Grooming March 9, 2016

Grooming March 9, 2016
Spring Logging is underway: As most of you know, we ski on trails in a commercial forest. Without forestry we have no skiing. So, hug a forester or logger (when they are not logging or foresting). Some trails will be affected. A map is posted at the trail head and ribbon will close off affected trails. PLEASE DO NOT CROSS RIBBONS! The loggers have a job to do and continued interruptions make their job far more difficult. Thanks.  

Forestville:   Very warm rainy weather yesterday has kept the groomers parked again Tuesday night.

 

The Way Too Long Version:  The hard rain will have fully consolidated the snow pack on all trails. However, good skiing can still be had under the right circumstances. Temperatures are forecast to fall below freezing tonight and tomorrow night. If moisture gets out of the snow we plan to groom the skate lanes. Very warm and sunny weather Friday, Saturday and Sunday may indicate commencement of the annual “Last Ski of the Season” contest. I expect we will see some short sleeves (and even short pants) on the trails this weekend. Pictures welcome.

 

Saux Head: All trails groomed and track set on Wednesday of last week.

 

 

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 .

 

 

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