The PLPP trail report contains these remarks: “Feb 26th: Tyrwhitt and Elk Pass have now been trackset for the Cookie Race on Saturday; use extra caution on these trails as there is more trackset than normal and the tracks favour the race direction. Please more than ever do not snowshoe or skate ski on these trails.”
You know where this is going, don’t you?
Someone skated Elk Pass in the soft snow.
The chunks of snow which the skater left in the tracks have all been skied over but you can feel the bumps when going downhill.