Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 24 inches (+/-) in the woods
Date of Report: February 4, 2018
The area received around 3 to 4 inches of fresh White Gold since yesterday morning. This was just what the Barnstormer’s Trail Doctors ordered!!! Town trails still suffer badly from extremely heavy traffic but away from town they average good. The heavy traffic had almost everything pretty torn up but we will be out tonight with all three groomers to level things back out again.
Most corners are becoming very icy with traffic as the days go on. Please be cautious and assume you will be meeting someone in every single corner you come to. We always do everything we can to pull snow back into these corners but as the day goes on they get blown back out again.
Please continue to be cautious on the lakes. The weight of more snow can force the ice down which pushes water up through cracks to form a slush pocket. The slush pockets can come and go. Ice heaves can also form without warning, as ice expends, and pop up in an area that was smooth the day before.
News and Reports:
There are logging operations in the following locations: Trail 9 between Hwy 70 (TIN 364) and Ross Lake Rd (TIN 225). There is also logging in the Jean Lake Rd area of Trail 7 North, between TINS 227 & 800. The logging, in this area, should be in the woods away from the trail.
(TIN = Trail Intersection Numbers)
Please watch out for these logging areas. Slow down and stay out of the way of the loggers. DO NOT hassle the loggers. They have the right to close down sections of any trail they are logging near or using. If they get hassled too much, that is exactly what they will do – shut that trail down. The logging operations can run at anytime of the day or night. Loggers use some of the trails to drive in and out. So please be watchful in logging areas for trucks on the trail. Logging operations in any of these areas can start and/or stop without warning. So even if you ride in an area and there was nothing going on one day – it can start back up the next day.