Happy trails for Northland snowmobilers

The C.J. Ramstad North Shore State Trail is in good shape for snowmobiling this weekend, said Joe Russell, area supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources parks and trails division.

“It’s 100 percent better this weekend than last weekend,” Russell said.
The trail is groomed from Duluth to Cook County and has from 18 to 36 inches of snow. The heavy snowfall brought down many trees on the trail, which had to be cleared before grooming could begin, Russell said.

“That sure tested our start-up,” he said.

For the latest conditions on the trail, call the North Shore Trail hotline at (218) 834-1439 or go to the DNR website, mndnr.gov, and click “Snowmobiling” and “State Trails.”

Russell urged riders to use caution, keep right and ride safely.