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Old 03-10-2014, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Trail Conditions 3-10-14

So it has been fairly quiet on the forum lately, but you can't say that about the trails. I have had a couple people tell me that Saturday was the busiest day that we have had all year. Tons and tons of sleds everywhere, long distance riders, Island riders and day riders alike all went out to tear up our trails! Temps on Saturday got to around 30, which finally softened things up dramatically and when you have lots of sleds, warmer temps and a DEEP base, that spells mougles. The worst the groomers have seen all season, even when we didn't run for 3 days in January! It was soft enough that the grooming speed was about 1/2 of what we normally run, and the Grade out of Iggy was bar far the worst. There was even enough traffic that they tore up the Castle Rock trail in the corners. Don't worry, Sundays run got everything fixed back up the way it is supposed to be.

It is warm again today and I don't expect the trail to hold up if we get any more traffic. Tuesday is going to be warm again too, with a big cool down to single digits on Wednesday which should freeze everything in really well.

Friday it will be warm again, so expect things to get tore up again, which should be all fixed up for Saturday morning riders. The temps are supposed to remain in the 15-20 range for the near future, with the exception of Mon, Tues & Fri. So this weekend will again be perfect and epic riding. This is shaping up to be the best March in a very very long time.

Plan out the rest of your Month for riding, as the trails will survive a weeks worth of 50d temps no problem. The base out there is currently 24-30"+ deep which will last and last. Just remember that when it does get warm, any kind of traffic will tear it up. The groomers will fix it, but you will need to expect some mougles at the end of the day.

Enjoy it while it lasts folks!
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:42 PM   #2
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Thanks for all your reports this season. A job well done!
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:07 PM   #3
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Decided to take the time to try to find our way down to the Cut River Bridge Sunday, only to find a pleasant surprise.......it was pretty flat all the way to parking area.

We had made a couple 'half' efforts in the past to find our way down there but never quite made it.

Had a great ride Sunday - flat trails - still found areas of deep snow in the woods to play around in.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:36 PM   #4
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You will also notice that it was nice and wide! That was supposed to become one of my new official scenic connector trails this winter, however it was not ready when we signed it, and by the time it was ready, the ground had frozen and we could not put signs up. It will be signed for next winter, and we do have official permission to groom to the parking area.
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Sweet love that ride down..
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:22 AM   #6
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Last nights grooms went pretty darn good. It got alot warmer then they were thinking yesterday, as it touched 42d. We sent both groomers out and squished things down and it turned out pretty darn good.
Groomers reports 2 or 3 slush holes out there, rather expected with the depth of the base. In the areas that they were logging, there appears to have some dirt mixed in with the snow. Everything is frozen up hard this morning, with temps in the single digits. Everything is in great shape, and this weekend will be perfect riding. Enjoy.
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