Jan 3, 2020
If it isn’t one thing, it’s another. The PLPP Live Grooming Report has these remarks…
“…the snowcat now has mechanical difficulties and is sitting on Tyrwhitt trail, about 300m north of the highpoint. Before the cat had issues, one grooming pass was made from Elk Pass trailhead and up Hydroline to the Lookout junction, and from there Hydroline is groomed only to the south Elk Pass junction. Tyrwitt has reopened but had only one and a half grooming passes (and one track packing pass) packing down over a metre of snow. Lookout only had one grooming pass (and one track packing pass) and will be narrow with some soft and uneven surfaces; the sharp S turn corners on both sides will be particularly rough as grooming was incomplete so the corners were not left clean. Use great caution if skiing Lookout. Also be aware of the snowcat sitting on the trail on Tyrwhitt, as noted, about 300m north of the highpoint.”
I hope the snowcat operator had warm clothing for the long walk back, in the dark, to his vehicle.