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Trail Report By: LaurieMagnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise
Paradise Trail Report:
DATE:   Thursday, February 23, 2017
BASE:  
PAST 24 Hrs:   A lot of rain :(
CONDITION:   Still holding up to the west and north. Late season conditions
    It rained for most of the night. We even got some thunderstorms in Brimley. I think we made it through the roughest times and starting tomorrow it will get cold. We still have at least 2 feet of snow in the woods so if you can put up with some late season conditions there is still some good riding to be had. Especially if you are the kind of rider that doesn't mind just finding some good snow and playing for a while. Maybe even strap some extra gas on your sled. If you need miles and a destination with gas then it will be tough getting in and out of towns as of right now. How much snow we get will determine if it will help the roads and parking lots. Now for trail conditions:

Trail 452/453 was groomed yesterday and it turned out good, but it always is! My favorite trail! The only problem is getting to it. Trail 8 is pretty dirty the first part of it and then Farm Truck Trail where it is plowed is down to the dirt and there is that 4/10's of a mile that you have to ride it before you get to the main trail head. Your best bet is to take 45, the falls trail and cross M123 at the groomer barn and connect to 8 there and hit Farm Truck. 8 from town is down to dirt. Trail 8 to Pine Stump was groomed Monday night and it turned out good but the county roads that are part of this trail in a few sections like Farm Truck and to the north are down to dirt. I imagine after this rain a lot of those roads are going to be really bad. Again, take 45 to the groomer barn and cross M123 to connect to 8 and then Farm Truck. Less dirt but still some. Read the message at the end of this report regarding this trail posted by our groomer Chris.

Or you can trailer to the staging area on Farm Truck and ride from there. Get there early though so you have a spot! It gets pretty full.

Trail 8 south is poor. There are water holes and dirt showing through in open and low areas. The groomer is not going down this trail until it get cold again. It is not closed and is ridable, but be warned it is not good. We would not recommend anyone go down that trail.

The town trail still has a lot of snow on it. Granted it does cross every driveway that is down to dirt or pavement and parking lots through the businesses but still in good shape. Our parking lot is toast now. You are going to want to keep your sleds on your trailer.:(

I will keep you posted. But for now, see the forecast below from NOAA and cross your fingers and hope they're right!

Tonight- Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

Friday- Snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain, becoming all snow after 5pm. High near 28. Blustery, with a northeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Friday Night- Snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain, becoming all snow after 4am. Low around 24. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Saturday- Snow before 1pm, then snow showers after 1pm. High near 26. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches.

Saturday Night- Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday- A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.

Sunday Night- Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

Paradise Area Night Riders www.paradiseareanightriders.org Hey folks, Groomer Chris here. I needed to get back on here this afternoon to amend my morning post cause I just found out new info and I ALWAYS try to post the truth. Groomer Don did run the Point trails yesterday and they turned out good....sorry...I didn`t know he went out yesterday. Now on to the main reason.....

Groomer Mike got a phone call yesterday afternoon about a tracked 4 wheel drive vehicle out on the Pine Stump trail that was buried on the trail. WTH!!!!! He grabbed Groomer Gerald and went out to the rescue. By the time they got out there (approx. 5 hrs.) the vehicle was gone. This MORON really tore up the trail with his vehicle!!! He left 1 foot ruts through-out the entire trail and totally destroyed it!!!! Well, 11 hrs later they got it whipped back into shape but this was totally stupid!!!! If these ruts would have gotten frozen in we would have been screwed for the rest of this season!!! I hope this guy reads this report and realizes how much money and time he cost us....MORON!!!!! Thats all I got to say about that

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