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Trail Report

Trails are open for skiing. Dusting of nice dense snow this morning. Today we cut new track on Sap Run, Sukkerbusk, JibFly and Twin Lakes. We also groomed all the skate trails and the 4km loop on the lake.  Trails tracked previously this week still have good definition and the new snow will help cover the thin areas/cover some leaves and be nice skiing.

Grooming Tuesday on Roy’s Run, Rootin Tootin and Mother North Star. We cut a track on all three trails in anticipation of this new snow cover up the thin areas.  All trails have good sections of trail and other areas with thin cover we didn’t set a track but skiable throughout. Monday and  Wednesday we shoveled on the Skaters Waltz trail and a few other segments on the classic trails, building up the base on the high traffic areas.

50km of trail groomed. 35km groomed classic only, 15km groomed skate only. 4km lake loop groomed (skate/no track) for total of 54km groomed. Early season conditions, use caution on the downhills as a few thin/rough/unmarked obstacles exist, especially on the outer trails. Good reports from weekend skiers.

Double track set on Sap Run, Sukkerbusk, Poki Loki, JibFly, and Twin Lakes.  Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trail single tracked. No grooming between the marsh area. Best to take skis off and walk through but people have been bushwhacking through as well.  Total km tracked around 35km. Skate lanes recently groomed on Skaters Waltz, North Loup and Skaters Extension as well as Suicide Hill for nearly 15km of groomed skate trail.

 Ski rentals available for overnight guests.

Total snowfall since November 1st around 11″ Total snowfall since October 1st around 19″. October snow melted off but currently the base from November snowfall is 2-4″. The trails at Maplelag are maintained as such that we can have good skiing on less snow and we take pride in managing less snow.

Please no walking or hiking on ski or bike trails.

 The Twin Lakes singletrack will be open for winter riding/fat biking once again this season. Most recent grooming November 30th. Click here for latest report and information.

 

Setting new track on Loon Return, December 13th, 2018.
Cutting new track on Sukkerbusk. Both tracks reset today. December 13th, 2018.
Setting second track on access to Twin Lakes. December 13th, 2018.
Island Lake trail with dusting of new snow on top. December 13th, 2018. Island, Wavy Gravy and Roy’s Run all with good track for most of trail and should be nice skiing with new snow on top.

 

 

New track cutting on Loon Return. December 13th, 2018. Temp was around 34 today but snow held out great. Freezing down good tonight and should set up nicely for Friday.

 

Cutting new track on Sap Run, December 13th, 2018.
Grooming skate lane on Skaters Waltz extension, December 13th, 2018.
Grooming skate lane on Skaters Waltz extension, December 13th, 2018.
Grooming skate lane on Skaters Waltz, December 13th, 2018.
Ron and Sandy heading out for a snowshoe hike. December 13th, 2018.
Denny heading out for another day of clipping brush. Thanks for all the help again this week Denny! December 13th, 2018.

Fat Bike Trail Report

Twin Lakes singletrack open to fat biking. Most recent grooming the evening of November 30th.   Dusting of new snow on top. Fun silky riding surface on top of rock solid groomed base . Best conditions of the season!

Once again we are grooming the Twin Lakes loop for fat biking. This is the third year of fat bike grooming at Maplelag.  Thanks Ben Olson for taking on the volunteer role to do this. We also have plans to have a groomed beginner loop closer to Maplelag. There is no fee to use the trails at this time. No rentals or guest services available in lodge until mid December. Park, ride and enjoy! To access the trail, take either loon return ski trail to access the start of the bridge section for twin lakes or take the driveway all the way down to the bridge section and enter where the orange cones are.

