Rolled the trails this morning, and set classic track. Mostly good, but watch out for this spots back under the trees.
I rolled and groomed Mendenhall and it went from about 6 fresh inches to 1 1/2 inches groomed. So there’s enough to classic without tracks set (too Shallow) and skating at least for the early part of the day. No one was out there skating by the time I left at 9. Classic skiers there were satisfied. Not much depth to push off with for skaters but should last until the rain deteriorates it later today.
Headed out early to try rolling and then grooming, depending upon depth of snow. Will post after finished and back home. This might be only day possible at campground if forecast holds for rain to follow.
Montana creek groomed for skate. Upper two k is in great shape. 8 degrees at 11am
Montana Creek groomed for skate skiing.
Recommend ice crippers to the bottom of first hill.
No edge control just Ice. Once across bridge conditions improve.
Some rocks 500 ft ab. bridge marked with red chalk.
No classic track due to conditions.
Eaglecrest packed the road on the east side and it is possible to skate ski up to the bowl below the top of the Black Bear chair. Smoothest path yesterday was to head up Sourdough from the bottom of the Ptarmigan chair, then get on the road about halfway up and follow road the rest of the way. Good crust cruising off the road along the way. Be smart and watch for machinery going up and down the mountain and snowmaking on the lower runs!