February 29, 2024
After last week's really warm spell, our groomed trails have settled down to around
twelve inches of hard packed snow and off the trails, you'll find an icy crust on top of a
layer of sugary dry snow. The temperatures have remained below zero since last
weekend and are forecast to be in the minus twenties this week with highs near zero
during the afternoons. There has been no significant snowfall in the area all the month of
February and no new snow is forecast for the area this week either. Winds have been
mostly below ten miles and hour during the week with minimal drifting.
The lake trail was groomed last Friday. This time we were able to groom the trail from the
back bay, of Susitna, to Lake Tyone and extend the trail down Tyone to the Nipple
Mountain trail head. We were unable to break the trail, with the groomer, to the base of
the mountain. Hopefully some adventurous riders this weekend will break the trail to the
top and maybe even pull a groomer over the trail as well.
We also groomed the Eureka/John Lake trail on Monday. We traveled to the Little
Nelchina River where we turned around and returned. If you are curious the distance
from Lake Louise to the river is twenty eight miles, then twenty more to Eureka Lodge.
There were no real hazards on the trail but use caution on the icy section between miles
eleven and thirteen on the Eureka Trail.
This coming week you will find us grooming the Cindy trail and the trails connecting to it,
preparing for Wolf Pack Weekend.
Thanks again everyone, Ride safe............see you on the trail.
Harry Holt, President
Lake Louise Snowmachine Club