Groomed trails!

Saturday, January 18

About 14 inches of new snow has accumulated on the West Elk trails from storms this week. There are huge drifts in the open fields. Temps were in the mid 20s with clouds in the morning and clear skies with sunshine by the afternoon.

Tod Tibbetts shoveled the drifted areas on Hwy 819 and East Cutoff in order to make way for the ginzugroomer.

Todd Kupka groomed all the trails except Eric’s Loop where he left a nice dusting of powder. He also set track on Hwy 819 and Kay’s Loop. The snow is cold and soft.

Lots of photos today. Enjoy!

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Groomed, track set
  • Kay’s Loop
    Groomed, track set
  • Zeus’s Cutoff
    Groomed
  • East Cutoff
    Groomed
  • Eric’s Loop
    Powder on machine packed
  • James’s Loop
    Tracked powder

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Skis or snowshoes only!
Sleds ok under control

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White out!

Friday, January 17

Snow fell at a rate of about an inch an hour on the West Elk trails today. Heavy snowfall, high winds and drifting snow lasted all day. Temps in the high teens at the trailhead with a wicked wind chill.

Todd Kupka, Tod Tibbetts and Odin braved the elements and machine packed trails. Snow is expected to continue through tonight.  The trails are machine packed with a layer of fluffy powder on top.

Go outside and play!

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Machine packed and drifting
  • Kay’s Loop
    Machine packed
  • Zeus’s Cutoff
    Machine packed
  • East Cutoff
    Machine packed and drifting
  • Eric’s Loop
    Machine packed
  • James’s Loop
    Untracked powder

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Skis or snowshoes only!
Sleds ok under control

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It’s getting deep out there!
Todd Kupka assists with the Arctic Cat stuck in a snowdrift. Tod Tibbetts only got it stuck 3 times.

Saturday, January 11

Two to 3 inches of new snow fell last week. Light snow fell all day and looks to continue through the night. Temps in the low teens at the trailhead with no wind. Fresh powder on the trail is cold and soft.

Todd Kuppka machine packed and groomed all trails.

Tod Tibbetts and Odin broke trail around James’s Loop. The trail is now tracked and marked. See photos below.

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Groomed
  • Kay’s Loop
    Groomed
  • Zeus’s Cutoff
    Groomed
  • East Cutoff
    Groomed
  • Eric’s Loop
    Groomed
  • James’s Loop
    Tracked and marked

Remember!
Skis or snowshoes only!
Sleds ok under control

West Elk Trails Etiquette & Rules

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James’s Loop


 

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