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Old 10-12-2012, 01:15 PM
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Parks Department closing course too early

Every year they pull our baskets way too early and instead of learning from years past they seem to keep doing it earlier and earlier. They claim it is for trail maintenance for the ski trails yet we won't have any snow that stays on the ground for another month at least.

Link to the post on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

If your local course gets closed for the winter when does it usually happen? Thanks..
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:21 PM
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I would assume that the ski trail maintenance in question would have to take place before snow starts falling. The weather up there can change in a hurry.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:25 PM
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I would assume that the ski trail maintenance in question would have to take place before snow starts falling. The weather up there can change in a hurry.
It can, but The maintenance they have to do is very small and could be done by closing the course for an afternoon. Take last year for example, They didn't remove the baskets until Halloween and we had great weather for 2 months after that.
So instead of the park being used it sat there untouched by either group.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:25 PM
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I have also a course that is on a ski slope and they pull the baskets right about now for the same reasons and bc the weatehr just changes to quickly at the higher elevations. It is also a pay to play and the the ski $$ is way more then the disc golf $$
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:29 PM
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That sucks. Winter is prime playing time where I live. Would I be correct in guessing that you dont have another course to play? Sorry to hear that.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:37 PM
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That sucks. Winter is prime playing time where I live. Would I be correct in guessing that you dont have another course to play? Sorry to hear that.
You would be correct. Other than this, The closest course is 70 miles away and the closest decent course is 110 miles away.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:47 PM
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There is a ski resort course about an hour from me, and they close their course on Oct 14th. Although, this was thier 1st year with a disc golf course, so maybe they will close it later in the future.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:53 PM
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You would be correct. Other than this, The closest course is 70 miles away and the closest decent course is 110 miles away.
Time to try and start up a new one somewhere closer where it can be open year round, if one was inclined to play year round.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:26 PM
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Looks to be a derth of courses in northern mn. Looks like there's lots of room for more though!
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:33 PM
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Just drop in a PVC pipe and play it as a tone pole course. Or have a conversation with someone at the Parks department...

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