Grooming April 17, 2014

Today’s grooming report is also brought to you by Bruce Closser!

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This is a tough call.  The jury is still out on naming rights as the Dymmelonsdagen Storm or the Maunday Thursday Storm.  Careful measurement on after midnight amounts will rule the day.  Regardless, either day is almost as late as can be given the (relatively) recent change to the Gregorian calendar.  The jury will return by press time tomorrow.

Regardless that, Doug is out plowing over a foot of fresh snow at the trail head and, if as predicted, snow will slow by noon, he will begin rolling.  Things will remain soft until after dark.  Groomers will ginzu track set and things should be fairly firm by morning.  We will again plan on grooming Friday night and colder temperatures over night should make for excellent skiing Saturday.

moon falling   given the continued snowfall.  Almost a foot of new snow has fallen at the Forestville trail head and half fell yesterday and, to press time, half today.  If snow stops in the next hour, we are

DON’T MISS THE NTN/BLACKROCKS DIRT BALL APRIL 26! A Celebration of Trails, Marquette Style.


•             9:00 A.M. Trail Work Bee

o             Festivities begin and end at South Trails Parking Lot on Co Rd 553/Division Area.

•             12:00 Noon Casual Mountain Bike Ride

o             Following fun with pick and shovel, participants will partake in a Casual Mountain Bike Ride.  Ride will begin and end at the South Trails Parking lot on Co Rd 553. There is a weather dependent aspect to the ride.  If there is too much fresh snow, revelers may wish to ski.

•             4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. NTN/Blackrocks “DIRTBALL”

o             Following the dirty part of the Dirt Ball, roisterers will repair to Blackrocks Cannery at 950 W. Washington Street for a gala event including merrymaking, live music, food from Boarder Grill Raffle prizes and conviviality for all.

o             Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at all local bike shops or at the NTN office

o             All proceeds go towards trail development!

I trust we will see you all there.