March 18, 2020
It is with deep regret and sorrow that we are announcing the end of grooming for the season. Due to this stupid virus and all the restaurants and bars closing and most of the hotels in town closing also, there seems to be nobody UP here.
Our trails are still in pretty decent shape and there is still good riding to be had. They are hard and flat. We do still have a good 2 foot of snow on the ground. The gas station in town says they will remain open but have shorter hours. Us here at Saunders Sunrise Cabins will remain open and we do have kitchenettes to cook your own food, in case you do want to come UP for one last ride.
I think you will all agree our trails this season were pretty darn good for the weather we had to deal with. We got a late start and an early finish but all in all a successful season. I didn`t want it to end this way (early), but it is what it is. We do plan on having brushing parties this fall and I will announce them this summer sometime so check back from time to time to keep updated.
So, I will bid you all a good fairwell and thanks for following me and trusting me for honest trail reports and riding with us. Till next season……..LET `ER SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
March 12, 2020
35 degrees this morning and kinda foggy/misty out. The weather is all over the map so I`m not even gonna venture on a guess on whats coming. I do know all about the trails so here ya go…..
On top of the list is the trail closure we had to do. The swamp south of town opened up yesterday so we had to close the gates. We had a “local” ride thru there and he took a couple of pics. It is UGLY, do not go around the gates!!!! The rest of trail #8 south is fine though.
Groomer Mike ran the Pine Stump trail #8 and called it good. The short sections of dirt road we use are down to mud but you can get around them fine.
Groomer Zach ran the Falls trail #45 last night and called it fair. He said there are a few wet spots starting to show up but no open water holes yet.
Groomer Glenn ran the Point trails # 452 and #453 and called them good. These are high ground trails so we don`t have much of a problem with water on them but there is a couple of water holes you have to watch out for, but for now they are still froze solid.
So, there you have it. Me thinks this may be the last good weekend of riding unless something extreme happens with the weather. Keep checking back, and if it does I`ll let ya know.
I want to give a special shout out to our “local” Ed Sabo for the heads up on the swamp. Its the help from people like you that makes this all work. We can`t be everywhere all the time on the trails to keep an eye on things. THANK YOU Ed!!!!!!!!