Monday, September 5, 2016

Mud lake reopening begins!

On Labor Day, a few of us got to knocking down the weeds to begin the reopening of the Mud Lake Loop.  To be fair, this past week the trees that impeded this section had been removed by Arlyn A. and Laura N. 
We started at the Cemetery and worked our way towards the lake.

With a few trees gone, more light meant more grass to knock down.

This is as far as we got today.  This is where the old trail went up the bluff. 
The new one will go right, following the edge of the Mud lake.

Looking back, it's now ready for snow!


If you'd like to help, contact Arlyn at 370-2911 or

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Mowing into action

The ski trail corridor mowing has commenced, thanks to a major overhaul to the old DR.

It's been a good growing season.

The DR is sporting a new carburetor.
Looking good!

Your membership support and donations make this possible - thank you!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fall trail clearing kicks off.

With free time while waiting on parts for the new storage shed, we decided to start clearing trails.
This tree had broke off.  This is at the three way
 intersection of the Pine loop and Trail 2. (intersection #5)

Dusty the Defender drags it off.

And into the woods we go.

All better.  The Pine loop decent was also cleared.

BIG thanks to Laura N. for her help.
Watch for upcoming fall work bees. Come on out and help get the trails ready for the best season: winter!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Mud Lake loop reboot

A few years ago, the trail on the west side of Mud Lake (trail #4) was logged out.  This is sometimes called the Australia loop but most came to calling it the Mud Lake loop.  We are delighted to announce that we'll try reopening it this fall.   And more good news, we'll improve its ski-ability and keep it closer to the shore of the pretty little lake.  It will take many, many hours of hard work but we'll do our best to get it reopened.
We head out on the old trail.

Sorry for the poor photos, it will actually look and
 ski nicer than this.  We went out and flagged the new route.

Lots of slash was left right on the trail.

Good news about slash piles is, they are the
 best chipmunk hunting spots around.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Progress repor

A little progress report on the new storage shed.
The city has been helping LOTS with this project.
Please give them credit. This wouldn't have got done without them

We tried skidding this with my truck.
That was a NO go.

Items removed for the move, are now going back in the old shed.
You can see some trees were removed to make room.
It doesn't look like much but lots of work was done.
On Wednesday the pad for the new shed will be laid.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Building pad done!

Stumps and rocks were pulled out thanks to Rob and the DPW who helped today.
Stumps and rocks galore, now gone.

Next the sand and gravel were dumped, followed by a good packing.

All done!   This would have taken me and Kaelan all week to do.

On Monday the old shed will be skidded to its new pad. Stay tuned for updates!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

New storage shed, site cleared.

On Monday, some trees were removed to prepare a new site for the old storage shed.   It will be skidded here after stumps are pulled out, then gravel dumped and leveled out here.
The Defender shows its power.

The new storage building is needed for ongoing
improvements to trails and equipment care.

Can you help with the storage shed project?
Contact Arlyn at 906-370-2911 or