|Sorry there wasn’t an update yesterday. Conditions here were nothing but ice under about 3″ of fresh snow. Oh, and flooding of parking lots. Just getting in the door to work from our vehicles had us all slipping, sliding, and some even falling. We spent the day salting and tip-toeing to our cars. We’ve never seen a combination of ice and water so bad here. Oddly enough, all the local schools were open. Today we’ve got sunshine, low 20’s, and a more manageable situation, although the ice and water holes are still there. The last trail grooming was Friday night before the big warm-up. There was a vintage ride Saturday and those who were out report the best conditions of the season. Go figure! One of our local riders ventured out this morning but only made it about 200 yards from the DNR trailhead lot. He reports there’s too much flooding on the wooded trail. After turning around he ventured down the railroad grade (Trail 7). Conditions there are very icy but there is snow cover. There are scattered water holes in low spots also. To sum it up conditions are poor as of this posting. Spring-like weather will be here today and tomorrow, with temps as high as 40. After that we’ll be up and down but mostly under freezing. The forecast shows our next chance of snow being Sunday. That’s it for now– thanks for checking in!
Are you interested in a volunteer officer position in our grooming club? We’re looking for some “new blood” to come onboard and learn the ropes. For more information visit our website and send an email.
Visit our website at www.justgroomit.org or stop by Burt Lake Marina for details on joining the Indian River Snowmobile Grooming club with a membership donation. Every dollar we get goes right back into the grooming operation. All our drivers and officers are volunteers. Last year we had about 65 individual members and 35 corporate (business) members. If you know a business who’d be a great corporate sponsor please let us know. We have hats and t-shirts (short & long sleeve) for sale too. Even when we can’t groom we still have operational expenses like insurance, two-way radio communication subscriptions, equipment repair, utilities and more. We store and work on the grooming in a building 100% paid for by your generous donations; our equipment is only yards from the DNR trailhead. Thank you!