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Noquemanon Trail Network Cross Country Ski Report – 04/17

April 17, 2020 Grooming Report

Today’s report is brought to us by the NTN Grooming Staff and Volunteers.  If you see someone that is providing required services, please thank them.  Please do what you can to help.  Buy local.

Please help us continue to groom as long as possible.  You may follow the link   https://noquetrails.org/product/nordic-fund/ and contribute or feel free to contact the office or reply to this grooming report.  No contribution is too small.

Check out last night’s Bully grooming!

Trail memberships can be purchased on the web site.  Please visit www.noquetrails.org and follow the links.  You too can be feted in an up coming grooming report.

SPRING SCHEDULE IN EFFECT:  Trail Head is closed and the privy is locked.  Practice save social distancing and enjoy the beautiful skiing.

Forestville:  As you both  know, Andy went out with the Piston Bully last night.  Cold daytime temperatures yesterday combined with very cold seasonal temperatures last night will leave us with fabulous skiing today.  In addition, the six day forecast has sub freezing nights and cool high temperatures so you wont be putting your skis away for a while.
TRAIL – First Priority
Forestville pond to Pines
Lower Animoosh
Bully groomed and tracked 4/17/2020
Bully groomed and tracked 4/17/2020
Upper Animoosh Bully groomed and tracked 4/17/2020
Boozoo Ginzu groomed and tracked 4/15/2020
Zhing Bully groomed and tracked 4/15/2020
Papasay Deep snow
Gookookoo Deep snow
Bagwagi to 2nd cut off Bully groomed and tracked 4/17/2020
Chiwagi by pass Bully groomed and tracked 4/17/2020
Chiwagi Hills Bully groomed and tracked 4/17/2020
Migizi Bully groomed and tracked 4/17/2020
Waaban Bully groomed and tracked 4/14/2020
Mukwa Bully groomed and tracked 4/14/2020
Connectors Bully groomed and tracked 4/14/2020
TRAIL 2nd Priority
Mead Bypass
Pines to 510
Ponds to Tourist Park
T.P. to NMU
Deep snow on trail
Bully groomed and tracked 4/17/2020
Deep snow on trail
Deep snow on trail

Check out the second hill on Bagwagi yesterday

Way too Long Grooming Report:  So after yesterday’s ski Bruce texted a question. Would he have to fix his delaminated boot right away.  The answer was, yes, The Bully will be grooming for Friday skiing so you have to fix your boot in the next 18 hours.  I sent this text as I was wrestling with my own equipment woes.  The smart guys and gals changed to big baskets for yesterday’s ski.  Not being in that group I was punching through quite a few times.  On one such pole plant I was thrown off balance and snapped my pole 18” from the basket.  Now, I’ve never even considered mending a broken carbon fiber pole. They are ridiculously expensive so you would think I would be all about fashioning a repair.  Alas, it is the same think for fly rods; it will never be the same. Just forgive yourself and move on. Throw it out and do what you know you need to do anyway and buy a pair of poles.  Its like when you break your phone; what’s the first thing you do?  You drop whatever you were doing and go to the phone store; right?  Not so easy with ski poles.  I checked and they are not on the necessary items list.  So, like poor Eugène Christophe in the 1913 Tour, I found myself in the garage cobbling together a repair because I am not going to miss the (second) last Bully groom of the season.  Fortunately, I am never without West System resin and sheets of fiber glass.  Now I have what has to be the worst looking ski pole on the Noque’.  It looks like the kid’s dog with a broken tail or maybe like the first kid that taped his glasses together before it became, like, a thing.  I know people will point and laugh but it will be worth it if this mess gets me back in the Co Rd 510 club.
Saux Head: 
Tim groomed and set track Wednesday the 15th on the three loops and reported it was excellent.

The Wilson Creek section was not touched due to insufficient base conditions.

Big Bay Pathway:
No report at press time

Fit Strip:  Grooming has been suspended.  Expect some bare spots.

Snow Bike Trails:  
North Trails: The Pines, Penstock, BLP Rocks, Collinsville to trail head loop was groomed again Wednesday afternoon. Ridable in low temperature for the next a few days.
South Trails: Grooming is done on the South trails for the season.

To learn more about the NTN, to join, volunteer, become a sponsor or make a comment, please visit www.noquetrails.org .

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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 3:32 pm

NTN Trails

A huge shout out to Jacob Fooy who recently completed his Northern Michigan University Outdoor Recreation and Leadership internship with us. From bridge in on the Yellow Trail to final touches on the Down Dogger redo, Jacob worked side by side with our builders to gain experience and support the wide variety of work that goes into building and maintaining the NTN trails. In addition he worked on a plan for the expansion of summer trail use at Forestville.

We are fortunate to have a great partnership with NMU that not only allows students to get outdoors but also allows students like Jacob to gain hands on experience with our organization. Thanks for all your help this summer Jacob and good luck in your future endeavors that we hope include trails!
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A huge shout out to Jacob Fooy who recently completed his Northern Michigan University Outdoor Recreation and Leadership internship with us. From bridge in on the Yellow Trail to final touches on the Down Dogger redo, Jacob worked side by side with our builders to gain experience and support the wide variety of work that goes into building and maintaining the NTN trails. In addition he worked on a plan for the expansion of summer trail use at Forestville. 

We are fortunate to have a great partnership with NMU that not only allows students to  get outdoors but also allows students like Jacob to gain hands on experience with our organization. Thanks for all your help this summer Jacob and good luck in your future endeavors that we hope include trails! 
#communitytrails
#sharenmu
#noquetrails

Comment on Facebook

Does he need a trail job?

Congrats! Top work. What are your local opportunities, or do you wish to venture out?

Cool! Congrats Jake.

Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 2:20 pm

NTN Trails

Start The Cycle has been helping with finish work on the Schwemwood Connector Trail. It's not quite done yet but it sure is looking great thanks to our STC volunteers!
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Start The Cycle has been helping with finish work on the Schwemwood Connector Trail. Its not quite done yet but it sure is looking great thanks to our STC volunteers! 
#communitytrails
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Comment on Facebook

Super exciting!

Monday September 7th, 2020 - 10:03 am

NTN Trails

"It’s not about working hard. It’s about what we’re working hard about."
#labordayweekend
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#getoutside
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It’s not about working hard. It’s about what we’re working hard about.
#labordayweekend
#communitytrails 
#getoutside 
#noquetrails

Sunday September 6th, 2020 - 8:27 am

NTN Trails

Sunday! Hope it's a good one.
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#getoutside
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Sunday! Hope its a good one.
#noquetrails 
#getoutside 
#labordayweekend

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Anyday on The NTN trails is a good day!

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