Well, for today and the next, it feels more like winter than fall. An early to mid October snowfall seems to be the case most years and it always seems to come right as we are planning to mow all of our in town trails (we at least got to the upper part of Sourdough back in August!). So, over the next few weeks, we will be getting our mowing done (once this snow melts), marking out trails, and getting machinery ready to go. In case you were wondering, we will not be doing any grooming for this current storm (October 9th, 2019); the ground is still very warm and all of your favorite groomers are still working full-time summer jobs. In the meantime, enjoy this snow while it lasts and consider buying a trail pass to support your community nordic trails!
Some reminders and upcoming events
-While it is tempting, please do not ski on Bridger Creek Golf Course right now. With the soft, wet ground and thin snow cover, skiing is likely to damage the golf course (think holes from poles). It is early October and they are hoping this will melt so they can get a few more rounds in before winter really gets here.
-As of now, the Hyalite Cleanup is still on for the afternoon of Saturday 10/12. See the Friends of Hyalite website for details.
-We are putting on a volunteer work day at Sourdough on Saturday, October 19th, starting at 8:30AM. The focus will be on trimming brush and cleaning up trash between the trail head and the bridge. The Forest Service and GVLT will provide some tools and we plan to work for 2-3 hours.
-There are two upcoming pint nights to benefit community trails; the first at Lockhorn Cider on Wednesday, November 13th, the next at Bozone Brewing on Sunday, December 8th. Come out and have a pint to support our trails!
Lastly, we have built a new hill at Sunset Hills! The cemetery had a mountain of dirt to get rid of and after some false starts, it was moved to a location on the ski trails (near george bush) during the summer. Over the last weekend, Greg Johnson brought an excavator over and shaped the pile into a nice, steep hill. So, big thanks to the City, the Cemetery, and Greg for getting it done!