Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hill on Eric's Loop

The trail is in excellent condition.  Anthony ran the Ginzugroomer around Hwy 819, Meadow trails and Kay’s Loop on Tuesday and set a nice ski groove. There were a few inches of fresh snow later in the week to provide a beautiful fresh dusting on the well groomed trail.  Eric’s loop has been snowmobile tracked and has a nice set of ski grooves around most of that Loop.  With the soft snow on top of a firm base, the hills are great, either up or down.

There are several trees down on James’ Loop,  While it’s passable, use caution navigating the areas where there is downfall.  We will try to get a chainsaw crew on that trail to get the trees cleared.  If there is anyone interested in helping, please contact Tod Tibbetts at 876-2196 or todt@siltnet.net

Enjoy the warmer weather and the great trail conditions.

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7 Responses to “Saturday, January 8, 2011”

  1. Brian Robinson

    Seems that we are having problems with Snowmobilers running over the two tracks. What is the plan to prevent this ?

  2. Peggy Tibbetts

    Brian,
    There is no way to prevent snowmobilers from using, crossing, or even damaging the ski trails. If anyone sees a snowmobile (that is not grooming) on the trails you can get the driver’s attention and ask him to leave. WEMUC is permitted with the Forest Service. Recreational snowmobiles are not permitted on the ski trails. But we have to catch them at it in order to stop it.

  3. Brian Robinson

    i was skiing last night and there is no two track left ,, snowmobiles ruined all of it

  4. Peggy Tibbetts

    Anthony has not run the ginzugroomer with the ski track since before the last snowfall.
    Tod had to pack the trail with the snowmobile on Sunday because recreational snowmobiles had damaged the trails in several sections of the trail. When he has to pack the trail with the snowmobile it does obliterate the ski track.

  5. Brian Robinson

    Seems like that is happening more lately

  6. Peggy Tibbetts

    This is our 7th or 8th season on the trails (for Tod and me) and the recreational snowmobile traffic on the ski trails seems pretty normal to us compared to past seasons. The good news is, the damage is easy to fix with our snowmobiles and shovels.

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