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Flathorn-Gegoka Trails
Isabella, MN
29k
Classic Only
No
No
218-830-2457
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These classic single-tracked trails are set in the remote boreal forest of Isabella on Superior National Forest. The trails wind along lakeshores and through spruce/tamarack bogs and old pine, fir, aspen, and birch forests. Skiers can experience a wilderness character on mostly beginner to intermediate loops. Trailhead located at Flathorn Picnic area.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 14    Month: Jan | Dec
Friday, January 21, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
A windy day but that was not a problem on this densely wooded intimate trail system. Conditions were very good. Grooming was excellent. A very few needles blown of the trees but that was trivial. Really nice!
Photos:
(Tim Grebner)
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Another fantastic ski on newly groomed trails, the snow was cold and slow but stunning. Even the typical drifted areas were tracked well. There is at least 2 to 3 feet of snow on the ground, The quality of the snow has been superb this year.
Photos:
(Nancy Schultz)
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Thanks to the fantastic grooming after a 4 1/2 inch snowfall, the trails were awesome. The groomer reported seeing moose and lynx tracks the last time he was out (not today).
Photos:
(Nancy Schultz)
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Just returned from a three hour ski with my husband. We continue to be amazed at how near-perfect the trails are and how incredibly beautiful the forest is right now. Thanks, Gary, for all your support in grooming and enduring the start-up challenges associated with creating a new non-profit, charged with protecting, maintaining, and promoting this unique wilderness trail system.
Photos:
(Nancy Schultz)
Friday, January 14, 2022
Afternoon
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All ]
I just returned from an hour of the best classic skiing I can say ever exists. Newly groomed trails, a wonderful surprise to me, 8 degrees and a moon starting to emerge. Life was indeed blissful for an hour.
Photos:
(Nancy Schultz)
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
-9 degree 9k ski today on fresh tracked trails for 80% of the way, the other trails had the new 1" cover over them with some windblown areas covering up the tracks set last week. Cold slow snow but fantastic outdoor experience in the Superior National Forest today.
Photos:
(Nancy Schultz)
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Another inch of snow fell on Friday night into Saturday morning, all trails are set with tracks, trails 19 to 23, and 19 to 23 were set with tracks on Saturday. We skied the trails that were tracked on Thursday but got the extra inch of snow on Saturday morning and they were good except in the small portion of the trails system that had exposure to wind, where the tracks were nonexistent for a short stretch. We had another extraordinary afternoon on these trails experiencing the beauty of the wilderness that surrounds the trail system.
Photos:
(Nancy Schultz)
Friday, January 7, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
9 1/2 out of 10 rating, excellent tracked trails in deep snow with snow covered and hoar frosted trees as a backdrop. These wilderness trails are nearly the best they will ever be, a little slow due to the cold temps but this is hardly worth mentioning.
Photos:
(Nancy Schultz)
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We did it! Trails packed and groomed - tracks set on all loops except the two far western loops from marker 19 to 23 and 19 to 24.
(Mary Shedd, Friends Of Flathorn Gegoka Trails)
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
5 inches of new powdery snow over packed trails, some open spaces had 36-inch drifts, great ski but slow and determined won the day.
Photos:
(Nancy Schultz)

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