Snow Report – 1/3/12

Happy New Year, We have had snowmobilers through over the weekend and some yesterday. We did receive a little bit more snow since my last report maybe 1"-2" kind of hard to tell since it was so windy. Some of the trails have been groomed we could definitely use more snow to help our groomers do a better job on the trails. I have had reports that the Expressway has been in ok shape as well as the Gunflint up to the Mid-Trail area. Overall conditions are rideable but more snow would definitely … [Read more...]

Snow Report – 12/14/11

Well winter is trying to get going we have currently about 4"-6" of snow on the ground here at the lodge. It is still lightly snowing. I did also go out and check the thickness of the ice. I drilled 6 holes and did not find anything less than about 8" or so. Let’s hope that old man winter can send some our way. Stay tuned for weekly reports as the snow conditions change. … [Read more...]

Snow Report – 11/17/11

Well this is the first snow report of the year. We have a couple of inches on the ground already. The lake is still open. We are expected to receive more snowfall this weekend. The Cook County Snowmobile Club has been out doing more trail maintenance this year, from trail reconstruction to brushing to actually mowing some of the trails to keep the brush back on the trails. Stay tuned for more reports as the snow conditions change. … [Read more...]

Beautiful in July on the Gunflint Trail

Beautiful day in July! Went for a paddle this late morning, 65 degrees and Sunny, doesn't get any better than this.  Up ahead, Mount Anna!  We recently bought three kayaks for the lodge, great for a morning sunrise paddle or a sunset paddle in the bay. One of our many special guests here at Hungry Jack Lodge.  The Hansen Family off to Rose Falls for the day.  Rose Falls is located in the BWCAW, a beautiful attraction not far from the lodge.  Just a 2 hour paddle in, picnic lunch for three, a … [Read more...]

GOOD LUCK OMEN

Here are a couple of photos of the fantastic rainbow that we had right over the top of Hungry Jack Lake on 5/31. Rainbow over Hungry Jack Lake 5/31/11Is this a sign that Gunflint Trail fishermen will have good luck fishing at our northern Minnesota fishing resort on Hungry Jack Lake this year? Or perhaps, it’s an indication of a summer with great weather for people at our Minnesota family resort and campground?DOUBLE Rainbow over Hungry Jack Lake 5/31/11We’re not really too superstitious … [Read more...]

MN FISHING “OPENER”

ICE OFF OF HUNGRY JACK LAKEFISHING SEASON “OPENER” IS THIS SATURDAY.The fishing season for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Lake Trout (summer season) and most other species will open on May 14th and hopefully be productive for northern Minnesota fishermen. Generally speaking over the past few years the opening week of fishing season has been cold and somewhat rainy. However this year it looks like the first week of fishing season could be near perfect, if the weather forecasts are … [Read more...]

GUNFLINT TRAIL SNOWMOBILING REPORT

SNOW REPORT FOR THE GUNFLINT TRAILWe have received a few inches of fresh snow in the past few days.  Yesterday and today look like absolutely beautiful days.  We probably got 5+ inches of snow here along the mid trail area.  Closer to Grand Marais I heard that the amount owas 8”+ in some areas.The groomers have been out grooming the trails back into shape after the weekend.  The new snow has been a big help as far as getting the trails in better shape.  I know the trails … [Read more...]

SNOWMOBILE DRAG RACING

GUNFLINT TRAIL SNOWMOBILE DRAGSHungry Jack Lodge is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the Cook County Ridge Riders, snowmobile club drag races on February 19, 2011. Sign up for those who will be racing begins at 11 AM and the drag racing is scheduled to begin at noon.Classifications for the snowmobile drags include: stock classes for 600 cc, 700 cc and 800 cc sleds and an open class for modified snowmobiles.Even though the video shown below is not from the Gunflint Trail area we have … [Read more...]

GUNFLINT TRAIL SNOWMOBILING

SNOWMOBILE TRAIL CONDITIONSGUNFLINT TRAIL AREA OF MINNESOTAWe received about 4” of fresh snow Sunday night (1/23/11).  The snowmobile trails are in excellent shape.  Snow levels are pushing close to 3 ft or better here at the mid-trail area.  Come up and see us if you are traveling this way.2011 POLARIS 550 SNOWMOBILES FOR RENT ON THE GUNFLINT TRAILWe now have new photos on our website of the 2011 snowmobiles that were added to our snow mobile rental livery fleet.  Photos of … [Read more...]

ICE FISHING & SNOWMOBILNG

GUNFLINT TRAIL SNOWMOBILE REPORTConditions are still in excellent shape.  Our snow levels around the mid-trail area, are around 24”  The trails are being groomed on a regular basis.  The Cook County Ridge Riders snowmobile club has been doing a lot of trail maintenance this season, with almost 8 miles of reconstruction of the Gunflint Snowmobile Trail.  They are also working very hard on brushing back the trails.  If you have snowmobiled in Cook County previously you … [Read more...]