Grooming December 25, 2017

December 25, 2017;  Grooming Report

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Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Kirby is out on the Gator this morning and setting classic tracks to the 17k mark.  The Gator pulls the wider heavier 108” groomer so the skate lane should be nice today too.

Way Too Long Grooming Report:    If you were good boys and girls you will have received green wax and a balaclava in your stocking.  It’s a good thing because it looks like you will get a chance to use both for the next few days.  I always like the challenge of being comfortable in frigid weather.  Anyone can ski when its bitter but I like to be able to laugh at the cold.  With proper eye cover and no exposed skin it is like being in a little room.  If you get a little chilled all one has to do is pick up the pace and the heater warms you up. However, one should fear injury when using green wax because you get cold so fast. Remember, if you fall at the bottom of a hill you may have to drag yourself up the next hill for cell service to call an ambulance.  I understand doing this with a broken pelvis is the worst.  Take extra care on the steep down hills.

Saux Head: Tim groomed this Saturday and set track on the entire trail system.  The track is decent for the most part, but thin through Hemlock Pass, the Plunge, near Scenic View and up Hay-bale Hill on the far north side.

 

Fit Strip: The Fit Strip located in the Marquette Park Cemetery is open for skiing.  It is a beautiful trail through mature mixed forest.  There are rolling hills on two loops with a total of 3k of very nice skiing right in the heart of Marquette.  Snow is a little thin so here are only classic tracks on part of the trail.  I would add, there are some people that actually walk on the ski trail.  I don’t understand why one would walk on a ski trail.  I do politely ask walkers to keep to the edge of the groomed trail.  I also encourage all users to put some money in the pay pipe so Tom doesn’t have to by all the gas himself.  Enjoy.

Sondo

PS: If you have not renewed your Trail Builder membership, now is the time.  Please don’t make me track you down. “