Grooming February 24, 2016

Grooming February 24, 2016 Today’s report is brought to you by the Groos family in honor of Burt Michigan. As you can see, they sponsor the 19k marker. It is through these generous contributions that we can enjoy excellent skiing. So, if you see the Groos family thanks.

19k Burt MI

Forestville:  We worked on Bagwagi and were able to reset classic tracks. In addition, we did work on the trail down to the tourist park. We had good success down to the rail road tracks at 5. Between the tracks and the tourist park at 3k the foot traffic during the thaw has left the trail in poor shape. In any case, expect fast skiing. Take care on the down hills.

Saux Head: All trails were groomed and track set the 21st. The classic tracks were re-set but are thin in many areas due the hard snow. There is a fair amount of debris on the Hemlock Trail, on the Race Loop and, also, down the Plunge. The trail is in fine shape for a fast ski.

Big Bay Pathway: Big Bay Pathway trails are for classic skiing only. Groomers get out several times per week.  Given the remoteness of the trail, always ski with a partner. Cell phone service is not available in all parts of the trail.

Fit Strip: The Fit Strip (located at the Park Cemetery) in the city of Marquette is groomed regularly. New heavy snow will make this loop excellent for lunch hour outings.

Single Track Snow Bike Trails: The South Trails are groomed for snowbike riding. Snowbike grooming at the South Trails is at the cutting edge of the sport. NTN is continually evolving grooming technology. If you have never seen these trails in the winter you need to get out there. You have to ride a snowbike on a groomed trail to appreciate what is being invented right in our back yard. You need to get out there. For up to the minute grooming information see Single track facebook post https://www.facebook.com/pages/NTN-Singletrack/147765491905204 .

The Way Too Long Version:  I would still like to hear from anyone that has been on the trails this week. Are they good?, Very good?, Other?. I would say, the run from the tourist park does have poor skiing between 3k and 5k but confident skiers can park at the tourist park and fight past the first 2k and find real skiing to Forestville. However, watch the downhills.

Sondo