Grooming March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017; grooming report

Grand Centeral Grosvenor 40p

Today’s report is being brought to you by Patricia Howes. Ms. Howes contributes at the Trail Builder level and is feted with a sign at the Longyear Junction. If you see Patricia please say, “thanks”.

Real Grooming Report Forestville:  New game plan. New snow not bonding with base. Ginzu was just plowing. Bob needed to roll first. He reported he was not staying much ahead of the snow and wind. He has rolled the Noque to Pines Loop and combed double wide. In addition, Animoosh, Chiwaji, Muckwa, Migizi, Gookookoo and Boozhoo rolled.


Bob tried to roll Chiwaji Hills but got stuck on Second Cutoff Loop. Base is soft but Bob pressed on and came back out Bagwaji and finished Chiwaji Bypass. At last report he was going to set fresh track on Noque to Pines Loop and Animoosh. We will need a full reset tomorrow if snow and wind keeps up.


Kudos to Bob. You had better ski early or expect lots of snow on the tracks.


Saux Head: Trails were rolled and then track set over the weekend but expect a good deal of new snow on the trails today. Grooming is done as needed but at least weekly at Saux Head


Fit Strip Trails: Fit strip groomed and tracked as needed but at least weekly.


Big Bay Trails: Expect a lot of new snow. Grooming is done weekly at Big Bay for Classic only.


Snow Bike Trails: Snow bike enthusiast are encouraged to visit the Face Book page dedicated to snow bike trails. Conditions vary from day to day and grooming is not a daily event. Each day bikers will comment on conditions and post pictures.

Way Too Long Grooming Report: When John Fletcher first quipped a desire to arrive like a Lion but go out like a lamb I expect he was focused on Leo and Aries. I trust he would be pleased to be referenced almost 400 years later. In the U.P. we interchange the order as often as not but in the rest of the world it is historically referred to as the order of the Zodiac. So, it is fitting that school children are celebrating the St. Leo Luke day snow storm today. Enjoy.

Trail Host Volunteers Needed: I expect you have enjoyed the company and service of our trail head hosts over the years. You too can be a host volunteer. It is fun and warm work. You get to play with fire, meet interesting people and perform a valuable service to the community. The ideal volunteer provides services for a 3 hour shift once a week M-F. Our trail head coordinator is JJ Farrington. Please stop and say hi. If you would like to help out, call JJ Farrington for details. 248-242-2723.



Have you wanted to try skijoring with your dog? You can now rent a complete setup including a belt, line and harness at the Forestville trailhead for $5.

For more information or to get involved with the skijor club visit us on our facebook page, Noquemanon Skijor Club or contact Brent Skaw at

715-651-1202 /