Grooming (not really) April 12, 2015

Grooming Report April 12, 2015

Saux Head April 12 2015

NO GROOMING TODAY;   I expect most of you are saying “…then why the report?”.  Well, as I explained in the last “No Grooming Report”, there is a contest underway with fabulous prizes (sorry for the typo earlier, you will receive the fabulous prizes if you take the last ski of the season).  So, just as the street musician throws some bills in his/her open guitar case before starting to play, I am priming the pump so others will play the game.

I had a wonderful ski yesterday in the 70° sun.  Corn snow has the wonderful ability to shed water as if a duck.  The small ice crystals stay ice regardless and the water soaks into the ground.  The trail and crust were firm as you can see from the tracks near “Men Working” (for those of you familiar with the Saux Head Loops).  There we a few bare spots near the parking area but on the ridge it was all as shown.  The run down “The Beast” was ideal.

With ski season beginning with a bang on November 11, we are into our sixth month of great skiing.  I doubt we will get into the seventh but not for wont of trying.  In a previous life I did ski every month of the year.  In July and August we had to strap our skis on the pack for hours before the summit decent.  Here it is more likely to be a drive down Co Rd 510 or a walk up The Beast.  Regardless that, I have bragging rights until someone else throws something else in the guitar case.  Thanks for playing the game.

 

Forestville:

ATTENTION SKIERS! PLEASE AVOID ACTIVE LOGGING OPERATION.  Logging operations are dangerous.  We have signed, flagged and blocked trails in an effort to keep skiers from this danger.  Some skiers have chosen to ignore these warnings and it is very disruptive to the operation and dangerous to the skiers. Every time a skier approaches the operation the operation must stop and the logger must assure himself it is again safe to work.   The land owners provide us the courtesy of letting us groom a ski trail on their property.  In return we should offer the courtesy of avoiding the active operation.  PLEASE DON’T JEPORDIZE A GOOD THING. 

 

Please note: some trails are affected by logging operation.

 

There are bare spots so ski at your own risk or to win a bet. 

Skiers are reminded that most of the U.P. is a commercial forest.  This is a great thing because it allows us to play in the woods.  The land owners practice the highest form of sustainable forestry and selectively harvest the high quality northern hardwood.  If you see them in the woods, thank them for their stewardship.

 

 

Grooming Comments:  Again, no grooming