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Cascade Connection Grooming Report

Cascade Connection Grooming Report

Grooming Report March 25, 2024

 Windigo pass towards Crescent and Kelsey Loop.  Snow thin in places from Diamond Lake to Windigo. About ten inches of new snow on top of Windigo and Kelsey! 

Report March 25, 2024

Grooming Report March 22, 2024

Bruce groomed elephant to elephant
Also- It’s currently snowing!

Grooming Report March 17, 2024

Elephant Mt groomed. Lots of great snow there. Cut 60 trees- some large. Thanks to Bruce and Beau for riding ahead to cut the trees. Still spent from 8 pm until 3:30 am!!

Grooming Report March 16, 2024

Windigo to PCT and around Kelsie loop and back. Done 3/15-3/16 2024 Bruce Olsen.

Snow Grooming Report March 4, 2024

Three Lakes Juction Sno-Park
Snow Pole, Snow measurement

Snow Grooming Report February 28, 2024

While the crest of the Cascades has been getting dumped on, Newberry Caldera has been getting the meager leftovers.  This is a trademark of westerly storms and if we had a good base at lower elevations it would be all we needed for a refresh but we’re still hurting for more snow on lower elevation trails.  The upper trails are a 10 out of 10 right now and the boondocking doesn’t get any better than 8” of new on top of a base of “hero snow”.  However, it’s really starting to look like we will have an early ending to our grooming season.  As the days are getting longer and the ground is getting warmer, the chances are growing slim that we will get the base back at the parking lot and groomer shed elevation.  So take advantage of it now while you can still unload your sled and ride on snow to get to the high country.  Groomed the big loop this morning starting with 65 to 2 and returning on 4.

Snow Grooming Report February 15, 2024

Windigo way, kelsey mountain loop. 10 hours, 55 trees

Snow Grooming Report February 9, 2024

Snow Grooming Report January 16, 2024

Let the good times roll......... 

Snow Grooming Report January 2024

U.S. Forest Service - Umpqua National Forest

Did someone say fresh POW?
If you are new to recreating in a wintery Umpqua National Forest – welcome! Here are some winter recreation safety tips: Know before you go, check weather forecasts and road conditions at Here are some ideas on how you can enjoy the winter wonderland that is the Umpqua National Forest:
- Sledding – opportunities for sledding can be found throughout the forest, especially in areas of higher elevation like Diamond Lake. 
- Snow Mobile Riding –
- Snowshoeing – on many trails or on closed roads throughout the forest.
- Cross Country Skiing – on many trails and closed roads throughout the forest, we recommend the Dellenback Trail around Diamond Lake. 
- Sno-Parks – Get your permit:
      o Cinnamon Butte Sno-Park, 
      o Mount Thielsen Sno-Park, 
      o South Diamond Lake Sno-Park,
      o Three Lakes Sno-Park, and
      o North Crater Lake
- Wanting to stay in? We also rent Hemlock Cabin in the winter months.

Snow Grooming Report January 2024

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