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January 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, January 21, 2019
Weather & Snow Conditions: -7C, no new snow overnight, 23cm new snow this week, total snowpack base around 190cm
Groomed: The little BR 180 snowcat bladed down the trail and track packed from Morrissey staging area to the Doug Dean, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, and both the parking lot connector trails last night. We also cleared away snow from around the Rolling Hills washrooms.
Update on the Morrissey Snowcat: After a site inspection with Conservation Officers and biologists yesterday we have been issued a permit to complete work outside of our normal scope / off the usual groomed route to recover ‘Big Blue’. We will be bringing up two additional snowcats to the Notch today in efforts to build a snowroad down from the top of the bank and winch the cat out. Last week the groomer operator became disoriented while knocking down a particularly rough section of trail near the back of the Notch. After rolling over a drop to find a suitable spot to turn around, the operator punched through an unconsolidated layer of snow and was unable to climb back up the pitch to the groomed road.
Coal Creek Update: The private landowner has advised they anticipate completion of logging activities within the next week. There is still heavy industrial activity including equipment being transported out of sites and removing logs from landing zones. Once all logging equipment has been removed and we have the green light, we will be repairing the road so it is suitable for grooming and snowmobile traffic. This is a delicate and time-consuming process to ensure we do not damage our equipment. Please keep checking back with us for updates on this process.
Morrissey trail / track packing last night: