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Grand Rapids, MN
9.7k
Classic Only
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218-327-2855
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Reports 1 to 10 of 11    Month: Feb | Jan | Dec
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
County groomed Monday and made several passes grinding ice and re-setting track. Covered all debris. Temps about 15 degrees when I started with Extra blue. Fantastic conditions throughout the system. Groomed wide to get ski out to half snowplow as needed around corners. Firm track. Fast but not icy.
(Catherine McLynn)
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Tracks are well defined but somewhat icy. The hills are very fast and the base is so hard and somewhat icy so that its hard to get a bite while snowplowing or climbing with herringbone. High winds have caused most of the trail to be covered with needles, leaf litter, and fine debris. The debris is causing serious drag, even on waxless skis.
(Neil Berglund)
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Skied all loops. Lots of deer tracks especially down by the creek. Fantastic conditions, best of the winter. Great job, Itasca county groomers.
(Eric Goslovich)
Friday, January 31, 2020
Afternoon
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All ]
County groomed and set track on this gem of a system winding through Norway pines along Clearwater Creek. Very scenic.
(Catherine McLynn)
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Good snow in a beautiful area, but the trail has not been groomed in a couple of weeks. I called the county and they have a staff vacancy so are playing catch-up, but will try to groom this week. The track that exists is from users since the last snowfall and is pretty good considering the time elapsed since the last official grooming. A couple of trail segments are posted closed, but the main loop and most of the secondary loops are open.
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(Tim Goeman)
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Looks like it hasn’t been groomed for a while, but it works. Skiers have been making tracks. Slow, but scenic! Nice to see some flowing water in the creek.
(Keith Murphy)
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trail has not been groomed since big snow storm on Jan 16 (8+ inches). The sign at the trail head says it was last groomed on Jan. 3. People have been skiing the trail so conditions aren't too bad, just slow. Some sections of Wabana creek have open water flanked by large snow laden pines, spruces and cedar making for a beautiful experience.
(Steve Schultz)
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Groomed but now a little rough with deer tracks and nature litter. After yesterday’s wind, there is a lot of tree debris in the tracks (sticks, needles, pine cones, etc).
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(John Schroeder)
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Afternoon
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All ]
County groomer reported this scenic trail along Clearwater Creek is groomed and track set with plenty of base now.
(Catherine McLynn)
Friday, December 20, 2019
Morning
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All ]
County groomer reported setting track today though might be a little thin under the pines.
(Catherine McLynn)

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