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Mocha
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12/16/2014 02:52PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
it's been snowing up the gunflint trail since last evening. we've gotten about 4-6 inches so far. it's got some moisture content. shovel then scrape then shovel then scrape... hopefully the temps will drop down near zero so it gets easier to pack.
 
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NotLight
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12/18/2014 09:52AM  
I am hoping to take my ice skates out on the lake next week when I'm home in MN. That way the only way Murphy's law can ruin my trip is more snow :)

Is there ski-able snow in Brainard, Duluth, Northern WI? Wondering how far north I need to drive?
 
12/18/2014 12:02PM  
 
NotLight
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12/18/2014 12:13PM  

Thanks! Wish they had more snowcams!

I've learned a new term now - "rock skis". But I think I'll stick with "skis that I hate anyways".

 
DanCooke
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12/18/2014 12:32PM  
Yeh!
 
Banksiana
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12/18/2014 01:34PM  
Decent skating on the lakes and creeks near Ely.
 
Mocha
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12/18/2014 08:47PM  



ready to ski!!!
 
12/19/2014 12:08AM  
quote Banksiana: "Decent skating on the lakes and creeks near Ely. " does it get more perfect than this? i tried skate skiing today on the mpls lakes, not quite enough snow. tomorrow i will try classic. at least the lakes are frozen.
 
12/19/2014 05:35PM  
Best skiing in the world on lakes is with two to 4 inches on top of the ice. You can go anywhere and at GOOD MODERATE SPEED.
 
12/31/2014 09:55PM  
Sounds like the Gunflint might get 8 inches early next week.
 
Mocha
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01/01/2015 08:14AM  
thanks, Pinetree... it's snowing right now! can hardly see across the lake and I didn't bring my snowboots to work today!
 
01/01/2015 08:25AM  
We got about a 1/1000 of a inch last night. That is the most we got in a long time.

Holiday season ending soon,than hope to head up north.
 
NotLight
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01/01/2015 09:54AM  
quote Pinetree: "We got about a 1/1000 of a inch last night. That is the most we got in a long time.

Holiday season ending soon,than hope to head up north."


It appears you've unintentionally created a "new ski no snow bemuda triangle" around your house. There is nice snow on Lake Minnetonka here in Minneapolis (not a lot), and there appears to be snow further north of you.
 
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01/03/2015 12:17PM  
Went in on the 28th off mid trail, came home on the 1st. 2-3 inches on the ice 8-12 inches in the woods fast good skiing.
 
Mocha
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01/03/2015 02:16PM  
quote DanCooke: "Went in on the 28th off mid trail, came home on the 1st. 2-3 inches on the ice 8-12 inches in the woods fast good skiing."
big change from last year traveling that area
 
01/03/2015 04:27PM  
quote DanCooke: "Went in on the 28th off mid trail, came home on the 1st. 2-3 inches on the ice 8-12 inches in the woods fast good skiing."

You can't beat lake travel when you have just 2-3 inches of snow. You cruise so nice and it is beautiful.
 
NotLight
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01/03/2015 06:55PM  
quote DanCooke: "Went in on the 28th off mid trail, came home on the 1st. 2-3 inches on the ice 8-12 inches in the woods fast good skiing."

Curious to see if you took your fatter Madshus skis and how they did. Hopefully you'll eventually have a trip report and some pictures!

 
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