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timmer72
02-21-2011, 01:35 PM
Anyone heard or seen how the conditions are out there lately? Haven't surfed around for info yet really. Possibly heading there on Mar 13.

6hundy6
02-21-2011, 02:42 PM
My buddy was out there Feb 10-14. He said it was awsome.

timmer72
02-22-2011, 10:44 AM
Good to hear! It will probably be my only trip of the year..... Snow is too deep around home this year to travel!.... Oh well can't complain though!

6hundy6
02-22-2011, 11:02 AM
Where abouts is Belview,MN. Im in Hugo just north of St. Paul and its been pretty good here all year also.

lenny
02-22-2011, 05:00 PM
I'm looking for reports for the Big Horns also. Trying to work out a trip there in 2 weeks.

timmer72
02-22-2011, 05:38 PM
Belview is in between Marshall and Redwood Falls.... Can't ever remember this much snow around here.

6hundy6
02-22-2011, 05:47 PM
Belview is in between Marshall and Redwood Falls.... Can't ever remember this much snow around here.

Enough to trailer down for a day. Looking for a day trip destination.

timmer72
02-23-2011, 12:25 AM
I would say go for it...The MN River valley has trails right now just as good as the Northwoods...Jackpot Junction in Morton(right next to the river valley) has trails goin east or west in the valley which are pretty scenic. there should be enough miles for a good day trip.

ef6efi
02-24-2011, 10:44 PM
timmer72 where are you staying? were heading out the 12th coming back the 19th, can't wait.

lenny
02-24-2011, 11:19 PM
timmer72 where are you staying? were heading out the 12th coming back the 19th, can't wait.

we're stayin at the elk view the 9th -12th

timmer72
02-27-2011, 02:06 PM
I think the plans have changed.. Sounds like were goin to togwottee.

snowho96
02-27-2011, 07:22 PM
just got back last night, stayed at bear lodge. riding was very good to the south. had to look alittle harder for powder to the north but you could find it if you looked. We started out in the snowies the first part of the week. they had more powder but the wind was bad.

lenny
02-27-2011, 08:59 PM
just got back last night, stayed at bear lodge. riding was very good to the south. had to look alittle harder for powder to the north but you could find it if you looked. We started out in the snowies the first part of the week. they had more powder but the wind was bad.

any pics. Can you just go far as you gas can take you? Are there boundaries as to where you can and cannot go? My buddy is looking into this. I did call the lodge and inquire about a guide but the people seems a bit put out, maybe just a bad day.

Phazer Phreak
02-27-2011, 09:35 PM
I'll be looking for someone to ride the Bighorns with on Friday & Saturday March 25/26. And possibly again April 8-10th. Please PM me if you don't mind an extra guy for a day or two.

lenny
02-28-2011, 01:10 AM
I'll be looking for someone to ride the Bighorns with on Friday & Saturday March 25/26. And possibly again April 8-10th. Please PM me if you don't mind an extra guy for a day or two.

9th-12th for us

dale_58
02-28-2011, 06:35 AM
any pics. Can you just go far as you gas can take you? Are there boundaries as to where you can and cannot go? My buddy is looking into this. I did call the lodge and inquire about a guide but the people seems a bit put out, maybe just a bad day.

go any place.Careful when going over fence's(post"s)We rode mostly south of bear lodge,& elk view.

lenny
02-28-2011, 08:31 AM
go any place.Careful when going over fence's(post"s)We rode mostly south of bear lodge,& elk view.

that's incredible, more pics? Thanks.

snowho96
02-28-2011, 12:28 PM
we didnt get too many pics but i will try to post what i have in the next few days. i might be going back the 16th to the 19th of march for spring break either here or the snowies.

lenny
02-28-2011, 01:08 PM
I've never been out west except for some riding in 95 to Grand lake colorado.

Will we have to go far for untracked?

Any recommendations ?

ef6efi
02-28-2011, 08:53 PM
thanks for the pics, now I really can't wait.

dale_58
03-01-2011, 11:55 PM
from 2 years ago.I didn't take many pics this year.our group has a lot on face book this year

lenny
03-02-2011, 01:39 PM
nice, heading out in 6 days, YEA BUDDY!!!!!!!!!

misty_pines
03-06-2011, 10:06 AM
Looks like the Big Horns have been getting some new snow and will continue to get some more through Monday. I'm heading out there in a few days also. Should be fun!

Firecatguy
03-07-2011, 07:42 PM
can u guys tell me a little about the horns? what the deal with south? north? horns....is one better than the other? is there good lodges you can ride from?

timmer72
03-07-2011, 07:57 PM
Wasn't there last year but, Two years ago the main lodges were Bear, The Passage, and Arrowhead. The Bear Lodge is probably the most full service lodge and largest. It has trail going 3 directions from it and it is fairly centered in the whole ridin area. US 14 ends at Bear or i should say thats how far they plow to. the highway from there is snowmobile interstate. Other guys can correct me if I'm wrong but the South Horns are considered south of 14 and North Horns are considered north of 14 if im not mistaken.

dale_58
03-07-2011, 08:19 PM
As far as north or south I don't have a clue.Bear Lodge, Arrowhead & Elk View Inn all have the same owner.We stayed at the Elk View (the Passage)2 yrs. ago this year Bear Lodge, both are OK. Bear Lodge you stay in the same building as the food & drink.Unles you rent a cabin.Only about 1/2 mile apart (Bear,Elk).Never was in Arrowhead,just drove past.
Dale

misty_pines
03-07-2011, 08:41 PM
That is correct that the three lodges in the Northern Bighorns are the Bear Lodge, The Elkview Inn and the Arrowhead. All are now owned by the same owner. Trail maps are available on the internet. Lots of nice trails and lots of off trail areas. Most ride North, West and South of the Bear Lodge as that is typically the best snow and higher elevations. Check out Bear Lodge's website for a lot of good info. They have links to the other two lodges also. http://www.bearlodgeresort.com/

switch07
03-07-2011, 09:17 PM
We have been going to the Bighorns for years now and we have settled on the northern horns as far as the best riding. The southern system has very nice trails and play areas but not quite the elevation of the north. There is very limited lodging in the south since Meadowlark Lake Resort closed down. There is a place called Deer Haven to stay but we always stayed at Meadowlark when we went there. Both trail systems connect through the Paint Rock Canyon trail. The south grooms up to the canyon on their side and the north grooms down to the canyon from their side. There is about 7 miles of ungroomed riding (some sidehilling) down throught the canyon on a well marked but ungroomable trail. We used to stay in the south for 3 days and then backpack up to the north for three days and at that time there was about 35 miles of ungroomed trail, but they have since opened up the system to more grooming. From Bear lodge the canyon is about 55 miles by trail, and if you decide to go all the way down through the canyon we were told you can get gas at Meadowlark 24/7. We did not go all the way through this year to confirm this. Just ask in advance. We found the best play areas down past Snowshoe lodge, huge meadows with large rolling hills, cornices, and plenty of high marking oportunities. If you go west out of the lodge on 14 follow it down past medicine wheel and you will find more huge play areas on both sides of the trail. Also that way is Bucking Mule Falls lookout with its spectacular veiws, a must to see. Loop around to High Country lodge and you will find more play areas than you have gas in your tank. Want more? Run up to Freeze Out Point and play in the meadows and hills on each side of the trail. There are millions of acres to play in the Bighorns. Thats why we always go back.......to us, the best kept secret in the west......ah nuts, I just let the cat outa the bag. Have fun out there and be safe......

Firecatguy
03-07-2011, 11:25 PM
hey thanks everyone...I think we will try the Bear....switch...thanks