Montana Creek was skate groomed this morning. Don and I shoveled snow on the spots that had standing water plus draining them. Both Skate and Class are soft. We are giving it a star ratting of **. It is skiable.
The Upper Loop has lost a lot of snow and will not be groomed this weekend. We snowshoed the entire loop yesterday and there are many dirt patches and too much running water for grooming. But the snowshoeing is excellent, and back country touring skis would also be fine in much of the Hilda meadows.
Will be groomed this morning starting between 9 and 9:30. Also some trail work well be going on. Watch for Equipment on trail.
I was pleasantly suppressed at the skiing at Montana Creek today. A decent classic track and a soft but adequate skate lane. Beggars can’t be choosers in these global warming and el-nino days. Thanks groomers
Scott groomed the campground this morning. Skate lane groomed out smoothly. Classic track is not so good. Some very wet spots in places. Anyone or anything not on skis will quickly degrade the groomed skate lane, so get out there early.
Since Don groomed late yesterday, I’ll groom here about noon today, Wed.
Eagle Beach conditions are very similar to Montana Creeks. There’s a firm snow base and nice corduroy for skaters with a great classic track. I also touched up the Methodist Loop, and there’s more snow out the road so conditions should last a few more days in this warm weather.