Grooming December 29, 2017

December 29, 2017;  Grooming Report

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Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Half an inch of fine dense snow fell over night.  Groomers are focused on the inner loops for the ski club’s clinic today.  The Wagis will still be very nice but not freshly groomed.  After getting the inner loops groomed and tracked Bob plans to run out to 17k on the Noque’ and back via Animoosh.

Way Too Long Grooming Report:    I expect the ungroomed sections on the Wagis will still be very good and I do plan to ski them today.  Often times I feel grooming is cosmetic rather than practical.  We are interested in feedback.  I will give my feedback but fears of a confirmation bias persist.

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. “