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Groomer Flash #11
February 9, 2022
Went out in the Bully to the Warming Hut to pick up the left-over supplies from the Fun Run. Groomed from J-1 to J-4 trail I to J-5 Trail F to J-6 to trail D to the Hut. Loaded all the trash and supplies and headed back to J-6 and on to trail E to J-7 and on to trail G to remove some trees that I found on the Fun Run Day coming back on my Sled. Continued to J-5 and back on trail I to J-4 to J-1 to the shed. Snow is melting fast with the warmer weather and Sunshine. There are a few thin spots in several of the trails. Won’t be out again till it snows. Need everybody to do a snow dance and pray for snow.
Groomer Flash # 10
January 28, 2022
Both Groomers were out today, Jim took the Bomb out to J-4 to trail I to J-5 to trail G Sunflower loop and on to 26N31 to J-6 and onto trail D to J-10 Fanani Meadows and doubled back the same way back to shed. I took the Bully out to J-4 to trail I to J-5 to trail F up over Humbug Summit were there was a huge tree down that I had to cut up in manageable pieces to move with the Bully about an hour later, continued on to J-6 trail D to the Warming Hut to drop off supplies for tomorrow. Came back the same way. Trails are smooth and icy. It should be a great day tomorrow. Come on out and join us for lunch at the Warming Hut.
Groomer Flash #9
Beautiful sunny day out with the Bully. Went up Humboldt Summit to take care of a downed tree see pics. Came back down to J-2 Trail A Colby Lookout. There were a lot of downed trees on this trail, but got all of them cleaned up and trail is smooth all the way up to the lookout. Doubled back and to the shed. I will be out on Friday to haul supplies out to the warming hut for Saturdays Fun Run Barbeque. So, the trail should be smooth at least to the warming hut and back. Snow is holding up due to the freezing temps at night but trails are icy in the morning but soften up in the afternoon. Hope to see everybody out on Saturday.
Groomer Flash #8
January 21, 2022
Sent Groomer Jim out in the Bomb today, he went to J-4 onto Trail B up over Humboldt Summit and down to J-10 Fanani Meadows and made it over to Hwy 89 on Trail C to J-11 and doubled back Trail C to J-10 and back on to Trail B. Snow was very thin on Trail C. we will need more snow to make that trip again. But it is smooth for the Fun Run this weekend. He came back the same way he went. Trails are holding up nicely, due to the freezing temps at night. Trails are smooth and fast so be careful out there. I will be out in the Bully this week to clean up all the other trails, and to haul supplies out to the Warming Hut for the Fun Run on Saturday the 29th. Jim took some really nice photos.
Groomer Flash #7
January 17, 2022
Cold and Sunny at the Shed this morning 20 Deg. At 7:30 AM. Took the Bully out to J-4 Trail I to J-5 Trail G Sunflower Loop to the Short cut 26N31 No body has been on Trail G 26N35 No tracks at all. Continued to J-6 on to Trail E past J-7 to J-8 Yellow Creek cleared a few downed trees on trail E and on to J-9 and back to the Warming Hut and then to J-6 to Trail F over Humbug Summit down to J-5 to Trail I and back to the Shed. 48 Miles today in just over 9 hours. Followed two trucks from the J-4 Y back to the parking lot. They knew they were not supposed to be on the Groomed trail and left the parking lot in a hurry. Didn’t get close enough to take a picture of the License plates. They got lucky this time. I will have to clean up the tire ruts later this week. Trails are smooth and fast be careful out there.
Groomer Flash #6
January 7, 2022
Raining at Jonesville Parking lot, cleared down to Pavement and road plowed but narrow. Took the Bully out to J-4 to trail I to J-5 to trail F to J-6 to trail D to the Warming Hut and continued on trail D to J-10 Fanani Meadows back on trail B to Humboldt Summit and back to J-4 to the Shed. Snowed on me most of the day, cleared several trees. Cleared out in front of the Bathroom doors at the warming hut and removed all the trash, put out the barbeque. Note to self-do not groom up the back side of Humboldt Summit in the dark and when its storming. Trails are smooth and will be fast, be careful out there.
