Grooming at Bagley
Unfortunately, no one was able to roll the Bagley trails between the first dump of the snowstorm and the second. So today, I was packing it all down. I had deep skied-in tracks to guide my way.
The new snow machine is much easier to use than the old Grizzly. I didn’t have much time on the Grizzly, so I wasn’t particularly melancholic about its final demise. The usual spots where I slide off the trail were a lot easier to stay on track with the Skandic. Oh – and the pick up – yikes! Need to remember not to squeeze too hard!
Lot of branches down on the trail. If I could ski right now, I’d go for a slow tour and pick up sticks the whole time. Oh well.
The view of what’s ahead:
And what’s behind:
You can see on the behind picture that I should have knocked off that ice that built up on the roller. I did on the second pass (and it stayed off), but I guess you live and learn.
I made three passes with the roller, then hooked up the tracksetter for the fourth and final pass. I forgot what a good job the tracksetter does conditioning the snow. In hindsight, I might have only done two loops with the roller, a third loop around with the tracksetter with the tracks up, and then the last loop with the tracks down. Oh well. Anxious to hear how people find it.