Groomer got thru the North Side Loop(route 212) Last night and early this morning and was able to do a double pass where permitted. Central then did a driver change and left towards Summerside to attempt to start widening the rail bed in spots. A slight misjudgement and no snow after a drift and we were stuck outside Hunter River for a few Hours. A huge thanks To Island Coastal and there team. When able they come right away. Presently the groomer is in Summerside area and plan to head back toward Charlottetown and open the Warburton Road (route208) tonight. Weather outlook for Queens county is not great with 20-30mm of rain tomorrow. This will hurt in low snow areas and may settle some of the drifted areas. Hope to be out thru the week to cut back some of these areas if weather is good. Lots of traffic over everywhere yesterday. Enjoy when it is good folks. Sled safe and STAY TO THE RIGHT. Operators are saying about sledders in the middle of the trails and near misses and such. Sleds are travelling alot faster than the 15km an hour the groomers are going.
The #1 groomer left home base Wednesday evening on the 104 to mount Stewart then onto the 100 into Toymaster doubling back to mount Stewart then headed for saint peters groomer made it to the Ashton turn off before having to turn and double back on everything to get to get back to home base before the weather got to mild operator reported that trail was rutted up very bad from high traffic in the center of the trail ( STAY RIGHT ) the next couple of days will be crucial to how the trail will hold up the less traffic on the trails in this very mild weather the better the trail will be in the weeks to come when the weather goes cold again Sunday.
The #4 groomer left Grandview on the 104 railbed and groomed to Murray Harbour. From, there it double backed to the 305a, completing two passes on it. From the 305a, it continued up the 104 railbed to Uigg, where it turned on the 217 to Greenfield and down the 305 county line trail to Murray River. The groomer completed two passes on the 305 but had to stop for the morning as the new light snow was not processing in the drag. Hopefully we can continue grooming tonight.
Last night the groomer went through new London to Louis’s, Fredericton, stanley bridge , and to rustico it returned through margate and back to the valley. Tonight the groomer will do to loop in the valley and the bypass to grain elevators and margate to cell tower and back.