Thursday, January 26, 2012

Snow Report

Underdown ski trails are all tracked including some of Loop Road. To avoid the brush on the east side, I recommend the Red Trail with the shortcut across the hollow or the Blue Trail with a detour coming home.
Snowshoe trails have tracks all the way around. There is some seepy slush on the lakes, but nothing to worry about.
No trails are viable on any kind of bike tonight, but the Big Bog loop could be good on a fat bike by Sunday.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No Shortage of Snow Now

About 5 inches fell Monday so there will be no more rocks to worry about on the ski trails. All ski trails were tracked today, and snowshoe trails will have tracks by the weekend. Fat biking will not be viable for a while.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Fat Bike Rally

Be careful out there.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fat Bike Rally Saturday

It sounds like a big group is getting together for a ride at noon Saturday. I took the bike out tonight with 30 pounds in the Nokians and was able to ride fine. With 6 layers and the covers on the riding boots I was able to work up a sweat and ice up the eyelashes.
Last night I hiked across Mist Lake and was blind for a few minutes in a short snow storm so my path won't be too direct. Only about an inch of new powder fell. Riding out that far will have some great trail and some trudges. The Dog Lake Loop is great for riding now. The Bumpy Bog will be technical, but mostly ridable.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

All Set

37 hikers came out today so all of the trails have a solid tread. Green, Red, and Blue ski trails all have a fresh track.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I took a ride on trail Z tonight. Climbs were too soft for the 2.2" studs, but the fat biker seemed to have been floating fine. I rode around Loop Road instead of more trail. It has had truck traffic and was a fun little ride. I might try again when things freeze up.
If it doesn't snow, there will be no need for snowshoes other that crust hiking. Trails have some exposed patches.
Green and Red ski trails are tracked and icy. The blue trail just had work on the base.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Not Bad

Ski trails are a little icy, but have less dirt than I expected. Snowshoe trails have good tracks, and one fat bike ventured out at least to the Big Bog. Bogs will be lumpy until we get more snow.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Trails Tracked

The Red and Green ski trails were tracked this week. Hopefully the snow won't all melt, and we'll have something for the snowshoe hike.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Some Snow

Signs and tracks are on the snowshoe trails. Ski trails aren't groomed yet, but could be this week.

Hikers should come to the Ice Age Trail snowshoe hike at the Underdown on Saturday, January 14th at 10AM. Racers should check out the Snowshoe Hare.