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    SHT conditions

    I have a 4 days off this coming weekend and was thinking about taking my pulk up to the SHT. How much snow, if any, is there on the trail? Enough to pull a pulk? Enough to snowshoe? Considering its been getting into the 40s and 50s every day here in Iowa, I'm wondering if there is any snow anywhere in the midwest.

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    From Finland to Duluth, the snow is hard to find. I don't know about the rest of the trail.

    It's going to be in the 40's again tomorrow, but they're forecasting a bit of snow and a lot colder the rest of the week. I don't think we'll get enough snow for snowshoeing or pulk pulling.

    I'm pretty much due north from Duluth and we've barely got 2 inches of snow in patches around the property. I've got grass poking through all over the place. I can't wait until the bottom falls out of the thermometer and septic systems start to freeze because of no snow pack to speak of for insulation.

    Not a good "winter" up here at all.
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    It's pretty much the same story here. Pretty surreal to have 40 - 50 degree days in January in Iowa. Last winter we broke low temp and snowfall records. This year, no winter at all.

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    It is 50f in the cities right now for a record high.

    On the DNR website it says there is some snow up north but I doubt there is enough to snow shoe. Have fun man!

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    Woot! Looks like yellow river state forest (where the Iowa hang was) is finally getting a little snow. 4-7 inches by tomorrow night. Lows in the single digits Friday. Looks like I might get to test out the pulk after all.(and my winter burrow and other cold weather gear. Not enough for snowshoeing but you can't have everything.

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    That's more snow than the SHT will have by this weekend. Forecasting 1-4 inches by Friday, but a lot of today's precip was rain, so it killed what little was already on the ground.
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