
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Joyce estate main trail to north gate and Doan lake are groomed, tracked and in excellent condition. Enjoy!
(Jim Christmas)
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Joyce Estate trail groomed Saturday morning, skied very well with minimum trail debris. Light snow fell late afternoon but trail still should be great.
(Pete Friedlieb)
Friday, December 30, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Doan Lake Trails: Packed the pole tracks with the snowmobile, Shoveled off top of drift bumps, Trimmed branches, Then used Ginzu to flatten out the trail and set new classic tracks. Excellent conditions.
(Carl Nordgren)
Monday, December 26, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Doan Lake trails groomed and new classic tracks set this morning. The snow is super dry from the crazy cold temperatures. The tracks are soft and may set up OK or they may need more snow and warmer temperatures. Plenty of drifts along the east side of the lake. I barreled thru pretty fast so tracks are likely squirrelly. The grooming plan is to finish the Trout Lake trails this afternoon.
(Carl Nordgren)
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied fresh snow into the set tracks over the past two days on the Joyce Estates and Doan Lake Trails. A pack of wolves appears to have marched with precision in the set tracks. They left behind signs that the deep snow has aided their deer hunting.
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(Jeff Pesta)
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied the entire Joyce and Doan Lake Trails. Nearing mid-season form after the huge snowfall. Classic tracks generally in good shape. A little soft in places, but hardening up from the cold temps. It's a winter wonderland out there.
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(Jon Arntson)
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Doan Lake Trails rolled, feathered, and classic tracks set. Lots of snow and conditions are soft. I haven't had the groomer out yet so trail is not super flat. Good skiing though. Doan Trailhead parking lot is plowed. Grooming plans: Trout trails maybe later today.
(Carl Nordgren)

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