March 6 update: grooming & track setting in progress; fat bike/snowshoe trails very soft.
SNOW!!! March snow madness is here.... All ski trails were roller groomed Sunday, and the shared fat bike and snowshoe trail systems (FB/SS) were snowmobile track-packed, but are too soft for riding.
Ski trails: The trail system is soft for skate skiing, and there is thin snowcover on many south facing areas, especially if trees are nearby and there is asphalt under the snow. Monday morning the ski trails will be groomed once again, and track setting will be ongoing Monday afternoon, possibly into the evening, if volunteer capacity allows.
FB/SS: The shared pin-flagged fat bike & snowshoe trail systems (FB/SS) are very soft with the new snow. Bikers please give the trails a couple days to harden up, people riding the trails Sunday were leaving deep trenches from their tires washing out in the soft snow and we only have one volunteer, really, regularly maintaining those trail systems. The snowshoeing will be fantastic!
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