3/11 Mon. A few sprinkles but campgrnd good to go. Inner/smaller loop on lake is groomed. Noon. Js
Both tracks came out beautifully. Snow is soft and temps are rising. Almost is hats and gloves off skiing. The campground is firmer but the quiet up Montana Ck. is wonderful. Plenty of snow left and conditions should be better in the mornings after a fresh groom and maybe some cooler setup happening at night.
Should be able to reset both tracks this morning. More to report later, after I get my two laps in post grooming time!
If you see R. Imel’s name on the grooming calendar, and it’s a powder day you know that the grooming will eventually be done. After the the schneef has been hoovered. So this day was like any other. There is plenty of material for a reality TV show ‘The Real Lives of Alaskan Groomers’. Episode 7 had P. Ord stranded in deep powder halfway up Montana Creek with no recovery tools! That was the last big storm. So Sedgesprite played it safe tonight, pulling the roller with Mini-Sedgesprite as shovel mate, machine handler and no. 1 ratchet puller if things went pear shaped. New snow was limited, so the BTB (Border to Border) assault was erased with a quick combover. Temps 32F, snow fast.
Lose your gloves on Saturday, March 9?
We found them in the road around 1100, just south of the campground gate. Looks like they were launched off the top of your car.
Call 2oh9-5551 to identify and be reunited.
CG is groomed. Good rain soaked granular surface. The lake did not get groomed today.
To all Juneau area groomers: Eagle Beach, Montana, Campground, Lake, Eagle Crest upper and lower, Pioneer: KIITOS from the 90 of us who skied Border to Border yesterday… able to enjoy the best of 47KM (if you skied all) from the Island to the Mainland- a first in groomed Juneau! This highly flagged and pickled event is only possible because all of the work the groomers do, every day, to ensure we are sliding over the snow here. What a winter to celebrate and a spring to anticipate.