Saturday, January 26, 2008

Temperature Goes Up, Lights Go Out

Early this morning the temperature was well above zero for the first time in about a week. Then at about two-thirty a.m. the electrical power on the Gunflint Trail went down. The temperature continued to climb hitting eleven degrees above by nine thirty a.m. when Arrowhead Electrical Coop was able to restore the Gunflint's power. Not that the two events were related but subzero weather was getting "old" and residents of the Trail have become accustom to electrical power for heating, water and their saterlite internet. Needless to say- above zero temperatures and having the lights go on again were welcome.


Saturday, January 19, 2008

Cold Weekend on the Trail

Saturday morning at Poplar Creek Guesthouse- the temperature is negative twenty-two degrees and 10-15 mile per hour wind is expected later today. According to the forecast it looks like this cold blast will continue for about another week.

Yesterday while tracking the Banadad the temperature never got above negative ten. However this did not stop to "rangers" from Virginia Minnesota from skiing the entire Banadad.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

More Snow on the Trail

The Gunflint Trail has been getting snow for the last two day. While it has been snowing lightly; it has been steady snow and it is piling up. Up to this morning we have had six to eight inches of new snow. The forecast for today is more snow.

Needless to say, the ski trails are in great shape and the groomers are working overtime to keep the them that way.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ham Run Half Marathon Scheduled May 4

Join outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and other runners for a unique opportunity to run on a Scenic Byway, Northern Minnesota's very own Gunflint Trail. The Ham Run is the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day and Mother Nature while running in the Superior National Forest. Spring is a time of re-birth and growth and the Gunflint will be greening up, especially along parts of the race course that were affected by the Ham Lake Fire in 2007- for more information click on Ham Run.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Snow Conditions Look Good for this Year’s John Beargrease Sled Dog Race

Beargrease race officials are looking forward to an exciting race this year. The snow cover along the race route -from Duluth to the Gunflint Trail is excellent. The race, which will start on Sunday January 27th in Duluth, should arrive on the Gunflint Trail late Monday evening.

The Gunflint Trails, Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B is located along the race route. According Barbara Young, proprietor of the B&B “you can get a great seat for the exciting action as the musher past the Guesthouse on their way to and from the race turn-around point at Trail Center Restaurant.”

For those that are interested in following the race from start to its finish in Duluth, the Ellery House B&B in Duluth and Poplar Creek Guesthouse are offering a special Beargrease Package. For more information go to “Front Row at the Beargrease under Event Specials.”

This year’s race is the 25 anniversary of the running of the Beargrease.