09:00 AM - March 22, 2022
-5 in Bathurst this morning and we are looking at a nice day again on the trails. It only cooled down well after 5PM last night and then the groomers hit the trails. The grooming windows are getting very narrow and grooming at night is getting to be our only option. Any little snow that we do get from here in is always an insurance on a longer season. There is still a very good base out there in a lot of areas, but places where the trails are open to continuous exposure to the sun (such as Piston Alley) they are very susceptible to melting down to just ice and then bare ground. Plus the trails are always vulnerable to water cuts at this time of the year and there isn’t anything that we can do for that except warn you to drive with caution.
The #2 was out of the Atlantic Host to Nepisiguit Lodge on 19 & 23. It is currently on its way back from Bass River on Trail 19. The #3 was out of Nepisiguit to Rogers Lake and back to Nepisiguit on Trail 23. The #1 was out of Rogers Lake on Piston Alley and up the 503 to Simpson Fields on Trail 19. It also did the 506 into Dry Gultch cluster.
We are in the process of contacting the lottery winners and making up the cheques for all of the 26 winners. Be patient and we will get them out to you, either by mail or in person. BTW we had two 2023 trail permit prizes for the ticket sellers. Luck person were Bob Comeau and Darlene Labonville.
This week wing sponsor, Bathurst Tire has donated a nice Yeti cooler. We are selling tickets until the draw date, which will take place on Thursday March 24@8pm. Come buy your tickets at the lodge. All proceeds from this donation will go directly back to Nepisiquit Sports Lodge. Thanks again Bathurst Tire tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5