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Trail Report: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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The groomers plan on grooming all of the FRSC trail system this week. They will groom up to, or around, but not across swamps (some sleds are crossing swamps). Lakes are still very unpredictable. The forecast shows NO snow for a week.

 

Grooming Schedule - Week of December 16:

Monday - Two Inlets to Spikes (Trail #21 and parts of Trail #11) and Hungry Man to Island Lake (Trail #22)

Tuesday - County Roads 89 and 4 (Trails #25, #24, #31); Two Inlets to Park Rapids (Trails #11, #19, #35), Portage Lake (Trail #17)

Wednesday - Two Inlets to Ice Cracking (Trails #18 and #14)

Thursday - Two Inlets to Osage and Wolf Lake (Trails #13 and #5)

The rest of the routes TBD and updates will be posted on Facebook and this website.

Please remember to stay on groomed trails! Private property owners have given their permission for the trail to go across their property. The club doesn't want to lose any part of our wonderful trail system.

Caution: Trail #22 (Hungry Man) has been revised and rerouted north of the lake to Trails #21 and #11. Please follow new trail markers.

Be safe and have fun riding the trails!

Trail Grooming Update: Friday, December 13, 2019

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Two Inlets Trail photo courtesy of Jim Formanek

Rolled: Most all of trails in FRSC trail system

Trails groomed: N Hwy 71, County 89, Halverson, Scout, Coon Lake-Pine Forest-Spider Lake Roads, 7-mile, and Bemidji trails

Itasca Park - once around with roller and once with groomer

There is a fresh 2-3 inches of snow on the trails and still coming down Friday morning!

Lakes are not entirely ready. If we can get some help to let us know when they are safe, it would be great. It’s early season ride…BE SAFE!

Caution! There is a big tree down on Alligator trail between Emmaville and Vacationaire.

Check the Forest Riders Snowmobile Club Facebook page for additional posts and photos!

Trail Report: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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The area received another 6 inches of snow this weekend, and the groomers are out again this week rolling and packing the trails!  The frigid temperatures are helping set up the packed snow too.  Even though this week's temperatures will help with ice formation on the area lakes, please be aware that the amount of snow received the last week or so has slowed down the freezing process.  Lakes and swamps are still not ideal!  Use extreme caution and be safe!

It looks like the forecasted temperatures will be ideal for a weekend of fun on the trails...enjoy!!

Trail Report: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Snow has arrived!  The area received from 7 to 12 inches of snow. The trail gates are open and the groomers are rolling the trails this week.

The Forest Riders Snowmobile Club members were busy this fall working on clearing trees and putting up reassurance markers and new signs on the trails.

There have been some changes where trails have been realigned in a few locations. As you use the trails, please pay attention to signage that show trail reroutes. Refer to the club's new trail map for trail revisions. The 2019-2022 trail maps are available at our sponsoring businesses.

Enjoy our trails and be safe!

Trail Report: Friday, February 22, 2019

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Ideal snowmobiling conditions continue on the trail system.  The area received another 4 inches on Wednesday...this seems to be a weekly or bi-weekly occurrence, which makes it great for snowmobiling!  Probably a good idea to carry a rope!

Groomers have put in long hours this week maintaining the trails and will wrap it up today.  Just in time for snowmobilers to take advantage of the spectacular trail system.  Remember to stop in and support our local business sponsors!

If you haven't done so already, make plans to participate in the club's charity event - Hospice Raffle Ride!  Proceeds go for a great cause - CHI St. Joseph's Hospice Care!

With our raffle ride less than 2 weeks away.  Plan your routes early! Follow our event for more details.

Trail Report: Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Happy Valentine's Day!!

It is going to be another great weekend for hitting the trails and enjoying the wonderful scenery of the great up north!  After receiving another 3+ inches of snow on Monday, the groomers are out on the trails making them marvelous.

Grooming is done on all trails with the exception of Trails #21 and #11 from Spike's to Two Inlets Store...these will be done on Friday.

Remember to put the FRSC Hospice Raffle Ride on your calendar!  Dates are Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2!  Fun time for all and a great cause!

Have fun on the trails and be safe!

Trail Report: Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Snow, snow, and more snow is the news from the Forest Riders Snowmobile Club! This week we received another 12+ inches of snow and it is still snowing. The groomers have been out all week and will continue to groom as much as they can before the weekend. Riding should be good by the weekend...you may want to make sure you have a shovel and rope. Be very careful riding across lakes and non-tracked swamps. Enjoy the snow!

Trail Report: Friday, February 1, 2019

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Even with the bitter cold temperatures, the groomers have been out all week taking care of the trails. On Monday, we received an additional 7 inches of snow and the trails are grooming up beautifully. Trails to Park Rapids, Itasca, Two Inlets, and west and north were completed as of Wednesday. Yesterday, the trails to Wolf Lake and Osage were done. The groomers will finish up the trail system today on County Road 89, County Road 4, and Trail #24.

Check out the Forest Riders Snowmobile Club on Facebook for additional trail and event updates. Plus posts and photos shared by riders out on the trails.

The weekend forecast looks to be nice and warm so riding should be excellent! Enjoy and be safe!

Trail Report: Thursday, January 17, 2019

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The groomer were out on Monday, January 16.  The following trails were groomed:

Itasca Park & Trail #11 from the Park to Two Inlets;
Majority of the trails near Emmaville (except Alligator Alley);
Hwy 71 to Lake George;
Two Inlets to Osage.

 Trail #33 from Hwy 113 south has been plowed for logging.

USXC Heartland 200 Race: Prior to the race, the groomer will be out on Friday on Trail #24 and Trail #31 (County 4).  These trails will be groomed again after the race.

Thanks to the groomers, snowmobilers are reporting great trails! Unfortunately, there is no snow in the forecast and below zero temperatures for this weekend. Be safe!!

USXC Park Rapids Heartland 200 Race: Saturday-Sunday, January 19-20, 2019

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The USXC Park Rapids Heartland 200 race is this weekend. Check out the route for the race:  2019 USXC Race Map

Prior to the race, the groomer will be out Friday on Trail #24 and Trail #31 (County 4). After the race, they will be grooming these trails to smooth out the race route.

Good luck racers!