Groomers did not go out this week, but riding has not changed seeing the weather has been colder. Forest trails are still good. The club ride for Hospice last weekend started in Two Inlets heading north to Spike's, Backwoods Bar & Grill, Laporte, and Walker and returned on the Heartland Trail. County Highway 4 was icy and Trail #32 (Coon Lake Trail) was icy due to logging. Beside these two areas, it was a great ride. Ride safe!
Akeley Cenex, Becida Bar & Grill, Casey's General Store, Clancy's at Vacationaire, Elbow Lake Store, Emmaville Inn, Huntersville Outpost, Ice Cracking Lodge, Northern Convenience, Northwoods Grocery & Cafe, OBT (Osage Bait & Tackle), Pinehurst Resort, Rock Creek General Store, Shell Sport & Bait, T&M Express, Two Inlets Country Store, and Woodland Store. Please note, gas is no longer available at Itasca Junction (closed) and Spike's.
Groomers will be out on the trails again tomorrow through the week. Cold temps have maintained the initial snow received in December. During this past week, the area has received another 6+ inches of snow, and it is still snowing…woo-hoo! Riders are reporting great snowmobiling! Be safe, have fun!
Groomer headed out on New Year’s Day and will be going all week. Trails are grooming up nicely where snowmobiles have packed down the snow. Itasca State Park trails are groomed and all Forest Riders Trails should be completed by Friday. Happy Riding!
The trail system received another 3 inches of snow since the last report...groomers will be heading out for the first time on Tuesday, January 2, 2018!
Temperatures have been extremely frigid, which is great for making ice! Please stay warm and safe in this extreme cold!
Caution! We received a report of a tree across the trail near Two Inlets. We are clearing it asap. Just a reminder to always ride cautiously. Thank you for keeping us informed about issues on the trails...this helps us keep the trails safe!
The Park Rapids-Two Inlets-Itasca State Park area received over 5 inches of snow on top of the couple of inches received earlier this month. Due to the snow being light and fluffy, it has been decided not to groom the trails yet. Once the snow is a little heavier, the groomers will hit the trails!
Caution! Ice thickness on area lakes is very inconsistent. Always use extreme caution and remember these safety tips: ask local sources on ice conditions, ride with a friend, tell others where you plan to go, pack a rope, and bring a fully-charged cell phone.
The trail gates are unlocked, lakes and swamps are building ice, and currently there is 3 inches of snow on the ground. The 10-day weather forecast is predicting temperatures below freezing with a chance of snow this coming week.
The Forest Riders Snowmobile Club trail system is open and very rideable! Trails were compacted with the groomer's roller during the last two weeks, making for a good base. Several riders have been out and commented on how nice the trails are even though they have not been fully groomed yet. With the snow received on Sunday and Monday, the groomers are hitting the trails today! Come to the Park Rapids area and enjoy snowmobiling in the great up north!
Club members will be out on the trails getting them ready for the upcoming snowmobiling season. They will meet at the Two Inlets Store at 10:00 am. and head out to clear downed trees, and check and replace trail and safety signs. A second clean-up day is scheduled for Sunday, November 20, 2016.
All trails will be groomed again this week and are in good to great shape. If you haven't been through Two Inlets State Forest or Itasca Park this year, it is definitely worth taking a ride!