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Trail Report

Rain showers moving up from the south this morning, keeping the woods damp and wet. A little drying on Thursday but trail work on hold today with the rain. Looks like a big change in the weather over the weekend with a big time cold front on tap with some snow showers possible. Still early in the year to have accumulating snowfall that will stay but we are definitely getting closer and always exciting to see snow in the forecast.

Trail Report

Showers on Wednesday as an area of low pressure works its way through the plain states with snow falling south in Nebraska.  Cold temps yesterday morning setting up a thin layer of ice on the small ponds and sloughs around the trail system. All in all a beautiful day, albeit a bit windy, for working in the woods. Bob finished up the major cat work on the trails and Fall grooming on Roy’s Run completed. Rain today and tonight will put trail work on hold until later in the week with Bullhead lake trail on tap next. Photos from yesterday.

Trail Report

Another solid coating of frost on the grounds this morning. Stiff breeze from the south bringing the windchill factor into the upper 20’s. A reminder winter is not too far behind! Looks like some colder weather on tap a week from now. If there is any moisture to work with we could see some white!
Fall grooming on Roy’s Run yesterday. A few low spots holding water from the heavy rainfall two weekends ago. All in all the trails are relatively dry and in great shape. Roy’s should be completed today and Bullhead on tap later in the week, weather permitting. Photos below from Roy’s Run, yesterday.

Fall 2008 Trail Work

With nearly 64km of ski trails, no major ski trail development is in the works but we continue to fine tune the current trail system. This Fall, Bob, who has built many of the trails at Maplelag, came for a few days to clear out some stumps, haul some boulders and change part of the trail on Sukkerbusk. The new change on Sukkerbusk will make for better grooming and ultimately better skiing in two key intersections. Photos from the trail work.

Fall 2008 trail work

Section of Sukkerbusk being changed. Much cleaner corner.

Section of Sukkerbusk being changed. Much cleaner corner.

Working on the new section of Sukkerbusk

Working on the new section of Sukkerbusk

Scrubbing out stumps.

Scrubbing out stumps.

Bob

Bob

 

 

Smoothing out after cleaning a corner on Skaters Waltz

Smoothing out after cleaning a corner on Skaters Waltz