Trailblazers were out yesterday to check the condition of trail between Letter M and O. Some snow was bladed back onto trail by seismic company but trail still very icy and rough. Did not make it to N as a ravine was impassable on existing trail due to ice, icebanks, and ruts. We will look for a detour or try again when more snow accumulates. Trailblazers are hoping seismic activity is completed within a week or so then will get trail back in good condition…if season isn’t over*!@#.
Goodwin Lake trail, Manweiler Trail to Athabasca, and Summit Trail from town to cabin was groomed on Feb 23.
Trails are hard-packed and smooth…still need scratchers. No fresh snow yet.
Town to Staging Area then on to Gundy Rest Area trail is being groomed today.
Seismic activity is ongoing around Letter N between Whitecourt and Swan Hills but is supposed to be passable. Use caution.
Thanks to all participants, sponsors and volunteers for making the 2011 Whitecourt Trailblazers Poker Rally a huge success. The turn out was better expected with -30° overnight temperatures.
Congratulations to Whitecourt’s Sheldon Hogan the winner of the 2011 Polaris RMK-PRO and to all other prize winners throughout the weekend.
Hope to see you all again at next year’s Family Day weekend rally.
Trailblazers groomer has been busy as conditions permit.
Trails are still hard and fast…scratchers needed.
Remember the BIG RALLY is this weekend!!
All sections of the Triangle have been groomed or travelled by snocat except for the area around Letter N between Blue Ridge Haul road and Freeman River. Seismic activity bladed the snow off the trail for several kilometres. The trail was supposed to be returned to normal last week, but Trailblazers have not confirmed that. Scouts will be out next week after the big Rally is finished.
Remember that the Triangle Trail is remote in many areas and unforeseen hazards may occur. Volunteers do their best to keep it safe but downed trees and industry activity may interfere for short periods.
Fox Creek reports all their trails were groomed again following the successful Jamboree last weekend. Way to go Fox Creek!
Manweiler Trail was officially opened on February 01, 2011 in conjunction with the 2011 VIP & Media Ride. The Club decided that the 2011 VIP & Media Ride would showcase portions of the new trail system developed in 2010 through the NTC Trail Development Program through grants from the Federal and Provincial Governments. The 2011 Ride took VIP and Media to the Summit Warm-Up Shelter where the Manweiler Trail begins. The Club therefore took the opportunity to officially “open” the trail with a ribbon cutting ceremony. (more…)