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Hiram Ski Trail
Hackensack, MN
Trail Length: 8.0k  Maps: |
Groomed: Classic Only    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-947-3338    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Another set of trails within the Foot Hills State Forest, these are rated from novice to expert.

Trail Reports:   2016-2017 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

1 to 5 of 15    Month: Feb | Jan | Dec
Tuesday, February 14, 2017  posted: 2/14/2017 7:14:03 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Conditions at Hiram this afternoon were getting rough. The track is getting pretty shallow in most areas and is icy which is to be expected with the thawing and freezing going on every day. The real problem is all the forest litter brought down by the strong winds today. There are many leaves, needles, sticks, bark and cones on much of the trail. For those of us who use wax it is klister conditions which would work great except for all the forest litter which gets stuck in the klister wax. We need more snow now to cover up the junk or try to run the groomer over it enough to try and mix the forest litter up in the snow and reset the track to maybe make it a little better.
(Paul Klinger)
Monday, February 13, 2017  posted: 2/13/2017 1:02:03 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  With warmer weather this past weekend, track is shallow and less defined, but still good. Out before it warmed up this morning and a little icy, and very fast. Beautiful day and a great ski. Oak leaves are beginning to gather in tracks!
(Don Hoppe)
Sunday, February 12, 2017  posted: 2/12/2017 5:14:35 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Skiing was good again today at Hiram. Although the track is getting shallow there is still enough in most areas to keep locked into. There was a granular icy coating in the track from last nights little bit of sleet and rain which made for a fun fast ski. Klister wax worked well today, plenty of grip for the kick and lots of glide.
(Paul Klinger)
Saturday, February 11, 2017  posted: 2/11/2017 7:01:04 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Trail conditions are still good over all. The track is holding up well but it is getting shallow. There are some leaves and bark in the track but not enough to cause any real problems. Some areas are fairly icy but others are still just snow. I used klister wax thinking it would be more icy but I could have gotten by with a warmer hard wax. The klister was a little slow and grabby when you hit the areas that were still snow but it was good when you were running on the icy sections. It was a fun ski and worth going out. It should be good skiing again tomorrow.
(Paul Klinger)
Tuesday, February 07, 2017  posted: 2/7/2017 6:23:39 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  First time out on my "A" skis, meaning wax for a change. I carry a pair of backcountry no-wax skis in the back of my pickup, and they have been okay for slogging around. Not this time. Green wax was perfect. I followed Don as he was just rolling and tracking the trails as we arrived. Conditions were ideal--excellent--and the "bench" hill with it's little 'whoop-de-doo' caught me by surprise. I went a little airborne, and bit the dusty white stuff. Fun!
(Mark Olson)

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