2019 February 7, Grooming Report;

2019 February 7, Grooming Report;  

Thank you Trail Builders:

Today’s report is brought to you by the Grossman Family.  Without nice folks like the Grossmans we would not have the great skiing we have come to expect.   New pictures from anyone will be appreciated.  I really mean this.  I agonize missing some Trail Builders.

If you have not done so, please renew your membership. ALSO, there are K markers available. Your name and favorite picture can be here too.

Forestville Real Grooming Report:    Heavy snow today and tonight has the groomers parked until tomorrow.

 

Forestville:
TRAIL – First Priority
Heavy snow today has the groomers parked

Noque to Pines
Lower Animoosh
Bombi Groomed and Track Set 2/5/19
Bombi Groomed and Track Set 2/5/19
Upper Animoosh Bombi Groomed and Track Set 2/5/19
Boozoo Storm debris and crusty snow from ice storm on trails
Zhing Storm debris and crusty snow from ice storm on trails
Papasay Storm debris and crusty snow from ice storm on trails
Gookookoo Ginzu groomed and track set 2/5/19
Bagwagi Storm debris and crusty snow from ice storm on trails
Chiwagi by pass Ginzu groomed and track set 2/5/19
Chiwagi Hills Storm debris and crusty snow from ice storm on trails
Migizi Ginzu groomed and track set 2/5/19
Waaban Storm debris and crusty snow from ice storm on trails
Mukwa Ginzu groomed and track set 2/5/19
Connectors Storm debris and crusty snow from ice storm on trails
   
   
TRAIL 2nd Priority  
Noque from 17k  to 510 Storm debris and crusty snow from ice storm on trails
 

TRAIL – Third Priority

Noque to  FV to Tourist Park   Storm debris and crusty snow from ice storm on trails

 

 

As always, your feedback is appreciated via reply to this email or to FB.    Send in pictures and you too can get your K marker moved to the front of the line.  See the Nordic skiing FB page https://www.facebook.com/NTNNordic/

 

Saux Head: Trails groomed weekly

Storm debris and crusty snow from ice storm on trails

 

Fit Strip: Groomed yesterday but heavy snow falling today and tonight.

 

Big Bay Pathway:  The Big Bay Pathway was groomed on Tuesday 2/5.  All Trails are groomed and in excellent condition except for the Ridgeline but heavy snow is falling today.  The forecast is looking very good for a fantastic Honey Bear Classic this coming weekend.  Come to Big Bay for a relaxing day in the woods. See details below:

 

Snow Bike Trails:

South Trails: Storm debris and crusty snow from ice storm on trails.  Mike and the team are working on a plan to put cleats on the sleds to work in this heavy snow and crust from the last ice storm.  Today’s snow will keep them busy but expect new snow on the trails.

 

North Trails: Yesterday the following North Trails were groomed groomed and all  low branches have been cleared: Rambling Man, Silver Lead, Collinsville, BLP Rocks and Blue Heron. The plan was to have the rest groomed and cleared today but the heavy snow forecast has likely pushed that plan back a day.  .

 

Of course you can also post your own information on the FB page and you are encouraged to do so. Here is the link:

https://www.facebook.com/ntnsingletrack/

 

Too Long To Read Report:

I’m sure neither of you have had an actual cold so I fear this is like explaining color to the sightless or humor to a CPA. I expect you have had sniffles or a sore throat but a real cold like I have; I doubt it.  It saps all the life juices and leaves you with a dry bitter pulp. You have to do all the crummy stuff and none of the fun stuff. Remember grade school colds?  You could lean into them.  Your mom would give you toasted cheese sandwiches and ginger ale. You didn’t have to go to school. Then, if you were lucky you could lie on the couch and see that episode of Gilligan’s Island where they almost got rescued. Now you crawl into a pit with a shovel and fill boxes of salt.  Intellectually I believe this will end and life will return to some semblance of normalcy but emotionally I am convinced this is now life for the duration.  Enjoy the storm; I’ll be the one with the sore nose living vicariously through your exploits.

 

Honey Bear Classic is This Saturday! 

Join us on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in celebrating the Honey Bear Classic Ski Event held on the scenic Big Bay Pathway located in Big Bay, MI, 25 miles north of Marquette. This family-friendly event includes youth and adult ski events, prizes, refreshments and a warming fire. Have your photo taken with the Honey Bear!

The Honey Bear 12K or 24K classic challenge around the Bear Mountain Loop will be a timed event with a $15.00 suggested donation and unique prizes. Youth events will be held on the rolling 7K Hidden Grin Loop or the 6K Meditation Loop. A $5 donation is suggested for these events. Participants may explore the Pathway on snowshoes after all skiers are on trail. Everyone is welcome to gather around the trailhead fire for the Annual Weenie Roast, refreshments and light snacks.

No Classic Skis? No Problem! You can check out a set of classic ski equipment courtesy of the Noquemanon Trail Network at the NTN Forestville Trailhead on Friday between 10am and 4pm for the Honey Bear Classic event. Snowshoes also available. Return equipment on Sunday between 10am and 4pm.

The Honey Bear Classic event helps support the grooming and maintenance of the ski trails in Big Bay. If you frequent the Pathway, the NTN “Powell Pass” is available through www.noquetrails.org, which also includes the Saux Head Trails, or feed the pay pipe located at the trailhead. For more information, call Kristi at 906-250-3350, like the Big Bay Pathway on facebook, or email bigbaypathway@gmail.com.

 

 

Sondo