The snow has finally arrived!
The word from our Trail Chief is that he plans to track-set the trails on the morning of Saturday January 16. The process involves snowmobiling around the trails several times without the groomer to pack down all that fresh snow. He has already done that once this week. That is followed by a few times around with the groomer and track-setter to lay down one set of tracks where it is narrow and two sets where it is wide enough. The steeper hills are groomed without using the track-setter so you can safely snowplow down the hills.
It seems that the cold weather did not arrive soon enough to allow the logging contractor to finish the operation before the snow came. As a result Grey Sauble Conservation has decided to do some of next year’s work this year and minimize the disruption next season. You will see on the accompanying map that the north (back) entrance to the trails is not accessible and you will have to use the main entrance. At this time is does not look like we will be able to use the back entrance this season. We regret the inconvenience but I am afraid that much like the weather it is beyond our control.
Those familiar with the trails will know there is a long steep downhill run if you head straight in the main trail but a series of gentler slopes if you take the first left on the red loop. Those new to the trails should certainly take the first left until you get to know the terrain.
I look forward to seeing you on the trails.