Trail has more ice than yesterday on the first part of the trail and the first gravel has appeared just past Montana Creek bridge. A classic track was set yesterday afternoon starting about 1/4 of the way up the trail and looks in fair condition.
I’ll begin grooming about 8:00 this morning. I’ll post afterwards.
I’ll start grooming montana Creek about 7:30. Should be ready to ski by 8:30. It froze last night so will probably have to wait until the snow softens up to set a classic track. Should be some good spring corn snow this morning!
Montana Creek was groomed for skate skiing this afternoon.
This improved condition a lot. More grooming early on Thursday
morning with the addition of classic track is planned.
Much thanks to Del Carnes for repair work on the Ginzu.
200 yards to skiing! It’s best for classic as there are some deep 4 wheeler tracks in places.
9am Sunday snow is wet fast, well compacted for skate skiing with a nice overnight crisp. Unfortunately ATV tracks are there to keep you on your toes the entire way. And someone was walking a snarling dog that really wanted a piece of my leg. So there’s that. I hope JN Ski engages with land managers this off season to find compromise solutions that keep groomed trails skiing as long as there’s snow, while finding a conciliatory solution for walkers and even motor-heads as necessary. Im happy to help, myself.
There is a dusting of new snow on the trail at upper Montana Creek covering the needles. And the rain has softened things a little bit so you can ski straight across those former ice patches. Skating and classic is good although slow. No rain midday Friday. Go out and get some exercise in this beautiful river valley. Check the Facebook page for a photo.