10:00 AM - January 16, 2024
Tuesday, Jan 16th, 2024, Club #1
We had a little bit of snow over Sunday evening, which added a few inches to our trail system. Our first run into Bathurst with the groomer occurred yesterday with the #2 unit running from the Nepisiguit Lodge and back on Trails 23 and 19. This trail is very doable and turned out better than expected, but caution should be used in areas as this is the first run in an attempt to open up more routes for all sledders. It also groomed the First Nations new 505 into the gas bar plus the 500 into Squire Green and Riverside Drive. The #1 was also out from Rogers Lake to Trail22 to the 301/22 intersectio and the California Lake Loop as well as the 508 (40 Cluster).
Just a repeat from yesterday concerning the trail from Governors to Serpentine: I was speaking with Alyre at Serpentine. He’s saying that there's not enough snow in Mt Carleton park to do any grooming. Here is some important info if you are running from Popple Depot to Serpentine as sleds are making their way up from Governors/Popple Depot by Trail 23 as far as the crutch, which is 20 km (there isn't enough snow to continue on 23), then bear left on the Bathurst Rd 6 km until you hit Vixen. Continue from there to Trail 58 and into Serpentine. (if you are familiar with the Airplane Road, this could be another option into Serpentine) I hope this helps.
Our first Wing Night will be held this Thursday at the Nepisguit Lodge at 5.30 PM until 8 PM. The night is sponsored by Fix Auto and Elm Tree Resources. There is a possibility of a system moving in on Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning. Don’t want to give the amount, but everything helps at this stage.
Here’s some notes and tid bits of information. 1. Head pond at Nepisiguit is cross at your own risk. 2. We are grooming into East Bathurst on Trail 19 this morning as far as Bass River. 3. Trail 23 into Tracadie has been groomed. 4. Trail 52 not groomed yet (assuming not enough snow). Trail 22 from Island Lake into Balmoral is groomed to that point. 5. All of Chaleur Club’s trails are groomed. 6. No Mt Carleton Park trails are groomed due to the lack of snow. 7. St. Quentin to Mt Carleton on Trail 19 not groomed (lack of snow) 8. People say that the Holtville Road near Boistown is decent to the Renous Highway and good from there on Trail 58 or even the North Pole Trail