Lake Trails Report for the week of March 3rd-9th - Trail from Graceton Beach to Warroad was groomed yesterday --- had to turn around at the crack east of Warroad a couple of miles --- no slush found! --- trail is in great shape with a solid base of more than 20 inches -- The trail from Wheelers Point to Oak Island is being groomed today -- it was a little choppy from Wheelers to Knight Island -- due to heavy snowmobile traffic -- pretty normal for this time of year --- as of today there were no slush areas to worry about -- cracks on the lake are holding tight -- get out and enjoy the warmer weather coming!
This week's grooming report - things are getting a bit challenging on the lake and River. Trail to Oak Island is holding up the best and groomed and in good condition!
The river has some slush showing up, we are having to groom the river with our Polaris General to avoid our larger groomer getting stuck in slush...river groomer is just heading out this morning!
Warroad trail will not be groomed this week due to slush issues....we will do our best to expose the slush and get things back normal as soon as we can.
Trail Report - Feb 21 -- New snow of 2-3 inches are on the trails --- grooming all lake trails tomorrow! Will be all set for the weekend! The pressure ridges have really held tight - so very little issues for snowmobilers. Lake snow continues to build - the base is nearly 20 inches - trails will be groomed Friday --- have held up good over past week-- with warmer temps traffic from fisherman and snowmobilers will certainly keep increasing!
The Graceton Beach to Warroad trail got groomed on Friday --- with the exception of three miles east of Warroad -- a large crack was unsafe to cross with our groomer --- the Wheelers to Oak Island trail only got groomed to Knight Island -- with the changing temps a crack disallowed our groomed to get past it --- this will be hopefully groomed all the way to Oak Island by Tuesday --- warmer temps are coming which will make these crack move even more -- the River trail got groomed Saturday afternoon -
Snow depth on the lake is getting deeper! --- Blowing and drifting this past week has pushed depths up to well over a a foot to 18 inches or snow in spots ---
Trail base is well over 18 inches -
All lake trails are groomed with the exception of Knight Island to Oak Island -
Trails Conditions are good!
Today is Jan 31st - both the Wheelers to Oak Island and the Graceton Beach to Warroad trails are currently being groomed today!- The trail to Oak has seen lots of traffic - mostly fisherman -- only two cracks that you need to worry about -- the first one is just north of Pine Island about a mile -- and the second is just south of Knight Island -- as far as snowmobiles are concerned crossing these cracks is very easy -- The Warroad trail has a crack east of Warroad we have not been able to cross with our groomer - this crack is about 3 miles east of Warroad - Enjoy the weekend -- temps are on the rise!
Nothing has been actually groomed yet, just dragging the grass down which fills in some holes but not very smooth out there yet. Need more snow to really get a nice grooming. Most of the swamp trails have been dragged down except the Floyd Olson and the John Beckel Northern Connection. More snow by Waskish (being dragged today) and Kelliher got three inches we need last night. Some places are really nice but be cautious because we just don’t have the snow to fill moguls and ditches yet.
I marked 4 mile bay yesterday trail kind of starts out from Adrian’s access and runs to the normal crossing on pine heard reports of as low as 3.5 inches on river so we won’t be staking that for a bit
***USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING THE RIVER***
Lake trail conditions as of March 20th - the trail from Wheeler's to Oak is in ok shape, it is a little beat up from high traffic and the warm weather, the trail from Graceton Beach to Warroad is a little better shape but again the warm weather is certainly affecting the conditions. As of late last week we are done grooming all lake and river trails - warm weather is the main reason for use calling it a season - thanks and have a great summer!
A crazy amount of traffic over the weekend has lake trails in tough shape - not only the swelled number of snowmobilers due to the Snowmobile Rally at the Northwest Angle but the seasonal increase of portable fisherman pulling sleds to the Knight Island and Bridges area. Looks like we will dodge most of the snow this week --- and the temps will stay cool enough for us to groom during the day - our plan is to groom all the lake trails and the river later in the week....Thursday or Friday.
Enjoy the last couple of weeks of riding!!
Both Wheeler's to Oak Island and Graceton Beach to Warroad was last groomed on Thursday Feb. 22nd - we typically try and groom each week either Thursday or Friday depending on the weather - late in the week as possible to make sure the trail is in its best possible condition for the weekend. With the recent snow fall the trail is a little choppy, we plan to get things groomed up this coming Thursday - temps are supposed to be warmer this weekend so expect LOTS of traffic which means the trail will certainly take a beating! Like each year late February and March the lake trails see the highest rate of travel, trail conditions change quite often.