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Pat Lanin (left) of the Brainerd Nordic Ski Club and Bryan Pike of the Crow Wing

'Tis the season?


It was the first day of winter, but the season was nowhere to be seen at the Wolf Lake Multi-Purpose Trail System.

Yes, the parking lot at the growing cross-country ski destination just east of Brainerd had traces of snow. Same for the old forest road that runs through a portion of the trail system. But early Wednesday afternoon, instead of skiing groomed trails, three visitors pedaled through beds of leaves on the forest floor as temps crept well into the 30s.

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