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Snowmobile Trail Report (1-20-11)

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Reported By:  Larry Gavin – Longville Snowmobile Club
Date of Report:  January 20th, 2011
Trail Conditions:  Excellent
Snow Cover:  25-30 inches

AREA REPORT: We received 6-8 inches of new snow last weeked which just adds to the snow we already had. I don’t recall having this much snow on the ground this time of year since the mid 90’s.

TRAIL REPORT: Trails continue to be in excellent condition. They’re being groomed on a regular schedule of Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday. I was told by the groomers they will be out early Saturday if necessary to get the more heavily traveled areas of the trails. Haven’t been a lot of riders this week due to the cold weather, so the trails should be in good condition this weekend. The few brave souls I have talked to this week say the trails are great.

“See You At The Lake”

A Snowy Start to 2011

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

A winter storm rolled through central Minnesota yesterday and dumped about 7 inches of snow in the area.  An additional 3 more inches fell last night and this morning and it is still snowing lightly as we speak.  By the time it’s all said and done, we should have over a foot of fresh new snow.  While travel by car wasn’t advised, it certainly didn’t stop the snowmobilers who made the trip up north for their New Year’s vacation.  Many snowmobile riders were seen throughout the day between Longville and Remer.  When the groomers get out, the trails should be in great shape.  We will update you when we get the next trail report from Larry at the Anchorage Inn.

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2011!  Happy New Year!

“See You At The Lake”

Ice, Snow and Fishing

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Winter is in full swing now after 8 inches of snow fell in our area yesterday.  Lots of the fluffy white stuff needed to be plowed on the resort.   This was actually a good thing as the snowmobile trails needed a solid base for the groomers to work with.  We would imagine the snowmobiling activity will start picking up this weekend.  A new snowmobiling trail report should be coming in the next day or two.

Last week, ice conditions on Thunder Lake were becoming much better as I measured 7-8 inches pretty consistently throughout our bay and into the channel.  There was only about an inch or 2 of snow cover, so moving around was easy on the ATV.  Had a chance to get out again yesterday and drilled a hole in the middle of the lake in about 50 feet of water and had 10 inches of solid ice.  Some smaller area lakes have measured 12 inches already.  It’s a little more difficult however to get around on the ice on an ATV now because of yesterday’s snowfall.  Better have good tires and/or chains for your wheels if you plan venture out on an ATV.

Haven’t heard much regarding actual fishing reports yet.  Didn’t get out and do any serious fishing yet for myself.  Still waiting to hear some word of mouth reports to pass on to the blog here.  We are noticing that the ice houses are starting to make their way onto the lake.  The snow on the lake now however has made it more difficult now to get houses out on the lake.

We’ll keep you updated!

Happy Holidays to all!

“See You At The Lake”

Snowmobile Trail Report (2-9-10)

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

NOTE:  The Snowmobile Trail Report is provided by our friends Jeff & Larry, owners and operators of the Anchorage Inn.

Reported by: Larry Gavin – Longville Snowmobile Club

Date of Report: February 9, 2010

Trail Conditions: Very Good

Snow Cover: 12-15 inches

SNOW CONDITIONS:
We didn’t get the amount of snow originally forecasted, (imagine that!!), but we did get around 2-4 inches of new snow.

TRAIL REPORT:
All trails will be groomed before the weekend. Based on last weeks riding and the new snow, trails should be in Very Good to Excellent condition again this weekend. I’ll give another update later in the week as I get feedback from riders.

“See You At The Lake”

Snowmobile Trail Report (2-5-10)

Monday, February 8th, 2010

NOTE:  The Snowmobile Trail Report is provided by our friends Jeff & Larry, owners and operators of the Anchorage Inn.

Reported by: Larry Gavin – Longville Snowmobile Club

Date of Report: February 5, 2010

Trail Conditions: Very Good

Snow Cover: 10-12 inches

SNOW CONDITIONS:
Not much new snow this week. It’s snowing today and it’s supposed to snow off and on through Tuesday.  Nice hard-pack base of about 3-4 inches.


TRAIL REPORT:
Trails have all been groomed this week. Everyone I talked to last weekend said the trails were in very good condition. I talked to a lot of riders that came up from Outing that said the trail was really nice. There’s  a rough stretch just short of Lake Inguadona, but overall reports were very favorable.  I went out riding twice this week on the Tri-Ville and Lost Girl trails and they were great. There’s a really nice hard-pack of snow on them that makes it feel like you’re riding on a highway, with no ice on the corners. The hard base should hold up well even with a lot of traffic. If you’ve been waiting for good trails to ride, this is the time to come up. The trails don’t get much better than they are right now.

