Goose Creek Trail March 24, 2021
Groomed Frosty Trail and Airport Trail with the drag, all went well. Unloaded firewood at the Frosty cabin.
Probed 30cm of fresh at the Frosty Cabin and 40cm up top of Airport since our last groom. Base has increased to 265 cm on the Airport.
Good snow on top of spring snow starts around 5500 feet and continually gets better with elevation. As of yesterday snow up top was still nice powder, not sure if it would have been sun affected today.
The cat is parked at 2 km on Goose Creek Road and there are several dirt patches before that. After 2 km there is only one small dirt section so no point in trying to go further than where the cat is parked.
Lady Bird Trail March 26, 2021
Groomed to 19 km cat turn around on Norns Creek. Still no dirt patches on trail but it won’t be long now. Please try and hold off driving trucks up the trail until the hill is completely exposed from the parking lot as driving up does promote the melt.
In the next couple weeks we are planning on pulling some trees to both cabins on Goose to use for firewood. If you are interested in helping out with this, just send an email to email@example.com and let us know. Thanks
Still winter up top be safe and have a good weekend.
Lady Bird Trail March 18, 2021
Lady Bird Trail groomed to 19 km cat turn around. Spring like conditions with no fresh since our last groom. Parking lot is muddy but no dirt on the trail yet.
Goose Creek Trail March 18, 2021
With another warm week and no fresh snow we had to make a decision on whether to move the cat and drag up the trail for a couple more grooms. We decided to have a look at trail condition so we went as far as 4 km where we decided to turn around and park down at 2km because the trail was in great shape still. Several dirt patches have opened up now so parking with trailers will be tough. As road conditions change daily from here on in it is hard to say where to park, but if you see a snow cat parked it will generally mean don’t try to go past it or you risk getting stuck. From where the cat is parked now there is one dirt section approximately 30 m long but no where to park or turnaround after it, so best to play it safe and park below 2 km or ride Lady Bird Trail until the lower sections of the Goose Creek Trail melt off.
Again another big shout out to SIMM Excavating and Snow Removal for helping us with that $500 dollar fuel donation. Remember every dollar saved throughout the season is another dollar that goes into the club for upgrades. Our next goal is upgrading the Br-180 to a larger machine.
Have a good weekend and be safe out there.
Goose Creek Trail March 11th 2021
With traffic slow this past week and daytime temps staying cool the trail was in pretty good shape.
The cat cleaned up around the Frosty cabin as the snow had come off the roof after the peak was cleared of snow last week.
Up top there was 10 cm of fresh on top of hard pack. The base has settled down to 230 cm. Still no dirt on the trail but it won’t be long now if the weather predicted for the weekend is correct. Great time to do some exploring.
Ladybird Trail March 11th 2021
The trail is in great condition after being inspected on sled it was decided to hold off on the groom for a few more days.
Thankyou Simm Excavating and Snow Removal for the $500 donation in fuel going towards grooming.
Have a great weekend and and be safe out there.