UPDATED (12/9/2013) 5PM
Good news!! The groomers have started grooming Vallecito. Two machines focused mainly on the FS Rd, which was a bit of a challenge due to the massive ruts left from late season vehicle traffic before the gate was closed. The FS Rd is the best bet for skating and classic tracks are set on both sides of the road. This should set up nicely with these cold temps. East creek is groomed but the east side of the upper loop is closed due to ruts on the road. The campgrounds are packed but the surface is thin in sections. Also you’ll notice that the lake level is very high and possibly rising further, so the South and North Beach won’t be groomed until alternate routes can be assessed. Expect early season conditions. Please use caution where rocks and thin sections exist. Enjoy.