Snow Cover: 2 inches avg on the trail
Date of Report: December 21, 2016
What we started off the season with was pretty light and fluffy. It didn’t do much to form a very good base nor did it do much to fill many ruts and holes. We have not had real heavy traffic but what traffic there was caused some bare spots here and there – mostly near intersections or road crossings. While it did hit the low 30s yesterday – the sun is low in the sky right now so we did not see any melting. Even with the above said – riders were reporting better conditions than they expected. Still – It is very early season riding – no other way to put it.
There is a small front moving through today but no more than an inch or 2 is expected, which IS certainly, better than nothing. It will at least cover up developing bare areas.
I did hear that Little & Big Arbor Vitae Lakes were marked. Even IF this is true – please stay on the marked crossing and DO NOT think it means all lakes are safe. If you don’t see markers – do NOT cross or go out onto the ice.
We still have logging going on in a few areas of our system. Even when the processors move out – trucks will still be hailing out loads of logs. Watch for logging ahead signs, logging trucks, and logging equipment. PLEASE DO NOT hassle the loggers. If they get hassled – they have the right to shut that section of trail down. PLEASE BE PATIENT and stay out of their way. Watch for signals from the loggers and follow them. They might tell you to please wait or to go around.
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