Lots of activity went on this summer to include a new Bridge, Trail clearing, Trail Brushing and widening,Culvert Repair and more. The Trails Have Been Cleared,The Groomer is set to Go, Now we wait for December 1st. and all the snow! Thanks to all for your hard work to prepare for this upcomming season. All Trails are Provided thru a cooperative effort of member participation, Private Land owners, The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, The USDA Forestry, And IRRRB. Without this effort our sport would not exist. Thank You!
This fall Lutsen Trail Breakers and area contractors replaced the bridge on Jonvick Creek. Prep work began August 13, demolition on August 30, materials to landing and site started September 1, construction on September 6, and completion September 16. The main crew consisted on Scott Platzer, David Hansen, Larry McNeally, Bob Berlute with contractors and technical support from Willow River Woodworks, Mike Rose Excavating, Greg Vetter, Terry Olson [experienced bridge builder for Tofte Ranger Station, retired], and Tom Dwyer of Isak Hansen True Value for ordering materials. Other helpers included Louise Abelon and Sharon Hexum-Platzer.
With some blood, much sweat, loss of sleep [Scott tends to build things during sleep!], two bee/wasp stings to the face, and copious muddy trail to the site, the project was carried off with hard work and funding from the Lutsen Township and a grant from IRRRB.
With deep appreciation to all,
Lutsen Trail Breakers Vice President
Trails are in premium shape for this weekend. All Lutsen Trail Breaker Club Trail are being groomed on a weekly basis. Reports from riders vary from Mint to Chrome Road. With the vast amounts of snow this year the late season riding should be spectacular. Watch for deer and other wildlife as the have moved down closer to the lake where the snow is not so deep only 3-4 feet rather than the 5-6 or more that is further back from the lake.
Trails are in tip top condition with lots of new snow and little traffic. The only problem( if you can call it that) is Some places have TOO MUCH SNOW .Boondocking is for the experienced rider only this year, Getting stuck is a gaurantee.finess is Key. But with 50 plus miles of perfect trails to choose from its ALL GOOD! normally I remind people that the shiny side goes up and the rubber side goes down but in all the powder does it really matter?
All trails are groomed and ready ! Steady temperatures above zero are forcast for this weekend, Feels like a heat wave. Trails are pristine and there is lots of snow to play in. So get out and Ride, conditions have never been better.
Trails saw heavy use over the weekend. Lots of traffic down by the shore getting to gas, Use caution on the lutsen Access trail until it gets groomed as the corners are beat up a Little, Nothing too serious just mounded snow. There is lots of snow for the groomer to work with and I anticipate good to excellent conditions after the groomer goes thru. Cold weather moving in again for this week