Update: Pipeline, Lower & Upper Osceola, Moose Run, Wicked Easy all done. Swan's Way, Inner Mad River, Village Trail have one pass. Cat is working in the South End currently.
Snow was falling as I left the valley Friday night, and while no accumulation is expected it certainly was good to see.The quick decline of temperatures on Friday night will allow us to get out early on Saturday morning to start grooming. The cat will begin on the North End on the Tripoli/Osceola side and then head South via Swan's Way. A few spots in the South End are starting to show thin cover. Take care on Sloppy Joes especially near Junction 8 and on the hairpin on Drakes Brook. There may be an icy/wet spot on Swan's Way as well.
After finishing up in the South, Brice will head back North and spend his remaining time on the Livermore side. A few trails may have to be skipped since it will be slow going breaking up the freshly frozen trail. The likely candidates are Lower Snows, Swazeytown, Beanbender, and Cascade Brook to Jnct 29. Just take a peek as you pass any of these, it should be pretty obvious where the groomer has been. Expect slick and variable conditions on ungroomed trails.
There will be increased traffic on the trails during the next week so remember to take a look around the corners before attempting to set any speed records.