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Noquemanon Trail Network Cross Country Ski Report – 04/20

April 20, 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.

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:  Lori and Nick cleaned up skate lanes on Noque and Animoosh to end of Pines. Other trails have an inch of snow over existing base with light use. Tracks are good to fair across the system. Temps will rise quickly on today so hit it early. Lori says they will be cleaning up as we are able this week but looks like we may be on the final stretch of the season. Enjoy it while it lasts…
TRAIL – First Priority
Forestville pond to Pines
Lower Animoosh
Ginzu groomed and tracked 4/20/2020
Ginzu groomed and tracked 4/20/2020
Upper Animoosh Ginzu groomed and tracked 4/20/2020
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 Ginzu groomed and tracked 4/18/2020
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
Ginzu groomed and tracked 4/18/2020
Deep snow on trail
Deep snow on trail

Way too Long Grooming Report:  One can only imagine Lori and Nick’s thoughts as they trudged out to the trail head yet again last night. In some years the WTLGR would be leading with the forecast of 10’ surf on Tuesday?   In many years, the sleds (and sled operators) would be enjoying spring evenings from the comfort of their front porch; not so this year.  The commitment to keep skiing good regardless the date is both stunning and awesome.  One hopes to jump from fall into mid winter conditions as well as jump from mid winter to summer conditions.  In November we had maybe two days of what one calls “early season” conditions (please don’t quote me on the number of days of early season skiing, I did not go back to check and the brain has the ability to block out bad memories).  From that first major snow in the fall we have experienced what can only be described as excellent skiing for the last five months.  Not that I want to see the skiing to end but one hopes to have no question as to when grooming ends.  As Lori commented,   (they) “…will be cleaning up as we are able this week…”.  Looking at the six day forecast of sub-freezing night time temperatures I do expect they will trudge out to the trail head yet again later in the week. One of these weeks we will see what Yoopers call, warm weather, maybe even a 48 hour thaw and it will be over. Seeing the huge number of smiling skiers on the trails in late April gladdens my heart and I expect Lori and Nick’s as well. So, enjoy it this week and remember the incredible effort going into making our goofing off so enjoyable.

Saux Head: 
We are in thaw/freeze conditions so look at the four hour period after temperatures are forecast to climb above freezing as the best time to his the trails.

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.

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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! 
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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."
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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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Sunday! Hope its a good one.
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#getoutside 
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Anyday on The NTN trails is a good day!

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