Grooming February 29, 2016

Grooming February 29, 2016
Forestville:  Continued snow overnight and this morning have our groomers starting late this morning. Groomers will begin about 11:00. Snow and wind are forecast to taper off mid day and the 6 day forecast calls for highs in the 20s and single digit lows. Good thing you didn’t forget where you put the blue wax.

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 liken it to a family looking at pictures of an ugly relative’s baby. Everybody knows it looks like either Winston Churchill or E.T. but everyone says, “what a pretty baby”. Then, when the unlucky parents are gone you chuckle about what everyone knows but wouldn’t say. Now we can admit, last week’s snow was not pretty. It was better than “to win a bet” skiing but…

So, unless you like icy snow conditions because you need toe exercise you will enjoy this return to winter. Enjoy.

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