Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club board meets Dec. 15; skiing good on Maasto Hiihto

Gromit the snow dog has fun on Maasto Hiihto trails. (Photo © 2010 and courtesy Arlyn and Sandy Aronson)

HANCOCK -- The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club (KNSC) will meet at 7 p.m. TONIGHT, Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the Hancock Chalet. All are welcome. Questions? Call Jay Green, KNSC president, at 487-5411.

Ryan Holt posted this trail report for Maasto Hiihto yesterday, Dec. 14: "Dragged, leveled, and set track on all trails at Churning and Maasto this morning and afternoon. Trails are firm and in very good to excellent condition except for the portion of Mud Lake Loop between Tomasi Rd. and the east gate at Churning. We'd call this trail a bit bumpy, but otherwise good."*

Last week Arlyn Aronson, trail boss, reported Holt dragged most of the trails as seen in the photo of Sandy Aronson and Gromit the snow dog below.

Sandy Aronson and Gromit the snow dog check out the trails on Maasto Hiihto the first week in December. Trails are even better now with last weekend's snowfall. (Photo © 2010 and courtesy Arlyn and Sandy Aronson)

Arlyn Aronson also reported last week that he and George Houle cleared branches that were pulled down by heavy snow.

"This was mostly in the area commonly called 'the triangle' or the 4-way intersection in Churning Rapids plus on the new trail called trail 4, from Tomasi Rd. up to Churning Rapids," Aronson said. "Some of these areas were impassable after that heavy snow. Please thank George for his help, next time you see him."

George Houle is seen here while rolling River Trail #4 on Maasto Hiihto. Gromit the trail dog supervises. (Photo © 2010 and courtesy Arlyn and Sandy Aronson)

Learn more about the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club and Maasto Hiihto Trails on the KNSC Web site.

Joanne Thomas practices her 180-degree turn on St. Urho's trail at Maasto Hiihto today, Dec. 15. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

*Visit Keweenaw Trails for updates on snow conditions for various cross country trails in the area.

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