Please be cautious when riding Chickadee Burner to Gundy Cabin on the Manweiler Trail as logging is occurring close to the trail. Signs posted. Logging crew will be there for a while.
Trail Report March 4, 2021
Whitecourt – Spring riding conditions – warm temps and low snow. What snow we did have is disappearing fast. People are still riding, but please ride with caution and slow down. We received 3-4″ on the weekend, but have experienced above 0c all week.
March 1-March 5th -Please beware of heavy equipment on the Carson Trail between #6 to #9 and the Carson Lake Trail. We are doing overhead brushing and clearing on these two trails!! We will advise when it is safe to proceed on these trails.
North Side: Snow is skinny (6-12″) on the north trail system. Chickadee Burner to Virginia Hills has decent snow. All trails are rideable, but ride cautiously in these lower snow areas. No access to northside trail via river. OPEN WATER-Please stage at Eagle River Staging area. Beware of logging on trail from Carson Cabin to Freeman.
South Side: Snow is 6-12″ on south side. Bessie and Manweiller and to the Athabasca River are decent riding. Summit Cabin to Tom Hill has snow, but has not been groomed. Ride with caution on all trails as bare spots are showing in lower snow areas. We Would not recommend Goodwin Lake trail as hills are showing bare spots.
Whitecourt: Trail from Carson Cabin to Letter O has been cleaned but not groomed.
The trails getting out of town ( first 2km) are not great it’s low and soft. After that they are good a bit bumpy but enough snow to ride.
Swan Hills: Received a few inches last weekend, groomer was out this week to the west and east, it’s going to be am awesome weekend for riding and rooms are great rate, get out and be safe
Thank you Tri Jet Services Inc and G MacRitchie Forestry Services Inc for co-sponsoring the Summit Cabin location this season. We are very fortunate to have great support from our community. These two companies are very supportive in other endeavours with the Trailblazers and are always very generous.
The Summit Cabin was built in 2012 by volunteers as a warm up shelter. The cabin was erected in a weekend by a group of dedicated volunteers. It is a square timber (log) building with a surrounding deck. With the help of community donations, this cabin became a reality. Thanks to Double B Logging, Infratech Corporation, Crawford Machinery, Home Hardware, Strad Energy, Pengrowth Energy and IGA.
This is the second warm up shelter built on this location. Previously, there was a warm up shelter that unfortunately burnt down in the spring of 2012.
The area boasts 4 trail heads leading to trails on the south side. We host check points and other rides to the cabin. This is a popular cabin on the trail system that many people frequent. We have an outhouse, fire pit area and wood. Recently, we installed a solar panel and lights outside.
Thanks again for supporting us this season with your sponsorship.
February 29-March 5th -Please beware of heavy equipment on the Carson Trail between #6 to #9 and the Carson Lake Trail. We are doing overhead brushing and clearing on these two trails!! We will advise when it is safe to proceed on these trails.
Congratulations Darin McGregor of Whitecourt.
Thank you everyone for your continued support!!!!!