Snowmobiling on the Gunflint Trail

     I got out for a snowmobile ride yesterday on the Gunflint Trail.  I was pleasantly surprised with the condition of the trails. I can’t remember the last time I rode on the upper trail portion from Gunflint Lake to our place but it was even better than I remembered.

     Don’t get the wrong idea about the trail up here at the end of the road. It is only 1/3 of the width of the Berkie ski trail in Hayward, Wisconsin and in spots the brush tempts to whack you in the face but at least there weren’t any rocks sticking out of the snow and it had even been groomed once this year.  Of course it was bumpy and there are still tight turns but overall it was a great joy to ride it in such great shape.

     We’re so lucky to live in a place with such terrific places to snowmobile. We have the State Trail closer to town, the trail over to Portage, the lakes outside of the BWCA, Canadian logging roads and the trail from Gunflint South to Grand Marais.

     I normally prefer the more silent sports of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing but snowmobiling is a great way to see alot of beautiful scenery in a short amount of time. The sun still sparkles off of the snow, the trees are still flocked with snow and you are out experiencing the great outdoors. And that my friends is exactly what I was able to do yesterday while snowmobiling on the Gunflint Trail.