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Paradise Area Trail Report – 01/13

January 13, 2018

5 degrees this morning and snowing pretty good out der. Looks like we picked up about 3 inches in the last 24 hrs. Got some better than expected reports from the groomers who ran yesterday after the warm up so here we go……..

Groomer Mike ran the Pine Stump trail #8 and told me he rated it at good to excellent with, of course, drifting in Siberia. Groomer Don rated the Point Trails #452 and #453 as excellent. Thats the only 2 trails that were run. Been on the phone all morning with guys to come up with a plan for today. Thats why this report is a little late…..so here we go for today…..

Groomer Mike is gonna head into the swamp with just a machine. Groomer Jack is gonna handle the rest of the trail south with a machine and a drag. Trying to get the timing right so if Mike can get the swamp filled in good enough Jack will take a drag through it on his way back and we can open `er up!!!!!!! YEA!!!!!! I`m heading to the Falls this afternoon when Groomer Don gets back from the Point. Lets hope this plan works and the swamp cooperates then we can get all our trails open!!! I`ll be sure to let ya`ll know how it went on tomorrow mornings report so stay tuned.

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 - 3:48 pm

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Chris Little

Doin 100 sit'n still. Purty

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!!!!!!!

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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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Thank you for sharing!!

Jim Thayer

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Everyone loves to play in the snow..

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