Eagle beach road along the river is in great shape after being rolled today. The meadows are a little narrower and lumpier but skating and classic are both pretty good for this early in the year. No classic track yet but a fine base to scoot on. And the view from the top of that hill at sunset, well, it’s quite nice!
Dan Moller bowl was great for backcountry skiing. There was 4″ of fluff on a very firm base. The meadows in the bowl and down low on the trail were great for turns. The bobsled portion of the trail was a little thin.
What’s your favorite JNSC events, last years Southeast Snickerdoodle Skiathlon and Ski Tour, Border to Border, the Drag Race, Soup and Strudel and Ski, or the races?
Blue wax for classic. Skating looked really good too.
I rolled the gravel trail section of the lower loop last night. The muskeg areas need a couple more days of cold weather to freeze up enough for grooming. The crust did not turn into corduroy, more of just packed snow, but at least the breakable crust has been packed down. Conditions for skating fair, a bit soft and chunky. I’m going to stick with my touring skis for now. But hey, for November 5th, we are lucky to have skiable snow. No classic track set yet, maybe tomorrow or Saturday.
A friend alerted me that she saw two machines at Montana Creek getting ready to go out just as she was finishing up skiing last night, about 6 p.m. Don’t know what damage they did to the trail that Doug S so carefully groomed these past few days, but heads up if you’re heading over there.