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12-31-2023 New Year's Eve Trail Report

Happy New Year's Eve! You might be thinking that it's a major bummer to lose all of our snow. And it is unfortunate our trails are still closed. We certainly had quite the weather in December. It started out with little bits of snow fall often, which is ideal, but then ended up with a major rain, more flooding (luckily, not as bad as July) and all of our snow melting. Now we are in full on mushy, mud season. However, the melting of the snow is sort of a gift because we get another opportunity to fix more of remaining flood damage before the snow really starts to fly and make the riding better when the snow does come. This week, the ground will be firming up a bit with some cooler temps so some of our volunteers will be out there doing what they can, starting with assessing if the recent rains caused more damage. We refrained from going out sooner since the ground was so soft and did not want to cause more damage.

In the meantime, we got some 'ambience' flurries yesterday to make things look a bit more seasonal.😊

Will keep you posted at the details unfold.

Also, very optimistically, we planned Safety Check Day for Saturday, January 13th from 11am-2pm. If the weather does not cooperate, we have a backup date of Saturday, February 3rd. Stay tuned for that as well.

Happy New Year and wishing you health and happiness and great riding in 2024!

(picture from 12/30 a.m.)

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