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Isabella, MN
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Classic Only
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218-663-7280
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Mostly single tracked through the quiet tall pines, past peaceful lakes of Superior National Forest.
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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
This morning we skied 17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-19 and back (total mileage ~5.6 miles). Afternoon skied 17-16-20-21-14-17 and back. All these trails were groomed, which leads me to believe at least 50% of the total routes have been groomed. Yesterday's nice clean tracks were, today, covered in about 2.5" of fluffy powder, which was nice but made for slower going...but now the trails we skied are broken (you're welcome :-) ). Everything we skied is in fine condition; the snow is what I call "creamy". Even the low-lying trails are in great shape, although given the current snow depth some spots are still a bit lumpy and there are still some small alders and such sticking up, especially on the 18-19 route. The woods are a flocked wonderland, and we only saw one other pair of skiers all day. Again, I selected B skis only because we haven't yet skied all of the trails. We noted that the 15-5 trail does not appear to have been groomed yet, but there is a skier made trail broken there. Bottom line, this area would be a fantastic New Year's ski.
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(Vince King)
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
We finally received enough snow by Xmas Eve to groom this week for the first time. Additional snowfall of 3" on Wednesday will be groomed asap. Stay tuned for updates on that. All trails have had track set with the exception of 5 to 15 and 6 to 9 segments. Happy trails! Be well and Happy New Year!
(Andy Fisher)
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Andy (National Forest Lodge) has spent the last couple of days grooming, and he has made great progress. Only skied the "main drag" (17 to 13) so far, and conditions are excellent -- nice, fast skiing. Good solid base, well-set track. Groomed for classic and skate (latter only up to marker 13). Some interior trails await grooming, but the full set of trails should be complete in the next day or two. I marked "B skis" only because unsure of the complete conditions.
(Vince King)

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