9:00AM: All of Essex Road, Lower Dickey Loop and River Trail successfully groomed!
7:45am: GROOMED: Starlight, Spring Hill, Caboose and Cabin Lanes, Essex Road to Kendi’s, Pileated, Highline, Essex Creek
Plan is to head to Lower Dickey, River Trail and finish Essex Road…..
6:30am – After a few gorgeous day of snow, the skies cleared for a bit last evening. The moon was high in the sky by 6pm. By 7pm, I was able to see my moon shadow and stars twinkling. Sometime during the night, we got a couple more inches of snow and now the skies are clearing again. We are approaching the full moon. The moon will be full in the early morning hours on Tuesday, March 7, so Monday night will be optimal moon peeping. We have chances of snow in our forecast the next few evenings so if you love a full moon (like I do) you have to appreciate it on any clear or clear-ish night you can, even when it is not quite full. This is our last full moon of the winter season. It is called the Worn Moon, named for beetle larvae emerging from the thawing bark of trees and other winter hideouts. It is also know as the Eagle Moon, Goose Moon, Sugar Moon, Wind Strong Moon and Sore Eyes Moon. (full moon info from almanac.com) Have you ever enjoyed a ski or snowshoe by moonlight? Highly recommended!
It is currently 19 degrees with some clouds in the sky. We are forecast a high of 36 and a partly sunny day with a slight chance of snow. The groomer is out turning some of that pretty powder into corduroy. Grooming is completed on Starlight, Caboose and Cabin Lanes, Essex Road to Kendis and likely a loop or 2 more but I gotta wait to hear from the dude in the machine for factual information.