I plan to classic ski the groomed County Line Trails - but feel free to skate or classic ski. My plan is to ski ALL the groomed trails at County Line.
This is a go-at-your-own-pace event. All levels are welcome. Slower skiers may opt for shorter, easier loops within the trail system, or plan to be on the trail beyond the 2 hour time frame to cover this distance. County Line Trails are well marked though it's always best to carry a trail map. Bring plenty of water, snacks and extra layers for the trail.
The drive from GJ is about one hour. The Grand Mesa Nordic Council provides a great deal of service to this activity, so check out their site. Board & Buckle will rent a set of cross country skis, boots and poles to you for $13. Should you need to rent your equipment Board and Buckle opens at 8:00 a.m. (They will permit you pick up gear the night before.) Give them a call or take a look at the site if you want more information:
Board and Buckle
2822 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO
My mobile number is (973) 449-0107.
Bring your own trail map, (gas $$$ for your driver if you are carpooling), water, snacks, lunch, warm layers, windproof outer layer, skis, poles boots, kick wax (if you need it), first aid kit and day pack. Please come prepared for any weather conditions.