Beautiful sunny days as of late. Light coating of silky snow on top of firm base on groomed Twin Lakes singletrack. December 9th, 2018.
Twin Lakes singletrack in very good condition for fat biking. Light dusting of snow on top of rock solid level base with a few bumpy spots…..waiting for riders! December 8th, 2018.
Twin Lakes singletrack in very good condition for fat biking. Light dusting of snow on top of rock solid level base with a few bumpy spots. December 6th, 2018.
Rolling through the forest on Twin Lakes singletrack, December 2nd, 2018. Arneson photo.
Rolling through the Twin Lakes singletrack, December 2nd, 2018.
Rolling down the bridge section, December 2nd, 2018. (Ben Olson photo)
Ben Olson on the evening groom, November 30th, 2018.
Frosty morning at the Twin Lakes Sugarbush creek crossing. December 2nd, 2018. Fat bikers please stay on side where no track. Thanks!
Heading out for a night ride. November 27th, 2018.
Twin Lakes singletrack in good to excellent winter riding conditions. November 27th, 2018. Solid mostly level base from recent grooming with dusting of snow on top that is rider packed.
Rolling along Twin Lake singletrack lakeside, November 24th, 2018.
Railing the velcro! November 24th, 2018.
Ski trail segment on Pete’s Porkie. This segment open for fat biking until more snow than it will be groomed/tracked for skiing and usual winter loop. Just ride and follow signs !
Snow Dog groomer ready to groom Twin Lakes singletrack. Thanks Ben Olson for taking on the role of grooming again this year! November 21st, 2018.
Lakeside singletrack fresh groomed, November 21st, 2018.
Beautiful moonlight riding. November 20th, 2018.

Sunday riders! November 18th, 2018. (Peder Arneson photo)
Twin Lakes singletrack lakeside, November 18th, 2018.
Coverage holding out on Twin Lakes singletrack after two days of warmth, November 15th, 2018.
Rock garden on Twin Lakes singletrack, November 15th, 2018. Won’t be long until it’s covered with snow!

 

Start of Twin Lakes singletrack. Open for fat biking! November 13th, 2018.
Night ride! November 13th, 2018.

Trail Report

Grooming Tuesday on Roy’s Run, Rootin Tootin and Mother North Star. We cut a track on all three trails in anticipation of this new snow cover up the thin areas.  All trails have good sections of trail and other areas with thin cover we didn’t set a track but skiable throughout. Monday and  Wednesday we shoveled on the Skaters Waltz trail and a few other segments on the classic trails, building up the base on the high traffic areas.

50km of trail groomed. 35km groomed classic only, 15km groomed skate only.   Early season conditions, use caution on the downhills as a few thin/rough/unmarked obstacles exist, especially on the outer trails. Good reports from weekend skiers.

Double track set on Sap Run, Sukkerbusk, Poki Loki, JibFly, and Twin Lakes.  Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trail single tracked. No grooming between the marsh area. Best to take skis off and walk through but people have been bushwhacking through as well.  Total km tracked around 35km. Skate lanes recently groomed on Skaters Waltz, North Loup and Skaters Extension as well as Suicide Hill for nearly 15km of groomed skate trail.

 Ski rentals available for overnight guests.

Total snowfall since November 1st around 11″ Total snowfall since October 1st around 19″. October snow melted off but currently the base from November snowfall is 2-4″. The trails at Maplelag are maintained as such that we can have good skiing on less snow and we take pride in managing less snow.

Please no walking or hiking on ski or bike trails.

 The Twin Lakes singletrack will be open for winter riding/fat biking once again this season. Most recent grooming November 30th. Click here for latest report and information.

Building up base in open area on JibFly, December 12th, 2018.
Frosty scene. December 12th, 2018.
Cutting track on Roy’s Run, December 11th, 2018. Full depth track where set. Some leafy spots and other forest organic matter but any dusting of new will improve the conditions.
Far north section on Roy’s Run. Those that have skied Roy’s Run no surprise of the marshy segment and unique wildness of the trail. Not indicative of the whole trail. We try to be honest and straightforward as possible on trail conditions.
Cutting second track on Rootin Tootin, December 11th, 2018. Double tracked for the first km or so than singletracked where good coverage rest of trail. Middle section with leafy spots.
Base building on Skaters Waltz, December 10th, 2018.
Building up the base on “Kamikaze” hill, Skaters Waltz trail, December 10th, 2018.
Combing a loop on the lake, December 10th, 2018. The loop on the lake is groomed for the ski camps for instruction.
Combing a loop on the lake for the upcoming ski camp, December 10th, 2018.
Combing a loop on the lake, December 10th, 2018.
Building up base on a downhill segment on Skaters Waltz. Although the base is in great shape, we build it up in anticipation of high volume of skier traffic for the ski camps. December 10th, 2018.
Skaters Waltz, December 8th, 2018. Skiing very nice for early December. Still some bumpy spots but the most recent snow very silky on top of firm base and super fun skiing.
Moorhead skiers heading down Suicide Hill. December 8th, 2018.
Heading up!

