I headed out for a short ride hitting some St. Germain trails. They didn’t groom last night but had been groomed the night before and with light traffic, not many bumps. Trails were packed in nice with the cold temps last night. Most trails were smooth with some small bumps in areas and some corners. Some trails are all white while others have some areas with snirt making them brownish. Some corners are getting pushed out making them icy and/or thin on snow on the insides but the groomers are doing their best to pull snow back onto them. My carbides scraped a few times on corners but not too much. I found some stretches that were absolutely beautiful. Traffic has dropped way off giving the groomers a chance to catch up after the busy holiday period.

Note: The trail on the east side of St. Germain between intersection numbers 287 & 288 is closed.

Plowed road trails range from having a decent ice base to having areas that are thin. My carbides were scraping in areas.

More lakes are getting marked. If a lake is not marked or you’re not sure about the ice, consider it unsafe. Please stay off the lakes until they are safe. There are some nasty frozen ruts on the lakes that are marked.

I’m going with an overall good rating on the trails. There are some fair areas and a few poor spots, but most are good to excellent.

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