I rolled and packed the campground this morning. The snow really stuck to the roller, so the surface is clumpy and soft. No good for skating, but okay for classic. Where I set a track, the classic skiing was good and fast. Our Skidoo continues to lug down, even after its third trip back to the dealer to fix it, so I was unable to smooth out the packed surface or set the Methodist Camp loop.
Great classic ski up Montana creek. No track yet but plenty of snow. Thanks Don and Del
Went back out this afternoon with fuel and there’s lots more snow. So rolled in again from Gate to end of trail. Did not set a classic track. Should be able to get one set tomorrow.
Montana Creek rolled this morning for Skate. Don gave it a *** rating . I rolled it twice from Bridge up. There is a two roller track down the hill to bridge. Could not groom to gate as skies go to pavement and a can not move. I posted this at noon but for some reason it did not go through.
Scott rolled and compacted the new snow at the campground. The snow layer is very thin and there are exposed rocks in sections. Easy classic skiing on old skis would be best. Skate skiing is not recommended unless you want to ding up your bases. The compacted snow will not melt as fast, so if we get another snowfall on top of this, conditions should improve.
The main run is firm enough for skating. Wind through the woods for fun. Bring big baskets.
This evening I hauled my skis up to the John Muir cabin in Spaulding Meadows. Approaching the meadows, what appeared at first to be snow was actually the white air drop gravel bags. I had spikes but did not use them going up. There were some snow fields in the meadows around the cabin so I skied around as it was my first time there. It was a matter of patch hopping, occasionally grass skiing. Walking down with headlight, I put spikes on and could travel faster. A nice outing and certainly not worth hauling skis up. I can say there is a lot more snow up in the Dan Moeller upper meadows especially at cabin height.