Groomer Flash #5
December 30, 2021
Lots of new snow at the parking lot. It has been plowed and cleared but has a layer of ice on it. Took the Bully out to J-4 to Trail I to J-5 to Trail F to J-6 Trail D to the Warming Hut and doubled back the same way to smooth out the trail back to the shed. The snow was deep and soft, Perfect conditions for Snowmobiling and Grooming. We have been really blessed this December with record snowfall. More storms are on the way next week. Did take a few pictures today it was beautiful.
Groomer Flash #4
December 23, 2021
Today was a work day to clear trees off trail B down by Ruffa Ranch. We headed out about 8:30 AM it was raining at the shed but snowing at the Y at J-4 Trail B up over Humboldt Summit down to Ruffa Ranch that’s where the work started See photos. Made it all the way to Fanani Meadows J-10 and up Trail D to J-9 clearing out several more trees on trail D, doubled back to J-10 Trail B to J-4 and back to the shed. Thanks to Zach and a Friend and also Jesse and a friend for all the saw work. As of today, Trails B, D, F, G, and I are all clear of trees and have been groomed. More snow on the way hopefully no more trees will fall with this storm. Merry Christmas to all safe travels.
Groomer Flash #3
December 20, 2021
Both Groomers were out today. Sent the Bomb out to J-2 Trail B up over Humboldt Pass and down to Fanani Meadows but he didn’t make it. Ran into serval trees down just before Ruffa Ranch and it was more than he could handle by him self so he turned around and headed back to the shed. The Bully went J-4 Trail I to J-5 Trail G Sunflower Loop to Trail 26N31 to J-6 Cleared several downed trees and onto Trail D past the Warming Hut and had several large trees down. It was a slow process but made it to J-9 Yellow Creek Junction and turned around due to Fuel and time, doubled back to J-6 Trail F to J-5 Trail I to J-4 and back to the shed The Bully and I were on fumes “Long Day” did snap a few Pic’s
More snow on the way
Working on a work party to clear trees on Trail B ASAP
Groomer Flash #2
December 19, 2021
Took the Bomb out today for a shake down and to see if we had any problems. It ran great but need to change out the Batteries. PG&E had the parking lot full of equipment, they were fixing downed power lines in Jonesville. The tree that was across the road has been removed. Went to J-4 and up to Humboldt Summit on Trail B to Robber’s roost and down the back side past the last switch back and turned around doubled back to the shed. One picture from Robber’s Roost. We will be back out Tomorrow with both Groomers. Planning on sending the Bomb to Trail B to J- 10 Fanani Meadows and then onto Trail C to J-11 89 Trail Head and back. The Piston Bully is going J-4 Trail I to J-5 to Trail G Sunflower Loop to J-7 to J-6 to Trail D past the warming Hut to J-10 Fanani Meadows. More snow on the way all week.
Groomer Flash #1
Dec 17, 2021
Got a late start today, 28” Inches of snow at the Shed and ran into a downed Tree with Powerlines wrapped in it at Jonesville. Was able to find a path around it. It was very tight through the trees with the Groomer but I made it. Headed out J-4 Trail I and came across several downed trees, got all of the cut up and pushed off the trail. J-5 headed up to Humbug Summit on Trail F to J-6 to trail D and on to the Warming Hut It took me four hours to get to the Warming Hut. So, I decided to double back the way I came because the snow was so deep and soft, I wanted to pack the trail down and smooth it out. It’s really smooth now. Sorry didn’t take any pictures today. Snow is perfect for riding plenty of depth. I’m going to try to get back out on Sunday afternoon to continue on trail D down to Fanani Meadows and back to Warming Hut. It’s been reported that there are more trees down on trail D past the warming Hut.
Groomer Flash #13
March 15, 2021
More new snow, 10 inches at the Shed and a lot more up top. Headed out J-4 up to Robbers Roost on Trail B down the other side to 27N43D and turned around, trail was pretty smooth under the new snow. Back to J-4 and on to Trail I to J-5 to Trail F over Humbug Summit and to J-6 to Trail D to the Warming Hut. Headed back on Trail D to J-6 and up to Humbug Summit and took a detour on 26N04 It’s a short cut to Sunflower Pit. Trail G back to J-5 and back to J-4 and to the Shed. Parking lot is cleared and the road has been plowed. More snow is expected Thursday.
