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The Blue Hills Trail was established in 1987 by a group of local x-country skiers. The organization reincorporated as the Blue Hills Trail Association (BHTA) in the fall of 2006 to reflect the increasingly regional nature of the operation and to facilitate the attainment of 501c3 status.
The group remains dependent on annual membership dues, donations, and the cooperation of the Rusk County Forestry Department for its continued existence. New members, suggestions and financial support are all greatly appreciated. Thanks to all the indivduals and businesses that support the Blue Hills Trail System year round.
Trail Conditions as of Dec. 6th: No groomed trails yet, we need to clear debris resulting from the heavy snow then ice. Weighted branches are leaning over (covering) the trails - today (Friday) we are sending out a work crew to clear a path through the core loop. As of Thursday evening (Dec. 5), the access road was an unplowed mess - we expect it to be opened up this afternoon (Friday).
Grooming Update: we tried grooming a.m. of December 4, it started well but as snow switched to rain, the grooming was not satisfying. Grooming was limited to packing of the core loop by driving 2 snowmobiles side-by-side. We expect to groom this weekend.
Snowfall: 7" moisture loaded snow from snowfalls December 2-4; then rain; then 1" wet snow; then plunging temps. Annual totals - click here.
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