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Old 03-19-2020, 09:44 AM   #1
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Default Trail Conditions 3-19-20

Quick update as conditions will chance in less than 24 hrs.
Trails are for the most part all perfectly flat, and perfectly ridable with a few small issues in the open areas. We lost about 3/4 of our snow in Iggy, but there is still 2ft of snow out in the woods, but trails are iced over and very hard.

We are predicted to get 3/4in of rain tonight, so that will all be in question for the weekend. A quite cold night following all that rain, with maybe only 1in of snow in the morning is going to do nothing for great trails here. Again all we need in a 4in storm and we will be golden, but I am going to call not great conditions right now for sure.

With all of the government closures going on, if you do hear over the bridge (yes it is open) here is some info:
  • No the bridge is NO EVER going to close for the virus. This Saturday however it is going to only accept CC, Debit Card and macpass, no cash.
  • All of our area restaurants are still open for carry-out only. You just call them with your order and it will be ready for pickup.
  • Gas, grocery are all still open.

Coming weather:

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Tonight: Showers. Low around 28. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday: Snow showers, mainly before 11am. Temperature falling to around 25 by 5pm. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 11. North wind 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 39.
That is all for now.
Will update when I have more info.
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Trail Conditions 3-19-20

Lots of rain overnight. It is just turning to snow this morning, zero accumulation as of right now. Only 1/4in of snow predicted now.
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Old 03-20-2020, 03:48 PM   #3
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Default Re: Trail Conditions 3-19-20

The rain has kept us out of Iggy the last 2 weekends now. Really wanted 1 more ride UP there. The weather is not looking to favorable for next weekend either
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Old 03-21-2020, 02:20 PM   #4
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Posting on mobile so forgive me.....


Live report from the trails are they are a 9 out of 10.

100 times better than we thought they were.

Yes they are very hard in the morning, zero topping snow, but they are loosening up in the afternoon to absolutely phenomenal condition.
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Old 03-27-2020, 07:35 AM   #5
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Exclamation Re: Trail Conditions 3-19-20

Yesterday Jeff, his daughter and I trailered up to Pine Stump and rode the day around Grand Marais. They didn't get the 1-3 snow forecasted but got rain instead. The trails were still okay though.

On our way back we took a look and the Straits trails and they weren't pretty. The rain Wednesday nite did a number on the RR grade. Down to water and ice and some bare spots.

The west trails may be rideable yet, and the two tracks in the woods are ok yet.
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