Groomer Flash #12
March 11, 2021
We got some new snow; we have about 12 inches at the Shed. I went out today to J-4 and on to Trail I up to J-5 on to Trail G Sunflower Loop Turned around at 26N31 because nobody had ridden any further than that. Several Sleds went to the High Lakes. The parking lot was almost full. Doubled back to J-5 and no tracks up Trail F to Humbug Summit so I left it to the Powder hounds to break in before I head that way. Back to J-4 and up Trail B to the first switch back and no tracks beyond that, don’t want to groom a trail with no tracks on it. So back to the Shed, it was 40 deg. and the snow down low is really wet, it was sticking to the tiller and wasn’t grooming very well. Need to Groom when its colder. Sorry I didn’t take any pictures today. I might go riding tomorrow.
Groomer Flash #11
February 26, 2021
Another really nice day out today. Headed out to J-4 Trail I there are some bare pavement spots just past the Jonesville Hotel, snow is getting thin, on to J-5 to Trail G Sunflower Loop Snow is pretty good past J-5 still soft and not many tracks. Removed a few trees that had fallen across the trail, went on to Trail 26N31 to J-6 and on to Trail D to the warming hut, emptied the trash check the bathrooms and headed back, snow is soft and plenty of it on the north slopes. Returned to J-6 and on to Trail F to J-5 to Trail I and back to the Shed. Trails are smooth and they should freeze up tonight, be careful with your speed on the groomed trails in the morning they will be icy and slick.
Groomer Flash #10
February 17, 2021
Beautiful day today, Headed up to Robbers Roost on Trail B from J-4 lots of new snow up there 8-12 inches and down the switch backs to Ruffa Ranch. The Pick-up truck has been removed. Don’t know how they did it but the Groomed trail was un harmed. Stopped at Fanani Meadows and had Lunch, not much snow at J-10 but the road still has snow on it. Headed up Trail D to the warming hut. Empty the Trash, stocked the Bathrooms with TP. Headed back to the Shed from J-6 Trail F Humbug Summit also had about 8-12 inches of new snow, to J-5 to Trail I to J-4. The snow below 6000 is thin and hard to work with to smooth out the Trail, But the loop is Groomed and smooth and all trees have been removed. Did take some pic’s today.
Groomer Flash #9
February 11, 2021
Raining at the Shed this morning. Headed out to J-4 to Trail I to J-5 Trail G Sunflower Loop to Trail 26N31 to J-6 than on to Trail E Humbug Road 307 through J-7 and down to J-8 Snow was pretty thin on Trial E Yellow Creek from J-8 to J-9 but its smooth now we need more snow before I go that way again. J-9 to Trail D up to the Warming Hut and back to J-6 to Trail F to J-5 to Trail I to J-4 and back to the Shed. Snowed on me above 6000 feet all day, about 6-8 inches of new snow on Humbug Summit. Sorry didn’t take any pictures today. Removed several Threes on Trail E with the new Chain Saw the Club bought for Cost from MJB Welding, Thanks Zack
Groomer Flash #8
February 4, 2021
Headed out J-4 to Trail B Robber Roost over Humboldt Summit and down to Ruffa Ranch turned around at the Pick up in the middle of the road because trail was in really good shape not much new snow on it, still could see my groomer tracks from a week ago. Doubled back to J-2 Trail A Colby Lookout went to the Lookout and back to the Shed. We are ready for the Fun Run Saturday hope we have a great turn out.
Groomer Flash #7
February 3, 2021
Headed out J-4 Trail I to J-5 Trail G Sunflower Loop to J-7 trail E to J-6 Trail F to J-5 to Snag Lake Groomed to the Summit Lake turn and back to Trail I to J-4 and to the Shed. Lots of new snow at 6000 elevation and up 8-12 inches. Going to do Trail B tomorrow.
