On December 28th, Over the Hill. the Trail to the Lake as far as the bridge junction and South Loop were groomed at the Alturas Lake Ski Area . Temperatures in the high 30’s resulted in warm sticky snow that piled in glommy heaps in front of the ginzu groomer and an overheating snowmachine.  Although usually a passionate and dedicated groomer, old Davinius decided to leave his frustrating task behind for a day of sledding with the pretty girl from the village.  More grooming is scheduled for Saturday at Park Creek and Alturas.