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.
Secret Santa Pre-Sculpted the campground, inner lake loop, and trail across the road Friday night. The only imperfections were from Inspector Clouseau, checking his work prior to Border to Border. His work was top notch.
Lake and Campground were double or tripleteamed in an MMF style attack. Result near perfect conditions as the team beat back the washboard with a long slow groove and added milage with a Visitor Center loop. The VC loop was designed to attract only the best people, so let us know if undesireables are pulling brodies and leaving beer cans and dirty diapers on that side.
The road will be plowed early next week so the logs can be hauled off. It’s been a fun first season. Thanks to JNSC Board member and groomer Wayne Carnes for making it happen!!!
Near perfect conditions for both skating and classic—Montana Creek is ready for the border to border. Come on out!
Outer loop was finished at noon and inner loop should be done by 1:30. Much of the washboarding was smoothed out by going slow with the groomer, about 10 mph. The downside is that it takes quite a bit longer to groom. Thankfully Doug helped groom the lake. Beautiful conditions. Better get out there while you can.
Groomed skate and it’s in great shape. Did not reset classic.