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Old 12-10-2009, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default Trail Conditions 12-10-09

We received about 8" in Iggy and 10" North out of the big storm. Add that to the other totals, and there is over 12" of snow out there. The system snow was good wet stuff, perfect for forming a trail base.

The groomer went out at first light for its first panning run of the season! I expect the snow to pack down to about a 4" base out there. It certainly will not be perfect riding, but it should be possible for sure. This snow, in addition to the stuff in the forecast over the next week should have us good to go soon. Again, riding should be fine now, just remember it is early season riding. If our trail has not been panned yet, be on the lookout for trees down - we had very huge winds with that storm.

We will probably run one groomer through the weekend out of Iggy, and then move it to Brevort on Sunday. I still have to take the brusher unit off the other tractor, and prep it for grooming. I just finished up the brushing in the town trail last night, so that is all done for the season, and time to concentrate on grooming.

I will try to post an update when the groomer returns, which I don't expect until around dark-thirty. Groomer Dave is trying to get a jump on Highest Volunteer Mileage again this year. He took top honors last year in his first season!
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Trail Conditions 12-10-09

The groomer returned a short time ago, and stated that things are looking pretty good out there, especially for the first run of the season. Iggy received another 2-3" today, and he stated that there was 20" in the woods A ways North of Moran, to up by Trout Lake. The snow was fabulous for packing down a base - things looked great out there.

The core loop was panned down today, and after some service at the shop, the groomer is going to make another trip tomorrow evening.

The Carp River Truck Trail, from Brevort North to the Huckleberry Rd is being plowed by the loggers. We will do what we can, but until the ground fully freezes, it may have some sand showing, like today.

NOTICE: the gate between the pipeline and Dam road is still closed, we are working on getting it opened up.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Trail Conditions 12-10-09

Told ya it was windy around here.

http://www.9and10news.com/category/story/?id=190263
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: Trail Conditions 12-10-09

Looks like it's time to ride.
But not this weekend for us. Have other plans.
Lets hope it stays cold for the rest of the winter.
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Default Re: Trail Conditions 12-10-09

Sounds great Neil!

Hopefully we can keep this snow and add to it.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:17 PM   #6
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Default Re: Trail Conditions 12-10-09

Not a problem, the snow is here to stay. The ground is slowly taking frost, it would take a huge warmup to kill what we have now. I would like another 12" or so to get us through December though. If we get a ton of traffic on the trails, it will start bringing up rocks through the trail base. We do not have an ice base yet like last year. It will develop over time, and hopefully before the rocks have a chance to move.
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