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Gunflint Lake near wipe out hill

Atop the Gunflint escarment looking over Gunflint Lake

A name like Wipe Out Hill is sure to scare many away from this hill in the Gunflint cross-country ski trails along the Gunflint Trail. There is a long escarpment that overlooks Gunflint Lake on the Highlands Trail. Wipe Out Hill takes skiers off this escarpment down towards the Gunflint Trail and the lodge.

I have wiped out a few times during my trips up there, but this descent was not one of them. There was over 6 inches of fresh powder and the trails were not groomed, so it slowed things down a bit and made the trip down a little easier. Enjoy the ride!


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