– 12/26/14 Trail update regarding the impact of warm weather over the last few days –
Most of New England has experienced a bit of a Christmas week heat wave. Since Tuesday, December 23 the temperature has been in the 30’s. Christmas eve was a day filled with freezing rain and Christmas day was unseasonably warm, again with temps close to 40 degrees. So, that is your meteorological report from the club – to recap WARM.
Thankfully, with the warm up and freezing rain, we still have a lot of snow on the ground. The problem with the warm temps, though is that the snow is super soft. It’s too soft for us to groom at this time. The temps are scheduled to drop by Sunday and we will be back to cold Maine weather all of next week. Since we are all about the base, once the cold temps arrive we are going to be hard packed and with snow on the hard pack, the Moosehead Lake Region will be ready to ride.
Our recommendation at this point is to stay off the warm snow this weekend, so that the set up when the weather cools down beginning Sunday makes for an awesome base. We get that everyone is itching to ride – so are we – but, we don’t want to muck it up before the season starts.
Since the Moosehead Lake Region has the most snow in Maine and we mean it, we will be ready to go with the cool down and snow forecasted next week. So get ready!
A more detailed trail report will be ready for the first of the week, so we can give you specifics on trail conditions once we get out there.
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