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Mother Bear Ski Trail
Brimson, MN
10km
Classic Only
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This is a remote trail that is groomed by volunteers for classic skiing that goes thru jackpine forests, black spruce swamps and over glacial eskers. A skier will probably see more tracks of deer, wolves and moose that they will of other skiers. A snowshoe trail is also starts by the trailhead. Located two miles south of Hellman's Store on CR 44.
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Friday, February 3, 2023
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Regroomed portions of the trail that were not groomed on Monday. Trees were removed that keep falling from the December storms.
(Al Ringer)
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
All segments of the trail are open but there's been no grooming this week. The tracks are drifted through the marsh, so it seems like a real wilderness ski. The are trees down that need some attention, these are not on slopes and skiers have found paths around them. Once groomed this place will be spectacular, until then it's a wilderness adventure.
(David King)
Monday, January 30, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
After a morning low of -33F, it warmed up to -3F and time to get out for a ski. South loop was in great shape, deep tracks and solid pole plants. Not the best glide at these temps, but the sun was out, and the trees were flocked with snow.
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(Al Ringer)
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Skied all of the easy and difficult trails this morning. The tracks on the north side were initially covered in a couple inches of light and powdery snow. However, once we crossed the road and skied the South Loop, we found freshly groomed tracks! The North trails were also being groomed as we were leaving. Still bits of debris here and there, but overall the trails were in great shape! A huge thank you to Al for his excellent work!
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(Woody Unruh)
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Had a great ski today. Trails were tracked on Friday, and had 1" new snow on them. Glide wasn't as great as it could have been, but the temperature was right, the woods were beautiful, and best of all there were no trees down.
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(Al Ringer)
Friday, January 20, 2023
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Cleared more down trees today, and set a track. A few areas have brush close to the track, but should be good skiing this weekend.
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(Al Ringer)
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
We are slowly getting the trails open from all the heavy snow damage. We are about 70% cleared of downed trees and tracked. Expect some twigs and pine needles on trail, as we did not get any new snow from the latest storm. The snowshoe trail is open and cleared for those coming to snowshoe.
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(Al Ringer)
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
After many hours, and many volunteers we have 5K of trail open and tracked. Expect twigs and pine needles down. We will keep working to open the rest of the areas.
Photos:
(Al Ringer)
Monday, December 26, 2022
Afternoon
Observation 
[ Trails: Closed, B skis ]
We are still trying to get a skiable loop open after all the heavy snow damage. We hope to have crews out every day this week, and hopefully have a track set by the end of the week.
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(Al Ringer)
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Afternoon
Observation 
[ Trails: Closed, B skis ]
We are still working to open the trails. Many areas look like a tornado went thru, but it was all from the heavy snowfall. We are making progress, but it's slow.
Photos:
(Al Ringer)

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