Washburn,Cassian, Nose lake update 12/28

We received about 2″ of snow yesterday, along with .5″ of rain.  This left the trails soft and mushy.  Luckily the temperatures dropped throughout the day and allowed us to groom them.  Since the amount of snow was light, and the previous deck shallow, all we could do is roll and compact.  The end result was a thin corduroy deck.  At this time no tracks have been set(not enough snow).  All three tails are skiable, but use rock skis.  Washburn and Cassian have some rough spots.  Washburn’s are due to some fall logging operations that mother nature didn’t allow to be corrected.  Nose Lake has a few rough spots on the east loop, and does have a fair amount of vegetation poking through the snow.  Do not expect mid season conditions.  The cold evening temperatures should allow all three trails to harden and set up nicely…again under the conditions.

Cassian Trail update 12/4

Trail was rolled and compacted today.  No tracks were set.    The deck is skiable, but only for rock skis.  North loop appears to have the best of the conditions.  Also be aware that deer hunting is still going until Sunday(9th), so wear some blaze orange.

Washburn Trail update 12/3

The trails were rolled this morning. As one would expect our deck is not very deep, just a few inches. The deck is acceptable for skate skiers with rock skis. No tracks have been set, and won’t be until more snow arrives. There was logging in the area, and that accompanied by a wet fall left some significant ruts. Those ruts will impact your skiing until we get more snow to bury them. Be aware there is still deer hunting in the county forest until Sunday, Dec 9th, so wear some blaze orange.