Image courtesy MN DNR

Snowmobilers would typically be getting ready to head out onto the trails, but with no significant snow to speak of in Minnesota, riders will need to wait.  The DNR’s Wade Miller says they are having flashbacks to 2012, what they refer to as the “brown out” year.

But he says there is a silver lining, as the cold is “really allowing our wetlands and waters to freeze up and harden good.” Miller says there needs to be about 12 inches of snow before local clubs can start packing the trails and another 2-3 inches of snow on top of that before panning or grooming can begin.

(Learfield News Service)