Trail conditions are about what I thought they might be with the limited snow and light recent traffic. I checked basically all of the crossings this morning and all are snow covered albeit thin. Had we gone out and panned the snow that we did get the trails would be even thinner and probably no better than a poor rating, right now I would continue to consider them rideable but fair overall. It’s difficult to upgrade to good without a real base and the only base that’s there is a result of sled traffic, as planned.
In the last report I indicated that I would publish the grooming schedule for the weekend, but I’ve changed my mind, just kidding.
We are going to groom this weekend with one objective in mind and that is to keep roughness caused by increased traffic in check. This is not a base building grooming exercise by any means and if there wasn’t a desire to get people the best possible ride that we can with the limited snow that we have to work with I wouldn’t be sending them out at all. After all this might be last weekend for awhile based on the weather forecasts that I’m looking at.
We’ve only picked up a dusting or two since last Saturday’s snowfall and dustings seem to be the new norm. I wonder how many dustings there are in an inch. Are those fluffy dustings or compressed ones.
Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy and The Girls at Fay’s Motel, Grayling