Poki Loki double tracked with recent fluff snow on top. December 8th, 2018. Outside some leafy areas, most of the classic trail skiing good. Trails that have been skied more have the track a bit more washed out but still some good skiing to be had.
Moorhead Nordic Ski team after a morning of practice at Maplelag. December 8th, 2018.
Group of skiers enjoying a picture perfect day on JibFly ski trail. December 7th, 2018.
Peder heading down Eagle View downhill as flakes were falling. Twin Lakes trail, December 7th, 2018.
Poling through on Island Lake trail, December 7th, 2018.
Skiing through Twin Lakes. This area called “Mac’s Mess” part of Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trails. Not groomed but skiable throughout on grassy. December 7th, 2018.
Canadian friend Detlev out for morning ski after passing through “Mac’s Mess” December 7th, 2018.
Light dusting of fluff now on top of yesterday’s grooming on Wavy Gravy. December 6th, 2018. Last nights sub zero temps setting the track up firm. Few leafy spots and one rough section otherwise good early season classic skiing.
Double track on Sukkebusk. December 6th, 2018. Last nights sub zero temps setting the track up firm.
Setting track on Wavy Gravy, December 5th, 2018. Some sections groomed up very nice. Other areas bit thinner with leafy material. Still some nice early season skiing to be had!
Local skier and neighbor Carol out with friend Mary for a morning ski. December 5th, 2018. It’s an unusual year for leaves still on the trees in some pockets of the forest. Early freeze in October froze some of the maple and oak leaves and are still falling on the trail.
Bruce ready to hit the trails for the first time this season. December 5th, 2018.
Setting second track on JibFly. December 5th, 2018. Most of JibFly in good early season condition for classic. Like all trails, use caution on the downhills. JibFly is the groomer’s choice trail. Don’t pass it by!
Sunset grooming skate lane on North Loup at dusk at Poplar Pass. December 5th, 2018. The skies cleared for a hour than another round of fluff snow early evening. North Loup has improved but still some rough spots on a few of the downhills. Best to ski where snowmobile track is for best line on downhill.
Fallen red oak on Island Lake trail. December 5th, 2018.
More wood for the sauna! December 5th, 2018.
Rootin Tootin trail, December 4th, 2018. Track holding out well, scattered organic matter otherwise nice early season skiing.
Local skier Bob out for a afternoon ski, December 4th, 2018.
Peder Arneson enjoying fresh cut track on Rootin Tootin trail, November 30th, 2018.
Setting double track on Poki Loki, November 30th, 2018. We set a bit deeper track since double tracking. Few more thin areas to watch out for.
Track on JibFly. Out of all the trails tracked, JibFly skiing the best. November 30th, 2018.
Wolf track on North Loup, November 30th, 2018.
Combing on Skaters Waltz, November 30th, 2018.
Combing skate lane on new Skaters Waltz extension inner loop. November 30th, 2018.
Heading out to Twin Lakes, November 30th, 2018.

Trail Report

The trails are open for skiing.  Around an inch of new snow past 48 hours improving the conditions.  The base is rock solid between 2-4″ and a dusting of snow on top.

We combed all the inner trail and set a shallow track all the way around Sukkerbusk and few other segments on other trails Tuesday. Although the track is washed out in spots, the positive from the tracksetting was the base is rock hard and didn’t press to the ground . Just an inch or two of new snow on top of the current base will allow us to set track on trails like JibFly, Sukkerbusk, and Twin Lakes. With fresh snow, please do not skate on trails besides Skaters Waltz and North Loup. Good reports from skiers this week. Thanks for the reports.

