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E-Z Riders Snow Club
Phone: Steve Lottman 320-235-7769 OR Mark Grindy 320-235-9625
Kandiezriders@gmail.com
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John Molacek

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Dan Edwards
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Trail Reports

Trail Report for 10-29-20

Last week’s snow has melted and the trails are ready for you to explore! Get that bike back out and enjoy a few more rides before winter really sets in!

Monson State Park Fall Color Report 10-15-20

Where to go Follow the yellow leafed road! The trail at Monson Lake State Park travels through oak savannah and flood plain forest and along the shores of Monson Lake. What you’ll see The leaves litter the trail and migrating birds have replaced them in the trees! A flock of migrating robins danced in the trees on a recent walk. More tips Sunny fall days give opportunity for frogs and toads to soak up the sun one last time. Keep your eye out for wood frogs and Canada toads as…

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 10-15-20

Where to go Rain! Thunder! WIND! A late fall thunderstorm huffed and puffed and blew many leaves off the trees. Hike to Mt. Tom to see the oak savannah forest stretching below you. Walk on the Park Fremberg Trail to enjoy the Halloween-y effect of mature, leafless oak trees. What you’ll see Sibley State Park lies on the boundary of the big woods and prairie ecosystems. Reaching oak branches stretch across the scenic drive to Mt. Tom and over trails creating a fall-fastic effect. More tips The Pond View Trail…

Monson State Park Fall Color Report for 10-8-20

Where to go The crunch of fall is underfoot on the Monson Lake Trail. Park in the lot by the vault toilet and head out on the trail. Travel past through the woods, past dry fall wetlands and along the lake. What you’ll see Monson Lake State Park is a now quiet relic of tragic Minnesota History. See the presently peaceful site but read more about it’s history before visiting to learn more. More tips Monson Lake State Park is a site of the Conflict of 1862 between the US…

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 10-8-20

Where to go Red, yellows and oranges erupt from the tops of trees. Mt. Tom is the highest point in Kandiyohi County and offers a breath-taking views of the oak savannah forest. Fall isn’t only in the trees though. Walk the Pond View Trail by the Interpretive Center to enjoy the Big Bluestem Grass jungle. What you’ll see Large bunches of purple asters are in bloom. Stop and smell the flowers but make sure to share them with the large female bumblebees that are enjoying this late summer meal. More…

Monson State Park Fall Color Report for 10-1-20

Where to go Peace and quiet can be found at Monson Lake State Park. After walking the trail, follow the dirt path behind the bathhouse building to a bench retreat on the peninsula. What you’ll see Monson Lake State Park is a now quiet relic of tragic Minnesota History. See the now peaceful site but read more about it’s history before visiting to learn more. More tips Monson Lake State Park is a site of the Conflict of 1862 between the US Government and the Dakota Peoples of Minnesota. Learn…

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 10-1-20

Where to go CRUNCH!WHOOSH! The sound of fall will accompany you on your hikes. Mount Tom is the best place to see the forest in fall laid out below you. Experience fall in the prairie by walking on the Pond View Trail through 5 foot high big blue stem grasses! What you’ll see Plan to take your time to appreciate each of nature’s tie-dye on each leaf. More tips With warm afternoons Minnesota reptiles and amphibians are soaking up the last of the sun until next spring. Small wetlands throughout…

Monson State Park Fall Color Report for 9-24-20

Where to go Sigh- Monson Lake State Park offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of life and other busy parks. This quiet park hosts one trail but it seems to change each day with new fall colors. What you’ll see Sunbathing snakes are enjoying the latest early fall heat wave. These quiet creatures want nothing but to share the sunny trail with you. More tips Traveling to Monson Lake you’ll pass several wetland management areas. Take your time to see what migratory waterfowl are using these prairie potholes…

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 9-24-20

Where to go Follow the yellow brick road! The road up to Mt. Tom is scattered with red and yellow leaves. Sibley State Park is a choose your own adventure when it comes to trails, each one is beautiful with fall leaf colors. What you’ll see The tree tops shine like summer sun with bright yellow leaves. More tips Small wetlands throughout the park are hotspots for migrating birds. Hundreds of black birds created a choir of calls as they visited Sibley State Park on their journey south. Click Here…

Monson State Park Fall Color Report for 9-17-20

Where to go Ssshhhh…..the only sound at Monson Lake is the rustle of leaves and occasional squawking geese to announce the arrival of fall. This little park has one trail loop that starts at the parking lot. It’ll travel through flood plain forests and along the lake shore. What you’ll see A mostly oak forest is starting to change just the slightest touch of yellows. You can feel the change! More tips The floodplain forest floor is scattered with the eye catching bright red seeds of Jack in the Pulpit.

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 9-17-20

CONFETTI! With strong winds yesterday a few colorful leaves were blown off the trees that are starting to turn towards fall. The top of Mount Tom will give you peaceful view of the tree tops. Sibley State Park is mostly oak forest but pockets of aspen and birch are starting to turn yellow and red. However, a yellow tint is starting to envelope the forest canopy. Soaring vultures can be seen riding the wind from the high hill of Mount Tom.

Trail Report for 9-3-20

Autumn is a great time to be on the trails in the Willmar Lakes Area! Not only will you be able to see the beautiful fall colors take over the landscape, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the many migrating species of birds. So grab those hiking shoes, roller blades or bicycles and plan to spend a couple hours on the many beautiful trails in our area!