Grooming Suspended for Season
Due to Coronavirus transmission concerns, the Forest Service and Medicine Bow Nordic Association have made the mutual decision to suspend grooming for the season.  The last day of ski trail and Multiple Use Trails grooming was Friday March 27th.


Parking On Happy Jack Road (WYO 210) is Illegal
MBNA was contacted by WYDOT on 3/30/20 to pass along the following information:
The Happy Jack Recreation Area, especially the Tie City Trailhead, has been increasing in popularity. With all the COVID-19-related event and business closures occurring right now, it's likely that the area will be even busier with folks wanting to be active outdoors.  

In circumstances where the parking lot fills up with vehicles or it's full of snow, parking on Happy Jack Road (WYO 210) has become many people's go-to alternative for trailhead parking.

We have a feeling that folks are largely unaware that it is illegal to do so, even if the car is parked fully out of the travel lane. Additionally, parking on the side of the highway can potentially start forest fires in the summer and creates difficulties for snowplows trying to keep Happy Jack Road open in the winter, among other concerns.

MBNA is a non-profit organization supported by its members, other community contributors, and grants.  We operate under a Challenge Cost Share Agreement with the U.S. Forest but are  entirely responsible for the grooming of the Nordic ski trails at the Happy Jack area.  Memberships and donations are vital for covering administrative costs such as insurance, mailings, and the web site where we post information about trail conditions and events.  They also help pay for grooming of the ski trails, which is done entirely by MBNA.  

Pole Mountain Gateway Projects - Public Meetings Postponed Indefinitely (as of 4/24/20)
Update:  Due to COVID-19, the Pole Mountain Gateway Projects meeting dates have been postponed indefinitely.

The Forest Service has issued a press release about public meetings planned to kick-off Pole Mountain Gateway projects. Two informational gathering meetings were scheduled pertaining to non-motorized recreation on Pole Mountain. 



Please check out our grooming blog http://medbownordic.blogspot.com  for up-to-date trail information!

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