Heads up for a few thin areas if venturing out but with a good attitude some great early season skiing to be had on about 25km of groomed trail at this time. No tracks set on than the shallow one on Sukkerbusk. Classic skiing doable on flat deck.  No guest services in lodge. Ski rentals, lunch with day pass, lodging and other services will begin mid December but the trails are open for day skiing only. Free will offering to use trails. Thanks and Just Ski!  With no recent significant snowfall, scattered leaves and other forest organic matter on ski trail deck but nothing to prevent a good ski. Thanks Denny for helping clip brush last week!

Recommended skiing on the “early season loop”. The loop starts on Sukkerbusk to the right and heads out towards the skinny field.  Take a right at the end of skinny field than follow cone markings at intersections.  Other trails are open and have been skiing on them but use caution if venturing out. Un marked obstacles exist, ski at own risk including oak leaves in some spots. If venturing off the early season loop, suggested to ski on Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, JibFly for classic skiing and North Loup and Skater Waltz for skating.

Total snowfall since November 1st around 8″ Total snowfall since October 1st around 16″. October snow melted off but currently the base from November snowfall 1-3″. The trails at Maplelag are maintained as such that we can have good skiing on less snow and we take pride in managing less snow.

Please no walking or hiking on ski or bike trails.

There is no lodging available or  guest services in the lodge at this time, no ski rental but trails open for skiing. Trail pass on donation basis for early season. Ski at own risk! Ski rentals and other services will be available mid December.

The Twin Lakes singletrack will be open for winter riding/fat biking once again this season. Most recent grooming November 21st. Click here for latest report and information.

We had a great fall of trail work clearing deadfall and blowing leaves off the trails right up until the snow last week.

Setting shallow track on Sukkerbusk. November 27th, 2018. Just a inch or two more we will be able to set a better track.
Combing the skate lane on Skaters Waltz, November 27th, 2018.
Combing the skate lane on Skaters Waltz, November 27th, 2018.
Fresh wolf track on Sukkerbusk, November 27th, 2018. With the dusting of snow on top of hard base, a great time to see a wide variety of tracks in the forest.
Grooming on Rootin Tootin. Like Mother North Start, there are still some rough spots and recommend skiing other trails until more snow but very skiable and folks have been skiing on the good segments.
Testing the track on Sukkerbusk at dusk. November 27th, 2018.We are excited to offer skin skis in the rental shop this year. Great skis for a variety of conditions.
Istvan enjoying the early season conditions. Thank for the report Istvan! November 26th, 2018.
Dusting of new snow making for nice skiing today. November 26th, 2018.
Returning to Maplelag via Sukkerbusk. Beauty day on the trails! November 26th, 2018.
Late afternoon grooming on the early season loop working in dusting of fluff earlier in the day. November 25th, 2018.
Members of the Moorhead Nordic Ski team at the top of Suicide Hill, November 24th ,2018.
Moorhead Nordic team drills to work on skills! November 24th, 2018.”Perfect conditions to work on becoming a better skier”!
Cruising on Twin Lakes. With the hardpack deck, all trails now open to both classic and skate skiing until more snow. November 24th, 2018.
Spidahl crew ready for a outing on the trails. November 24th, 2018. Be sure to check out their Nordic center gem in west central MN between Pelican Rapids and Fergus Falls MN.
Morning skiers, November 23rd, 2018. Good seeing all the high school kids out today.
Thanksgiving Skate Ski on North Loup, November 22nd, 2018.
Family ski, November 21st, 2018.
Denny heading out for another day clipping brush. Thanks Denny! November 21st, 2018.
Grooming on Skaters Waltz extension, November 21st, 2018.
Second pass on North Loup, flattening and combing the deck. November 20th, 2018.
Deadfall on North Loup ready to be cleared. Lots of deer tracks on North Loup! November 20th, 2018.
Combing in fresh snow on Skaters Waltz, November 19th, 2018.
Porcupine in tree on Twin Lakes trail, November 19th, 2018.
Combing fresh snow on Twin Lakes ski trail, November 19th, 2018.
Combing fresh snow on Twin Lakes at Sugar Creek crossing, November 19th, 2018.
Members of the Moorhead Nordic Ski team enjoying the early season snow for a morning of practice, November 17th, 2018.

