We finished up the ice testing this past Saturday. All areas tested within the city have 6 inches or more. Thank you to those who participated. This is one of the few sources of revenue our club has. The ice conditions outside of town are also improving but be careful where water might be flowing such as creeks and rivers. I also recommend staying away from the reeds because these areas often have thin ice due to the biological activity under the ice.
Club volunteers also put out the walking trail across Frame Lake on Saturday. Pylons are up so we’ll start grooming as soon as there is enough snow.
Thanks to Bruce Hewlko who was out with RTL this weekend spreading gravel over various trails within city limits. They worked on the Old Ski Club trail in Niven and the road crossing near Coronation Drive. We’re well into the $5000 grant the city gave us to work on trails. More will follow soon including a request for your time to help haul, by toboggan, some gravel to more difficult areas.
I am looking for some info on the current trail conditions for this Friday’s Yellowknifer article. If you’ve been out please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I need to submit the article tomorrow (Tuesday) night.
If you are interested in grooming the local trails this winter also email me. I know there is little snow out there but I’m still praying for 4 feet by Christmas. It would be good to get the schedule made and offer some hands on training for those with no experience.