Friday, March 1, 2013

Last Perfect Weekend?

  • Underdown trails are in perfect condition right now, just in time for things to melt.  Ski trails were all groomed today including a firm skate path around Loop Road.
  • Snowshoe trails are well established and firm.  Steve already rode a couple fat bike laps around the race course to Dog Lake today.  An owl was hanging out there tonight.  Mist Lake could get ridden this weekend, but more likely Sunday night than Saturday morning.  Fat bike gatherings go at 11 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday.  I retrieved the signs from the Mist Lake loop because I don't know when I'll get another chance.
  • By the way, my brother ran the Mist Lake loop in 1:45 last weekend which has to be some kind of record.  I've hardly hiked it in under 3:00.  The bike record is 1:15, but that won't happen this weekend.  With luck the trail will be a sidewalk next weekend.
  • The Beaver Trail area in Harrison has two loops over 13 lakes established for snowshoe, fat bike, and back country skiing.  Find the lake 4.8 miles north of J on Turtle Lake Road.


  1. The Dog Lake loop is perfect for fat bikes right now. It will take some thaw cycles to get Mist Lake ready to ride.
    Harrison is mostly un-rideable except for some trails made by snowmobiles.

  2. I rode Dog Lake on the regular bike with 2.2" studs tonight. It is the fastest it's been this year. I hope conditions hold up 'cause it was fun.