2019 January 3, Grooming Report;


2019 January 3, Grooming Report;  

Thank you Trail Builders: Thank you Trail Builders: Today’s report is brought to you by  Jim and Betty Steward.   Without folks like the Stewards we would not be able to enjoy the great skiing we have come to expect.  So, if you see them, say thanks.

If you have not done so, please renew your membership.

If you have not done so, please renew your membership.
Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Karl is grooming the Noque’ and Animoosh to 17k and re-track setting where needed.  Andy is grooming the side loops.   Yesterday Andy examined the pond ice and pushed a pole right through the ice. He did not groom across the ponds.  It is not safe and you should not cross.  More on this subject in the Way Too Long Report below.



TRAIL – First Priority
Noque to 14k
Lower Animoosh
Groomed and Tracked 1/3/19
Groomed and Tracked 1/3/19
Upper Animoosh Groomed and Tracked 1/3/19
Boozoo Groomed and Tracked 1/2/19
Zhing Groomed and Tracked 1/2/19
Papasay Groomed and Tracked 1/2/19
Gookookoo Groomed and Tracked 1/1/19
Bagwagi Groomed and Tracked 1/1/19
Chiwagi by pass Groomed and Tracked 1/3/19
Chiwagi Hills Groomed and Tracked 12/31/18 3” new snow
Migizi Groomed and Tracked 1/3/19
Waaban Groomed and Tracked 1/2/19
Mukwa Groomed and Tracked 1/3/19
Connectors Groomed and Tracked 1/2/18
TRAIL 2nd Priority  
Noque from 14K to 510 Groomed and Tracked 12/29/18 3” new snow

TRAIL – Third Priority

Noque – FV Ponds not ready to cross yet.



As always, your feedback is appreciated.    Send in pictures and you too can get your K marker moved to the front of the line.


Saux Head: John & Tracy rolled and combed on Tuesday (and I failed to tell you yesterday); and Tim set track that afternoon.  The trail is in great skiing condition.



Fit Strip: All trails were groomed on Wednesday  and are in excellent shape.  Trails are groomed about once per week.

Big Bay Pathway: Too little snow in the woods so trails are closed. The Big Bay Trails are groomed for classic skiing and are through the rugged hills south of Big Bay. They are spectacular but need ample snow to cover the rugged terrain.   We groom as weather permits so think cold and snow. Trails are just off Co Rd 550 in Big Bay.


Way Too Long Grooming Report: There are many lessons one learns from mountaineering. Along with organization skills, goal oriented project management and risk analysis is route selection. Know where you are going rather than following foot prints. Crossing ice, whether pond ice or mountain glacier, is never actually “safe”. Understand the risk. The second most common thing said from one mountaineer to another in the bottom of a crevasse is, “…but I was following your tracks.” (the most common is an expletive not used in polite company).