Grooming Report from Last Week 12/23/2015
Grooming has been occurring out of Evergreen Sno-Park daily. According to the grooming staff, it has been snowing so hard that, on their way back down the trail, they can hardly tell that they had just groomed that route. They are not grooming over Windy Ridge as there is a Danger Tree threatening the trail and could come down at any time. Too dangerous to try and cut out.
Evergreen Sno-Park has been plowed out.
Crystal Springs trees that were down on the power lines have been cleared and the Contractor’s crews are starting to plow out the road and Sno-Park.
The groomer plans on grooming the route from Taneum to Manastash, but may be a while due to downed trees on that road.
Plowing has been done across the 5480 by two separate homeowners. The USFS is aware of the activity and has come to an agreement with the landowner(s). The Groomer and crew along with users are being asked to use caution in the area and to NOT engage in discussions/confrontations with the homeowners regarding the USFS approved activity.
Grooming has occurred out of Salmon La Sac – the 4330 to the intersection of 170. Also 46 to Cooper Pass. Groomer reports 3’ snow plus (snow overtopping the blade and pushing up the windshield). The big slide on the 170 has not come down yet…USE CAUTION!
Grooming has occurred over Table down 3507 to Snowshoe Ridge then up Cougar Gulch and back to Blewett Pass Sno-park.
The Keechelus Ridge Route was groomed yesterday from Mineral over Blue-Jack then up to Red Top and down to the Gate on Dicky Cr.
The contractor will do there regularly scheduled Friday Grooming on Thursday (tomorrow) from Kachess Sno-park and from Blewett Sno-park.
Gold Creek Snowmobile area remains closed. DOT has had the opportunity to plow out one lane for the cabin owners and non-motorized users
Be safe out there, we have many trees down, the tree wells are deep and it is easy to get stuck in the soft, deep snow.
I will not continue to send this detail of updates, however, with much to report at once felt that it was appropriate at this time. Please share this information with your clubs and anyone you deem appropriate and encourage them to consult the website for future updates, closures, etc.
Pamela McConkey, Manager
Winter Recreation Program
Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission