Winter does not appear to be abating, but nevertheless the grooming crew has been busy removing all the signage and trail markers for the season, as well as putting away grooming equipment. We have done some incidental grooming on Moose Flats and around Crow Creek loop as we were hauling equipment back to the barn, so there is some nice skating on those trails.
The big job has been plowing the trail down to the Bridge on Middle Creek that we have to remove every spring. We plow the snow so we can get down to the bridge with a skid loader to begin disassembling and so the bridge will begin melting out. This means that the trail will be mostly impassable for skiers. There's some terrific crust cruising on the South trails and east of SG, but we recommend accessing it from Sleeping Giant.
We are planning a Volunteer work day April 8 to do a little prep work before runoff begins. April 15 or thereabouts is when we are planning to remove the bridge for the season. We always need a few volunteers who are willing to shovel and comfortable being around moving heavy equipment and large moving bridge pieces.
Contact Andy at 307-899-3900 for details and to lend a hand.
Thanks for a great season!