We finally got some snow! A whopping 3 inches. I headed out for a ride hitting some Eagle River, Sayner and St. Germain trails. The Eagle River and Sayner trails I rode had been groomed and were mostly smooth but there are areas groomers weren’t able to completely flatten out the bumps. Most St. Germain trails I rode were groomed. Trails were soft with the new snow. It’s a mixed bag out there. Some trails are really nice with good snow cover while others are thin on snow and getting brown from snirt. A majority of corners are icy and/or thin on snow on the insides so carbides will scrape. Temps are suppose to drop a lot tonight so trails that get groomed tonight and have a chance to set up should be nice tomorrow (until a bunch of traffic goes on them). Any trails that get groomed during the day today will stay in the fair category as they won’t get a chance to set up. With it so soft, a dozen sleds will make it look like the groomer wasn’t even out.
Plowed road trails suck. Carbides scrape constantly on them.
While this snow will help, we could still use more – especially some heavy wet snow.
Note: In the pics some trails will appear whiter than they are due to the new snow.