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Pincushion Mountain Trail
Grand Marais, MN
Trail Length: 25.0k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-387-1276    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Well designed trail 2 miles north of Grand Marais. Dependable classical and skating grooming by dedicated ski club. Gentle rolling beginner and intermediate terrain through birch, aspen and pine forest with expert options. Nice overlooks of North Shore far below. Separate snowshoe trail. Public warming building. 1.6 K lighted xc trail on each night.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018  posted: 3/17/2018 9:40:08 AM
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Very good base but melts are threatening in low spots -- we need cold-enough nights to properly work on warmth-stressed conditions. Cap'n Charlie groomed all of the skate lanes on easy and intermediate trails Thursday and Friday nights. Classic tracks reset where needed. Typical spring skiing conditions -- daily afternoon thawing, followed by nighttime refreezing.
(Bob Nesheim, Pincushion Trails Inn)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018  posted: 3/13/2018 2:26:08 PM
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Plenty of snow and all trails are in good shape, both skate deck and classic tracks. The skate deck was firm and fast overall, icy in some spots (esp on Pincushion Loop downhill from Overlook) and showing some wear and small debris in a few spots. There were some hiking boot tracks right up the middle of the track out of the stadium - need to get the word out this is not allowed during ski season. One tricky spot on approach to Lower Snowman where there is a blocked culvert and ice flow across trail (narrow passage on snow). Fresh grooming planned for Thursday evening.
(Christopher O'Brien)
Saturday, March 10, 2018  posted: 3/10/2018 3:17:10 PM
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Nicely tracked for both skating and classical but I only skied the easy classical trails this morning. Good snow base, good conditions, with no wind this morning; beautiful forest.
(Shirley Wuchter)
Wednesday, March 07, 2018  posted: 3/8/2018 3:39:43 PM
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Deep base, recently damaged surfaces. All trails were re-groomed and re-tracked Wednesday night. Due to inconsistent snow texture, the end result was variable today. Some classic tracks are not clean and crisp. The skate deck is generally flat and firm. Spring conditions.
(Bob Nesheim, Pincushion Trails Inn)
Wednesday, March 07, 2018  posted: 3/7/2018 5:19:47 PM
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Poor conditions. Very icy and all beat up from warm weather 5 days ago.
(Bill Hansen)

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