James’s Loop

February 2, 2019

Tod Tibbetts broke trail with snowshoes, and Odin’s help on James’s Loop today. James’s Loop is the snowshoe loop that leads to some awesome back country.

On Friday, Aaron Mattix machine packed the trail from Hwy 819 to the Mansfield Ditch intersection at the bottom of the hill. That’s a good hill for back country skiing and skinning back up.

James’s Loop is also accessible from the Buford Road past the barricade then turn right on 820. Aaron machine packed 820 to the gate above the cow cabin.

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Groomed, track set
  • Kay’s Loop
    Groomed, track set
  • Zeus’s Cutoff
    Groomed, track set
  • East Cutoff
    Groomed
  • Eric’s Loop
    Groomed
  • James’s Loop
    Tracked powder
    Machine packed from Hwy 819 to Mansfield Ditch Rd
    Machine packed CR 820 to gate above cow cabin
    To get to 820, turn right off Buford Road past the barricade

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Happy New Year!

 

Powder day on the West Elk trails! Three inches of snow fell overnite. Temps were low teens at the trailhead with a 10-15 mph wind out of the north. Brrr …

But the trails are beautiful!

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Tracked powder on groomed
  • Kay’s Loop
    Tracked powder on groomed
  • Zeus’s Cutoff
    Tracked powder on groomed
  • East Cutoff
    Tracked powder on groomed
  • Eric’s Loop
    Tracked powder on groomed
  • James’s Loop
    Untracked powder

 

 

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Voluntary membership fee is $30 per individual and $50 per couple.
This is a grooming fee — not a user fee.
Every dollar goes toward the costs of trail maintenance and equipment.

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Saturday, December 22

Three inches fresh powder overnight. Sunny and low 20s at the trailhead. Light wind.

Today Todd Kupka (photo above) worked on the ginzugroomer. Todd is our expert equipment manager. He does a fabulous job keeping our equipment running. We can’t thank him enough for his help!

Tod Tibbetts groomed over the fresh snow on Hwy 819 and Kay’s, and both cutoffs. But he left the powder on Eric’s Loop for your skiing enjoyment.

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Groomed
  • Kay’s Loop
    Groomed
  • Zeus’s Cutoff
    Groomed
  • East Cutoff
    Groomed
  • Eric’s Loop
    Powder on groomed (photo above)
  • James’s Loop
    Untracked powder

Early season hazards exist. Please use caution.

Make your donation today!

Voluntary membership fee is $30 per individual and $50 per couple.
This is a grooming fee — not a user fee.
Every dollar goes toward the costs of trail maintenance and equipment.

Donate now with PayPal 

Click here to print West Elk Trails Inc Membership Form

Click here to print West Elk Trails map

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