12:00 PM - March 25, 2021
Thursday Club #1
I'm sorry for the late report this morning. Understandable, as I was out on a 225 mile run yesterday with 10 of my friends. I'll give you the trail report as I seen it firsthand yesterday. I'm warning you it is a long one. We left nepisiguit with four Riders. Trails were decent enough considering the time of the year. The only little blip was about 5 km out at the beaver pond as it had broken through. No trouble Crossing in the morning. We went via Trail 23 into Rogers Lake. There is a huge bare spot just off Nine Mile West where they plowed. Drove through that in semi Frozen conditions. From Rogers Lake to governors everything was good except just past TV Tower where there was about 700 feet o f bare Road with no way around it. Doable for hardcore. Went to Mount Carleton via the 504. A little choppy in places but still very good snow cover. Candy cane to Cupid was excellent. Cupid over to Trail 23 is the way to go. Lots of snow and decent Trail besides beautiful scenery. From that point on 23 to Serpentine, very good. Went back to governors via 58, vixen, Dasher + 23. All reasonably good. When we hit back on piston alley, there was a noticeable change since the morning, still decent though. Went back to Nepisiguit via 507 + 22 which were probably the best trails yesterday. Once we hit that Beaver Pond, we nearly bought it. For hardcore only at this point. At the end of the 12-hour day I can reasonably say that we had a great run. There are areas I can reason what he say that we had a great run. There are areas that yes can be groomed, but you cannot helicopter a groomer from spot to spot just because there is a few bumps on the trail. It is what it is at this time of the year and as far as I'm concerned, will probably have seen our last run with the groomers this past weekend. I hope this gives you a good perspective on the trails.
Another +10 day again yesterday, but trails are still holding to doable but not groomable from Bathurst. There are multiple bare patches on a lot of sections of trails. We are still running out of the Nepisiguit Lodge for now, but as the traffic dies down to zero from the East and South of the Lodge, mainly 52 and 48 from the Miramichi areas and from 19 and 23 from Bathurst and the Peninsula, we may well consider shutting down.
There is wet at snowy weather this weekend with a rain / snow mix, but this will not be the savior we are looking for.