Fun Facts

Gunflint Mail Run Fun Facts

Fun Facts

Did you know…

We love winter! The average high temperature in Grand Marais in January is 25°F and the average low temperature is 6°F and the average snowfall is 14 inches (Source: usclimatedata.com). Even though the Gunflint Trail is technically part of Grand Marais, it’s far enough away from the Big Lake that it is usually colder and snowier. And yes, we are praying for more snow every day!

Talk about commitment! The Topham doctors (Kathy and Phil) came all the way from Ohio to be volunteer veterinarians for the Gunflint Mail Run.

Everyone knows and loves Nace Hagemann. Thanks to Nace’s generosity, his beautiful sled dog pictures grace many of the pages of our site. He has been photographing sled dog races for the last four years and has photographed more than 28 races.