Hill work on Suicide Hill. November 17th, 2018.

Moorhead Nordic working on ski skills. November 17th, 2018.
Peder Arneson on the early season loop, November 16th, 2018.
Combing Suicide Hill, November 16th, 2018.
Evening grooming at the start of Sap Run where we have solar lighting. November 15th, 2018.
Ben Melby out for a early season ski, November 15th, 2018.
Start of Sukkerbusk, late morning November 15th, 2018.
Top of Suicide Hill, November 15th, 2018.
Jonell enjoying ski at sunset. Despite temps near 40 yesterday, the snow held out fine and froze down overnight solidifying the base. A few oak leaves coming down a reminder it is mid November! November 14th, 2018.
Shoveling snow on a thin area. Best time to add snow to thin areas etc. is when the snow is damp/moist. When freezing down again it will set up harder. November 14th, 2018.
Packing out practice area at start of JibFly. North facing area should hold out just fine with any warm weather. November 13th, 2018.
Checking out base on Sukkerbusk, no track classic skiing, November 13th, 2018.
Roll packing on Twin Lakes at eagle nest, November 13th,2018.
Start of Twin Lakes singletrack. Open for fat biking! November 13th, 2018. (please no hiking/walking on bike trail or ski trails. Thanks!)
Denny Barry enjoying the early season conditions. November 12th, 2018.
Start of Sap Run ski trail, November 12th, 2018.
Sukkerbusk, November 12th, 2018.
Heading out for late afternoon groom/packing on the entire loops of JibFly, Sukkerbusk and entire Skaters Waltz. November 12th, 2018.
Sunday night grooming during another flurry of snow showers. November 11th, 2018.
Little Sugarbush (lake Maplelag shores) frozen over, November 10th, 2018.
Packing/grooming on JibFly before next round of snow. November 10th, 2018.
Grooming Friday morning after another dusting last night. November 9th, 2018.
Grooming Friday morning after another dusting last night. November 9th, 2018.
Rocks level to trail still not frozen and melting snow. One thing to watch out for early season skiing. November 9th, 2018.
Deck starting to firm up on early season loop. November 8th, 2018.
Deck starting to firm up on early season loop. November 8th, 2018.
Bear tracks at Twin Lakes crossing! November 8th, 2018.
Lakes and ponds starting to freeze over. South Twin Lake, November 8th, 2018.
Deck starting to firm up on early season loop. Skinny Field, November 8th, 2018.
View of Bullhead lake. Edges starting to freeze on calm areas. November 8th, 2018.
Grooming early season loop in skinny field, November 8th, 2018.
Grooming on Suicide Hill, November 8th, 2018.
Night ski on  checking out new solar lighting. We are planning to have a 1km loop lit for this upcoming season. November 8th, 2018.
Grooming early season loop, November 7th, 2018.
Measured snowfall in 24 hour period as of 12pm November 7th, 2018. Less snow accumulating on the trails with warm ground melting a inch or so.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, November 6th, 2018.
Coating of snow around the Coop cabin. November 6th, 2018.
JibFly ski trail with dusting of new snow. November 6th, 2018.
Deadfall cleared, cut and blocked off the ski trail. Firewood for the sauna and cabins with wood stoves. November 6th, 2018.
Slough near Mother North Star ski trail. November 6th, 2018.
Loon Return ski trail, November 6th, 2018.

 

Fall grooming on Skaters Waltz, October 23rd, 2018.
Trail tuning on Sukkerbusk, October 18th, 2018.
Tamarack trees in peak fall color. Only coniferous tree to lose its needles! October 18th, 2018.
Eagle view on Twin Lakes trail. October 17th, 2018.
Clearing deadfall, Sukkerbusk ski trail in the skinny field. October 17th, 2018.
Sukkerbusk ski trail cleared! October 17th, 2018.
Great to see the sun and blue sky….and a touch of snow! Fall and winter scene. October 15th, 2018.

