WINTERSPORTS -- Simple pleasures can be groomed by simple muscle-powered grit and determination, as winter cyclists are discovering during this cold snap on a powder-snow trail groomed by Dave Dutro of Trail Maniacs as well as Idaho Panhandle Fat Bikers.
I went out to Saltese Uplands Conservation area on Wednesday and "groomed " a 4.5 mile loop.
I used a sled with two 60# sandbags and a rake to set the track.... It worked perfectly. But was also very difficult. I figured this might be an option to pack a trail where motorized vehicles are not permitted. I think I might have a better set up in mind for next time.