The area received 3 inches of snow last Saturday so the groomers are out this week getting the trails ready. It should be a good week to ride the trails and temperatures look great for the weekend!
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.
JOIN THE FOREST RIDERS ON THE 4TH ANNUAL SNOWMOBILE CHARITY RIDE FOR HOSPICE TO WALKER, MN!
Plan on meeting at Two Inlets Country Store at 11:00am and take off riding at noon. To book a room at the Chase on the Lake Hotel, call 1-218-547-7777.
- Rooms can be booked under the FOREST RIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB block. Room rate is $119 for a double room.
- Pledge sheet are available at Affinity Real Estate Inc. in Park Rapids or email Lou at [email protected].
- Pledge goals: Over $100 - receive a T-shirt, over $250 - receive along-sleeve shirt, and over $500 or more receive a sweatshirt.
- Make checks payable to the FOREST RIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB - in memo put Park Rapids Hospice.
- Club meeting will be held at 7:30pm.
IF WE DO NOT HAVE SNOW, WE WILL STILL BE GOING! FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!
CHECK WEBSITE OR FRSC FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES!
Questions? Call or email -
Sharon at 218-252-0085 or [email protected]
Lou at 218-820-5285 or [email protected]
Monday, December 18, 2017 - Monthly club meeting at OBT (Osage Bait & Tackle) at 7:30pm. Come early, have something to eat, and visit with other club members. Meetings are open to everyone…join us!
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.