Iron Belle Trail fires up new trail groomer


December 1, 2020

Tom LaVenture / Daily Globe

Randy Ahnen shows the new cross country ski trail groomer that was recently purchased by Friends of the Iron Belle Trail, that he will pull with his tracked all-terrain vehicle to groom the trails this winter. 


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BESSEMER - After years of pulling borrowed groomers with an old snowmobile, a volunteer has new equipment to help step up the frequency and quality of Iron Belle Trail conditions for cross country skiers and snowshoers this winter season.

Randy Ahnen, who is vice president of the nonprofit Wolverine Nordic Trails, also lives adjacent to the Bessemer trailhead of the Iron Belle Trail, and has volunteered his time and equipment to groom the trail since the Ironwood segment opened in 2014. This year, the friends of the Iron Belle Trail organization...

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