Check out this phenomena we experienced last winter on the News page.
A great weekend so far of racing. Dry and fast conditions. Should be a great day on Sunday!
The course is open daily for riding and is marked and taped for the bike race weekend. There is no charge to use the trails. The trail starts behind the Great Northern building and follow the maintained trail and white signs with black arrows. The course will be closed Saturday morning during the time trial and open again in the afternoon for pre-riding. Please be aware of the short track racing on Saturday if you select to pre-ride instead of race and check with race officials to avoid race traffic . Click here for a map/gps profile of the Sport/Comp/Expert loop.
Map of 2009 Laddies Loppet course (drawn by Tony Schmitz!)
This Spring, just over 2500 coniferous trees were planted at Maplelag. The trees were planted near and along the ski trails and also in the remaining open areas in the skinny field. The trees planted include Norway pine, spruce and fir balsam. Over the years, close to 100,000 trees have been planted!! It is rewarding to see trees planted as seedlings 25 years ago now tower 20-30f feet high. Around 90% of the 650 acres at Maplelag has been enrolled in the MN Sustainable Forestry Initiative Act (SFIA Program) as of 2005. Photos below of this Spring.
Updated photo albums on the wedding photo album page.