Goose Creek Trail Dec 20 2018
First pull with the Mogul Master drag behind the Br 180 for the year. With above average temps down low and below average snow pack for the first 6 km we struggled to keep the snow moving out of the drag. After 6 km the snow slowly got easier to work with and we were able to get the drag to the Shaw cabin.
We dropped the drag there and track packed to the airport . The snow pack was very nice powder but that thick crust from last week was definitely noticeable when probing. The probe showed 155 cm of base and 55 cm on top of last weeks snow pack. The wind was blowing hard up top so expect some wind drifts.
On our way down we dropped the drag and track packed the Frosty Cabin Trail. The snow at 4 km was so hard to work on our way down we decided to drop the drag on the wide 4 km switchback.
Ladybird Trail Dec 20 2018
Trail groomed to 19 km cat turnaround. The tiller is still off the cat as we can’t risk hitting rock with it on the lower sections of trail. Probed 140 cm at the cat turnaround with 55 cm of fresh since weeks groom as well.
The staging areas for now are still at the parking lots so please don’t drive up on the trail just for safety sake.
Remember to check Avy Reports and Have a Merry Christmas
Goose Creek Trail
First run up Goose Creek with the Br 180. Filled in most ditches and covered or marked all hazards we came across. Put up signage and dropped off some firewood at Shaw Cabin.
We were able to get to the airport and the Frosty Cabin.
Probed 125 cm up at the airport and 90 cm at the Shaw Cabin. Up top where the sun had got to the snow pack there is a thick crust. Be sure to be careful out there and keep an eye on Avy condition reports. Glad to see snow this morning as the first 2 km up from the parking lot was very thin.
Ladybird Trail Dec 13th
Groomed to 19 km cat turnaround with the BR 275. The cross ditches are filled but please use caution as these are early days and if we get warm temps they may open up again. At 19 km 110 cm of wind affected snow pack. We will be doing at least one more trip without the tiller as the bottom is still very thin so use caution.
Goose Creek Trail
The Br 180 is set to head up tomorrow morning to get the trails into the cabins and hopefully we have enough base to get to the airport. Please if you come up on us just wait till we see you and stop before attempting to pass Thank you.
All the bamboo poles we set with an x are there to mark a hazard. Single poles are generally to help you and groomers with trail direction. During the season if you see poles down or getting buried we would appreciate the help on lifting them once in awhile as it does add to our trip when we have to stop and lift all the poles.
Remember to check out the weather reports and Avy conditions, the more info you have the better decisions you make. Also if you have not signed up yet take advantage of the early bird rates before Jan 1st and save yourself some money by signing up online.
The 180 is very happy tonight as shes sleeping under shelter for the first time in 19 years.