Banadad Trail Snow & Trail Conditions Report- brought to you by the Banadad Trail Association

The Banadad is the BWCA's longest tracked ski trails at 30 km. The Trail is best described as a single tracked intimate trail winding through the BWCA. On the Banadad eastern end is the single tracked 4-km. Lace Lake Trail, the 3.2-km Seppala Trail and the 3.5-km. Tall Pines Trail. The eastern end of the trail system connects with the Central Gunflints Trails and the western end connects with the Upper Gunflint Trails.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Excellent Sking

 Banadad  Lace Lake, Tall Pines and Knapp Trails were re-tracked today -41 KM. 
  • MEASURED SNOW DEPTH :25"
  • COMPACTED SNOW BASE ON TRAIL: 22"
  • NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS:  trace"
Skiing Excellent this weekend with warm weather expected

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Trails in Great Shape

 Banadad  Lace Lake, and Tall Pines were re-tracked yesterday.  The groomer found drifting snow and he got stuck in snow drift in the open area caused by the Meads Lake prescribed burn.
  • MEASURED SNOW DEPTH :25"
  • COMPACTED SNOW BASE ON TRAIL: 22"
  • NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS:  trace"
Lots of people on the trails. Skiing Excellent if you don't mind the negative 15 to 20's.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cold weather skiing

Added couple of more inches of snow then re-tracked the Banadad Friday and the Lace Lake, Tall Pine and Knapp Trails on Thursday. Plan to re-track the south end trails today. Heavy winds have blown snow over trails in open areas.

  • MEASURED SNOW DEPTH :25"
  • COMPACTED SNOW BASE ON TRAIL: 22"
  • NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS:  1-2"
Lot of people on the trails. Skiing Excellent if you don't mind the negative 15 to 20's.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Great Snowfall the Past Two Days

Snowed the last two days; added another 5 inches of snow. Yesterday we tracked the east end trails- Lace, Tall Pines and the Banadad from the east end to Meads Lake Portage. Got more snow and covered the fresh tracks. However several people skied and re-opened the tracks. Skiing on the for mentioned tracked trail is excellent. 
  • MEASURED SNOW DEPTH :23"
  • COMPACTED SNOW BASE ON TRAIL: 19"
  • NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS:  3"
The snow stopped so tomorrow we plan to re-track the entire Banadad- two snowmobiles will be tracking.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Forest Service Using Trail for Summer Project

The USFS will be carry building materials along the Banadad from the Lizz to Mead Lake Portages starting today,  Monday, February 2. The works is planned to take two days. The building materials will be stored at the Meads portage and then used this summer to repair the walkway along the portage. As a consequence the ski tracks will we trashed along this section of the Banadad during the process of moving the materials. 

While this work is going on this one and one-half mile section can be skied but there will be no tracks. Must importantly skier should be watch-out for snowmobiles on the trail. When the work is completed the trail will be re-tracked.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Banadad Trails Tracked and in great shape

Yesterday (Thursday, January 29) the entire Banadad Traill System- 41 kilometers was tracked. Skiing is excellent. Enjoy!
MEASURED SNOW DEPTH :20"
COMPACTED SNOW BASE ON TRAIL: 16"
NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS:   trace
      NEW SNOW PAST WEEK 5"

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Banadad re-tracked

  Banadad tracked today- 31 KM,  Lace Lake, Tall Pines and Knapp tracked yesterday.
 
SNOW DEPTH IN WOODS: 18"
COMPACTED BASE ON TRAIL: 15"
NEW SNOW PAST 24 HOURS: 1/2"
      NEW SNOW PAST WEEK 1"

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