Well so much for that season! A little short by my standards, but oh well! We went out with a blast I guess!
Hope people got a chance to get out with the dumping we finally did get…would have been nice to have that a little earlier but not much we can do about that! We did have a little scheduling issue as the flu had taken out several operator and we didn’t make it out with the south groomer right away, but it did make it out before the weekend!
We could have used a few extra “volunteer trail inspectors” to let us know how things are out there, as we can’t officially open until we’ve inspected for obstacles and proper signage. So if you are looking to help out a little, we are in need a few extra people to take on some trail miles and let us know how things look! Doesn’t mean you have to do all the work yourself, but we need reports back from the different areas.
Wanted to thank our many volunteers, landowners and vendors for all the behind the scenes hard work to setup and maintain our trail system, many of us are snowmobilers and simply do this for the love of the sport. It takes a great many hours to get the trails ready regardless of whether the trails actually open or not. Clubs south and north of us never did get open even once! Our landowners deserve another round of applause and thank you, as without them our trail system sure would be limited wouldn’t it!!! Many landowners and local residents don’t look upon our sport the way we do, but it is very much appreciated that we can work together for our short season!
I thoroughly enjoyed our big club trip this year and look forward to many more over the next few years! We have a great bunch of people within the club and it is wonderful to spend time with all of them!
Thanks very much to all!
Might be a little late in the year, but trust me when I say, any snow is good snow at this point!!!!!
Groomers are out there, so be careful!!! They are out during the day, so if you happen to be out “inspecting the trails” drive as if there is a groomer or downed tree around every corner!!!
We got about a ft in some spots, as it was blowing around a lot, but since it’s cold, its dry sugar snow, so doesn’t pack much at all….and there is NO BASE, so if you have studs, please be careful not to dig too much on take off as you will dig the trail underneath!!!!! Not good if you are the farmer wondering why there are bare spots in the fields in the spring time!!
Trail signs and marker posts may have been blown in the dry spell, and there is absolutely no protection for buried objects, so trust me when I say, trees, rocks, stumps, will jump out at you with amazing speed!!! Drive responsibly! Fields will be bumpy underneath, we are starting from scratch!!!!
Our focus will be to get the rail trails open, then we’ll see how it looks for sections of the bush trails…with double digit temps scheduled for early next week, this is not going to be a long run!!! We’ll open what we can with what snow we have…it will be bumpy in a hurry with any type of traffic, but maybe we can get a weekend out of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t expect to do any major loops, just small sections of whatever we can get to.
Wahoooo!!!! At least its something!!!!!