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Isabella, MN
33k
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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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Afternoon
Observation 
[ Trails Open: All ]
No new groomable snow in the past 2 weeks. Temps above freezing for several days have taken their toll. Still good coverage but expect deteriorated tracks.
(Andy Fisher)
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied the west half of the trails. They could not have been any better. Great snow, good trackset, and the big thing that makes this trails stand out: intimate mostly hiking-trail width winding trails in the most beautiful quiet boreal forest setting. My favorite was a long loop through cedar-spruce-tamarack bog. If you haven’t tried these trails, it is well-worth a drive to Isabella!
(Mary Lawler Shedd)
Friday, February 19, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ B skis ]
Well, I got my one new trail for the season. First time at F-G and I loved it. Old time skiing! Twisty, turny, uneven tracks! Super scenic forest peppered with lakes and swamps. We skied everything there which ended up being about 16 miles. This is how XC is meant to be! The trails are mostly pretty easy. But I did have a couple moments of doubt as to whether or not I was going to make a few corners! A few of the down hills definitely got my attention with some two-ski drift and a few abrupt hockey stops! I only checked the B ski box due to the fact that, if you are very particular about your good skis, you definitely could find a few things to scratch your bases. I made it around unscathed with a pair of S-LABS. But I would have taken a different pair had I known what to expect. I shall return.
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(Mick Dodds)
Friday, February 19, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Light snows (1/2in) over the last two nights have covered any pine needles. Great tracks and firm bass. Beautiful and great skiing.
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(Jon Schneider)
Friday, February 12, 2021
Afternoon
Observation 
[ Trails Open: All ]
Just a trace of snow last night is all we've had since last Friday's grooming. With this weeks frigid temps, the system has been skied very little. Track set is good.
(Andy Fisher)
Monday, February 8, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Awesome snow depth, great grooming by the National Forest Lodge proprietor Andy Fisher. Great snow, solitude and scenery. Unmatched beauty and conditions!
(Pamela Anondson)
Monday, February 8, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Enjoyed an amazing long weekend skiing these trails while staying at National Forest Lodge. I skied almost the entire network. Grooming was flawless throughout. The extreme cold made the snow a little bit slow, but that helped the less aggressive skiers in our group to handle the hills. Skiing up here has become a highlight of the winter for our family, and we are excited to come back next year.
(Thomas Blackstock)
Friday, February 5, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
2" accumulation out of Thursday's snow event. Groomed the entire system Friday afternoon. Fairly decent track set. Very dry snow and cold temps. Will be soft or drifted in areas. Top couple inches of fat bike lane will be soft. Dress warm! The costs for maintenance and grooming of these trails are defrayed by your purchase of the Great Minnesota Ski Pass.
(Andy Fisher)
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied a big loop on the western trails this morning. The track set was decent and there were varying amounts of fluffy new snow where others hadn't skied yet. No litter on trail and, as always, a peaceful tour of these amazing trails in the pines.
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(Andy Fisher)
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Flathorn-Gegoka is one of the most beautiful trails I’ve been on. Classic tracks and fat tire bike tracks available. Beautiful forest with snow hanging in the pines. Plenty of snow on the trails. Worth the drive.
(Kay Libby)

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