Grooming January 1, 2018

January 1, 2018;  Grooming Report

Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Groomers are out getting a second groom following the major snow event Saturday.  Kirby is on the Gator and will set skate and classic tracks on Noque and Animoosh to 17k.  Bob is on the Snowmobile Ginzu and setting classic track and skate lanes on all other trails inside 17k.

Way Too Long Grooming Report:    I expect some of our younger readers are trying on their chapeau de béton this morning.  For my part I am focused on some muscle soreness following my run to Co Rd 510 yesterday.  Yesterday afternoon I had my heart set on a classic ski to 510. I find the best way to insure a 30k ski is to get 15k from home before turning around. So, when I got to 13k and saw the soft slow snow without classic tracks I figured I could still make it before dark.  I should have considered the other modal verb and asked, “should I?”.  However, the air was calm, belying the single digit temperatures.  The bright afternoon sun glinting off the flocked trees and occasional sun shower was mesmerizing. Of course, it is an aerobic sport so it is not supposed to be fun but the eye popping optics almost made part of the ski less miserable.   I am looking forward to skiing the Gator classic tracks today.


Saux Head: Tim groomed and track set yesterday.


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.

Big Bay Pathway: This snow event has our Big Bay crew assessing the situation.  We may now have enough snow to groom.  More information to follow soon.

Volunteer Opportunity!: Want to meet interesting people, solve world problems, earn fabulous prizes and see the world?  You too can volunteer as a host at the Forestville Trail head.  Help is needed to help at the trail head from 10AM-1PM and 1PM-4PM on weekdays or weekends.  Please visit or call 906.235.6861 for details.  (editor’s note; our fact checking has indicated some of the above promises related to world problems, prizes and seeing the world may have been exaggerated).



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