Trail Reports



Grooming January 8, 2018

January,  8 2018;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Kirby is out with the Gator and wide Ginzu and setting fresh classic tracks and skate lane.  He will then groom the skate lane on the Noque’ to 17k.   We will be evaluating the pond slush today in the hopes of grooming and track setting to the Tourist Park.  Tomorrow we plan to groom and track set beyond 17k to Co Rd 510. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    I am writing from my new office in the wood shed. My most recent banishment is due to really poor and even inaccurate

Grooming January 7, 2018

January,  7 2018;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Finally no new overnight new snow.  The Bombi classic tracks from yesterday are still very good so groomers are cleaning up the skate lanes on all trails inside 17k.  The ponds developed slush yesterday so groomers had to wait for it to freeze before going below the ponds.  They are planning on getting classic tracks set to the Tourist Park today but I would like feedback on this section.  I would also like feedback on conditions beyond 17k. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    Lake effect snow has presented a problem since

Grooming January 6, 2018

January ,  6 2018;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Four more inches of new snow for a second (or maybe 3rd or even 4th) day.  So, we are going to see a second day of Bombi grooming!  Everything inside 17k will be groomed.  We will also groom to the Tourist park. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    Wow (again), is this cool!  I don’t recall so many days of lake effect in a row in some time.  I am reminded of the famous orator, Thomas Hart Benton.  He was wont to say, “I shall not shovel the walk until it

Grooming January 5, 2018

January 5, 2018;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Four more inches of new snow fell again overnight.  Doug is out with the Bombi running to Co Rd 510.  The rest of the crew is out roll packing everything from 14k to the Tourist Park. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    Wow, is this cool!  I don’t recall so many days of lake effect in a row in some time.  The smart guys/gals will figure out a way to avoid the office and go straight to the Bombi carpet.  Enjoy.   I would typically now go into the named storm thing

Grooming January 4, 2018

January 4, 2018;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Four inches of new snow fell overnight.  Groomers are out will rollers packing everything from 17k to the tourist park. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    I envision Snoopy doing his happy dance.  This snow event is the one that brings us from early season to high season and it is a little overdue. It will take a while to get everything track set.  I should add, the surface will be soft and pole plants will be soft.  On the up side, persons making sitzmarks will say it is soft too.  

Grooming January 3, 2018

January 3, 2018;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report:  A dusting of snow was reported at 6:30 AM but snow is forecast to continue all day and through Friday.  Groomers are cleaning the skate lanes on all trails inside 17k.  Expect very good conditions. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    Weather forecasting has gotten so good it almost takes the thrill out of awaking to a new blanket.  We are in high season now; the lake effect snow machine is in full swing and skiers are counting the days until the death march on the 27th.  Happily, the human brain blocks

Grooming January 2, 2018

January 2, 2018;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Groomers are cleaning the skate lanes on all trails inside 17k.  Then they will groom and set track to Co Rd 510.  Later in the day groomers will roll pack down to the tourist park. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    There must have been a run on aerosol cheese at the grocery story. At 1:00 PM there were no skate tracks and only one or two other classic skiers beyond the pine plantation. I felt guilty for all this great grooming just for me. For those of you that got off

Grooming January 1, 2018

January 1, 2018;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Groomers are out getting a second groom following the major snow event Saturday.  Kirby is on the Gator and will set skate and classic tracks on Noque and Animoosh to 17k.  Bob is on the Snowmobile Ginzu and setting classic track and skate lanes on all other trails inside 17k. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    I expect some of our younger readers are trying on their chapeau de béton this morning.  For my part I am focused on some muscle soreness following my run to Co Rd 510 yesterday.  Yesterday afternoon

Grooming December 31, 2017

December 31, 2017;  Grooming Report Volunteer Opportunity!: Want to meet interesting people, solve world problems, earn fabulous prizes and see the world?  You too can volunteer as a host at the Forestville Trail head.  Help is needed to help at the trail head from 10AM-1PM and 1PM-4PM on weekdays or weekends.  Please visit www.noquetrails.org or call 906.235.6861 for details.  (editor’s note; our fact checking has indicated some of the above promises related to world problems, prizes and seeing the world may have been exaggerated). Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Groomers are out in force opening up trails from yesterday’s significant snow

Grooming December 30, 2017

December 30, 2017;  Grooming Report Volunteer Opportunity!: Want to meet interesting people, solve world problems, earn fabulous prizes and see the world?  You too can volunteer as a host at the Forestville Trail head.  Help is needed to help at the trail head from 10AM-1PM and 1PM-4PM on weekdays or weekends.  Please visit www.noquetrails.org or call 906.235.6861 for details.  (editor’s note; our fact checking has indicated some of the above promises related to world problems, prizes and seeing the world may have been exaggerated). Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Groomers are cleaning the skate lanes on the high traffic trails including