The Houston Loop Trail (trails 1, 3 and 4) were groomed today along with connector trails to trail 6. Trail 5 is in awesome shape.
Trail 6 is a construction zone due to bridge construction. The trail is messed up but not in terrible shape. It is likely to remain in less than optimum shape for the rest of the season due to construction.
There was no new snow this week. The base varies with an average of 36 inches. Temperatures have been ranging from 20 degrees to 37 degrees. Lots of great powder off trail.
Have fun and stay safe.
Big Lake Trails, Inc–3/7/19
No new snow in Big Lake this week but there is plenty on the trails and in the swamps. Lots of powder to play in.
Trail 6 and all connector trails were groomed Monday, all the way out to Fish Creek. I have just learned that the bridge contractor pulled piling over the trail today and it has left some deep ruts especially in the Cow Lake Bypass area. With the Iditarod coming up this weekend, we are attempting to coordinate with the contractor so that we can clean up the trail tomorrow. That is the hope.
The Houston Loop was groomed late last week and is in good shape.
Temperatures have been ranging from -8 in the morning to 20 + degrees in the afternoon. These are some blue bird days. Have fun on the trails.
Big Lake Trails, Inc–2/28/19
We had 18” of new snow this week on top of a 6” – 18” base. Temperature is currently 20 degrees.
The Houston Loop, aka trails 1, 3, & 4, were groomed just before the snow and set up nicely. The Iron Dog Trail and most connector trails were groomed last night. The Lakes Trail will be groomed today. All trails should provide a great ride at Big Lake this weekend. I hope you enjoy.
Big Lake Trails Inc–2/7/19
Be advised… Be aware
There is a new crack and a hole that has opened up on Ice 5. The crack is about 30 feet long and the hole is big enough to drop a car tire into. The hole goes all the way through the ice.
The hole is located 1 mile from the South Shore State Park. A small tree has been placed in the hole to alert people of the hazard. Orange tape is on the tree for increased visability.
Suggest regular users of the road keep and eye on this area to see if it gets larger. It has gotten bigger since yesterday. Suggest you stay to the furthest side from the crack or avoid the area altogether. Use the road at your own risk. We just endeaver to keep you informed.
Big Lake Trails Inc–1/29/19