Yep, the trails got hit hard with snow and riders over the weekend. We’re trying to dig out and get on top of the conditions. Here’s a quick grooming update for The Forks. We will post a full report by midweek.
This is the current plan. The schedule can change radically depending on circumstances on the ground and incoming weather on Tuesday night / Wednesday.
Winter Storm Fortis dropped over 26″ of snow on The Forks area on Thursday night and Friday. The groomers have been out to pack down the trails. They have broken open ITS 87 into The Forks and ITS 86 east to Greenville.
They have been from the lodge on ITS 87 to Maine Lakeside Cabins in Caratunk. The groomers have not yet been on ITS 87 from Caratunk to Bingham.
There is quite a lot of traffic on the trails. We will resume the regular grooming schedule on Monday.
We have about 10” of snow on the ground. We will be packing trails this week with the groomers on Tuesday and Wednesday, and finishing up signage. Expect early season conditions as things freeze up, with woods trails being rough. Sections of the trail on unplowed roads should have good riding.
The following sections of the trail are on plowed roads, as crews are still finishing up fall logging operations:
It looks as if temps. will stay cold through the next couple of weeks, with a couple of opportunities for snow in the forecast. Northern Outdoors lodge will open for the season on December 29th.
The arrival of December brought with it about 4 inches of snow which has stuck around. Cold temps are forecast for the first half of the month which should help to freeze up the streams, lakes and rivers. We will be working on the trails the first part of the month and keeping our fingers crossed for snow. The lodge is scheduled to open for snowmobile season on December 29th. We will post an updated report as soon as we start our grooming schedule.
Stay tuned, we’ll be riding before we know it.