I got this email this morning (I'm connected, what can I say) regarding the trails as it relates to cross-country skiers (A.K.A crazy people who like the snow and cold) here in Augusta. Knowing there are many caches along these traisl I thought those who cache and cross-country ski would may appreciate it. C/P below --> Be Safe
Season's Greeting to All
It's nice to have good snow before the holidays - too bad the big storm went out to sea before reaching us.
Augusta Trails - Nordic has begun grooming in the Augusta area. Dave and Ian Simard have been busy rolling and grooming multiple trails. Pine Tree State Arboretum has several kilometers groomed in the fields and Dave is beginning to groom in the woods. Most of the streamlets have frozen and now need a covering of snow but are skiable. For a quick ski, a wide skate and classic loop has been groomed at the Buker Rec Center. Designed for the Bill Koch program, it is 1.5 km in length.
Several loops have been groomed at Bond Brook as well. Because of some joyriding in the cemetery after the first snow, the City has closed access to the back parking lot for now. It does add 400m of flat warmup and there is a nice classic track to double pole. The airport access road has been groomed to the stadium and beyond to create a nice loop and a loop in the stadium is packed as well. Be careful as the downhill is quite fast.
Another trail from Augusta Public Works leads up to the parking lot by the waterline. It is quite quick as well on the downhill.
The initial logging operation to finish clearing 2-3km in the woods is slated to begin this week and so I hope we can have those trails ready early in January. Come out and ski the trails and bring your friends. Just remember to be careful and ski safe.
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