Checking out the grooming! October 11th, 2018.
Skiing through the skinny field, first ski of the year October 5th, 2018.
First grooming of the year, Suicide Hill October 11th, 2018.

 

Bike Trail Report

The trails are now closed. With colder than anticipated weather, it looks like we will be able to open the Twin Lakes loop for fat biking next week.

We will once again groom the Twin Lakes loop for fat biking once there is enough snow and cold temps to follow. We also have plans to have a groomed beginner loop closer to Maplelag. Thanks everyone to everyone who helped make it another awesome year of riding! Good seeing everyone out for the final day of the dirt season.

Click here for trail map.

The mountain bike trails are open outside of rain/wet conditions.  The “nature” of the mountain bike trails at Maplelag allow for quick drying and rideable conditions 6-12 hours after any precip. The trails can be described as classic, old school singletrack. Some sections are very technical with roots and rocks and a great test of skills! The Twin Lakes loop is recommended first for first time visitors to Maplelag with mountain bike experience and for first time or beginner riders, the Citizen loop is recommended.

Season pass is $10. Park in far parking lot, click in and enjoy! Maplelag maintains, builds, manages and funds the trails privately with no outside assistance (grants etc.)  but we are happy to share the trail. We appreciate season pass purchases to keep the trails maintained and build new for others to enjoy.

Click here for trail map. Trail starts just past the flag pole, head towards skaters waltz ski trail for access to both the beginner loop (Citizen/TT) and advanced loop (sport/comp/expert). Singletrack sections can be bypassed on the east side. Bike signs are red and there are also big white signs at key intersections. To access Twin Lakes loop, take either the east side or main loop and follow red signs or head down the driveway and look for orange cones just past the gate and red signs indicating the start of Twin Lakes singletrack.  Any questions on riding or conditions, email Jay at jrichard@arvig.net or text 218-849-7669. We typically will have the trails open sooner than expected after wet weather, feel free to contact us for more information.

Good seeing all the riders out enjoying the closing day of the dirt season. October 28th, 2018.

Thumbs up on another great season of mountain biking! Thanks everyone for the support! October 28th, 2018.

 

Late fall riding at dusk, October 23rd, 2018.
Colorful local forest road, October 19th, 2018.
Area tamarack trees in peak color right now, October 19th, 2018.
Twin Lakes singletrack, October 19th, 2018.
Fresh cleared singletrack on Twin Lakes. October 18th, 2018. Entire loop cleared past two days.
Twin Lakes singletrack cleared of leaves. October 17th, 2018.
Island Lake trail, October 17th, 2018. Part of Twin Lakes loop.
Evening ride, Twin Lakes lakeside, October 16th, 2018.
Despite recent wet weather, riding has been good on the mountain bike course. October 14th, 2018.
Surreal riding conditions, October 12th, 2018.

Surreal riding conditions, October 12th, 2018.

Surreal riding conditions, October 12th, 2018.
Start of Twin Lakes singletrack after leaf/snow clearing. October 11th, 2018.
Singletrack scene, October 7th, 2018.
End of Twin Lakes singletrack, October 7th, 2018.

 

Singletrack after fresh clearing, October 6th, 2018.
Twin Lakes singletrack lakeside, October 5th, 2018. Trail bit damp from recent moisture but open for riding!
Singletrack after clearing, October 2nd, 2018. Leaves falling down continuously covering the surface but still great fall riding.
Chilly and damp day didn’t stop a great day of riding. September 29th, 2018.

