No Grooming April 26, 2015

Written by John on April 26, 2015

Who needs grooming? “NoGrooming” Report April 26, 2015

Did I say, NO GROOMING TODAY?; For those of you that thought skiing had sunk to the level of bet winning, look at this. I expect there is similar skiing at Valley Spur but I have not received first hand accounts. I did have to drive almost 25 minutes instead of the normal 12 minuts to find this skiing but put my race skis on the snow right from the parking lot

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Written by admin on April 16, 2015

Easement on Plum Creek land ensures permanent recreation access for thousands of residents and visitors

The Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) today announced that it has purchased nearly 10 miles of silent sports trail easements plus a 40-acre parcel of land in Marquette County from Plum Creek Timber Company, thanks to funding awarded by the Eagle Mine Community Fund.

The 40-acre fee purchase, which surrounds the County Road 510 Trailhead, connects the trail easements including the Ore to Shore route and a bypass trail

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Grooming (well, skiing anyway) April 16, 2015

Written by admin on April 16, 2015

Grooming Report April 16, 2015

NO GROOMING TODAY;   Of course there are always positive and negative elements to any situation.  Today’s report is no different.  So, following tradition, here is the “bad”.  We are not grooming; I have to drag my skis out of the basement yet again; The above photo is of a dorky guy rather than a pretty girl (I mean no disrespect to the subject.  It is just, as a dorky guy, I see the world as a

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No Grooming Again; April 14, 2015

Written by admin on April 14, 2015

Grooming Report April 14, 2015

NO GROOMING TODAY;    I was feeling rather smug in my confidence on winning the “Last Ski of the Season” contest and even took my skis out of the truck.  Then, to my horror, one of our Forestville trail head fixtures informed me he had applied summer storage wax to his skis.  So, just as washing one’s car makes it rain, clearly we will now get more snow.  As you may recall, my nonagenarian mother won the

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Grooming (not really) April 12, 2015

Written by admin on April 13, 2015

Grooming Report April 12, 2015

NO GROOMING TODAY;   I expect most of you are saying “…then why the report?”.  Well, as I explained in the last “No Grooming Report”, there is a contest underway with fabulous prizes (sorry for the typo earlier, you will receive the fabulous prizes if you take the last ski of the season).  So, just as the street musician throws some bills in his/her open guitar case before starting to play, I am priming the pump so

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Grooming (sort of) Report April 11, 2015

Written by admin on April 11, 2015

Grooming Report April 11, 2015

Having been described as a weirdo most of my life, it is understandable if I am the only one feeling pangs of guilt over the “stand down” orders to the grooming fleet.  None the less, it is a fait accompli. The poll results were mixed with a number of disappointed readers (my sympathies go out to their friends and family).  Most comments were sympathetic with our decision and the process in general.   With tomorrow’s sun, wind

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Grooming April 10, 2015

Written by admin on April 10, 2015

Grooming Report April 10, 2015

Winter gave us one last (?) Hurrah.

I can hear the groans from the literary guild on Spruce Street.  I have resisted the urge to shut up today. On a morning where school children everywhere celebrate  St. Macarius the Ghent day one would expect the traditional snow storm. Just as St. Patrick’s Day storm is given three day’s leeway so too St. Marcarius the Ghent.  Regardless that, today we hit it on the head.

Of course there

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Statement on Water Situation

Written by admin on April 7, 2015

We believe fresh potable water is essential for the health of our members and visitors and the future growth of the Network.   Adequate water to drink and operate bathroom facilities is undeniably important. A water storage system that is professionally designed would ease the pressure on our well during peak activities.

A water well was drilled at the Forestville facility using all of the currently available technology in 2011. Unfortunately, after more than $14,000 of expense, the maximum flow achieved was

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Grooming April 7, 2015

Written by admin on April 7, 2015

Grooming Report April 7, 2015

Grooming report is going to intermittent issuance.

I can hear the cheering from the literary guild on Spruce Street.  I am frequently reminded that I should not resist the urge to shut up from time to time.  With grooming on hiatus the grooming reporting society will meet daily but will only report its findings if conditions warrant.  So, until weather or grooming change, feel free to “copy paste” today’s report and re-read tomorrow.


I should add, I

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Grooming April 6, 2015

Written by admin on April 6, 2015

Grooming Report April 6, 2015


Short Version:

Please note: some trails are affected by logging operation.

Skiers are reminded that most of the U.P. is a commercial forest.  This is a great thing because it allows us to play in the woods.  The land owners practice the highest form of sustainable forestry and selectively harvest the high quality northern hardwood.  If you see them in the woods, thank them for their stewardship.

Some trails are marked “CLOSED”.  Please DO NOT ski around these

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