Wednesday, April 17, 2019

North end trail report


Rec Report North End of the Lake: Mid April

Hiking
Davis Creek, snow free from a bit beyond the Bench: good training hike. Park at the boat launch (south one), find the trail along the creek to the highway to warm up for the climb. Go slow, stop often if needed

Fry Creek, dry hike in, limited as to how far one could go up the creek last week by reason of ice on trail. Hike down to the beaches on either side of the creek

Hamill Creek Snow still along the entrance, boots required, trail is snow free, cleared to first cable car.

Biking:
Pavement
Logging trucks have disappeared, road swept. There is a couple who regularly park at Lost Ledge or Lardeau and make the round trip to Meadow Creek.
Sunday morning is the quietest, followed by Monday and Saturday.
Cycle mirror recommended. Get out of the way of traffic

Gravel- best at this time as gets dusty in the summer
Prettiest and somewhat challenging ride is the Johnson's Landing road. At least 3 character hills- visually the lake turns into a fiord. Bluebirds present. Park at turnoff to Argenta.

The Gravel highway along the River past Meadow Creek, Howser etc- worthwhile as well.

Cross country skiing
Not put your cross country skis away: Meadow Mountain, with a 4x4 you can get to km 5 - lodge access as road was plowed- may have to drive up to lodge to turn around. Packed snow knee deep after that- can use your good skis. Great vistas along the Valley View exposure till km 11.
Will not last long - the Valley View exposure melts at varied times.

Joe in lardeau

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Nordic Saturday Mar 9


I set track this morning
The conditions in the afternoon are good , but there is a big difference in track speeds in the shaded area compared to the sunny ones. So be careful in the transitions

Ken

Friday, March 8, 2019

Nordic Conditions


I waited too Long this morning.
 I roller packed everything this morning . But couldn’t use the groomer or set track . The snow was just to sticky – wouldn’t go under the groomer.

Ken


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Nordic conditions

Tom and Chris groomed this morning. Expect Spring skiing conditions.
Icy and fast  in the morning and slow during the afternoon
Ken

Friday, March 1, 2019

Nordic Conditions

Dan Miles groomed up to the prayer flags , and the dog track this morning.
With the warm days the tracks will be icy in the mornings , and better as the day warms up

Monday, February 25, 2019

Night Ski/Snowshoe Chilli Social

A Reminder….this Saturday Feb 23 at the Nordic Ski Area lower warm-up cabin and equipment shed.

Stu

Nordic Conditions

I groomed everything today , the sun will be icing some of the tracks  with a lot of sun exposure, so expect the track to be fast , and slippery in those areas.
The conditions in the mornings will be fast and very good in the afternoons as the temperature goes up
Ken

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Nordic conditions Feb 21


I just groomed everything at the Nordic area today . With all the new bits of snow we have been getting all most daily  the condition continue to be excellent.
 Ken

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Nordic update


I just finished packing and grooming the Nordic area . Bucky and the dog track are single track , everything else is double tracked.
 The conditions are excellent after all the snow we received. Dan Miles groomed yesterday while it was still snowing , and  I finished it off this morning.
It looks like it will be a very nice this week , so hopefully you have time this week to enjoy it.
 Ken

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Finally some new snow


Just finished grooming up to the prayer flags, the dog run and flattened out Moose Meadows as well as the up-track from the parking. I filled in the creek on the dog run so it is almost flat. 
 Conditions are beautiful but snow falling all of the time. 

The track is going to need a revisit after this snow stops. 
Dan Miles

I will groom it again in the morning when the snow tapers off. The conditions will be continue to be very nice 
Ken