Tuesday, December 16, 2008

RE: Grooming report...sort of...

Scott and I spent a couple of hours snowshoeing up there this evening. Looked like someone else had been up there on snowshoes as well. Still more to be done.

Thank you, groomers!

Lisa J. Smole

From: tclaynm@juno.com
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 01:39:31 +0000
To: members@swnordicski.org; losalamosnordic@yahoogroups.com; tclaynm1.swnordicski@blogger.com
Subject: [Members] Grooming report...sort of...

Got up there with Nick Piazza, a club member and new groomer, and found hip-deep snow (more than two feet). It took quite a while to dig the shed out, then dig and tack a path out to the Camp May road, saw a couple of trees that were down and now buried, etc. Everything just took a huge amount of time, so not a whole lot got packed.
We attempted to go pack the trails with the machines (nothing in tow), but just submarined, even with our "fastest" snowmobile. The snowmobile got stuck 7 times in one mile! So, after a long time spent digging out, we opted to head back and hope that some folks would go out on backcountry skis and snowshoes. It's that deep. We only made it around the TJ's loop once with a snowmobile and Kermit. Nothing else got a pass -- we were first tracks on everything around noon (no one had skied up beyond that).
With some ski and snowshoe traffic, and some settling, it'll be passable.

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