Archive for February 6th, 2012

Snow Conditions a Go!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Hello all,

I hope you are all out enjoying the snow….I know I am! I have the snow conditions on the web site upgraded to excellent but that rating requires a little more information.

The roads and trails are in excellent shape. I haven’t been right to the top of Hodges but the trail to the highest shoulder is perfect going and looks good beyond.  9-Mile bog is good to go and the lakes and ponds are perfect.

I just had an exploratory trip to the Gaff yesterday and conditions there are awesome. In fact, I think it was one of the better days I ever had riding! Mary March Brook was a hoot with endless 8-10 foot drifts to bust through and drop. Unfortunately I was having so much fun I forgot to take any pictures so I grabbed the couple posted in the blog on the way home.

There are a couple places where we need more snow. One is Peace Valley on the steep side of Hodges. You can get through no sweat but not a lot of powder and the short section through the woods on the lower end of Peace pond requires some picking through. We also had to cross a rough cut-over to get the Warr’s Road on the way to the Gaff. It was passable but annoying. What’s on the other side though was well worth it! We also checked out South Brook and it was awesome conditions there as well. Heading up to the Gaff with a group again tomorrow. Can’t wait!