Meetings

With all that is going on we are not able to have our monthly meetings for a while, at the request of VAST. As soon as we can we will have one and every one will be notified in advance. If any one has any concerns about our trails or club issues you can call me or any other officer in the club to discuss it. Thank you.

Stay safe everyone!

Covid-19 Info

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Trails are closed today, March 25, 2020.

VAST has informed us to close all trails. Hope to see you this summer for help with  trail work. I hope every one had some good times out on our trails this winter. It was one of our more challenging seasons to keep the trails up. We did the best we could with what mother nature gave us. Stay safe and healthy !

Snow total March 23, 2020

I heard that there is approx. 6″ of snow around the groomer shed area. Some spots are thinner because the wind was blowing. I am leaving the VAST web site as the trails are closed because there are gates closed but there is limited riding. 407 has 3 gates closed and the snow is thinner there. I opened the gate at the highway garage so 4&7 is open all the way as long as there are no trees down. I did not open the gate at the Notch or plow the parking lot. Just thought some of you might be wondering how things are. I hope you all are staying healthy!

Trail Report March 14, 2020

Well after the rains and warm temps I do not recommend trying to ride out of the Groomer Shed Parking Lot. Also the gates on the CCC Road are closed on each end, along with the gate at McLaughlin Falls area on 407. The other two on 407 are going to be closed next week by the State people. With the bordering clubs having closed their trails last week leaving no parking to get to the trails we are going to post our trails as closed. This is the first time we have done this. With gates being closed to keep vehicles out it becomes a liability issue for us and VAST, so if we post them as closed and some one does go out and run into a gate or cable we should be ok I hope.  I really did not want to do this but I think it is best. If we do get snow we will have to scramble and get things back open, but I do not see any storm in the forecast!

It was kind of dark when I closed the gate on the CCC Road at US Route 100 on Friday night March 13, 2020

Trail Report March 9, 2020

I went up to the Notch Parking Lot and closed the gate  tonight. I was told that there are bare areas and the trail might start being used by wheel traffic due to the lack of snow in the area. The state does want to have us start closing the gates, but as long as there is snow to ride I want to keep them open. I was talking to two riders from Fairhaven on Sunday at the groomer shed and they thought that we could ride in the higher elevations for at least another week. This is way too early for our area but it is what mother nature dealt us this year unless we get a big storm later this month.

Ride Safely and Ride Right!

Snow Totals

It looks like we all received around 1″ of snow, I measured in Wheelerville and talked with Mom and that is what she said they had up there. At this time I decided not to go out grooming as I do not think that it will do much good. It might also break open some of the snow bridges that we built. Last I knew the trails were still pretty smooth, but if any one goes out and thinks I should smooth up some thing let me know. Tonight will be one of the last nights to do anything for a while as the temps are going back up the first of the week into the 50’s. I don’t see any good snow in the forecast either. You will have to use some caution because with the fresh snow you won’t see any obstacles that are starting to show up especially in the lower areas.

Remember our next meeting is this Tuesday at the Southside Steakhouse starting at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there.

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Trail Report March 1, 2020

Dad and I replaced the winch cable on Friday and then went out and groomed the Upper Trails. I went back out late yesterday afternoon and groomed the rest of 4&7 and 407 to the red gate gust past RD 651 due to the low snow conditions in that area. I did not want to scrape it too thin . Most every thing looks really good but there are some spots that there was no snow to improve the bumps. There was about 5 to 6 inches of fresh snow up in the higher elevations and much less down low. I had a tree to get out of another tree that it was hung up in and then cut it up and remove it from the trail just past the last bridge on 4&7 before you start climbing Jockey. Go and ride today as the temps are great and the sun is out now. Let us know what you think about the trails. Here are some photos I took.

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The tree was just hanging there after I cut the bottom. So I went around it and pulled it down.

And it is down!

And now it is gone!

4&7 in Wheelervile, it is thin but smooth.

 

Trail Report February 26, 2020

Dad and his sister Alberta were out grooming yesterday. There are some ice issues starting to show up. We will have to see what this next storm brings. We need colder temps again!

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Trail Report February 22, 2020

I was out grooming our trails last night. They are looking pretty nice at this time.  There are a few spots that there was no snow for the groomer to grab so there are a few bumps here and there . I am still hoping for some more snow. The next few days are going to be nice so go for a ride!

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