Grooming Report December 30, 2011

NTN Trail Report

Forestville: 12.30.11: The noque has been ginzued with classic tracks set from FV to the 510.  Problem areas remain under the hemlocks; in the recently logged 100 yards just below the lower Mead gate near the 20k mark; and in the swamp near the small bridge near 17k.

G=Groomed    T=Tracked  or Comments
TRAIL – First Priority
Noque FV to 14K G & T
Lower Animoosh G & T
Upper Animoosh G
Boozoo G
Zhing G
Papasay
Gookookoo G & T
Bagwagi G & T
Chiwagi G & T
Migizi G & T
Waaban G & T
Mukwa G & T
Connectors G
TRAIL – Second Priority
Noque from 14K to 510 G & T
TRAIL – Third Priority
Noque – FV to Tourist Park NA
SPECIAL EVENTS
Ski Cats Start in January
Thursday Night Relays Start in January

Blueberry Ridge 12.29.11: Full groom on BBR Wednesday: Double track on XRoads & Husky, only set a single track on Spartan. Single track plus skate lane on Lighted, Wolverine and Superior, flat-groomed Wildcat with a double pass, but unable to set a track. Snow coverage is good overall, but light at lower elevations, most notably near the Superior/Wildcat junction.

Valley Spur: 12.28.11: Grooming for Skate and Classic and expect good conditions for Trails a,c,d, y,w and the road out to Heart Attack and on to EFG return are open.

Saux Head 12.28.11: Groomed yesterday but no classic tracks set yet.  We plan on setting track after the next snow.  The inner loops and especially under the hemlocks is very thin but all trails are skiable.  The very smooth ground surface makes for good skiing with very little snow.

Fit Strip 12.28.11: Has been rolled, still not ready for rock skies yet but great for snowshoes or snow bikes. Attention Snow bikers! Fit Stripper Race on Sunday the first at 12:00 noon. Start from the pay pipe. Informal, 5 lap, awards for 1st male and 1st female.

We would like to put a call out for some donated items for the bathroom.  Looking for curtains and larger curtains or office style barriers to put up a couple changing rooms next to the restroom area.  Also looking for a radio or magazines for fire side enjoyment.  Please call 235.6861 if you have something you think might work.

Volunteer Opportunities: It is that time of year again the MGHS Noquemanon Ski Marathon is looking for volunteers.  Friday night Expo, Saturday race day and now Sunday morning opportunities are available.  Call the office or return email at noquenetwork@gmail.com.

We are also looking for Trail Hosts at the pole barn during the week.  Shifts range from a couple hours to four.  Help sell day passes and keep the fire cozy.

Thanks and Happy New Year.

The NTN