Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I was out on Saturday and Sunday with Judy. On Saturday, we broke trail to the Lake
bench (Lake Loop) and had lunch. (2.5 hours - round trip) Anywhere it was
open, we had snow over our knees!!! Snowshoers where also breaking trail on
the River Loop.
Sunday we were overly ambitious and took on the Truck Box loop via the
north parking lot to #10, 12, 13 and beyond to the Truck Box and we put up
more flagging as with the snow it is hard to see the trail. We came out at the lake and headed back on the Lake Loop #7, 6, 5, and Miners trial. (4.5hours) Other x-c skiers broke
trail as well and enjoyed what was already packed.
With the -18C weather it was border line keeping our toes and fingers warm.
It helped changing mitts and gloves.
There were more deer and moose tracks over by the truck box and we saw what
I would say were a wolf or a large cat, leaping/bounding impressions in the
snow. Both days.
As we had had no wind, the snow was still hanging on in the tree limbs,
making a beautiful outing.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A reminder that it would be grand to have volunteers come out to a work day this upcoming Saturday to clear some of the trails for the upcoming ski season. We'll also be working on improving the signage, and depending on how many make it out, we've got a bench to build and place.
We were close to a dozen two weeks ago and got lots done on a beautiful day.
Meet at the main parking lot, bring a lunch, handsaws, pruners, chainsaws. Last time a couple came out on bikes and really completed a lot of work, so bring your bikes if you'd like.