The 41 km. Banadad Ski Trail System is accessible from two trail heads, both with free parking; the eastern trail head is located 30 miles up the Gunflint Trail off the Lima Grade; the west end trail head is on the Gunflint Trail at Fire # 10045. In addition to the Banadad the trail system consists of the Lace Lake, Tall Pines and Tim Knapp Trails. The Banadad is the BWCA longest tracked ski trail and likely the longest wilderness tracked ski trail in the USA. For more info call 218-388-4487.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Ice-out Poplar Lake

If it was not for the cold weather last night and today  with temperatures now in the mid-twenties, ice in Poplar Lake would likely be out. As it is, yesterday a large flouting ice pack was still in the lake. The smaller lakes including Swamper and through out the mid-Gunflint area are ice free. On Little Ollie Lake, where Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B is located, the ice went out several days ago. Photos are of Little Ollie Lake and Poplar Creek,

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lakes are beginning to open in the mid Gunflint area - Most of the smaller lakes are open. Little Ollie Lake next to Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B is open with just a bit of floating ice in the east end remaining. Poplar Creek with the spring thaw is flowing nicely.

Still snow on the Banadad Ski Trail but not enough to ski.


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