The trails at Chief Joseph Pass received their first grooming of the season today. The upper trails were all groomed by our volunteer snowmobile groomers, but the lower trails, Banshee, Joseph Creek, and Middle Fork, still need more snow. The first several miles of Gibbons Pass Road were groomed with the snowcat.
The snow cover is thin, but there is a very firm base layer which allowed our groomers to get out with less snow than might otherwise be needed, but that means many of the trails are much bumpier than usual, and there is grass sticking through in spots. Some trails are only 5 feet wide, so take it slow. Tracks have not been set yet.