Trail Report for Jan 16/14

What a week for crazy weather! We have had minus 20, plus 8, 100km/hr winds and rain all in the same week! Welcome to winter in Alberta.

Due to the crazy weather we have not been out grooming since the weekend (warm weather makes form really crappy grooming), and after the windstorm we have reports of trees down yet again.

The Whitecourt Trailblazers are organizing a trail cleaning crew for Saturday Jan 18th, to go and recheck the trails.

Eagle river staging area is open and the parking lot is cleared out.

The North trails are open, and most of the trails that have been groomed. The Golden Triangle is currently unpassable due to blowing snow and drooping trees. It is our goal to have the entire Golden triangle groomed out but Feb 1st.

The Groat Creek Staging area is open and was plowed out.

The south trails were all groomed before Christmas but we have not been out due to mechanical breakdowns and weather related issues.

Extreme Caution is advised when crossing any waterways including rivers, creeks, ponds and lakes.

Also note that the Whitecourt Town bylaw permits sleds to ride from town to the trail system on designated trails ONLY!!

Upcoming events

Next Club general Meeting is Feb 12th @7:30pm downstairs at the Whitecourt Legion, Everyone is welcome

The club is planning a AVY AST1 course on Jan 27-28 in the evening, More details to follow this week.

2014 VIP Media Ride is Jan 29th at 12 noon

2014 Whitecourt Sled Rally is Feb15 and 16th