La Grande Sno Drifters Grooming Report

District 7

Grooming Report for Friday, April 14, 2023

We have quit grooming for the season.
  Head to Wallowa County and get some spring snowmobiling in. 

Grooming Report for Monday, March 20, 2023

Dave & Kelly went out again and groomed from Ladd parking lot around the pond then onto the 4300 rd to past high summit then back to the Ladd parking lot.  They cut out a few drifts.  There was new snow up high and it snowed most of the day up higher and it rained down lower.  The parking lot doesn't have much snow in it, kinda muddy. 

Grooming Report for Saturday, March 11, 2023

Jeff & Meriah groomed from Catherine Creek Summit Snow Park down the 77 rd to West Eagle.  Then on to Boulder Park and back to Catherine Creek Snow Park.  Snow was deep. 

Grooming Report for Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Dave & Kelly groomed from Piltcher Creek to Anthony Lakes.   Long day...a lot of snow and several down trees. 

Grooming Report for Tuesday, February 7, 2023

This evening Tuesday 02/07/23, Allen & Duane groomed up Catherine Creek.  Getting the trail in excellent shape for OSSA convention riders tomorrow.  They went from the Snow Park to West Eagle and took the back way back to the Snow Park for a total of 34 miles. It was snowing most of the time.  Should be great riding tomorrow. 


Tuesday 02/07/23, Kelly, Dave and John Meilicke (Tucker Sno Cat) groomed up Ladd Canyon with the demo 2023 Tucker Cat today.  They went to 4 corners on the 43 rd and on the way back took the 020 rd behind the pond.  They knocked down drifts all along the way making the trail smooth. There was several inches of new snow making it perfect for the riders that came in for the OSSA convention. 

Grooming Report for Monday, February 6, 2023

Jeff and Chris G groomed down the 77 rd from the Catherine Creek Summit Snow Park to West Eagle camp ground.  Took the back way to the Taylor Green warming shelter.  Then back on the 77 rd to the Snow Park.  Lots of fresh snow and still snowing. 

Grooming Report for Sunday, February 5, 2023

Chris & Steve groomed from Catherine Creek Summit Snow Park to Big Creek and back to the Snow Park. 54 miles groomed today.
Lots of new snow today. There was another 4 to 5 inches on their return trip through flagstaff.  A foot of new as of 2 pm and still dumping.  Gonna be a great week.  It was still snowing when they loaded up.

Grooming Report for Friday, February 3, 2023

Jake & Kelly groomed up Ladd Canyon.  They went from the parking lot on rd 4300 to the 4305 turn off.  Then on to  Four Corners.  Turned and went down the 220 road back to 4300 rd and the parking lot.  Skimpy snow in places.  Another beautiful day on the mountain. 

Grooming Report for Thursday, February 1, 2023

Allen and Dan groomed on Wed 02/01/23.  They went up Catherine Creek grooming the back way into the Taylor Green Warming Shelter and back to the Sno Park.  Cold but a beautiful sunny day.

Grooming Report for Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Jeff and Kelly groomed from Catherine Creek snow park to West Eagle campground then to Two Color FS campground and then groomed by the Taylor Green warming shelter on their way back to the snow park.  Snow flurries going in and sunny coming out. 

Headed in

West Eagle

Two Color

Taylor Green

What a view!

Grooming Report for Sunday, January 29, 2023

Allen & Chris groomed from Ladd Canyon parking lot to High Summit.   Had about 120 trees to clear out of the trail.  Nice clear groomed trail to High Summit.   Videos in next post.  What a beautiful day! 

Grooming Report for Friday, January 20, 2023

Kelly and Jake groomed from Wolf Creek to four corners and back.   Snow is deep but soft.  It was a beautiful day to be on the mountain. 

Grooming Report for Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Allen & Chris groomed  from Catherine Ceeek Snowpark to West Eagle and then on to Flag Sraff and back to snowpark.  Chris said about 4"s of new as of today from the last couple days.   So pretty 😍 

West Eagle and Flagstaff 

Grooming Report for Friday, January 13, 2023

Wow.  Ride safe.  This is up Catherine Creek 

Grooming Report for Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Allen and Chris groomed from Big Creek to Eagle Creek.  They went up to Boulder Park then to West Eagle on to Flagstaff and then opened up the Glendening trail back to Big Creek.  
Picture is of the Boulder Park outhouse.

Videos from the grooming crew of the West Eagle Meadows creek area

Videos from the grooming crew of Boulder Park

Grooming Report for Sunday, January 8, 2023

Ryan & Jeff groomed from Piltcher Creek Reservoir on FS Rd 4330 to 7312 Rd to 4380 Rd.  Then up the 43 Rd to Grande Ronde snow park. Took the 73 Rd to the Crawfish trail head clearing the drifts.  Then back to Anthony Lakes and back down the 43 Rd to High Summit. From High Summit took the 4350 Rd to the 4330 Rd and back to Pilcher Creek Reservoir.  Cleaned up the trails removing trees and drifts. 

Grooming Report for Friday, January 6, 2023

 Dave and Kelly groomed from Ladd parking lot to high summit.   Long day for them.  They had a lot of drifts to cut and trees to move out of the trail.  Quite a bit of snow up high.  Warning, watch out for fence posts on the hill sides, they are not completely covered with snow.  They did say there is enough snow in parking lot to unload and ride from there.  Photo dump....I couldn't decide on only a few... 

Grooming Report for Saturday, December 24, 2022

Corey and Johnny groomed up Ladd Canyon today.  They went on the 4400 rd to 4 corners and then back to 4305 road for a bit then back to parking lot.  Quite a bit of snow up high.  Drifting in several places along the trail. 

Grooming Report for Friday, December 23, 2022

Grooming report for Friday December 23, 2022.  Dave & Kelly groomed from Catherine Creek Snow Park to West Eagle camp ground and back out.  Snow didn't have a lot of moisture so not packing too good.  Overcast most of day, did snow off and on but only about an inch. 

Grooming Report for Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Grooming report for Wednesday Dec 21, 2022.  Allen & Dan groomed from Big Creek to Boulder Park and then to West Eagle and back to Big Creek.  They shoveled out both rest rooms too. 

Grooming Report for Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Allen and Dan groomed from snow park at the Catherine Creek Summit to West Eagle. Dropped off essentials (matches, newspapers) at the warming shelter. Shoveled snow out of the outhouse to make it accessible. Shoveled the entryway into the warming shelter to make it accessible. Then groomed to West Eagle. Snow level was around 36 inches at the warming shelter. Snow level at West Eagle was about 4 feet!  Shoveled out the restroom there and groomed back to Catherine Creek Summit! 

Here are some pics from today.


Grooming Report for Sunday, December 11, 2022

Dave and Kelly groomed part of the Ladd trail system on Friday Dec 9, 2022.  They went from parking lot to 4 corners and back.  Pretty day to be out.  Definitely drifting in places.  Thanks Dave and Kelly for the pictures! 

Grooming Report for Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Corey and Kelly took the groomer out for a "let's make sure everything is working " short 15 mile run this eve. Beautiful evening for grooming. 

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