Outdoors blog: Rain, warm weather finish off snowmobiling
By: Sam Cook, Duluth News Tribune
Snowmobile trail grooming comes to close
It's over. The snowmobiling season, that is. Or, at least it's official now.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that, due to rain and warm weather across the state, snowmobile trails have deteriorated rapidly and riding conditions may not be safe in many parts of Minnesota.
Earlier this week, snow conditions were still good in northern Minnesota, but that situation has changed dramatically in the last couple of days, according to the news release. Local clubs have put up “Trail Closed” signs on many of the grant-in-aid trails, and this will probably be the last week that state trails are groomed, according to the DNR.