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Watersmeet, MI
13K
Classic Only
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The East Trails travel through a forest dominated by evergreens with terrain that is gentle and rolling and suitable for skiers of all abilities. The West Trails travel through a forest of primarily hardwoods and offer more hills and winding runs through the natural hilly terrain.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed late this afternoon. After the few inches of snow we got in the last few days the trails groomed up nicely. It looks like conditions should be excellent.
(Bob Turnquist)
Monday, February 3, 2020
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed all trails tonight. After the warm-up Sunday the trail was icy this morning and there were lots of clumps of snow that fell off the trees and froze on the trail. Parts of the east side looked like a war zone. The warm-up followed by colder temps made the trail very hard and difficult to set a track. In most areas the tracks are full depth but especially in the areas with pines, the frozen snow clumps made it difficult to set full depth tracks. The icy conditions are gone and the clumps have been pretty well taken care of. Still, skiing should be good to very good. I never thought I would say that we could use a bit of new snow this year, but we could to improve conditions.
(Bob Turnquist)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
After yesterday's prep I was able to get our groomer out late this afternoon. We have a nice firm base and deep, well formed tracks. With tonight's forecasted low temps the the tracks should be hard and durable for awhile. I feel conditions will be excellent. Many thanks to the lady who was about to ski on the new tracks with her dog for deciding to not ski so the tracks would not be compromised.
(Bob Turnquist)
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
It finally cooled off enough last night to get the grooming equipment out. All trails are leveled and tracked. Had to use the drag and tracking sled so there are some tracks where there usually are not and vice versa. Conditions look like they should be great.
(Bob Turnquist)
Monday, January 13, 2020
Night
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Arrived at the trail head as Bob was finishing grooming. The grooming was fantastic as always, with a firm deck and solid pole plants. The woods are laden with snow, another beautiful ski in Land O!
(Andrew Deaett)
Monday, January 13, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Groomed all trails late this afternoon. With the few inches of new snow last night conditions look like they will be excellent. Tracks are deep and well formed and we have a nice solid base.
(Bob Turnquist)
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Great skiing Tuesday afternoon. Nice work grooming with well set tracks. Bob does a great job of knowing where to pick up the tracks!
(Michael Salat)
Friday, January 3, 2020
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
After the last dump of snow the stars finally aligned and I was able to run our groomer this evening. The trails had been quite skiable after packing, dragging, and setting a rudimentary track but now it looks like conditions will be excellent with well formed tracks and a firm base. The woods are beautiful.
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(Bob Turnquist)
Monday, December 23, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
It cooled down enough last night to allow me to get out and groom the East Side Trails this morning. The groomer smoothed out the clumps of snow that dropped from the trees and buried most of the tree litter that fell in the last couple of days of warm weather. It appears that conditions should be very good although the tracks may not set up much with the warm weather. The West Side tracks firmed up nicely on last Friday night and remain it good shape. Happy Holidays to all.
(Bob Turnquist)
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Widened and tracked the West Side Friday and did the East Side this morning. Skied the West Side late afternoon Friday. By widening the trail we pulled a bit more snow on the trail so there are some soft spots but still very good conditions.
(Bob Turnquist)

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