Headed out for a ride hitting some St. Germain, Eagle River and Sayner and trails. The Sayner trails I rode had been groomed last night. St. Germain and Eagle River hadn’t groomed their trails that I rode. The groomed ones were smooth and packed in tight with temps in the single digits below zero last night. The ungroomed ones were pretty smooth with more corners pushed out. I’m going with an overall rating of fair/good although you’ll see everything from poor up to excellent. There is a lot of good stuff out there but you’ll see spots where the base got wore through and some bare ground is showing. Most of these are found on the insides of some corners. The carbides were scraping here and there. Some stretches were really nice, all white and really fun to ride (I turned around and rode a couple stretches again because they were so nice). Others are getting brown with snirt mixed in. One area to be careful on is the corners. There are lots of icy ones out there. Even with sharp carbides it’s hard to hold the inside on some of them. Most plowed road trails are very icy with very little snow and some bare pavement in spots.
We had a lot of wind lately so some lakes are very bumpy from drifting.
While our base is holding in most areas, it’s getting worn through in spots. We could use some snow to help build it back up.