Previous Island 4 Trail Conditions
Due to an unfortunate incident, groomer #4 will be down for a few days. The Eastern groomer will be stepping in to help keep the trails maintained. We will let you know when we are back in action.
Groomer left this morning on the 104 rail bed and will groom the 217 through Greenfield and the 103 through Peakes to Mount Stewart. Once finished there it will groom the 305 through Caledonia toward Murray River, then back on the 217 through Greenfield and onto the 104 to Murray Harbour.
Groomer left on the 104 rail bed last night, groomed through Greenfield on the 217 and on to the 221 to Dundas. It turned around and groomed the 103 in to Georgetown and Brudenell before carrying on the 103 to Pisquid. Groomer is currently on it's way back down and will make another pass on the 217 in Greenfield then head towards Murray River on the 305 through Calendonia.
Groomer left home base on the 104 rail bed, groomed the 217 through Greenfield and up to Mount Stewart on the 103. From there it went to Toy Master in Winsloe on the 100 and returned the same way back to Greenfield. From the 217 in Greenfield it groomed the 305 through Caledonia toward Murray River. It's now parked for the afternoon due to the warm weather.
All trails have been groomed multiple times in the last few days. Last night it went through Greenfield on the 217 and up to Mount Stewart on the 103 and back. This morning it is currently on the 104 rail bed heading to Murray Harbour.
The groomer left yesterday morning from Vernon River on the 104 rail bed, it groomed the 217 through Greenfield, into Georgetown on the 103 and Brudenell. From there it carried on the 103 to Mount Stewart through Peakes and came back the same way to Vernon River. From Vernon River it groomed the 104 rail bed to Murray Harbour, then on to Mount Stewart on the 104 through Lake Verde. The groomer then went to Toy Master in Winsloe on the 100. It is currently in Pisquid on the 103 rail bed heading to Greenfield on the 217, then down toward Murray River on the 305 through Calendonia.
A section of trail to use extra caution on is the 217 between Vernon River and Greenfield. A fair bit of water collected on the trail and will hopefully be frozen soon if not already so.
Groomer held off going until last night due to high traffic. It left Vernon River on the 104 rail bed, went through Greenfield on the 217, then to Mount Stewart on the 103. It came back down the same path and is now parked due to the warm weather.
Groomer left this morning on the 104 rail bed with the box drag to knock down drifts and get some trails opened up that we couldn't get to on Saturday. From the 104, it panned the 217 through Greenfield and continued to Mount Stewart on the 103 through Peakes. It went back down the 103 and in to Georgetown. From Georgetown it came back to Vernon River and swapped out the box drag for the grooming drag. It is currently on the 104 rail bed heading to Murray Harbour and will continue through the night to complete the 305 from Greenfield toward Murray River. Enjoy the trails and sled safe!
Groomer went out last night to get one last tour in before the wind picked up. It left home base in Vernon River on the 104 railbed, jumped on the 217 to Greenfield, then down and back on the 305 through Caledonia. We will wait and see what weather brings before going back out.
After completing the 221 from Ashton to Cardigan, the groomer went in to Georgetown on the 103. From there, it groomed the 217 through Greenfield and on to the 305 toward Murray River. The groomer is currently on it's way to Vernon River on the 104 rail bed coming from Murray Harbour and will groom up and down the 305A before calling it a day.
Groomer left Vernon River on the 104 early last night, groomed the 217 through Greenfield and up to Mount Stewart on the 103. The groomer is currently on the 221 going through Dundas to Ashton. Quinn's field (adjacent to the Lorne Valley Rd.) in Cardross on the 221 is extremely soft and was not able to be groomed. Please use extra caution in this area as the field is in rough shape.
We went for a little test run with the groomer this morning. Had similar results as yesterday, doing more harm than good. We will stay put for a bit and try again in the near future.
The snow got beat up pretty bad by the rain and mild weather over the weekend. We made an attempt at grooming yesterday but unfortunately with all the freezing rain it was too granular to set up. We are going to leave it for a day or two and hopefully it will help set the trail up.
Groomer #4 left home base on the 104 railbed and is on the 217 through Greenfield heading to Mt Stewart on the 103. From there it will head back down the 103 through Peakes, then to the 104 railbed and groom down to Murray Harbour. Trails appear to be shaping up nicely.