Meriden XC Grooming Report 12-19-2020

A great day out on the trails. Both Bill and Les Lawrence continued the grooming the deep powder.

From Bill:

A huge thanks to all the folks that helped pack out the trails today. We got more grooming in because of you. Deerpath, the Center Trail and Brook Loop are all groomed. Rattling Bog has been driven over with the machine and will be groomed tomorrow morning. Jon Nichols and I then hope to break out and groom Townsend and hopefully get up So Inclined!

Keep snowshoeing and skiing on Ira’s Loop, So Inclined! And Not So, as they will be groomed tomorrow.

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And….

Many of you have donated this year, thank you so much. For those of you who want to send in donations: We’re going through gas, oil, and repairs every day! Make your check payable to "Town of Plainfield" with "Trails" on the memo line. (They need to know it goes to our account.) Your contribution will be tax deductible, and you can either put it in the donation box at the kiosk in the parking lot OR send it directly to the town at the following address:

Town of Plainfield

Attn: Bill Knight

Plainfield Trail Coordinator

PO Box 380

Meriden, NH 03770

Thanks for your support!

www.meridentrails.org

Meriden Trails Report 12-18-2020

Hello,

Time to ski!

The generous dose of snow we got Thursday was powdery and lacked base, so the grooming was challenging, but Bill and crew got it done.

Bill reports:

The flat areas – Wastewater Way, the Bridge Trail, and the Field Loops are all groomed and firm.

The snow was too fluffy to allow traction to climb the hilly trails, so getting more trails open beyond the flats will be challenging. I expect Deerpath could be opened tomorrow. Slightly warmer weather will help.

And believe it or not, your snowshoeing and skiing on the ungroomed trails helps our snowmobiles float.

See you out there!

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How to donate to the grooming, trail maintenance, and equipment fund – Make your check payable to "Town of Plainfield" with "Trails" on the memo line. (They need to know it goes to our account.) Your contribution will be tax-deductible, and you can either put it in the donation box at the kiosk in the parking lot OR send it directly to the town at the following address:

Town of Plainfield

Attn: Bill Knight

Plainfield Trail Coordinator

PO Box 380

Meriden, NH 03770

Thanks for your support!

www.meridentrails.org

Meriden Trails Report 12-5-2020

Happy December,

A grab bag – a mishmash – a potpourri of precipitation will fall on the Upper Valley today. I’ll consider this the winter season kickoff whether it contains liquid, ice, and/or snow.

Snow or not, thank you all for the donations we have already been getting. This has allowed for the purchase of a new snow drag (see photo) Bill acquired a Tiddtech grooming drag for the Alpina to replace the very old and ailing previous one. This one is lighter, better, and agile enough for the steep loopy terrain.

Also, your support keeps the trails open, maintained, groomed, and free to all. This is more important than ever this winter when being outside is the safest way to get exercise, stay sane, and healthy.

Here is hoping all of you are keeping yourselves safe.
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How to donate to the grooming, trail maintenance, and equipment fund – Make your check payable to "Town of Plainfield" with "Trails" on the memo line. (They need to know it goes to our account.) Your contribution will be tax-deductible, and you can either put it in the donation box at the kiosk in the parking lot OR send it directly to the town at the following address:

Town of Plainfield

Attn: Bill Knight

Plainfield Trail Coordinator

PO Box 380

Meriden, NH 03770

Thanks for your support!

www.meridentrails.org