Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 6-10"
Date of Report: February 22, 2023
Trails have a light fluffy snow on them. Enough for cooling the engine and for the slides to be lubricated.
Under that snow is a sheet of ice. Slow down in corners and hills. Try to use the whole trail and stay to the right as much as possible. Having the sleds pack down the snow across the full trail will greatly help in getting the air out of the snow and create a nice firm base for grooming.
As of now, we are not going out grooming until Friday. With the icy base, the grooming equipment can get into trouble in a hurry. Then it has to be pulled out, creating another mess. Talking with the trail boss, he feels it is better to wait until the snow has finished falling and the sled traffic has packed it down.
Took a ride today around Conover, up to Land O Lakes and back down. Some trails were bumpy, but not that bad. Road routes do have some snow on them, but are more icy than trails. Most roads had been winged back by the town crews before the rain we received 2 weeks ago. So be careful near the edge of roads.
Also, as we do get the snow, driveways and roads will be plowed which could leave a high berm of snow to cross. Be careful out there.
News and Reports:
- A reminder to ride between the orange blazers. Along Hwy K West, there were several 100 trees removed this summer to place new electric poles. Most of the stumps are still there. If you were to hit one, it could ruin your trip quickly. Ride Right ➡️ Ride Safe.
- To see where the Groomer is at, check out Groomer Tracker Half the cost of the app comes back to Conover Sno-Buddies to support grooming operations.
Our annual Poker Run starts December 24th and ends on March 4th. You can pick up game cards to be stamped at several locations in Conover, Eagle River, Phelps, and Land O Lakes. Draw party is March 4th. No need to be present to win.
February 25th – We Ride for Jacob Event at Dublin Sports Bar from 11am-5pm. Proceeds go to Jacob Sieg Memeorial Scholarship.
March 17 – Fundraiser at Club 45. Annual St. Patricks Day Corned Beef dinner. Money raised at this benefit go to the Sno-Buddies for trail maintenance. Come out and enjoy a Corned Beef dinner provided by the Payne Family.