Blowing out singletrack, September 30th, 2018. We will blow out most of the course again before this weekend.
Rolling through Twin Lakes singletrack, September 28th, 2019.
Beautiful fall color scene at end of Twin Lakes singletrack. September 28th, 2018.
Peder Arneson on Hudson’s Hula segment, September 28th, 2018.
Lakeside Twin Lakes singletrack. September 28th, 2018.
Fall riding September 22nd, 2018.
Fall riding September 22nd, 2018.
Jake and Ben Olson original lakeside singletrack,September 22nd, 2018.
Testing new trail near Bullhead Lake on Maplelag property, September 20th, 2018.
Testing new trail near Bullhead Lake on Maplelag property, September 20th, 2018.
Denny Barry helping out with trail work on new trail. September 19th, 2018. We hope to open the new trail yet this fall.
Testing new trail near Bullhead lake. September 19th, 2018.
Start of Roy’s Run and North Loup ski trails. September 19th, 2018.

Beautiful fall riding, September 18th, 2018.
Ski trail segment, September 16th, 2018.
Colorful singletrack, September 16th, 2018.
Scattered leaves on the bike trail, September 14th, 2018.
New singletrack segment, “North Star Extension” cleared out yesterday. New section has set up nicely over the summer and riding superb. September 14th, 2018.
Fantastic early fall riding continues. Twin Lakes lakeside, September 11th, 2018.
Fall grooming on Lucky’s Loype part of the bike trail, September 11th, 2018.
Fall scene on the bike course, September 9th, 2018.
Singletrack segment on bike course, September 9th, 2018.
Great forest riding on local trails this time of year, Sugar Creek rd. September 6th, 2018.
Sugarbush trail north of Maplelag, September 6th, 2018.

 

Forest road riding north and east of Maplelag. September 8th, 2018.
Early fall color as seen on Sukkerbusk ski trail which is part of the bike course. September 5th, 2018.
Steve Wenzel rounding a turn in the singletrack, Laddies Loppet September 1st, 2018. Steve the only rider to compete in every Laddies Loppet since 1990!
Great night for the Wednesday night time trial, August 29th, 2018.
Great fall like riding, August 28th, 2018.
Trail check later afternoon on Friday found tacky and firm conditions. The areas we tuned (as above) the past few weeks benefited greatly from the rain. August 24th, 2018.

Twin Lakes singletrack tuned and riding well. August 22nd, 2018.

Trail tuning at the start of Twin Lakes, August 20th, 2018.
Great riding on Sunday with cooler temps and light rain shower. Surface remains hardpacked and dry. August 19th, 2018.
Corey out for a long distance training ride. August 18th, 2018.
Section of Twin Lakes singletrack after trail tuning/buffing. White ribbon of hardened clay indicator of hard and fast conditions! August 16th, 2018.
Trail tuning. August 10th, 2018.
Great riding over the weekend, August 5th, 2018.

Great riding over the weekend, August 5th, 2018.

 

Singletrack tuning, August 7th, 2018.
NW Wolves high school cycling team practicing Thursday evening. August 2nd, 2018. (Ben Olson photos)

NW Wolves high school cycling team practicing Thursday evening. August 2nd, 2018.
Great conditions for evening ride, hours before downpour came through. July 31st, 2018.
Beautiful morning ride, July 28th, 2019.

Lush forest floor on the ski trail, July 28th, 2019.

Beautiful morning ride, July 28th, 2018.
Tuning berm on the singletrack, July 27th, 2018.

Blowing out a section of singletrack, July 27th, 2018.
Another beautiful evening ride. July 24th, 2018.

Another beautiful evening ride. July 24th, 2018.
Keith rolling Twin Lakes lakeside, July 21st, 2018.

Morning ride, July 21st, 2018.
Main loop Lakeside drops, July 17th, 2018.
Ski trail riding Kohlepp’s pond. July 17th, 2018.
Riders from Oregon visiting the area, out for ride. Great to see new faces on the trail. July 5th, 2018.
Beautiful evening and great conditions July 5th, 2018. Pat back on trail.
Twin Lakes rock garden. July 5th, 2018.
Jake rolling through rock garden on Twin Lakes singletrack, July 3rd, 2018.
Having fun on Hudson’s Hula segment, July 3rd, 2018

Pat Climbing Suicide Hill, July 1st, 2018.