EDIT:  Update – As of Monday, February 8th, we have received another 4 inches or so of snow. Trails should be in great shape by mid-week.


“See You At The Lake”



Snowmobile Trail Report (1-27-10)

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

NOTE:  The Snowmobile Trail Report is provided by our friends Jeff & Larry, owners and operators of the Anchorage Inn.  The last report was January 27th, 2010.

SNOW CONDITIONS:

Finally more snow. Reports from people I’ve talked to say we received about 3-5 inches Sunday night. More east, less south and west.

TRAIL REPORT:

With the new snow, the club has resumed grooming this week. All trails will be done before the weekend. All of the riders that I’ve talked to say the Tri-ville from Longville to Federal Dam and the Lost Girl from Longville to Remer are in very good condition. The C Trail and Chippewa South trails didn’t get as much snow so they’re still a bit rough.

“See You At The Lake”



Reported by: Larry Gavin – Longville Snowmobile Club
Date of Report: January 27, 2010
Trail Conditions: Very Good
Snow Cover: 10-12 inches

Snowmobile Trail Report (1-15-10)

Monday, January 18th, 2010

NOTEThe Snowmobile Trail Report is provided by our friends Jeff & Larry, owners and operators of the Anchorage Inn.  The last report was January 15th, 2010.

SNOW CONDITIONS:

Unfortunately, no new snow to report since our Christmas storm.

TRAIL REPORT:

Most of the trails have a hard packed base, but it’s getting pretty thin with some dirt around corners and at road crossings. They’re forcasting warm weather over the weekend, so this may be the best the trails will be until we get more snow. I’ve talked to several groups of snowmobilers this week and all reports are about the same. Trails are fair, but more snow is needed. Have a great time riding and don’t forget to wish for more snow before you go to bed tonight!!

“See You At The Lake”

Snowmobile Trail Report (12-30-09)

Friday, January 1st, 2010

NOTEThe Snowmobile Trail Report is provided by our friends Jeff & Larry, owners and operators of the Anchorage Inn.  The last report was December 30th, 2009.

Snow Conditions:
Winter finally arrived this week and just in time to rip around on the new snowmobile you received for Christmas. We received around a foot of new snow over the Christmas Weekend. This was the first significant snowfall of the year. It was a wet heavy snow that will provide a good starting base on the trails.

Trail Report:
All of the trails were groomed this week. Riders are saying the trails are not bad considering this was the first significant snow of the season. They are reporting some bumpy areas, but over all they are in fair to good riding condition.

Be aware there is a 2 mile section of the Tri-ville Trail south of Hwy 200 that is in poor condition due to logging in the area.

Hope everyone has a great time riding over the New Years weekend. If you have any pull with mother nature, we could use more snow!!

“See You At The Lake”

Snowmobile Trail Report (3-11-09)

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

NOTEThe Snowmobile Trail Report is provided by our friends Jeff & Larry, owners and operators of the Anchorage Inn.  The last report was March 11th, 2009.

Snow Conditions

We received around 5-6 inches of snow yesterday.  It’s supposed to stay below freezing until Saturday, so there should be plenty of snow for this weekend.

Trail Report/Grooming Schedule

All trails were flat and hard packed prior to getting the snow yesterday.  Groomers will be out over the next couple days packing the snow, so all trails should be in excellent riding condition for this upcoming weekend.

“See You At The Lake”

Snowmobile Trail Report (2-24-09)

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

NOTEThe Snowmobile Trail Report is provided by our friends Jeff & Larry, owners and operators of the Anchorage Inn.  The last report was February 24th, 2009.

Snow Conditions

Three days of rain and warm temperatures the week of 2/9 have eroded the trail base, but trails are still rideable.  The rain has frozen to a hard base and the 2-3 inches of snow we received last week have made trails fair.

Trail Report

I’ve talked to a few riders over the past two days and they’ve all give me the same report.  The trails are smooth for the most part, but icy in spots due to the hard packed ice base.  There are very few dirt spots, and if we get some snow over the next couple of days, the trails should be ok for the weekend considering the lack of snow.

Grooming Schedule

The trails will not be groomed again until we receive more snow.

“See You At The Lake”