Groomer Flash #6
February 2, 2021
Headed out J-4 Trail I to J-5 Trail F to J-6 Trail D to the Warming Hut did some shoveling and hauled out the trash than down to Fanani Meadows J-10 to Trail C to J-11 and on to Hwy 89 Trail Head. The snow was melting fast it was 47 Deg at Hwy 89. Did not go North to Hwy 36 Didn’t have enough fuel. and on to Trail D, Trail is smooth back to Fanani to J-10 Doubled back on D, F and I to the Shed. Back at it tomorrow to finish up Trail G and E
Groomer Jim will be out on Trail A up to Colby Lookout and Back. That will leave Trail B for Thursday and all the trails will be ready for the Fun Day on Saturday.
Groomer Flash #5
January 29, 2021
Headed out J-4 Trail I to J-5 to Sunflower loop Trail G took the 26N31 to J-6 and on to the Warming Hut than down Trail D Didn’t make it to J-9 Yellow Creek was low on Fuel so I turned around and headed back on Trail D to J-6 Trail F to J-5 Trail I and back to the Shed. Removed several trees from the trails. The only Trails that have not been Groomed are Trail A, Trail E and part of Trail G. I will work on those next week. More Snow on Monday may have to start over.
Groomer Flash #4
January 28, 2021
More fresh snow, 24” at the Shed. Headed out to J-4 on Trial B up to Robbers Roost and down the switch backs. Snow was very deep on the backside, down to Ruffa Ranch where there is a Pick-up truck parked in the middle of the road, it is almost buried. I was able to groom around it. On to Fanani Meadows to J-10, On to Trail C to Hwy 89 I turned around 2 miles from the highway because that was my just below half a tank of Fuel warning. The Bully worked really hard all the way there, used up more fuel than I expected. Doubled back to Trail B and back to the Shed.
Groomer Flash #3
January 27, 2021
Lots of new snow, got a late start today but made it out to the Warming Hut and back.
J-4 Trail I to J-5 Trail F to J-6 Trail D to the Warming Hut, hauled out the trash and Shoveled out the Bathroom doorways. Back the same way to double pack the new snow. 2 ½ feet on Humbug Summit on top of 2 feet of frozen snow.
Going out tomorrow to make the loop to Fanani Meadows Trail B and back on Trail D and G
Road and parking lot have been plowed but more snow is expected tonight.
Groomer Flash #2
January 8, 2021
Got the parts to repair the Piston Bully and installed. Headed out to J-4 trail, I removed the downed tree at the Snag Lake intersection, on to J-5 Sunflower Loop trail H removed several trees from the trail. On to J-6 trail D to the next downed tree just before the Cinder pit. On to the Warming Hut emptied the trash cans and set out the Barbeque and snow shovels. Back to J-6 to trail F another tree down on that trail. Back to the Shed. About 6 inches of new snow above 6000 feet, not much at the Jonesville staging area. Smoothed out the Parking lot.
Groomer Flash #1
Went up to Robber’s Roost and down to the last switch back cleaned up more wheel tracks and trash that was left up at the top on the PCT. Headed out trail I J-4 to trail F J-5 to Trail D J-6 and on to the Warming Hut and back the same way to smooth out the wheel tracks. All of these trails are really smooth, Be safe with your speed on smooth trails. More snow is on the way, I will be back out next week.
If you see any wheeled vehicles on the trails please inform them that it is illegal and they will be ticketed and fined.
Took the Bomb out to Robber’s Roost for a test run and back, cleaned up all the wheel tracks.
I was up working on Both Groomers, went up to Humbug Summit and back just testing out the Piston Bully and developed a hydraulic leak at the Tiller motor. Got the seal out and waiting on a new one.
December 19, 2020
I was at the Groomer Shed today to check on the snow conditions and to go over the two Groomers
We have 9 inches at the shed we need 12 to start Grooming.
The Bully is Fueled, greased and ready to go.
The Bomb needs new batteries and I picked them up today, going back up tomorrow to install.
Hopefully we get some more snow soon, there were some Snowmobilers at the parking lot today.
I plowed the parking lot and some of the road just to clean up the ruts. Gate is still open as it should be until we start Grooming