We Got Snow on the Gunflint Trail!

     I was a little afraid yesterday morning when the precipitation falling from the sky was a little on the liquid side.  I only had to worry a little because it quickly turned into flakes of snow that continued to fall throughout the day and into the night at Voyageur.  This morning I was pleasantly suprised to see all of the trees covered with snow and a substantial amount on the ground.

     I never know how many inches to say when people ask how much we got.  I have no clue how they measure the stuff but I do know that with my calf high boots on the snow was dangerously close to getting inside of my boot.  Probably the amount of snow was between 6-12 inches, all I know for sure is we got snow on the Gunflint Trail!

     We had to drive to Grand Marais this morning and the plows had not yet been out.  Not another soul had been driving at the end of the Gunflint Trail and we finally saw signs of life around mid-trail.  We met the plow coming up the Trail at Trail Center so we had one lane plowed until closer to town when both lanes were plowed.

     Grand Marais received rain yesterday and with the temperature hovering around 10 degrees there are puddles of ice around town. The wind is a bit harsh and the roads are a wee bit slippery.  Hopefully people will drive with extra care today and this evening when they are out to celebrate the last day of 2010.

     Have a great New Year’s Eve and make sure you continue to read my blog next year!

Snow on the Voyageur Canoe Outfitters sign   Winter on the Gunflint Trail

Gunflint Trail Winter Driving