Archive for April, 2011

posted by snowdrifters on Apr 25

The grooming season is almost over. We are almost out of fuel for the groomer. If we are careful we have maybe three more days worth. We have logged 494 hours of cat time this year, our biggest year ever. The county is going to start plowing in on Monday the 2nd. We will groom the cutoff road this weekend . It wil bel the only way in until they get to the firehouse. My best guess it will take about two weeks, they work 4 days a week but ten hours a day. Remember they more we stay out of there way the more they can get done. I will keep this sight as current as I can on their progress.  Thr snow is still very deep on the road. At least 5-6 feet at the TEE and 8 plus on Big Creek Road. Will post some photos on my facebook page if you are interested.JWG

posted by snowdrifters on Apr 8

The power IS NOT going to be turned off this weekend. The power lines are not buried in the snow like you may have heard but low to the ground. A lot of service wires are under the snow or torn off the cabins. If your weather head is damaged PG&E will not repair the damage other wise they are fixing the lines to the cabins if they see it. Going up Mill Creek today with the cat. We  went to Lookout Rock yesterday and down Pea Creek and out Willow Creek. We did not do Ararat because of low fuel. We had to do a lot of road building. Looking down ten feet you could see where the trees are trimmed for the real road. There is way over twenty feet of snow out there. Got a couple inches of snow yesterday in the valley and about six where we were.It will be very nice this weekend. We are running low on diesel at the shed so we will have to be cutting back on grooming so please be easy on the trails in the basin. JWG

posted by snowdrifters on Apr 7

Spring is here and the streams are opening up. I finally finished four trees yesterday( went to the top of Merrimac to repair the railroad damage to the trail ). I had a little track  trouble out there and had to limp home. After many hours of trying to figure out how to do the repairs, Dave and I got lucky and made the repairs. Next time we will know how to get the track hinges together. I went to the Dam last night and plan to do Ararat Loop today. Be careful of  low power lines in the basin because there is 10 –  15 feet in places and the wires are close to the ground.  JWG

posted by snowdrifters on Apr 1

Just to let everyone know the power is going to be off from 4-1 to 4-4 for PG&E to due some repair work. JWG