GROOMING REPORT 12/12/18

The Pearrygin Lake Sno-Park winter trails are provided through a partnership between the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the dedicated trail groomers of Methow Fatbike. Please respect their time and efforts by being courteous to other trail users, respecting the conditions of use for this trail system, and respecting trail use designations and closures. Enjoy!

The Methow Fatbike grooming crew has been back at it getting the winter trail system in the Pearrygin Lake Area set up for another great winter season. Snow coverage is thin in most places so please be cautious and alert for exposed and hidden hazards when using the trails. Unlike later in the season, there is very little snow to cushion any falls. Cattle are still present on a grazing lease south of the Homestead in the Southpark and Crazy Eights areas so please close all gates behind you in those areas. Currently, we have not installed the trail signs yet, but will be working on getting that done over the coming days. Enjoy the trails and think snow!

Don't forget, a Washington State Sno-Park permit is required to park in any of the three trailhead parking lots located in Pearrygin Lake State Park and makes this trails system possible. No trail pass is required to use the trails, only for parking. The Sno-Park funds pay for the plowing of trailhead parking, grooming equipment and maintenance, grooming staff, and fuel for the snowmobiles we use for grooming.

The grooming crew has been working hard to prep and layout trails for the upcoming season. For returning users, you can look forward to some fun new additions that will add variety and flavor. Folks have been riding the Rex Derr trail, which is a combination of frozen dirt and packed snow. The forecast for the next week looks good for some light accumulation. We're hoping some trail openings are right around the corner!

Don't forget, a Washington State Sno-Park permit is required to park in any of the three trailhead parking lots located in Pearrygin Lake State Park beginning December 1st. No trail pass is required to use the trails, only for parking. The Sno-Park funds pay for parking lot plowing, grooming trails, signage, maps and bathroom facilities. Thanks for your support!