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Nashwauk, MN
10K
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Trails run gently through birch and maple hardwoods, wildlife frequently seen. Located north of Nashwauk on Hwy 65.
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Reports 1 to 6 of 6    Month: Feb | Jan
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
No logging quite yet other than old E/W road just south of parking lot pushed in up to loop #2. Skied entire system on excellently groomed three loops. The Sherry Lake Loop goes through two very special groups of old growth white pine and upland white cedars. Sadly, no moose tracks this time for first time in twenty years. Cross my fingers that this logging cut doesn't wipe out Stoney Ridge Loop forest. There was a DNR Fire Tower near ski trail/ logging road intersection fifteen to fifty years ago. I got in the tower forty years ago, what a view!
(Neil Gardner)
Friday, February 3, 2023
Afternoon
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Most ]
Itasca County Land Dept reports: The west section of the Stoney Ridge Loop will be closed due to a timber sale that will start up this weekend. That section of trail will be fully closed until further notice.
Map shows that except for that section, the rest of the trail system, including Sherry Lake loop, has been groomed and is open for skiing.
(Catherine McLynn)
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I arrived to find it had last been groomed sometime in the previous week but not since the late week snowfall we had. That was no problem because it was only a couple inches of new snow. I skied one loop and actually encountered another person. By the time we had both made our loops, everything was skied in, and I did a much faster second loop (the farthest out and back). I like looking for wildlife signs here. Lots of grouse holes in the snow and snowshoe hare all around. I usually also find moose tracks that are always at least a week or two old, but I haven't seen real moose there since 2011. Deer tracks are always fresh.
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(Bob Conzemius)
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Stoney Ridge ski trails were combed, packed and tracks set on all three loops. They should set up nicely tonight and be ready for your skis tomorrow.
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(Wallace Krook)
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Stoney Ridge trail had solid tracks from a fairly recent grooming and I skied in less than an inch of newer snow. The Sherry Lake trail has not been groomed, but the loops that are groomed are worth the trip.
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(Jeff Pesta)
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
First two loops of three groomed perfectly, enjoy! Grooming plans: Third Sherry Lake Loop may be done later this week. Thank you Wally!
(Neil Gardner)