Yesterday, Peter and I noticed something different about the grooming on the Bill Milne trail. You can see the flat part about 2 feet wide in the middle of the corduroy. I speculated that it was for fat bikes. Tracksetter Jeff gives the official explanation…
“It’s a bit of an experiment. I think the reason people walk on the tracks is because they are the firmest part of the trail in certain conditions. For shared trails we are trying to make a firmer platform for both bikes and hikers. The thin line gives the illusion of a single track. So far it’s a bit of a mixed result. People trying to be courteous are walking beside the pan. Fat bikers have yet to discover it.”
This special path is also on Terrace trail which gets walked on a lot.
Yesterday, all the trails at Mt Shark were groomed and trackset. The snow started falling around 1:30 a.m….
“Though not all the green lines are on the map, all trails were groomed and trackset at Mt Shark on Feb 13th and 14th (a little in to the 15th). Light snow started falling in the Mt Shark area around 1:30AM, about an hour before the grooming was completed.”
Lake O’Hara fire road was trackset yesterday.
Brewster Creek was trackset this morning.
Pipestone trails at Lake Louise were trackset this morning.
Canmore Nordic Centre: Lots of tracksetting on the secondary trails this morning.
Nipika trail report from Feb 14: All trails have been groomed and are in great condition.
At 1 pm, Mud Lake weather station(near Chester Lake) shows -2.6°C. The Nakiska snow plot cam is at -5. Does anyone know the elevation of the the snow plot?
I received about 1 cm of new snow overnight in Calgary.
The Nordic Yoho Challenge goes this Sunday. If you plan on participating, please contact Jessica firstname.lastname@example.org so they can have enough treats on hand for everyone. This would be a good time to remind skiers that your KHSC membership supports grooming of the trails in Yoho.