Oil and Gasoline, Never the Twain Shall Meet
On Saturday, the 11th of March, all trails to the east of Alturas Lake creek were freshened for skating with the ginzu groomer. An attempt was made to reach Alturas Lake but near the enchanted forest, oil and antifreeze were discovered to be mixing in the bowels of the snowmobile and, "out of an abundance of caution", grooming was halted. On Sunday and Monday mornings, crust cruising appeared to be working for lightweight skiers in open meadows. Ginzu grooming is expected to resume later this week, however, warming nights with temperatures projected to hit 50 degrees in the afternoon may limit options.