Ladybird Trail Dec 13th 2023
With some cool evening temps and not much in the way of weather, we decided to have a look at doing what we could to get started on the trail. All went well although not enough snow cover to run the tiller at the end of the trail as we needed most of the snow to fill cross ditches. Preobed 85cms at the 19km turnaround. Please remember its early and dithces may open up again with the moisture that is coming off the mountians. If you come across any open ones please try mark them for others or better yet fill them with snow if they are not to big. Parking at 11km is limited so be aware of that and don't forget you need a radio on weekdays as there is logging traffic on the roadway. Attached is a pic of Norns Creek at 15km so you can see the hazards of the past rain please consider it before crossing areas that normally are good and frozen this time of year.
Goose Creek Trail Dec 14th 2023
After having pretty good success with the trail building on Ladybird we decided to get started on the Goose trail. With our buisiest time of the year right around the corner, we thought it was best to do what we could. We probed 80cms at the Shaw cabin but the first 2km of the trail has very limited snow on it for cooling and some rocks on it. We removed as many as we could but if you see any feel free to throw them off. If you don't want to deal with rocks and getting hot you may want to drive up to around 2km but the road has some snow on it so it is probably slippery. Its your call might want to chain up, trailers definitenty not recommended and please only drive up as far as you have to. We will put signage up when we start grooming on a regular basis so as to stop truck traffic.
Be safe out there and check the avy reports if your heading out.