Could it have been that long ago? 31 years? On January 23rd, 1989, in the city of his birth, Salvador Dalí died of heart failure at the age of 84. On January 23rd, 2020, Davinius checked his watch, it appeared to be melting… time to groom the ski trails at Alturas Lake once again. The Trail to the Lake, Over the Hill, North Cabin and South Loop were all touched up. Classic tracks were reset from the bridge to the Lake. While not quite perfect, the trails certainly looked good enough for an overdose of satisfaction.
On Monday, Davinius double graded and quadruple ginzued the trail to Alturas lake from the bridge. Classic tracks were set there and looked great. On Wednesday, Adam groomed Camas, Skyrocket, Lupine and Shooting Star at Park Creek and Chadeus headed out at Alturas to do more grading and grooming there.
We hope you enjoy the skiing the trails
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells –
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.
On Sunday, January 19th, the birthday of Edgar Allen Poe, grooming attempts on the west side of Alturas Lake Creek bogged down in layers of soft snow below the otherwise skiable top crust. While skiers were seen to be having an excellent time, Davinius was heard to mutter “Nevermore!” as he dug out and turned around the Ginzu groomer. On the east side of the creek, Over the Hill, South Loop, and the Trail to the Lake as far as the bridge were touched up and all trails were enjoyably skiable.
On Friday the 17th of January, the birthday of American illustrator A.B.Frost, all trails at Alturas Lake were rolled. New snow and winds overnight had filled open meadows with significant drifts. We are hoping to add some classic tracks on Saturday. At Park Creek all trails were groomed for skate and classic.