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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!

 

Trail Report: Saturday, January 5, 2019

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All of the Forest Riders trails are groomed and ready to go including Trail 23 in Itasca State Park!  This year, the club is also grooming about 24 miles of the trail going south of the rest area on Highway 34 (located 3.5 miles west of Osage) down to Wolf Lake and east to Blueberry Pines.  Trails in Park Rapids have been groomed too.
Enjoy the beautiful trails and weather!

Some updated map info:
 #5 - Update! Osage Bait & Tackle is now selling gas and diesel!  Premium is coming in about a week!
~  #45 - George's Barn - closed for the season
~ #12 - Lobo' Bar & Grill - closed for rebuilding after fire
 #17 - Vacationaire Resort (Clancy's On Island Lake) - hotel has reopened for lodging
New Sponsor-a-Trail participant - Knob & Kettle Restaurant and Lounge (formerly Lake Alice)
located at Intersection F26 on trail map
#10 - Itasca Junction name change to Itasca C-Store

Caution:  Please be careful when traveling on area lakes as there are plowed roads on some lakes that are hard to see.  Eagle Lake has a plowed road that crosses the marked trail twice.  Take it easy until you are familiar with a lake.

Trail Report: Monday, December 31, 2018

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This picture says it all...great snow and great trails!  The Park Rapids area has lots of snow!  After receiving another couple of inches of snow last night, we have snow accumulation totals of 16 inches or more!
Groomers have been out packing and grooming the trails.  Ditch trails along County Rd 4 and Highway 71 have not been groomed yet.  Reports from snowmobilers are the trails are great!

Some map info to pass along to you:
 #5 - Osage Bait & Tackle (NO FUEL) - should be up and running next weekend...will follow-up
~  #45 - George's Barn - closed for the season
~ #12 - Lobo' Bar & Grill - closed for rebuilding after fire
 #17 - Vacationaire Resort (Clancy's On Island Lake) - hotel has reopened for lodging
New Sponsor-a-Trail participant - Knob & Kettle Restaurant and Lounge (formerly Lake Alice)
located at Intersection F26 on trail map
#10 - Itasca Junction name change to Itasca C-Store

Caution:  Please be careful when traveling on area lakes as there are plowed roads on some lakes that are hard to see.  Eagle Lake has a plowed road that crosses the marked trail twice.  Take it easy until you are familiar with a lake. 

Trail Report: Thursday, December 27, 2018

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Mother Nature is giving the Park Rapids area a late Christmas present! Currently, we have 9+ inches of snow and it is still snowing! Forecasters are saying another 6 inches before the weather system moves out of the area.

Groomers will be out getting the trails ready for a fabulous snowmobiling experience! Ice conditions on the lakes are great with depths of 13 inches or more! Remember to stay on the trails!

Come to the wonderful Northland and enjoy the trails!

Trail Report: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Last weekend, snowmobilers were out enjoying the 8 to 12 inches of new snow the area received on Monday, March 5!  A huge thank you to our dedicated groomers who do a great job making our trail system outstanding!

Groomers are out this week doing spot grooming in Itasca State Park, Trails #11, #18, #21, #22, the Scout Trail, and trails from Lake George to Emmaville.

PLEASE NOTE:  Trail #32 from Holiday Corner (located at the intersection of trails #31 and #32 on the Pine Forest Road) going west for about a mile has been plowed to the gravel for logging purposes.  Snowmobilers are driving on the plowed sides of the trail.  After this part of the trail, the Pine Forest Road, Coon Lake, and Spider Lake trails going to Itasca State Park are great riding.

Due to the warm weather forecasted for the coming weekend, it may be the last good sledding weekend for the season.  Get out and enjoy the fantastic scenery of the Forest Riders snowmobile trail system!