Pat lakeside, July 1st, 2018.
Forest singletrack, July 1st, 2018.

Clearing deadfall off the trail, June 30th, 2018.
Rolling through Twin Lakes rock garden, June 30th, 2018.
Kieth rolling through Twin Lakes rock garden, June 30th, 2018.
Beautiful evening ride. June 26th, 2018.

Twin Lakes, June 26th, 2018.
Into the woods! June 26th, 2018.
Trail check late afternoon found hard and tacky conditions on majority of the trail. June 18th, 2018.
Singletrack segment east side, June 18th, 2018.
Rolling along lakeside, main loop. June 12th, 2018.
Keith Twin Lakes lakeside, June 12th, 2018.
Brushing/blowing out the bridge section, June 12th, 2018.
Ready to blow out the trail after brushing the sides. The main lakeside segments on both the main and western loops completed this week. June 7th, 2018.
Clearing deadfall from wind on Tuesday night, June 7th, 2018.

Keith out for midweek ride, May 30th, 2018.
Memorial day riding, May 28th, 2018.
Forest road riding north of Maplelag, May 28th, 2018.
Memorial day riding, May 28th, 2018. Deep woods feel in the forest!
Maplelag team members Matt and Steve out on the trail for a training ride Saturday morning. May 26th, 2018.
Denny Barry on course Saturday morning. May 26th, 2018.

Maplelag team members on course Saturday morning. May 26th, 2018.
Peder evening ride lakeside, May 23rd, 2018.
Steve rolling out of new singletrack segment, May 23rd, 2018.
Wayne lakeside Twin Lakes, May 23d, 2018.

 

Wednesday night group ride. Keep the wheels moving…the mosquitoes are out! May 23rd, 2018.
Keith rolling through Twin Lakes lakeside on a beautiful evening. May 22nd, 2018.

Start of singletrack lakeside, May 20th, 2018. The woods have filled out with deep lush green.
Peder Arneson rolling along lakeside on main loop. May 18th, 2018.

Peder rolling along Twin Lakes singletrack lakeside, May 18th, 2018.
Jake at start of new trail “North Star Extension”. May 18th, 2018.
Final berm, May 18th, 2018.
North Star segment, May 18th, 2018.

Bente’s Bump segment, May 18th, 2018.
Ski trail segment on bike course. May 17th, 2018.
Berm work on new trail. We completed enough tuning to have this new segment open. We will continue to fine tune but the more riders to ride in the better! May 14th, 2018.
Another great weekend of early season riding, May 13th, 2018.
Ideal riding Wednesday late afternoon, May 9th, 2018.
Fresh clearing on Hudson’s Hula segment, west side on Twin Lakes singletrack. May 8th, 2018.
Fresh clearing on Hudson’s Hula segment, west side on Twin Lakes singletrack. May 8th, 2018.
Fresh clearing on Hudson’s Hula segment, west side on Twin Lakes singletrack. May 8th, 2018.
Fresh clearing on Hudson’s Hula segment, west side on Twin Lakes singletrack. May 8th, 2018.
David J on trail, May 7th, 2018.

Ben O on trail, May 7th, 2018.
Ben on Lakeside drop, May 7th, 2018.
Weekend riding, May 6th, 2018.
Fresh cleared singletrack on the east side, May 6th, 2018.
Group of riders heading out to the trail, May 6th, 2018.
Twin Lakes lakeside, May 3rd, 2018.
New course tape! May 3rd, 2018.
Ski trail segment, May 3rd, 2018. Ski trail portions of course in great shape.

Checking out Twin Lakes singletrack, lakeside. April 25th, 2018. Most singletrack segments are dry and ready for riding but the ski trails need a few more days to dry out.
Clearing leaves from singletrack, April 23rd, 2018.
Cleared!
Moss growing on the side, April 23rd, 2018.
Singletrack drying out nicely, April 23rd, 2018. Weather permitting, we hope to open the trails by May 3rd weekend.
One last winter ride on the Twin Lakes singletrack, April 21st, 2018.