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Paradise Area Trail Report – 01/11

January 11, 2018

35 degrees this morning and cloudy with a little drizzle in the air. Never got below freezing last night either. Thats the kind of weather that hurts!! The weather guessers are saying close to 40 again today but by this evening its gonna drop to single digits. Gonna be a crazy day temp wise!! As far as the trails go, here`s what went on yesterday….

The only one that ran was Groomer Don. He hit the Point Trails one more time and called them excellent. Nobody else went out and we are gonna keep the machines parked for today. With these warm temps we`d be doing more harm than good. The trails are flat so when the temps drop they will be good to go for the weekend…..except for our infamous swamp.

I do have some good news…..if you can believe the weather guessers. This cold front coming down for this evening is gonna hang around for awhile. Its supposed to kick up a bunch of lake effect. Lets hope they are right!!!!!

All I got fer today. LET ER SNOW!!!!!!

Groomer Chris


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December 7, 2018

Man, crawled outa bed at 0630 this morning and flicked the deck light on to let the dog out and was quite surprised!! We picked up a solid 5 inches last night!!! Wasn`t expecting that!! The weather guessers were wrong...imagine that. This is on top of the 4 we got yesterday. Got some more snow blowing to do today. Its also only 14 degrees out.

Sooo.....after I finish my snow blowing work I have to run to Newberry for a few things and then I`ll meet with "da boss" this afternoon and we`ll come up with a plan. The only problem I see is its supposed to get warm and sunny starting tomorrow. "They" are saying temps to get up around 40, but lets hope not.

Well....thats what I have for you this morning. Keep up the snow dances....they are working!!! LET `ER SNOW!!!!!!!!

Groomer Chris
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I don’t see anything in the forecast anywhere near 40, believe me I watch 3X’s a day....

Thank you Chris for all ur hard work and all the updates...keep em coming

Blake Flynn

Any trail reports for Brimley?


You have the best job ever! Wish I could be a groomer..❄🌨❄🌨

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Thursday December 6th, 2018 - 12:56 pm

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December 6, 2018

Just past noon here and its 21 degrees and snowing on and off. I see the lake effect bands setting up on the radar. We got a solid 4 inches last night on my deck.

We haven`t got the groomers out yet....just not enough snow in the woods around here. I did see a couple sleds running around town yesterday though.

Just thought I would jump on here and give ya`ll a quick update. Sorry I don`t have better news. Keep doing the snow dances, every little bit helps! The temps are supposed to drop down to single digits tonight, hopefully that will kick up some lake effect!

Keep checking back. LET `ER SNOW!!!!!!!

Groomer Chris
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Chuck Washburn II

Thanks cousin! Was gonna give you a call. Heard there was “some” snow. Thanks for keepin us LP’ers informed!

Thanks Chris, we appreciate ur reports!

I’m doing the Heikki Lunta dance. Appreciate everything you do!

Thank you very much for all the hard work and long days you guys put in !!

Mark R Dean

Got to get those swamps froze up!!

Mike Osters Brian Fyfe

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November 30, 2018

30 degrees this morning and cloudy. The BIG day is tomorrow and I was hoping to give you better news but it is what it is....darn Mother Nature!!

We sure got off to a good start in the middle of Nov. but it kinda petered out. We had a solid foot on the ground a week ago but the weather warmed up a touch and most of it melted away.....bummer. We have only an inch or so on the ground now. I see more grass sticking up in my yard than snow banks. The good news is that the ground is starting to freeze which will help when it starts to cool off again and snow. The weather guessers are calling for it to cool off and start snowing next week....we`ll see what happens.

Just thought I would jump on here for a sec and give you a quick update. Stay patient....it`ll come soon!!!!! Keep checking back.

LET `ER SNOW!!!!!!!!

Groomer Chris
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Think we needed the snow to melt for the swamps to freeze anyway. Give us some cold weather to freeze the water and let it Snow!!!

There will still be that one guy...

Thx 4 updates

Thanks for all you do


Thanks Puffer - when it finally decides to snow it’s gonna freaking SNOW

Thank you for the information.

You need a good freezing before snow or it will be just like last year where the swamps took forever to freeze.

Lots of rain in fall swamps will take awhile to freeze up

Thanks Chris

Thank you !

Thanks for the update.

Thank you

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Wednesday November 21st, 2018 - 8:49 am

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November 21, 2018

10 degrees this morning and snowing. Picked up about 3 inches last night on my deck on top of the 5 from the night before!! We have a solid foot on the ground right now.

Some people have been calling asking about gettin in some early season ridin. Remember the trails don`t officially open until the 1st of December. You could do some ridin UP here now but things haven`t froze in yet and there are deer hunters out der. I guess my advice is be patient. The ground isn`t frozen yet either.

Now....the main reason I jumped on here this morning. Our new groomer and our rebuilt one is coming today!!!!!! They will drop them off and take back our new one from last year to check through a couple things and take our old "Bomb",the last of our yellow ones, that we traded in. This is pretty exciting news for us....and ya`ll for that matter. I just know we`ll have a much better season than last as far as wrenching goes!!!!

About all I got fer today. Just wanted to keep ya`ll in the loop as to whats going on UP here. We sure got a good jump start on the season as far as the snow goes.....lets hope it keeps going!!

LET `ER SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Groomer Chris
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Gavin Theisen

Matthew Hall

Please post some pics of the new/ rebuilt ones being delivered.

Thanks for the update Chris

Nice report!!!

Thanks Chris

Let it snow!

Mark Hammer

New groomers. New groomer barn. I'm guessing this is going to be a good year for the Night Riders.

Jason Goth

Thanks Chris exciting news for you all

Good news!! Glenn and I will be up next week to finish doors

Great news Chris let r snow

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