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    Just got back from riding in Petersville. Not surprised the snow was all very crusted and rough after the warm temps and rain. What did surprise me was the lack of/nonexistance of groomed trails. Did the state pull funding for the groomers or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebbtide View Post
    Just got back from riding in Petersville. Not surprised the snow was all very crusted and rough after the warm temps and rain. What did surprise me was the lack of/nonexistance of groomed trails. Did the state pull funding for the groomers or something?
    If you are talking about the trail system that the Curry Ridge Riders maintains, there could be several reasons for it. The biggest being is that they have to stay on the trail systems they have easements to and if there is open water in those sections it can be impossible to groom until they freeze up. Grooming did not start until after New Years last year.

    It also looks like there may have been some issues getting TRAC funds for this fiscal year. If you are interested, read the Curry Ridge Riders trail notes here ... http://www.curryridgeriders.com/Trail_Notes.htm they are not updated for this year, but there are some notes from last year that explain how hard it is to keep this trail system open on very little money. Randy has done a phenomenal job over the last few years, but I bet he's getting tired.
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    Yep. It takes some good snow and very cold days before the groomer can get out there. As AKDoug said, there are too many open creeks and bogs that they can't make it past until a good freeze and some of the creeks need a lot of snow so they can build the bridges too. They sure do a great job once the weather cooperates though. Be sure to give them a donation whenever you see them out and about. They sure need it.
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    As Rob B and AKDoug both said that all trails could use more money. They could always use some help as when the trails are groomed they do it on their own time as a volunteer no pay and very little thanks. They take time away from their own families and personal life so that the riding is better for the public . As Rob B said a donation of cash always help as fuel and parts are expensive.

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    The short answer to my question was the state did not pull funding this year for the groomers. The reason for the lack of grooming was warm weather and open water. That has all been been fixed now and for the latest trail info on Trapper Creek trails -like- "Alaska Snow Cat" on facebook. Randy has alot of good info on there as well as the latest grooming activity. Thanks Randy!
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    The trails are now in fantastic shape all over the 'Ville.
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