And the Changes Just Keep Coming… Winter Trip Packing List
Dec 202015

So the weather is still not cooperating for our normal activities so we are still adjusting things. This week we will have practice Monday-Wednesday for everyone. Details are on the practice page.
With all the weather issues – we also have another major change that has had to happen. Our normal Winter Trip to the UP and northern Wisconsin is not going to happen this year. Ironwood has about 2 inches of snow – and rain in their forecast. Thankfully, Grand Marais received about 10+ inches of snow late last week and is expecting another few inches over the next few days. Their trail systems are looking great and they are working on getting things groomed up. We have the lodging and busing changed over and are working on getting the food and final schedule set up. We will get that information out to all of you as soon as it is finalized but here are some tidbits… We’ll be staying at a school in Grand Marais, yep, a school! We are planning to ski at 5 different parks overlooking Lake Superior (that may change with trail conditions). We’ve got a dinner night out planned for the infamous Sven and Ole’s in Grand Marais. A couple pieces of note: (1) Your skiers will want to have an air mattress or camping mattress. We’ll be staying at a school and sleeping on the floor in sleeping bags. (2) The trails we will be at have a little more rustic lodges at their trail heads then what we are normally at. We usually have some crock pots going during the morning so they have a hot option for their lunch. With all the skiing they are doing each day, they really need that warm option along with our other food. We believe that we’ve found at least one lodge that has electricity at the trail head but it would be great to have a generator to use for the couple days, just in case that doesn’t pan out. If you have a generator that would be of a reasonable size for us to manage and are willing to loan it to us for a few days of use, please let us know! We’d be very grateful! (3) Speaking of crock pots, we are looking for some to borrow for during the trip. We usually need around 5 crock pots so if you have one that would be available for the 5 days of the trip, again, please let us know and we will make sure that we take good care of it.

That is it for now – again, we’ll get out more details about the trip soon but we are still working out some of those final kinks. What a crazy (and fun) season so far!

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