Friday, September 30, 2016

Reflecting on the day

Reflectors were put up today on the old Mud Lake trail.
The Defender's tail gate was used to get the reflectors up.
These are for groomers to help them see the trail at night.

Fall is here!!  The leaves are gold and red.

This is looking towards the lake and the cut over section.  How does it look?

We'll be doing more work to get this trail re-opened on Saturday, October 1st starting at 9 AM. Come and out and lend a hand.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pine Loop pedestrian bridge finishing touches done!

Today the Pine Loop pedestrian bridge was "officially" completed.  For a bit of history...   We found this bridge got so narrow over the winter, skiers could hardly stay on it.  Then a few years ago we did have a few folks fall off and into the creek. This is not recommend in the winter!  So we rebuilt it a bit wider, higher out of the creek, with a railing, plus much stronger so as to stay up under snow loads.
The plaque acknowledges those who made the bridge possible.

Looks nice, don't you think? Especially with the fall colors.

No more winter time creek dips here!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sugar Bush trail clearing.

Sandy, Arlyn and Gromit were hiking on the north shore of lake Superior this past week and while crossing a ski trail, spied fellows mowing it, so we stopped to chat with them. 
Thier classic Ford tractor is being replaced with a 50hp, 4wd, New Holland
tractor for about 40K.  That does not include implements.

This is John Wolf, treasure for the Sugar Bush system located just north of Tofte MN.

And there Swisher mower.

On Saturday, October 1st at 9am we'll be reopening trails on the Mud lake loop we lost to logging some 2 years ago.  Would you like to help?  Contact Arlyn at 370-2911 or

Monday, September 5, 2016

Mud lake reopening begins!

On Labor Day, a few of us got to knocking down the weeds to begin the reopening of the Mud Lake Loop.  To be fair, this past week the trees that impeded this section had been removed by Arlyn A. and Laura N. 
We started at the Cemetery and worked our way towards the lake.

With a few trees gone, more light meant more grass to knock down.

This is as far as we got today.  This is where the old trail went up the bluff. 
The new one will go right, following the edge of the Mud lake.

Looking back, it's now ready for snow!


If you'd like to help, contact Arlyn at 370-2911 or

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Mowing into action

The ski trail corridor mowing has commenced, thanks to a major overhaul to the old DR.

It's been a good growing season.

The DR is sporting a new carburetor.
Looking good!

Your membership support and donations make this possible - thank you!