Last night we groomed the west side of Appleton Farms, the Plains Field, Lamson Field, and the adjacent Grassrides Fields. Because of the shallow frozen granular snow, our primary goal was to break up the frozen ruts and leave groomed corduroy. It is wide, firm, and should be fast for skating!
We left existing classic tracks, which are likely glazed this morning. Note that the access road and trail into the fields has a few small rough and bare spots to avoid. These areas are icy and hard, please be careful. Once in the fields, cover is good.
The Grassrides Woods had too many bare spots and thin cover to groom effectively. The rough frozen cover is not conducive to classic skiing.
We did clear trees from Pingree Woodland yesterday, but have not groomed the trail. There is also a large area of standing water at the Pingree trail entrance.
This week’s grooming has consumed a lot of gas for the snowmobile, required some repairs to our chain saw and grooming gear. To help support North Shore Nordic’s volunteer grooming efforts, please make a donation. Thank you!