All trails have been groomed this week.The trails closest to Lake Superior do NOT have as much snow so travel carefully! Icy conditions exist on short segments of North Deer, Upper Lutsen Access, and East Beaver beyond Indian Creek bridge. Our groomer operator has noticed that some trail riders have made some trips off the trail into the woods not due to ice. DO travel wisely so that you enjoy the outdoors safely!
Recent snowfall has FINALLY allowed for GROOMING to BEGIN ! Lutsen Access Trail, Beaver Trail, Caribou Trail, Deer Trail and the Muelhberg Trail all received there first Grooming of the season. Expect Good conditions farther away from Lake Superior, with Fair Conditions Closer to the Lake. Snow is thin within the first mile of Lake Superior and caution should be use as one approches these areas. Remember to use less throttle in these areas so the snow will Last. Expect conditions to improve as snow falls and snow pack builds. We will continue to Groom as conditions warrant, But with SO Little Base to work with it is difficult to improve trails until Snow Falls.
Trails are currently lacking enough snow to groom, But the Groomer is hooked up and ready to go as soon as enough snow falls.There is snow on the trails away from Lake Superior but it is not enough to groom effectivly, snow diminishes the closer to the lake that you get. Folks have been riding but caution must be used as the cover is thin at best. As soon as it snows we will be out grooming, so expect conditions to improve. Snow is forcast for the next few days. So put on your snow shoes and do your best snow dance!
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